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GOING TO EXTREMES

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1996

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 17,008 )
Across
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Club name since 1892 : SIERRA
7
Leave___for (give room) : ASPACE
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Venice's Ponte di___ : RIALTO
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Stabilize : ANCHOR
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Bronze : STATUE
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Magazine : ARMORY
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1959 Johnny Mathis hit : ITSYBITSYWORLD
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Small rock combo? : GRAVEL
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Riga native : LETT
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Habituate : ENURE
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Emmy-winning TV host of 1949 : BERLE
30
Reception : TEA
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Approving sound : RAH
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Land ruled by Sargon : SUMER
33
Genetic transmitter : RNA
34
Jungle weather phenomena : MISTS
36
HBO alternative : TMC
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Whip but good : TAN
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Shakespearean comedy : ASYOULOVEIT
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Pen : PRISON
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Leave on shore : BEACH
47
Waiver : RELEASE
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VCR button: Abbr. : REC
49
Winter time : NOEL
51
Rockefeller, for one: Abbr. : CTR
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Line div. : SEG
53
Pro___ : TEM
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Pair connector : AND
55
Thomas Hardy novel : JUDETHEUNKNOWN
60
New Deal org. : TVA
61
Merkel of the movies : UNA
62
Half-soled shoe : WEDGIE
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Some chasers : SHOTS
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Trifler : TOYER
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Actress Clarke of "The Front Page" : MAE
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Signs, sort of : XES
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"Some Like___" : ITHOT
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Cut off from the mainland : ISLED
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Seed coatings : TESTAE
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L.A. clock setting: Abbr. : PST
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Show one's humanity? : ERR
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1967 Newman film : FRIGIDHANDLUKE
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Slew : SEA
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Mil. titles : LTS
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Self starter? : AUT
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70's discipline : EST
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Sir___of Arthurian legend : KAY
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Rubbers : ERASERS
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Listing : ATILT
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Important points in a legal case : MERITS
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Early Eastwood film : FILTHYHARRY
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Subject of psych. research : ESP
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Cartoon canine : REN
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Some are tall : TALES
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Foerster opera : EVA
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Cock and bull : MALES
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___-Cat : SNO
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Potash : LYE
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Capriccio : PRANK
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One of the Carolines : ATOLL
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Enter, in a way : TYPE
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Baseball rarity : TRIPLE
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1992 Best Picture nominee : STENCHOFAWOMAN
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Bright : SUNLIT
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Work of Ovid : AMORES
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"The Fugitive" lieutenant : GERARD
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Marx collaborator : ENGELS
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Gone : NOMORE
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Covered : SEENTO
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Breeze (along) : SAIL
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Put under : INTER
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Hits 70's-80's sitcom : ECSTATICDAYS
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Beats : RHYTHMS
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Take : ROB
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One of the bold ones? : ARIES
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Like some obligations : ASSUMABLE
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Component of synthetic rubber : STYRENE
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Cat, at times : PAWER
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From___Z : ATO
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Check : CURB
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Marine abode : EELERY
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Latest : RAGE
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Affectionate : AMATIVE
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Parlor piece : LOVESEAT
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Monograph : TREATISE
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Olive___ : OYL
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Hardware item : TNUT
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Bond adversary : DRNO
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Big name in fashion : LAUREN
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Elem. particle : MOL
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Florist's unit : STEM
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Wizard : CONJURER
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Had a part (in) : ACTED
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Show uncertainty : SHRUG
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Toys since the 1940's : LEGOS
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Brooklyn's___Institute : PRATT
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Expulsion from a country : RENVOI
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Praser's concern : NOUN
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Result of a strain : ACHE
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Cocktail party offering : EDAM
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Suit fabric : TWEED
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Put the kibosh on : NIXED
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Tide component : WHITENER
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"Just kidding!" : NOT
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Hammett novel : THESKINNYMAN
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Angry with : SOREAT
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Seasonal worker? : ELF
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Working hard : ATIT
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Instigate : SPUR
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Waiter's weights : TRAYS
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Frank document : DIARY
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Wind___ : SHEAR
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Delectable : TASTY
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Con : ANTI
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Look at the highlights : SKIM
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Well driller's joy : GUSHER
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Frees : LETSLOOSE
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Unused : LEFT
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Test : TRIALRUN
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Setting out : SALLYING
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Skyline sight : STEEPLE
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Words from gramps, maybe : EHS
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Some upholstery : LEATHER
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Bring back : RESTORE
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Gardner and others : AVAS
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Riotous spree : RANTAN
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Loot : PELF
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Software convenience : MACRO
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Steel impurities : SLAGS
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Albers's "Homage to the Square," e.g. : OPART
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Apple polishers : PETS
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Word from Tonto : KEMO
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Prefix with scope or spore : ENDO
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Poetic monogram : TSE
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Diamond gal : LIL
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Nice name : NOM
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Like some hours : WEE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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