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STIR CRAZY

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 2013

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 202 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Those colored squares mix BLUE across with RED down to get THE COLOR PURPLE.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0602 ( 23,217 )
Across
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"You Send Me" singer : SAMCOOKE
9
Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here" : OLETA
14
Hippie's wear : BEADS
19
Evergreen with aromatic blooms : OLEANDER
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Jazz club highlights : SOLOS
21
Tailored sleeve detail : GUSSET
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Chattered on and on and on : TALKEDABLUESTREAK
24
One who works at home? : UMPIRE
25
Thought : IDEA
26
Upright : ERECT
27
Ruler divs. : CMS
28
Early second-millennium year : MIV
29
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
32
Like many thrones : GILT
33
Theme of many a country song : LOSTLOVE
35
Extremely exasperated : BLUEINTHEFACE
38
1990 Steve Martin/Rick Moranis comedy : MYBLUEHEAVEN
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According to : PER
40
Part of a wedding celebration : HORA
41
___ hers : HISOR
43
Its last word is "zyxt": Abbr. : OED
44
Aqua : SEABLUE
46
Blazers, e.g., in brief : SUVS
48
Young cow : HEIFER
50
You can believe it : ISM
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One of the little things in life? : AMEBA
55
Title song of a 1970 Van Morrison album : MOONDANCE
58
K-12, in education : ELHI
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A guitar may be connected to it : AMP
61
Final exam handout : BLUEBOOK
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Formal military attire : DRESSBLUES
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Phase associated with Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" : BLUEPERIOD
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Substitute currency : SCRIP
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Best : SURPASS
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Board, as a carousel : HOPONTO
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"You're ___ one, Mr. Grinch" : AMEAN
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Fluffy neckwear : BOA
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"What's going ___ there?" : ONIN
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Imagined series of events : SCENARIOS
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Final non-A.D. year : ONEBC
85
Sleuth, in slang : TEC
86
Brutal castle dweller in folk tales : BLUEBEARD
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Thomas Gainsborough masterpiece, with "The" : BLUEBOY
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1929 Ethel Waters hit whose title is a question : AMIBLUE
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Brown ermine : STOAT
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Coal unit : LUMP
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In the past : AGO
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Works overtime, say : STAYSLATE
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One of four items worn by a bride, traditionally : SOMETHINGBLUE
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Having the necessary work credentials : HIREABLE
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"I Got ___" (silly children's song with the line "Why is everyone laughing at me?") : APEA
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Hardly fancy? : HATE
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Sugary ending : OSE
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Fella : BUB
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Infection fighter : TCELL
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Calls to Bo Peep : BAAS
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Navy pilot putting on a show : BLUEANGEL
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Alice Walker novel ... or a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle : THECOLORPURPLE
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Reverses : UNDOES
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Alvar who designed Finlandia Hall : AALTO
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Wind-driven craft : SAILBOAT
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Minor, in law : PETIT
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Wrap one's brain around : GRASP
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Wall Street workers : ANALYSTS
Down
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One going [hic!] : SOT
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Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
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Blend : MELD
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Encrust, as mud might : CAKEON
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Terrestrial : ONEARTH
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Quirky : ODD
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Flubbed it : ERRED
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Seven-foot runner : OSTRICH
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Rhine siren : LORELEI
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Opt : ELECT
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Just so : TOAT
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"Shoot" : ASK
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Crummy advice : BUMSTEER
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Medium ability, for short : ESP
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"Puzzles of the Black Widowers" author : ASIMOV
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Draw (from) : DERIVE
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Tyler of rock : STEVEN
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Sleuth, in slang : GUMSHOE
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___ Genesis : SEGA
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Prepared, as apples for baking : CORED
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Fraternity letters : RHOS
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Lab fluid : SERUM
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Kind of poetry : LYRIC
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Knickers wearer : LAD
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Exchange for cash : REDEEM
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Likely to win : FAVORED
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Faucet brand : MOEN
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Smokey the Bear spot, e.g., for short : PSA
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More iffy : SHAKIER
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Snoopy's archenemy : REDBARON
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Cries a river : SOBS
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A.T.F. agents, e.g. : FEDS
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Tatters : SHREDS
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Pageant title : MISS
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Forest Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
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"Fuggedaboutit!" : NOCANDO
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Puccini's "Nessun ___" : DORMA
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Dalí's homeland, to Dalí : ESPANA
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Amount at stake : POT
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Barbecue application : RUB
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Suffix with smack : EROO
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Super-popular : REDHOT
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Corn bread : PONE
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"The Far Pavilions," for one : EPIC
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One tablet, maybe : DOSE
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Matched (up) : PAIRED
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Magnanimous : NOBLE
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Social division : CASTE
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One-named designer : ERTE
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Go ___ (deteriorate) : SOUTH
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Web periodical : EMAG
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Nickname for Secretariat : BIGRED
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Belief system : CREDO
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Visibly embarrassed : REDASABEET
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Songbirds in "The Rubáiyát" : BULBULS
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Jewish males' org. : YMHA
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Pastrami go-with : RYE
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Features : ASPECTS
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Skating move : TOELOOP
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Relentless fighter : PITBULL
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Strengthened : SHOREDUP
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Herbal brew : TISANE
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Hannah who wrote "Men in Dark Times" : ARENDT
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Priestly robe : ALB
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Promenade : MALL
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Close : NEARBY
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Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
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"There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
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Mil. addresses : APOS
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Chair piece : SLAT
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"... the grace of God ___" : GOI
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There may be a high price on it : TAG
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She-bear: Sp. : OSA
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Oversaw : RAN
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___ mater : PIA
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U.F.O. crew : ETS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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