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LIKELY TO BE HEARD BY MOTHER...

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1999

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 18,079 )
Across
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Le Carrè specialty : SPYNOVEL
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Put out : PUBLISH
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Eagle's grp. : BSA
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Cream ingredient : ALOEVERA
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East, in Ecuador : ORIENTE
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Face-off : DUEL
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...on a daughter's wedding day : YOUREGAININGASON
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"___ New World" (Arlen/Gershwin song) : ITSA
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Subj. of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine : DNA
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Work places with tables, for short : ORS
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Edsels, commercially : DUDS
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Crawled, say : SWAM
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Fires : CANS
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"Hair" co-writer : RADO
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"Lulu" composer : BERG
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Gone by : AGO
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...on a long car trip : AREWETHEREYET
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Direct-mail sticker : YES
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Rural parent : MAW
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Actress Patricia and others : NEALS
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Social connections : INS
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Film director Allégret : MARC
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Enduring : ETERNAL
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Silly Putty holder : EGG
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Racing jibs : GENOAS
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A bank may have one : LEVEE
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...at a beach picnic : MINEHASSANDONIT
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Querying responses : EHS
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Fancy ___ : DAN
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Fat : LIPID
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Allied victory site of 7/18/44 : STLO
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Skin : PARE
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One of a Latin trio : AMAS
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High ratings : TENS
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Do a knight's work : TILT
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Figure skater Kulik : ILYA
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Roommate, informally : COHAB
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High-jump need : BAR
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House pet's plaint : MEW
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...at the dinner table : NOBROCCOLIFORME
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Like Homo sapiens : ERECT
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Chucks : TOSSES
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Tee, e.g. : TOP
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Sweet Italian wine : MARSALA
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"Jurassic Park" actress : DERN
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Start of the last line in "The Star-Spangled Banner" : OER
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Life form : BEING
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Hypnologist's subject : REM
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Dickens's Little Dorrit : AMY
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...on Christmas morning : ITSANOTHERTIE
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Cole Porter's "___ Loved" : IAM
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Underlying : BASIC
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Common background for British P.M.'s : ETON
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Cries after charges are made : OLES
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Tiny, in part : ITTY
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Kind of race : ARMS
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Lionized comedian? : LAHR
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Caldwell of "Master Class" : ZOE
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Some meditation : ZEN
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Go once over lightly : SKIM
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...on Mother's Day : IMADEITMYSELFMOM
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Grown-up elvers : EELS
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Title woman in a 1925 Broadway hit : NANETTE
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Grand Prix circuit name : MASERATI
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Andre Young, a k a Dr. ___ : DRE
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Man who's wired? : ANDROID
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Insectivorous creature : ANTEATER
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___ uncle : SAY
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Mideast grp. : PLO
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Somebody special : YOU
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Dorks : NERDS
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"Hansel and Gretel" prop : OVEN
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80's-90's singer Suzanne : VEGA
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Christian ___ : ERA
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"A Man and a Woman" composer : LAI
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Christie creation : POIROT
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Buffet table items : URNS
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Sweeping : BIG
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Fishing wires : LEADERS
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Safeguard : INSURE
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Not willing to experiment, maybe : STODGY
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Egg containers : HENS
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...on the first day of school : BUTWHYCANTIWEARIT
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Bagel request : SESAME
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Poplars : ALAMOS
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Checker, e.g. : DISC
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Knots : NODES
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Cigarette introduced in 1913 : CAMEL
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Stone with curved, colored bands : AGATE
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...at a family reunion : NOWEVERYBODYSMILE
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Camelot, to Arthur : REALM
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Hole producer : AWL
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___ tiger : BENGAL
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Bear : STAND
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Tyler and Jackson, e.g. : ANNES
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Old New Yorker cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
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Lit : HIGH
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Blue-pencils : EMENDS
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Capons, once : ROOSTERS
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Run through : REHEARSE
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Poetic adverb : EEN
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Spring ahead : GAIN
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Threshold : SILL
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Clearwater National Forest locale : IDAHO
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Certain speech sound : NASAL
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Long-necked instrument : SITAR
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Small amount : TOT
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A.T.M. need : PIN
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Scads : ALOT
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Speech coach's assignment : ACCENT
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Some shoes, for short : MOCS
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Chomp : BITEON
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Music since the 40's : BOP
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Unite : MERGE
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"Hamlet" court fop : OSRIC
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Locale in a western : FORT
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Casts off : EMITS
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It's bad on wood floors : CLEAT
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Sandra Dee title role, 1961 and 1963 : TAMMY
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Without this, a maid is mad : ANI
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Coming : ONORDER
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Brazilian port of 1 million : BELEM
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"___ he drove out of sight..." : ERE
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Degraded : ABASED
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Gambler's I.O.U. : MARKER
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Jack-tar : SEAMAN
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Present : ATHAND
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Jeered : HOOTED
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Theories : ISMS
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Prefix with red : INFRA
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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Penne alternative : ZITI
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Gusto : ZEST
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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D.D.E.'s arena : ETO
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Cio-Cio-___ (Madame Butterfly) : SAN
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Bathroom need : MAT
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Site of many 90's experiments : MIR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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