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PASSED TENSE

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 19,171 )
Across
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Nonaligned nations, e.g. : BLOC
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Sports org. founded in 1950 : LPGA
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Hands : CREW
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Kick out, in a way : DISBAR
19
Maltese monetary unit : LIRA
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Modern home of ancient Susa : IRAN
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Datum in a lib. search : AUTH
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Moonstruck : INLOVE
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Got down : ALIT
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Like homemade shoes? : NOTSOLEDINSTORES
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Like a brawny kegler's ball? : BIGANDBOWLED
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Certain theater, for short : REP
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Theologian who started the custom of dating events from the birth of Christ : BEDE
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Floral accessory : LEI
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Driver's line : REIN
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"McSorley's Bar" painter : SLOAN
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Morse "E" : DOT
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Everywhere : ALLOVER
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Towel holder : ROD
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Soccer ball sections : PENTAGONS
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Most intense : KEENEST
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Auction cry : SOLD
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One who takes orders : CHEF
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"Love and Death on Long Island" writer Gilbert ___ : ADAIR
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Dict. info : ETYM
52
Switch material : BIRCH
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Casting director's dismissal : NEXT
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Corresponding : SAME
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Open car : ROADSTER
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Get the drop on? : BEDEW
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Semicircle : CEE
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For all to see : INPUBLIC
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Island visited by Magellan, 1521 : CEBU
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Swiss canton : URI
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Like winterberries : RED
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Turndowns : NOES
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Drink suffix : ADE
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Button below the 8 : OPER
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One kept in the cooler : CON
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Mary ___, on whose story "All About Eve" is based : ORR
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Colonnade trees : ELMS
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Canal site : INNEREAR
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Get rid of : AXE
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Exercise : WIELD
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Canopy site, maybe : BEDSTEAD
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Heraldic shade : VERT
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Ricky's portrayer : DESI
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Training staff : CADRE
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Dodge : RUSE
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Think fit : DEIGN
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Should that be the case : IFSO
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Like McCartney's guitar in the Beatles : BASS
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Seminole leader : OSCEOLA
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Calls on, as strength : MUSTERSUP
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Semicircle : ARC
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1996 Olympics gold medalist Miller : SHANNON
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Word with white or worker : ANT
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Pernod's flavor : ANISE
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It may be pitched : ROOF
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Pudding ingredient : EGG
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Wall St. types : MBAS
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Too simple : PAT
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Idi Amin or Jean-Claude Duvalier? : BANNEDLEADER
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Succinct description of the battle at el-Alamein? : MONTGOMERYWARRED
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Cairo suburb : GIZA
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Mammy Yokum's creator : ALCAPP
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Italian composer Nino ___ : ROTA
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Rounds : AMMO
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Make : EARN
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Phraseogram users : STENOS
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Nose out : SEEK
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"The Wanderer" singer, 1961 : DION
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Mill by-product : SLAG
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Be loose-lipped : BLAB
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Actress Taylor of "The Haunting" : LILI
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At first: Abbr. : ORIG
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Spanish region : CATALONIA
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Dances to W.W. II-era music : LINDIES
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"No ___!" : PROB
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Swamp critter : GATOR
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Echo : ANSWER
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First day of the month, in ancient Rome : CALENDS
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Like past mistakes : RUED
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Stat. subject to delay : ETD
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LP's? : WHIRLEDRECORDS
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Telegram : DISPATCH
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Verb type: Abbr. : INT
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Undesirable roomie : SLOB
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Like school dropouts? : BOREDOFEDUCATION
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Onetime Vogue photographer : AVEDON
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Puts at 0, maybe : RESETS
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Kind of sign : NEON
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Untouched, as ore? : NEVERMINED
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50/50, say : SPLIT
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A Minor Prophet: Abbr. : NAH
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Police sheet letters : AKA
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Managed : LED
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Mercenaries, at times? : LEASEDRESISTANCE
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Hwy. sign abbr. : RTE
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___ pool : GENE
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More objectionable : OBSCENER
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Fellows bound hand and foot? : TRUSSEDBUSTERS
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Teenage hooligan, in British slang : YOB
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Lethargic feelings : MALAISES
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Sometime dessert item : CREPE
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Certain reproduction : XEROX
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Package securer : TWINE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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"If I ___ Care" (Ink Spots hit) : DIDNT
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Enclosure with an irregular edge? : BURREDCAGE
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Overfill : CROWD
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Like H. P. Lovecraft's writing : EERIE
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Island portion of Tanzania : PEMBA
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50's-60's sitcom boy : BEAV
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Vichy water : EAU
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Plagiarize : LIFT
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Swaddle : DRAPE
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Fights again : REENGAGES
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Kellogg's offering : CORNPOPS
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Lover of Tithonus, in myth : EOS
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Day-___ : GLO
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A Bobbsey twin : NAN
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Last word of "America, the Beautiful" : SEA
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Part of Borneo : SARAWAK
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Best-selling writer of "Bloodline" : SHELDON
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They deliver : MAMMAS
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Open : UNBOLT
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Asia's Gulf of ___ : SIAM
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Novelist Jaffe : RONA
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Poet Aiken : CONRAD
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Los Alamos scientist : FERMI
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Kenton of jazz : STAN
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One-thousandth of a K : BYTE
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Certain tape : DEMO
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Locker inset : DIAL
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University founder Cornell : EZRA
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Summoned : RANG
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Bldg. with boxes : GPO
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Old World deer : ROE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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