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DINNER THEATER

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2007

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 21,019 )
Across
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Breathing tube : TRACHEA
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Old cracker brand : HIHO
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Back on board : AFT
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Pfizer product used before brushing the teeth : PLAX
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Anne who wrote "Abie's Irish Rose" : NICHOLS
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Reason to shout "Eureka!" : IDEA
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Language along the Mekong River : LAO
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Play about tenderizing meat with one's toes? : BAREFOOTINTHEPORK
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Beast with a bugling call : ELK
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Patronize, as a hotel : STAYAT
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"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
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Red spot on the skin : MEASLE
31
Musical drama about a butcher who sells deer meat? : THEMERCHANTOFVENISON
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Honoree's spot : DAIS
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Gullets : MAWS
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Musical play set at McDonald's? : THEBURGERSOPERA
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Dangerous place to pass a car : BEND
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Pole, e.g. : EUROPEAN
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Even : TIED
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Actress Barbara Bel ___ : GEDDES
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In love : SMITTEN
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Blast : BALL
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Windsor princess : MARGARET
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Muppets' creator : HENSON
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Musical drama that tells the tale of a sausage casing? : WURSTSIDESTORY
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Hat trick component : GOAL
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Ring holder : TREE
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Musical drama about a man eating soup? : PORGYANDBISQUE
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Mulling spice : NUTMEG
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Many baseball card stats : AVERAGES
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What you may call it : NOUN
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Business with net gains? : FISHERY
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Tighten, say, as strings : RELACE
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1962 hit film whose climax is on Crab Key island : DRNO
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Conveys : PASSESON
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Place in the pecking order : RANK
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Play about a guy ordering beef from Dublin? : ABIESIRISHROAST
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Martini & Rossi offering : ASTI
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Little fellow : TYKE
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Despite this : YET
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Play about swine intestines that are semidivine? : CHITLINSOFALESSERGOD
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Miner's major problem : CAVEIN
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White sheet : FLOE
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Person who has something going on? : WEARER
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Allen Ginsberg's "Plutonian ___" : ODE
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Play about meat that's good to eat anytime? : AHAMFORALLSEASONS
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Elbow-bender : SOT
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Brand name with an accent on its last letter : RAGU
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Character in many a joke : STPETER
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B.A. or M.A. offerer : UNIV
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Retired number of Dodger Tommy Lasorda : TWO
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Goblet part : STEM
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Juvenal work : SATIRES
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Pageantry : POMP
Down
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"Be on the lookout" messages, briefly : APBS
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Oliver of "The West Wing" : PLATT
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"The Terminator" heroine : SARAH
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Common daisy : OXEYE
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U.S. bond market purchase : TNOTE
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Kia subcompact : RIO
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Stage entertainment : ACT
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N.L. and A.L. city : CHI
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Passport maker : HONDA
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Mr. ___, scheming vicar in "Emma" : ELTON
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Take ___ at : ASHOT
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Stylin' : HIP
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Swearing-in phrase : IDO
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Deity credited with inventing the lyre : HERMES
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Like Hoosier cabinets : OAKEN
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Composer Scarlatti : ALESSANDRO
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Popular quarry for British hunters : FALLOWDEER
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Arcade game inserts : TOKENS
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Relations: Abbr. : FAM
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Worn away : ERODED
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Meant to attract : AIMEDAT
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Possessed girl in "The Exorcist" : REGAN
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Town largely destroyed by the Battle of Normandy : CAEN
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Quite a ways : FAR
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Using : VIA
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Radio host John : TESH
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"Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" author : HUME
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The Isle of Man's Port ___ : ERIN
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Nonhuman co-hosts of TV's "Mystery Science Theater 3000" : BOTS
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Incumbent on : UPTO
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Attack once more : REENGAGE
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Sky light : STAR
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Palette globs : OILS
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Trapper's prize : PELT
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Does a certain dog trick : BEGS
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Sickly-looking : GREENISH
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Slovenly abode : STY
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Thermometer's terminus : BULB
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Get stuck : MIRE
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Drink suffix : ADE
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Fistfuls, say : WADS
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Phaser setting : STUN
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Missing broadcast channel : ONE
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Scorecard heading : PAR
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Dwarf : OVERSHADOW
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Compared with : RELATIVETO
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Symbol of hardness : GRANITE
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Talk, talk, talk: Var. : YACK
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Memo header : INRE
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Steinway & ___ (piano maker) : SONS
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What, to Watteau : QUOI
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Five-Year Plan implementer, for short : USSR
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"The Cosby Show" kid : THEO
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Badlands landform : MESA
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Bow-wielding deity : EROS
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"Peer ___" : GYNT
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Diets drastically : FASTS
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Go from endangered to extinct : DIEOFF
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Slapstick missiles : PIES
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First name in Objectivism : AYN
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Bibliophile's love: Abbr. : BKS
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Grain susceptible to ergot : RYE
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Buttonhole : ACCOST
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W.W. I helmet, informally : TINHAT
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Inventive sorts? : LIARS
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Line at the dentist's office? : FLOSS
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Main line : AORTA
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Sprung : LEAPT
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Some mantel pieces : EWERS
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Mens ___ : REA
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Get fuel : GASUP
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University of Maine's home : ORONO
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Shade of blue : DENIM
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Get back to : RSVP
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Gray : AGE
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Closemouthed : MUM
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Hula dancer's accessory : LEI
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Common pg. size : LTR
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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