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WORKING OVER C'S

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 2002

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 158 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0616 ( 19,213 )
Across
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Friend of Prince Henry : FALSTAFF
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Rip-offs : SCAMS
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Provide, as access : AFFORD
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Popular tune for tenor or accordion : OSOLEMIO
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Custom : HABIT
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The Abode of Peace : BRUNEI
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Longing : REPINING
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Woman in Sherlock Holmes stories : IRENE
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Changes the boundaries of : REMAPS
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Dark-nosed Tasmanian? : DUSKBILLEDPLATYPUS
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They may flare up : EMBERS
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Adventure tale of 1847 : OMOO
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Walk softly : PAD
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Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
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Peter of "Casbah" : LORRE
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Motto of a romance novelist? : MUSHTOBEDESIRED
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Bygone relative of the kiwi : MOA
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Big tippler : WINO
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Low wind instrument : BASSSAX
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Halfway around the bases : ONSECOND
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Hummingbirds do it : FLIT
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Under cover? : INBED
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Pluck : SPUNK
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Sugar source : BEET
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French cop : GENDARME
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Take the lead : STAR
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Toiler : SERF
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Grp. that spans an ocean : NATO
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"My goodness!" : YIPE
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Bush Sr.'s bailiwick, 1976-77 : CIA
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Old tourist slogan for Black Sea resorts? : BASKINTHEUSSR
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Initials on a Nascar car : STP
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Put one's legs up : REST
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Kind of chop : LOIN
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It may hang by the neck : JOWL
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Gross : ICKY
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Accountants used to dip into them : INKWELLS
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Doesn't go straight : YAWS
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Toll site : CANAL
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"Sweet" herb : BASIL
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Hardly a sophisticate : RUBE
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Spare parts source : JUNKYARD
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More smooth : SILKIER
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Ethereal : AERY
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With 64-Down, a down-home pronoun : YOU
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Magazine for extreme dieters? : FASTSANDFIGURES
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Common sense? : SMELL
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"How adorable!" : AWW
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"___ sez ..." : SOI
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Enlargement: Abbr. : INCR
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Lustrous white : PEARLY
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Where wads of gum may be found? : THEBOTTOMOFTHEDESK
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Cab Calloway's signature line : HIDEHO
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Scout master? : TONTO
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Like low-sodium foods, say : DIETETIC
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Nels of "Little House on the Prairie" : OLESON
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How anchovies are packed : INOIL
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Come before : ANTEDATE
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Crème flavorer : MENTHE
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Liked, with 1-Down : CARED
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In direct opposition : TOETOTOE
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See 118-Across : FOR
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Slice (off) : LOP
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Fast reverse curve : SLIDER
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Academic achievement : TENURE
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Out of order : AMISS
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Disloyal sort : FINK
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Unable to see in any direction : FOGBOUND
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Battlefield of April 6-7, 1862 : SHILOH
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Escorts can be gotten here : CARLOT
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"... sting like ___" : ABEE
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Be bothered : MIND
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Prairielands abroad : STEPPES
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Wears away : ABRADES
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Stay awake nights : FRET
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Like noxious gases : FUMY
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At the same level (with) : ONAPAR
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Standing : REPUTE
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Put down, slangily : DISSED
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"___ sorry!" : IMSO
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Pubmates : LADS
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Fad doll, once : ELMO
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Place for a halo : MOON
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Duties for generals? : BRASSTASKS
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Stole material : MINK
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Final words : OBIT
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Baseball club : BAT
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Mentioned : SAID
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Slangy turndown : IXNAY
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Wooed successfully : WON
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Smog-fighting grp. : EPA
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Rein in : CURB
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Adder's-tongue, e.g. : FERN
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Start of a one-two punch : LEFTJAB
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Spring-y chicken? : BRISKLAYER
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Drain : EMPTY
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Full of meaning : DEEP
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Hippie gathering of a sort : BEIN
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Site of ancient Aquitania : GAUL
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Space invaders, for short : ETS
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Rebuffs : NOS
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City in Tuscany : SIENA
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Stowe gear : SKIS
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Kind of flash : NEWS
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Baby holder : CRIB
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See 90-Across : ALL
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Staff note : SOL
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Player second only to Gretzky in most N.H.L. goals : HOWE
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Curling place : RINK
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Peel in a drink : TWIST
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Reef locale : CAY
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"Boola Boola" singers : ELIS
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Doctor Zhivago : YURI
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82-Across denizens : CURS
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"___ ideas?" : ANY
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Whistle-blower : REF
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Made fun of : JEEREDAT
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Sushi offering : ROLL
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As expected : DULY
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Extremely short supply : LASTONE
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Cluster : KNOT
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Nonsensical : IDIOTIC
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Cunning : ARCH
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Grasp : FATHOM
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How long one might stay : AWHILE
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Country almost 1,000 miles long : SWEDEN
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"O wad some Pow'r the ___ gie us": Burns : GIFTIE
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Incalculable : UNTOLD
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Certain set of lines from Petrarch : SESTET
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Manage : MAKEDO
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Quarterback Rodney : PEETE
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Top of the line : BEST
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Excited cry : OHOH
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First name in portraits : MONA
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___ about (roughly) : ONOR
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Bedrock pet : DINO
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Part of an exchange : TAT
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Judge Lance : ITO
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Letter switched to ess in this puzzle's theme : CEE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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