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CUE THE OPENING

New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 2006

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 20,634 )
Across
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Long narrative poem : EPOPEE
7
Outlaw Kelly : NED
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Uses a ring, maybe : TEETHES
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Camp Pendleton group : MARINES
19
Summer treats : ICES
21
Brand of sports drink : POWERADE
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Long time that just flies by? : QUICKCENTURY
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An Easter egg hunt may have one : AGELIMIT
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Long bones : ULNAE
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Nickname of a boxer who converted to Islam? : QURANDURAN
28
Board member: Abbr. : PRES
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3 for 2 and 4: Abbr. : AVG
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A camera may be set on this : AUTO
31
Matter to the jury : RES
32
Mao's grp. : PLA
33
Wing, say : DISABLE
36
Supermarket checkout action : SCAN
39
It gets in the groove : NEEDLE
42
Bee product? : QUILTBYASSOCIATION
47
Befalls : OCCURS
50
Enjoys a hammock : RESTS
51
Slip into : DON
52
Whom bouncers might bounce : SOTS
53
Law firm aide, for short : PARA
54
Not just approximately : TOAT
55
Conventioneers' place : HOTEL
57
Duo that might review films based on arcade games? : QBERTANDROEPER
62
In a workable manner : VIABLY
67
Most fibrous : ROPIEST
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Like some siblings : OLDER
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Water color : SEABLUE
70
Ticks off : STEAMS
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What King Arthur's men would like to have seen more of along the way? : QUESTBATHROOMS
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Offensive basketball position : PIVOT
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Where a haircut may end : NAPE
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Claim of a sort : LIEN
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___ for the long haul : INIT
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Don't chug : SIP
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Stage after pupation : IMAGO
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Monte ___ : CRISTO
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"Therefore, I have proven the existence of jalapeños!"? : QEDHOTCHILIPEPPERS
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With 40-Down, a 1975 horror novel : SALEMS
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Some crockery : POTS
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Director's second try : RESHOOT
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1940's spy grp. : OSS
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Sound made with outstretched neck : MOO
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Rings of islands : LEIS
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O.A.S. member: Abbr. : URU
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Grizzlies who give great interviews? : QANDABEARS
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Movie with a posse : OATER
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Photographer's setting : APERTURE
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Possible response to "My boss is leaving and I hate his replacement"? : QUITYOURSELF
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Fitting into a joint : MITERING
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Phrase usually before a colon : INRE
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1972 U.S. Open champion : NASTASE
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Stew : AGONIZE
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Cartoonist Avery : TEX
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Got behind, with "for" : ROOTED
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Printer's unit : EMQUAD
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Pope of 1963-78 : PAULVI
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Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
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Printer's unit : PICA
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Speed-skating gold medalist Karin : ENKE
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Common Market letters : EEC
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Angina treatment, for short : NITRO
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O.A.S. member: Abbr. : ECUA
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"Citizen Ruth" actress, 1996 : DERN
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Senators' wear : TOGAS
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"Trainspotting" star Bremner : EWEN
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Short-finned ___ : EEL
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Uncommon delivery : TRIPLETS
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It's used with some frequency : HAMRADIO
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Where scenes are seen : SETS
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Title with a number, perhaps : SEQUEL
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Heroine of TV's "Alias," for short : SYD
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Cut back : PARE
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Kook : NUT
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Brunch buffet items : URNS
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Father-and-daughter fighters : ALIS
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Small brain size : PEA
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Places for fish : AQUARIA
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Forest sticker : BUR
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Part of a heartbeat : SYSTOLE
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Stubborn one : ASS
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Where God sent Jonah : NINEVEH
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See 90-Across : LOT
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Officer with a half-inch stripe: Abbr. : ENS
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Stepped : TROD
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Substantiate : BEAROUT
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Outhouse issue : ODOR
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Simple bunk : COT
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Part of "The Alphabet Song" : OPQRS
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Italian-born explorer of the New World : CABOT
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Blintz relative : CREPE
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Destructive stuff : TNT
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Grass and such : HERBAGE
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Disbeliever's cry : LIAR
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Sub : TEMP
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Hockey stat : ASSISTS
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Mag. staff : EDS
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Grabs some chow? : PETNAPS
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Put a stop to : ABOLISH
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King Louis XII's birthplace : BLOIS
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"Network" director, 1976 : LUMET
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Letter before resh : QOPH
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Each : APOP
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Trader ___ : VIC
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Test results, sometimes : IQS
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United Feature Synd. partner : NEA
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Warm assent : IDLOVETO
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Joan Collins's villain on "Batman" : THESIREN
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U.N. agcy. : ILO
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With, in Wiesbaden : MIT
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Non-dean's list grades : CEES
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Reading and the like: Abbr. : RRS
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Chanted sounds : OMS
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Device with a scroll wheel : IPOD
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Con junction : PRISON
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Surpass in gluttony : OUTEAT
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Ominous-sounding phrase : ORELSE
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Put down roots? : TURFED
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Reims's department : MARNE
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Universal donor blood type, for short : ONEG
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Skintight material : LATEX
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Tomfool finish : ERY
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Hindu avatar : RAMA
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Fat as ___ : APIG
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Classroom handout : QUIZ
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E.P.A. pollution meas. : AQI
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Batter's ploy : BUNT
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The Auld Sod : EIRE
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"In that range" : ORSO
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About : ASTO
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Plane heading? : TRI
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Onetime Mideast union: Abbr. : UAR

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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