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REVERSE EFFECTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 28, 2006

97-Down : Bidding card game

Author:
Timothy Powell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Powell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {GQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Powell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times5/28/06 ( No. 20,655 )
Across
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Voyaging : ASEA
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Hitchhiker : RIDER
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Percentage : SHARE
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Writes quickly : SENDSANOTE
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Plaque, e.g. : HONOR
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Volcanic formation : CONE
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Show a Woody Allen feature? : PROJECTMANHATTAN
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Heart : CRUX
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Mangy mutt : CUR
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Medical research org. : NIH
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Not a substitute : STARTER
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Thomas Paine, for one : DEIST
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Magazine supply : AMMO
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Certain spawner : EEL
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Quick trip : SPIN
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Bryologists' study : MOSSES
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What ageists do? : DISCOUNTSENIORS
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One side in a debate : ANTI
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Off the mark : AMISS
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Razzes : NEEDLES
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Ties up : TETHERS
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3.26 light-years : PARSEC
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Abandon the Centennial State? : DESERTCOLORADO
59
Sound from a hot tub : AAH
60
Yellow flag : ALERT
61
Env. science : ECOL
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Night school subj. : ESL
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Not-so-Big Apple? : MINUTENEWYORK
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Lead-in for long : ERE
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Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
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Words of concession : ILOSE
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Airline abbr. : DEP
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Cut an awful demo? : RECORDBADTRACK
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Sot's state : STUPOR
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Saw : PROVERB
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Feel extreme discouragement : DESPOND
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Sports page news : TRADE
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Show featuring many alumni of L.A.'s Groundlings comedy troupe : SNL
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Mineral residue : CALX
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Made multiple : PLURALIZED
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Drink at a Kyoto reunion? : SAKEFOROLDTIMES
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Certain Arab : DAPPLE
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Each : APOP
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Book before Phil. : EPH
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Make a mad dash : TEAR
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On the range, say : RURAL
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Summertime quaffs : ICETEAS
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Like about half the world's pop. : FEM
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God, in Roma : DIO
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Insipid : ARID
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What a hypnotist might do for help? : ENTRANCESERVANTS
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Construction financed by a hedge fund? : MAZE
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Eastern European : CROAT
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Happens : TAKESPLACE
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Tavern selections : ALES
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To the point : TERSE
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Köln or Nürnberg : STADT
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Like a spent campfire : ASHY
Down
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Org. for pound watchers? : ASPCA
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Flu fighter : SERUM
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Vast, in verse : ENORM
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Descriptive wd. : ADJ
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Most spicy : RACIEST
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Wrapped up : INTHECAN
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Monk's title : DOM
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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Best Musical of 1996 : RENT
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Experts, slangily : SHARPS
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Babe or fox : HOTTIE
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Alternative to a dish : ANTENNA
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Big laugh : ROAR
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West end? : ERN
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Public ___ : ACCESS
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Czar in a Mussorgsky opera : BORIS
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Busy : INUSE
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Transcripts : TEXTS
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Capitol Hill abbr. : SEN
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Biblical verb : HAST
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Crunchy chip : DORITO
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The Pearl of the Black Sea : ODESSA
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Like ears : LOBED
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Traveler's stop : MOTEL
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It runs down the leg : INSEAM
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Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Actor Beatty and others : NEDS
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Completely : INTOTO
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Baby's resting spot : LAP
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G.P.'s grp. : AMA
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45-Down in Russian : MIR
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43-Down in English : PEACE
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Fire : ARDOR
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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One-pointers : LEANERS
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First name in courtroom drama : ERLE
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Stay up nights : STEW
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Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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A.L. or N.L. Central city : CHI
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Ejaculate : CRY
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Tombstone brothers : EARPS
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Place for an outboard motor : STERN
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Maj.'s superior : LTCOL
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Just a bite : NIBBLE
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Suffix with form : ULA
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Mary in the White House : TODD
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Longtime Ferrara family name : ESTE
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Places for forks: Abbr. : RDS
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Where something may be brewing : KETTLE
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Mo. with topaz as its birthstone : NOV
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Precisionist : PURIST
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Automaker's bane : RECALL
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Donald Duck, e.g. : DRAKE
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Stove or washer: Abbr. : APPL
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How you may know something : COLD
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All-American name : KNUTE
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La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Ben Jonson wrote one to himself : ODE
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Like Twizzlers, usually : RED
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Hospital hook up : DRIPFEED
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Unknown element : XFACTOR
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Emily Dickinson's home : AMHERST
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Bidding card game : SPADES
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Cultural entertainment : OPERAS
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Spin : ROTATE
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Candid : OPEN
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Kind of queen : DRAMA
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Acoustic : AURAL
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Cup, maybe : PRIZE
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Best and Ferber : EDNAS
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Common aspiration : AITCH
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Grier of the gridiron : ROSEY
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Memo starter : INRE
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Makes a move : ACTS
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Politician's goal : SEAT
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Star athlete, briefly : MVP
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Outer: Prefix : ECT
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Reggae relative : SKA
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In the manner of : ALA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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