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New York Times, Tuesday, June 11, 2002

What 20-, 34- and 41-Across have in common

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Kavanaugh.
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© 2002, The New York Times6/11/02 ( No. 19,208 )
Across
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Lady's shoe : PUMP
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Diamond measure : CARAT
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Prefix with legal : PARA
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Phone button below the 7 : STAR
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Lighted sign : EXIT
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Delhi wrap : SARI
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Information-gathering mission : RECON
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Wall Street Journal beat : THESTOCKMARKET
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Many a legal holiday: Abbr. : MON
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Bill-blocking vote : NAY
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Sapporo sash : OBI
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Spoon-___ : FED
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Part of a play : ACT
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Call to Bo-peep : BAA
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Macintosh and others : COMPUTERSYSTEMS
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Deep sleep : COMA
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Luau dish : POI
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Fly traps : WEBS
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Those not on the guest list : UNINVITEDPEOPLE
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King: Lat. : REX
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Fire remnant : ASH
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Stud site : EAR
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Things that go together : SET
50
To's reverse : FRO
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Chest protector? : RIB
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What 20-, 34- and 41-Across have in common : THEYMIGHTCRASH
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Photographed : SHOT
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Newsman Newman : EDWIN
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One for the road : AUTO
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Keokuk's home : IOWA
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Chaucer pilgrim : REEVE
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Diver Louganis : GREG
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Legally invalid : NULL
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Not so crazy : SANER
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What fellers need : SAWS
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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D-Day beachhead : UTAH
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Filly's mother : MARE
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Spectrum creator : PRISM
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Princess topper : CORONET
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___ plaisir : AVEC
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Billiard hall item : RACK
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Proton's place : ATOM
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Period of occupancy : TENANCY
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Annoying, as a gnat : PESKY
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Wheel connector : AXLE
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Side-splitter : RIOT
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Polished off : ATE
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Soy product : TOFU
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"Darn it!" : RATS
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Come about : OCCUR
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Wilderness Road blazer : BOONE
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Blend : IMMIX
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Pool measure : DEPTH
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In reserve : ASIDE
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Sounds from R2-D2 : BEEPS
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Stroll along : AMBLE
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Good thing : ASSET
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Zero-star review : PAN
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Fish eggs : ROE
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It's "company" : TWO
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Diversify : VARY
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Certain similar chemical compounds : ISOMERS
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Burns, to Allen : PARTNER
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Of the unborn : FETAL
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Acts the blowhard : BRAGS
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Biblical pronoun : THOU
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Vigorous protest : HOWL
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Creative spark : IDEA
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Verdon of "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
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Honeycombed home : HIVE
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Ragout or burgoo : STEW
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Takes most of : HOGS
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Pride or lust : SIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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