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YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 2011

Author:
Jeremy Newton and Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 172, Blocks: 141 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Newton. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The grid represents a maze. Enter the room at the upper left and exit at the lower right, following a path that will become apparent as you solve the crossword. When the puzzle is done, read the circled letters in the order in which the rooms are visited to spell a quote by 153-Across.
Jim Horne notes:

Following the doors from room to room, the circles spell out the EMERSON quote, "EVERY WALL IS A DOOR." Patrick Merrell created this nice graphic.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0529 ( 22,482 )
Across
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Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, e.g. : QUAKERS
8
Go canvassing, say : RINGDOORBELLS
12
Partner of whistles : BELLS
17
Cop squad in "Monk": Abbr. : SFPD
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Surround : ENVELOP
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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How olives may be packed : INOIL
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"Can't argue there" : TRUE
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Done for, finito, kaput : DEADASADOORNAIL
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Execute perfectly : NAIL
27
Auto security feature : POWERDOORLOCK
28
Canal part : LOCK
29
Knock off : SLAY
30
Demander of special treatment : DIVA
31
Suffix with exist : ENCE
32
Univ., e.g. : SCH
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Firmed up : SET
36
Course after trig : CALC
40
Singer Redding : OTIS
41
Is for you? : ARE
42
Pull in : EARN
46
Back on the ranch? : ERO
47
Backwoods : RURAL
48
Drag wrap : BOA
49
Elands, to lions : PREY
50
Muse for Whitman : ERATO
51
Sen. McCain's alma mater : USNA
55
Superlative suffix : EST
56
"Hells Bells" band : ACDC
57
Some fun in the sun : OUTDOORGAMES
60
Petty manipulations : GAMES
61
Spring (from) : STEM
62
Parade paths: Abbr. : RTES
64
W.W. II beach craft : LST
65
___-Magnon : CRO
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Author R. L. ___ : STINE
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Hot : SEXY
68
Mashed, e.g. : SIDE
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Dazed and confused : ATALOSS
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
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What sgts. turn in at HQ's : RPTS
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Shrub used in dyeing : ANIL
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Some Nissan cars : MAXIMAS
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Teaser on party fliers : WINADOORPRIZE
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Cherish : PRIZE
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Light reflector : PRISM
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Diminish : WANE
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Show a bit of courtesy (for) : HOLDTHEDOOROPEN
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Unwrap : OPEN
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Runs (around), informally : BOPS
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Nothin' : NADA
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Under debate : ATISSUE
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Quite a tale : EPIC
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Bajillions : ALOT
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Turn away : AVERT
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Java : JOE
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Mine blower : TNT
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Creator of Genesis : SEGA
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Secretary of state under Carter : VANCE
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One of TV's Clampetts : JED
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Suffix with senior : ITIS
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Pre-sneeze sounds : AHS
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Moolah : KALE
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Parting of the Pacific? : ALOHA
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It may be touch-screen : MENU
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Diamond stat : RBI
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Hilton or Westin welcomer : HOTELDOORMAN
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"Holy mackerel!" : MAN
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Cusp : EDGE
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Bajillion : TON
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Rice pad : DORM
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Linear, for short : ONED
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I love, to Luis : AMO
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Assn. : ORG
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Funny Caroline : RHEA
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Sticks up : ROBS
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Off the shore : ASEA
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Opening letters : ABCD
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Conductor in a white turtleneck : OZAWA
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Burrowing arthropods : TRAPDOORSPIDERS
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Classic Alfa Romeo roadsters : SPIDERS
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Chrysler 300, e.g. : FOURDOORSEDAN
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Chair toted on poles : SEDAN
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It rarely has more than one part : HAIR
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Walloped : HARDHIT
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It rolls on a Rolls : TYRE
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"I'm outta here!" : SEEYA
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Compatriot : ALLY
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[See blurb] : EMERSON
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Argument ender : QED
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A, in Amiens : UNE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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"The original sneaker" sloganeer : KEDS
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Carrier to Ben-Gurion : ELAL
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Parks in a bus : ROSA
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Neuter : SPAY
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Brie exterior : RIND
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Hold 'em declaration : IRAISE
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Less sophisticated : NAIVER
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Treat in Torino : GELATO
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Repeating heart monitor sound : BIP
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Fan setting : LOW
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Rewrite history, in a way : LIE
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Photog's choice : SLR
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Fifth-century pope : STLEO
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UPS drop-off site, often : FRONTDOORSTEP
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Emilio of fashion : PUCCI
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Hockey fake-outs : DEKES
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Portable cutter : SABERSAW
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Italian appetizer, literally "little toasts" : CROSTINI
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All-weather resort amenity : HEATEDINDOORPOOL
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Run, as an exhibit : CURATE
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Literary duelist : ARAMIS
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Unexpressed : LATENT
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Hush-hush powwow : CLOSEDDOORMEETING
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UV index monitor : EPA
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Light in a floodlight : ARCLAMP
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Macy's logo feature : REDSTAR
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One in a line at J.F.K. or La Guardia : NYCTAXI
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Rules, quickly : REGS
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Country that disappeared in '91 : USSR
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How-to unit : STEP
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Seinfeld vis-à-vis Kramer : NEXTDOORNEIGHBOR
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Author Tan and others : AMYS
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Noel starter : OCOME
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___ Minor : URSA
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Cast : TOSS
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Gossipy Smith : LIZ
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Practiced actively : PLIED
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Some of them are turnoffs: Abbr. : RDS
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"We've waited long enough!" : ITSTIME
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Pushed (aside) : SHUNTED
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Satisfying : MEETING
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Headaches : WOES
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Do, by all accounts : APPEARTO
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Touch : NEIGHBOR
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Keeping under glass, e.g. : ENCASING
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Muslim trek : HAJJ
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Missouri River native : OTOE
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Involuntary extension of troop tours : BACKDOORDRAFT
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Pueblo vessel : OLLA
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Its winner beats the loser with a stick : POOL
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Lid problem : STYE
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Bygone missile with a tribal name : NAVAHO
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Literary paradise : AVALON
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Mark : DENOTE
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Colosseum entrance, e.g. : ARCHEDDOORWAY
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Blue-green : TEAL
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Go after : SUE
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Daily talk show beginning in 2005 : MARTHA
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Unprincipled : AMORAL
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Harsh pronouncement from a judge : NOBAIL
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Pub order : DRAFT
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"Whoopee!" : OHBOY
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Happen again : RECUR
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Niño producer : MADRE
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Nimble : SPRY
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Tennis's Arthur : ASHE
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Filtered stuff : SPAM
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Home to the sport of hurling : EIRE
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P.O. box, e.g. : ADDR
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Pre-C.I.A. grp. : OSS
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Capital of Zaire? : ZEE
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Suffix on fruit names : ADE
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Exceptionally : WAY
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Apathetic reactions : EHS
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Hit 2011 animated film : RIO
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Place to buy tkts. : STN

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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