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CRUNCH TIME

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 2013

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0505 ( 23,189 )
Across
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Fancy footwear : SPATS
6
Turning point at the station? : GASCAP
12
Remote control abbr. : VOL
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Banned apple spray : ALAR
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American Dance Theater founder : AILEY
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Planets and notes in the musical scale : OCTADS
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Agitated : INASTATE
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Early entrepreneurial efforts : LEMONADESTANDS
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Argued against : REBUTTED
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California's old Fort ___ : ORD
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Turn (off) : SHUT
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Florentine attraction : STATUEOFDAVID
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Small African antelopes : ORIBIS
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When repeated, an engine sound : PUTT
35
Feudal laborer : ESNE
36
Serpent's tail? : INE
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Running with scissors and others : NONOS
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Show-offs : HOTDOGS
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Kind of tax : ESTATE
43
Food to go? : STEWEDPRUNES
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Santa's landing spot : ROOF
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Not so important : MINOR
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Court hearing : OYER
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Persevered : KEPTATIT
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Obama's birthplace : OAHU
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Traditional : OLDLINE
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Priest, in an Ogden Nash poem : ONELLAMA
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Spanish precious metal : PLATA
65
Writer Gordimer : NADINE
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Syrup source : TREESAP
68
Johannesburg-born golf champion : ELS
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Birthplace of Harry Houdini : BUDAPESTHUNGARY
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"Survivor" construction : HUT
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On the fence : NOTSURE
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Jerks : SCHMOS
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Jobs in technology : STEVE
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Doubters : SKEPTICS
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"Friends" co-star : LEBLANC
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Whenever : ASSOONAS
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Defense grp. that disbanded in 1977 : SEATO
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Something said before grace? : YOUR
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Big name in feminism : BETTYFRIEDAN
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Sign of stress : ACCENT
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Ogre, to a kid : BEASTIE
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Arab League headquarters : CAIRO
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German : Strasse :: French : ___ : RUE
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Designer Gernreich : RUDI
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Blue Ribbons and others : PABSTS
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Just makes the 7:47, perhaps : CATCHESATRAIN
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Toledo tidbit : TAPA
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Subject of the 1998 biography "King of the World" : ALI
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Cute : ADORABLE
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Does spy work : GOESUNDERCOVER
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George W. Bush acquisition of 2008 : SONINLAW
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Homes up high : AERIES
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Developed : AROSE
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G.I. rations : MRES
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That, in Tijuana : ESA
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Makes an assertion : SAYSSO
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Hunt for water, say : DOWSE
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Old gunfight locales : SALOONS
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French pantomime character : PIERROT
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How trout may be prepared: Var. : ALMONDINE
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After-dinner order : TEA
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
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"Oh my!" : GOSH
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Start to give trouble to : ACTUPON
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It needs a signature : STATUTE
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Fire : CAN
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Augments : ADDSTO
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Good qualities : VIRTUES
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Situation after a leadoff single : ONEON
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Charge for bloodwork, say : LABFEE
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Boy or girl lead-in : ATTA
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Neighbor of a Belarussian : LATVIAN
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Corroded : ATEINTO
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Alberta's third-largest city, named after an animal : REDDEER
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Amérique du ___ : SUD
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Soccer header? : ESS
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Noted taleteller : AESOP
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Withdrew : BOWEDOUT
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Old Cosby show : ISPY
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Some successful plays, for short : TDS
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Pitch : HURL
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Nursery gift? : GREENTHUMB
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Grinning symbols : SMILEYS
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Championship : TITLE
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Vintage wheels : REO
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Native Nebraskan : OTO
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Crush competitor : FANTA
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Deli offerings : KNISHES
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Okla. or Oreg., once : TERR
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Certain tournaments : OPENS
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Perfectly fine : ALLOK
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Precipitousness : HASTE
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What makes you you? : DNA
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Pool activity : LAPS
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"Well, well!" : IDECLARE
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Word before and after "to," in a religious phrase : ASHES
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Purple shade : MAUVE
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More suitable : APTER
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Touches : ABUTSON
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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20th-century novelist whose first name is an anagram of 66-Down : URIS
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Part of a trap : DECOY
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Fed. property overseer : GSA
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Flurry : SPATE
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Universal recipient designation : TYPEAB
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___ Canals : SOO
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"Great" kid-lit detective : NATE
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You might have a good one after a breakup : CRY
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Nile Valley region : NUBIA
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Isak Dinesen novel setting : AFRICA
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Cutting comments : SARCASM
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World's leading exporter of bananas : ECUADOR
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Nail polish remover component : ACETONE
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Eagles' org. : BSA
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___ d'Amérique : ETATSUNIS
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Harangues : TIRADES
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Renounce : DISAVOW
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Naïve : ARTLESS
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"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NOSIREE
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High pitch : TREBLE
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Sleep problem, to Brits : APNOEA
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50-page book, maybe? : USATLAS
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___ blank (had no idea) : DREWA
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What's expected : PAR
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Sportscaster Collinsworth : CRIS
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Chinese dynasty during the time of Christ : HAN
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Certain supermarkets : IGAS
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Durango dinero : PESO
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Suffix with trick : ERY
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Ungentlemanly sort : CAD
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Spanish precious metal : ORO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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