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New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 2002

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0623 ( 19,220 )
Across
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Take in : ABSORB
7
Food decoration : CAPER
12
In this way : THUS
16
___ João : SAO
19
Winning Super Bowl XVIII player : RAIDER
20
Ancient : HOARY
21
Shapes of things : CONTOURS
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69-Across component : THREEOFAKIND
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48-Down + 16-Down : MERINGUE
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Swindle : DOIN
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Cambodian currency : RIEL
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Annuls : REPEALS
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Popular computer : IMAC
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Christian denom. : METH
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"___ to you!" (Cockney toast) : ERES
38
Glass: Fr. : VERRE
39
Certain surgery, for short : LIPO
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Musical gift : EAR
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112-Across component : VOWELS
44
92-Across component : ORANGEJUICE
49
Noted civil rights leader : EVERS
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Ford Explorer, e.g. : SUV
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Business figure : NETSALES
54
Torments : AGONIES
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Burkina ___ : FASO
57
Like certain attacks : ADHOMINEM
59
"The Power and the Glory" novelist : GREENE
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Like wine : AGED
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Family tree word : NEE
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Cry like a baby : MEWL
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Line on a dock : TIDEMARK
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To this point : SOFAR
69
23-Across + 9-Down : FULLHOUSE
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___ cantata (church service) : MISSA
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Labor-management arrangement : OPENSHOP
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Oberhausen one : EINS
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Costa del ___ : SOL
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Gael, for one : CELT
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Roving adventurously : ERRANT
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One's savings, metaphorically : SAFETYNET
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1990's rap duo ___ Kross : KRIS
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Co-renters, slangily : ROOMIES
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Wife of Odysseus : PENELOPE
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Instrument in the E-Street Band : SAX
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"Easy!" : ASNAP
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52-Down + 44-Across : SCREWDRIVER
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Area : SPHERE
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Part of H.R.H. : HER
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Doctor's income : FEES
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Sp. ladies : SRAS
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Kennelmate of Rover : FIDO
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Additionally : ELSE
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Noted husband-and-wife paleontologists : LEAKEYS
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Business letter abbr. : ENCL
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Bump : OUST
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33-Down + 42-Across : ALPHABET
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68-Down + 104-Down : THEODDCOUPLE
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Gliding step, in ballet : GLISSADE
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Fine porcelain : IMARI
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Get : ATTAIN
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Old cartoonist ___ Hoff : SYD
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Head of circulation? : SOFTC
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Brought up : REARED
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"A jealous mistress": Emerson : ART
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Cry of disgust : BAH
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Round Table title : SIR
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Jonson work : ODE
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Bagpipe, e.g. : REED
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Closet item : BROOM
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Singer in a boîte : CHANTEUSE
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Just ducky : AOK
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69-Across component : PAIR
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"Journey to ___" ("Sesame Street" feature) : ERNIE
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U-Haul rival : RYDER
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Cable chan. for old films : TCM
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Gardener, sometimes : HOER
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Normal, as a photo : UNREVERSED
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Tiny appendages on rose plants : STIPELS
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25-Across component : SUGAR
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Usually, after "as" : ARULE
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Suffix for abnormalities : OSES
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Lulus : ONERS
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Cry of disgust : FIE
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Actor Sam of Broadway's "The Sunshine Boys" : LEVENE
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Stuck, with "down" : MIRED
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"Beat ___ to ..." : APATH
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112-Across component : CONSONANTS
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Japanese yes : HAI
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Cold war group : SOVIETS
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Panasonic competitor : RCA
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Twerp : WEENIE
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Xbox aficionados : GAMERS
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Nobelist Metchnikoff : ELIE
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"Dawson's Creek" girl : JEN
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25-Across component : EGGWHITES
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Many Michener works : SAGAS
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___ manual : USERS
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92-Across component : VODKA
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Wrinkle-resistant fabric : ORLON
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Magazine published by the Parenting Group : FAMILYLIFE
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21st-century year : MML
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1985 John Malkovich movie : ELENI
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Ham : EMOTER
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Punches : SOCKS
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Works : OPERA
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114-Across component : FELIX
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As an example : FORONE
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Hullabaloos : UPROARS
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Naval letters : USS
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Snack since the 1890's : HERSHEYBAR
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E-mail command : SEND
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Law man? : AMPERE
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Irregular : APERIODIC
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"Chosen" number : FEW
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Trendsetting : NOVEL
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Olympians' blades : EPEES
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Brusque : TERSE
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Part of J.H.S.: Abbr. : SCH
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Pacify : APPEASE
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Coin flipper : REF
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Guru followers : SIKHS
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Something to watch the BBC on : TELLY
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Galloping : RAPID
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Nay sayers : ANTIS
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Doofus : SCHMO
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Flop : DUD
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114-Across component : OSCAR
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Dawdles : LAGS
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Jon of TV's "UC: Undercover" : SEDA
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Page : LEAF
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Carry : TOTE
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Asian celebration : TET
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Crumb : ORT
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Hagen of Broadway : UTA
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Word before three, four or five, but not one : PAR
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More than an exaggeration : LIE
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This, appropriately : END

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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