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BOX CARS

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 2005

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0508 ( 20,270 )
Across
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Grub, e.g. : BAIT
5
July 1944 battle site : STLO
9
Tiny-eared rodent : VOLE
13
Answer sharply : SNAPAT
19
Olympic swimming gold medalist Kristin ___ : OTTO
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Bud : CHUM
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Kind of surgeon : ORAL
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Harem guard : EUNUCH
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Hanging site [Buick] : PICTUREGALLERY
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Eur. hot spot : MTETNA
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Info on a bus. card : PHONENO
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Having "I" problems? : EGOISTIC
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It has floor leaders: Abbr. : SEN
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Not very high marks : CEES
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Knee-slapper : GASSER
33
William Browne poem "___, as Fair as Ever Saw the North" : AROSE
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Punctual [Dodge] : DONEONTIME
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Encloses : SEALSIN
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Singer Morissette : ALANIS
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Prefix with red : INFRA
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Bagel type : SESAME
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Kind of position : FETAL
50
There's one for every year : CANDLE
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Practically nothing : JOT
54
Series ender : ETAL
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Toiletry item : TALC
56
Blood and guts : GORE
57
Elected superior : ABBOT
59
Raisins or nuts : SNACK
60
Council of ___, 1545-63 : TRENT
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Parenthetical information : AREACODE
64
Sorority letter : PHI
65
Latin 101 word : AMO
68
Like electrical signals in the body [Toyota] : INTERCELLULAR
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Many, many moons : EON
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N.Y.C. division : BOR
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Subjects of some sea tales : MERMAIDS
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Things that are picked : LODES
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Farm young : FOALS
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Best : OUTDO
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Summon : PAGE
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Old Italian bread : LIRA
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Michaels and others : ALS
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Of the moon : LUNARY
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Mountain air : YODEL
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Politely decline : BEGOFF
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Memory units : BYTES
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Sipowicz's partner on "NYPD Blue" : SIMONE
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Things from faraway places : EXOTICA
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Large carvings [Ford] : TOTEMPOLES
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"Beyond the Sea" singer, 1960 : DARIN
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Despot overthrown in 2003 : SADDAM
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Uneven : ALOP
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"Gimme ___! …" (Iowa State cheer) : ANI
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Indication of service availability : DIALTONE
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Like some parties : CATERED
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Mexican resort : CANCUN
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Warm up [Ford] : POPINTOTHEOVEN
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Like the identified car models inside this puzzle's long answers : HIDDEN
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Iowa State's home : AMES
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
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Originated : CAME
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Rate : ASSESS
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Turn over : CEDE
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One of six of Henry VIII : PARR
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"___ what?" : KNOW
Down
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Some jazz : BOP
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"Take ___ from me …" : ATIP
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Hankering : ITCH
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1930's film dog : TOTO
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Shows for critics : SCREENS
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Bloggers' arena : THENET
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Subject of the film biography "The Immortal Count" : LUGOSI
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Medical suffix : OMA
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River connected by canal to the Don : VOLGA
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Lunchbox desserts : OREOS
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Chief city of ancient Thessaly : LARISSA
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Paris landmark : ELYSEE
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Big match : SEMI
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Loon : NUTCASE
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Records [Hyundai] : PUTSONATAPE
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Stridex targets : ACNES
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Feudal baron : THANE
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Straighten out : UNCOIL
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Dracula, for one : LEGEND
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Singsong syllable : TRA
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Stopped lying : RISEN
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Unbalanced : DAFT
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Like a certain govt. : NATL
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Pass : ENACT
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Greedy cry : MINE
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W.W. II craft: Abbr. : LST
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Like bell-bottoms [Jeep] : FLAREDOUT
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Nonconformists : REBELS
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Hairy-chested : MACHO
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"The Magic Kingdom" novelist : ELKIN
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Pitcher's gift : CONTROL
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Humorist Ward : ARTEMUS
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Not serious : JOCULAR
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Science of the ear : OTOLOGY
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It might make the hair blond : GENE
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Visa fig. : BAL
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Dry : SERE
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Lens holders : RIMS
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How bitter enemies speak : ACIDLY
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___ City, Fla., NE of Tampa : DADE
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Popular 1990's sitcom from England, informally : ABFAB
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Dickie of "Our Gang" : MOORE
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Citrus dessert bits [Ford] : ORANGERINDS
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Snitch : RAT
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Certain replay : SLOMO
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Successor to Clement VIII : LEOXI
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El ___ : PASO
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"American __" : IDOL
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1990's Haitian president Preval : RENE
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Bass offerings : ALES
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Behind : AFT
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Court figures : NETMEN
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Winner's cry : YIPPEE
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Dipped dishes : FONDUES
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Lennon/McCartney song whose title words follow "They'll be glad, you're not …" : BADTOME
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Cover completely : SMOTHER
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"This ___ surprise!" : ISA
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High-crowned cap worn in Turkey and Iran : CALPAC
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Indian name for Mount Rainier : TACOMA
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Bringer of good news, perhaps : ELATER
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Russian villa : DACHA
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Author Nin : ANAIS
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Not clean : DOPED
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Pernod flavoring : ANISE
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Holiday ___ : INNS
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Try to put baby to sleep, maybe : ROCK
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Politico Bayh : EVAN
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Sampler : DEMO
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B train? : CDE
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Kitchen meas. : TSP
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Young : NEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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