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MOVING THE BAR

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 2004

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {HJQZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 19,906 )
Across
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Best Western competitor : RAMADA
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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Need a lift? : SAG
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Bit of cheesecake : GAM
18
Metalware decoration : ENAMEL
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Hair dressing : POMADE
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New Deal inits. : TVA
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Hurler's stat. : ERA
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Clingy duchess? : SARANFERGUSON
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New York's ___ School of Design : PARSONS
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Place for booths: Abbr. : TPK
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Slick : OILY
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Double-crosser : SNAKE
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Andrea ___ (lost passenger ship) : DORIA
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Comment about a mixed public reaction? : SOMELIKEITNOT
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Cutting, as a remark : EDGED
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Like peas in ___ : APOD
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Strong as ___ : ANOX
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Wheel alignment : TOEIN
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That, to a señorita : ESA
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Summa cum ___ (top grads) : LAUDES
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Family man, familiarly : GRAMP
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Il or elle, in Paris : PRONOM
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Some summer workers : INTERNS
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"___ oui!" : MAIS
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Agree : CONCUR
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Plowing December roads, e.g.? : SNOWBUSINESS
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Tea accompanier : SCONE
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Some seasonal Florida residents : WINTERERS
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Prohibitory words : DONOT
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Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENIE
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Pay stub? : OLA
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Rewrites : EDITS
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Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
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N.L. East city : ATL
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Bush solicitor general Theodore : OLSON
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Fluid overload : EDEMA
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Weight of a lorry's load, maybe : TENTONNES
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Release : LETGO
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Reception from a Roman emperor? : NEROSWELCOME
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Fast-food restaurant equipment : FRYERS
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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"Don Pasquale" role : ERNESTO
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Annoy : PESTER
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Levels : TIERS
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Like some blows to the side of the head : MIDEAR
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Pot-au-___ (French stew) : FEU
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The King : ELVIS
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Casual shirts : TEES
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Moving picture? : BLUR
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More advanced, in a way : OLDER
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"Restrooms ahead"? : ASIGNOFRELIEF
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See 115-Across : MEDIA
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South America's Rio ___ : NEGRO
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Modern locale of ancient 113-Across : IRAN
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Cut through : SAW
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Brought out : EVINCED
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Most bookish student in western New York? : NERDOFBUFFALO
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Pitcher Robb ___ : NEN
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Bikini-to-Oahu dir. : ENE
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They may be seen in cameos : ACTORS
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Juice producer : REAMER
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One of the "Star Trek" series, to fans : TNG
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Bygone map inits. : SSR
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"Camelot" composer : LOEWE
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Seizure : ARREST
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Pause : REST
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Take ___ (snooze) : ANAP
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Delineates : MARKSOUT
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"I ___ Rock" : AMA
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Luth. or Meth., e.g. : DENOM
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1966 Michael Caine title role : ALFIE
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Frank : DOG
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It runs Down Under : EMU
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Lowest parts : BASSI
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"___ care" : IDONT
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Like some farmers : TENANT
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Gatekeeper : STPETER
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Flower smeller? : GARDENNOSE
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Barbarian songwriter? : GEORGEMCONAN
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___ Army (links group) : ARNIES
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Herod's fortress : MASADA
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Intrusive : PRYING
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First Lady of Jazz : ELLA
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Groundskeeper's order : SOD
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Surgeon general under Reagan : KOOP
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Adjective in a "Ripley's" entry : ODDEST
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Asian peninsula: Abbr. : KOR
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They may be final or physical : EXAMS
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Tomb of ___, in Najaf, Iraq : ALI
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Go for the gold? : PAN
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Quadrennial games org. : IOC
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Eagle of the sea : ERNE
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Possible reason for a poke in the ribs : SNORE
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Domestic : MAID
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___ noir : PINOT
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As soon as : ONCE
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Alfred Nobel's birthplace : SWEDEN
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Caesar's March 15 destination : SENATE
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Bond : UNITE
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Staggers : REELS
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Wedding belle : BRIDE
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Virgin Isl., e.g. : USTERR
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Cartoonist Edward : SOREL
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Candidate's declaration : STANCE
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"The Voyage Out" novelist : WOOLF
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Feeling worse : ILLER
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Foul-tasting dessert? : NASTYPUDDING
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___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
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Eye site : STORM
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Arch with a point : OGEE
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Viking competitions? : NORSERACES
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Noted wine area : ASTI
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It means everything : OMNI
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As required, after "if" : NEEDBE
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"___ the conquered!": Livy : WOETO
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Lambert Airport locale: Abbr. : STL
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Identical : SELFSAME
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Cross shape : TAU
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Goal-oriented guy : ORR
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Holyfield of the ring : EVANDER
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Hillock : RISE
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Whistle blower, for short : REF
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Font lines : SERIFS
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Arouse : FOMENT
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Big roll : ELEVEN
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Pair of lamps, maybe : SIGNAL
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Dweller on the Danube : SERB
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Article in Die Welt : EIN
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El ___ : GRECO
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"El ___" (1983 film) : NORTE
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Linney of "The Truman Show" : LAURA
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Reason (from) : INFER
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Yeasty brews : ALES
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Herbaceous plant : WORT
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Dash widths : ENS
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Part of a business report, with "the" : DOW
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Bank deposit : ORE
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Word repeated before "away" : FAR

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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