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New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Writer who wrote "A bear, however hard he tries, / Grows tubby without exercise"

Author:
Todd Gross and Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Gross. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Vengsarkar.
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© 2010, The New York Times6/20/10 ( No. 22,139 )
Across
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Out of fashion : PASSE
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Trailer org.? : MPAA
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C.I.A. director Panetta : LEON
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Immerse : BATHE
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Leave ___ (be permanently damaging) : ASCAR
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"Ale" for the underaged : CANADADRY
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Apple messaging software : ICHAT
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"Carson's Successful Safari"? [Dalton Trumbo] : JOHNNYGOTHISGNU
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New Hampshire's ___ State College : KEENE
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Spanish liqueur : ANIS
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Knoxville team, to fans : VOLS
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Ralph Vaughan Williams's "___ Symphony" : ASEA
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Care : MIND
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___ en place (putting in place: Fr.) : MISE
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Lacto-___ : OVO
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"Big Pile of Dirt"? [Charles Frazier] : CLODMOUNTAIN
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Writer who wrote "A bear, however hard he tries, / Grows tubby without exercise" : AAMILNE
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Rad : BOSS
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Vet : EXGI
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Brandy letters : VSO
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Beyond belief : UNREAL
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Whichever : ANY
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Govt. instrument : TBILL
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British coin discontinued in 1984 : HALFPENNY
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Have no input? : FAST
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Pupil cover : CORNEA
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2006 million-selling Andrea Bocelli album : AMORE
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Presidential middle name : DELANO
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Talk about it : TOPIC
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French rail station : GARE
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"Battle Backstabber"? [Sun Tzu] : THERATOFWAR
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German quaff : BIER
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Some receivers : ENDS
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Scandinavian rug : RYA
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Deli order : BLT
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Get to : IRK
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Port in the eastern Mediterranean : ACRE
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Caustic soda, to a chemist : NAOH
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"Secretive Student Monitor"? [John le Carré] : APREFECTSPY
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Swelter : BOIL
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Big lie : FABLE
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Like racehorses, periodically : RESHOD
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Soul singer Adams : OLETA
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Verdi opera : ATTILA
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Corp. V.I.P. : PRES
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Came down : SOBEREDUP
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"Toward Freedom" autobiographer : NEHRU
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Not 85-Down : DIS
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Hot ___ : TAMALE
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Kicker's aid : TEE
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Zip : ELAN
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Main rat in "Ratatouille" : REMY
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Letter of indictment? : SILENTC
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"Endless Streams"? [David Foster Wallace] : INFINITEJETS
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Deg. in biology or physics : BSC
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Letters : MAIL
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Superstar : IDOL
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Election goal : SEAT
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End of a boast : VICI
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Central Sicily city : ENNA
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Sits : IDLES
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"Football Team Leaves L.A."? [Ernest Hemingway] : AFAREWELLTORAMS
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Brother of Malcolm on "Malcolm in the Middle" : REESE
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White House nickname : HONESTABE
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Script : LINES
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Three-piece parts : VESTS
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Hot : IRED
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Former Swedish P.M. Palme : OLOF
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___-Dale (1902 Kentucky Derby winner) : ALANA
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___ party : PAJAMA
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Tone deafness : ASONIA
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Division : SCHISM
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Grandchild of Japanese immigrants : SANSEI
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Coastal flier : ERN
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Candidate with the slogan "Come home, America" : MCGOVERN
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Film director Pier ___ Pasolini : PAOLO
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Some soldiers : ANTS
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Backrub response : AAH
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Snares : LASSOS
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Just beat : EDGED
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Christmas ball, e.g. : ORNAMENT
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Sch. where Ross teaches on "Friends" : NYU
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Two-piece part : BIKINITOP
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Not worth ___ : ACENT
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"Renaissance College Girl"? [Dan Brown] : THEDAVINCICOED
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Yangtze tributary : HAN
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Somme summer : ETE
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Cockpit features : DIALS
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Batgirl player Craig : YVONNE
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Puss : MUG
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Spreadsheet feature: Abbr. : COL
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___-10 (acne medication) : OXY
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Key : ISLE
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The Big Easy, briefly : NOLA
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Rapper Fiasco : LUPE
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Company whose logo contains its name crossing itself : BAYER
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Charm : ENDEAR
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Since : ASOF
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Venal : BRIBABLE
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Tom ___, Vito's adopted son and consigliere in "The Godfather" : HAGEN
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Appliance appellation : AMANA
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"Head Secretary"? [William Golding] : LORDOFTHEFILES
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You might step out to get some : FRESHAIR
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Lean, as meat : FATLESS
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How much you might kick it up? : ANOTCH
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Like spoiled wine, say : CORKY
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Chemistry class charge : LABFEE
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Camping supply : TARP
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Carefree syllables : TRALA
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Oversell : HYPE
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Sagacity : WISDOM
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Verdi aria : ERITU
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Pass again, in a race : RELAP
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Muffs : ERRS
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"Who's ___?" : TOSAY
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Holier-than-thou types : BLUENOSES
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ESPN's Hershiser : OREL
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Start to freeze? : ANTI
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12-20 filler? : TEEN
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Laments the loss of : PINESFOR
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Low pitch indicator : BASSCLEF
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Bring out : ELICIT
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Not 85-Across : DAT
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Corp. logos, e.g. : TMS
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Start of many a rap moniker : LIL
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Brought up : REARED
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Ending with Rock : ETTES
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"Bam!" blurter : EMERIL
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"Hey Jude" sounds : NANANA
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Dealers in metal goods : TINMEN
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Minor-league category : CLASSA
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To wit : IDEST
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Astrologer Dixon : JEANE
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Fictional hero in search of stolen treasure : BILBO
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Osso buco, basically : VEAL
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Record exec Gotti : IRV
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Nearly failing : DEE
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___ tuna : AHI
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GATT successor : WTO
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Ending with Rock : OLA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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