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TWO-BY-FOURS

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 2013

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 176 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0623 ( 23,238 )
Across
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Mustard variety : DIJON
5
Go beyond : PASS
9
Tired : STALE
14
Upper-tier academics : PHDS
18
Rescue mission, briefly : EVAC
19
Get off the highway : EXIT
20
In current times : TODAY
21
Put in an appearance : SHOWUP
22
Comic strip about the Patterson family : FORBETTERORFORWORSE
25
Food in the Bible : MANNA
26
Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
27
Des ___, Iowa : MOINES
28
Repudiates : DISOWNS
29
Checkpoint needs : PAPERS
31
Periodic payments : DUES
32
Star : CELEB
33
Like birds of prey : TALONED
34
Coffee containers : URNS
35
Give one's address? : ORATE
37
Baseball card stat : RBI
40
SeaWorld performers : ORCAS
41
Mortarboard tosser : GRAD
42
"Really useful engine" of children's books : THOMAS
43
Wilson of Hollywood : OWEN
44
"What nonsense!" : POOH
45
#1 on the American Film Institute's "Greatest Movie Musicals" list : SINGININTHERAIN
47
Tech media Web site founded in 1994 : CNET
48
John at a piano : ELTON
49
Basis of some ticket discounts : AGE
50
Patient mover : GURNEY
51
Computer user's shortcut : MACRO
52
Viewed with contempt : DETESTED
54
What's expected : NORM
55
Confers : BESTOWS
56
Sentence unit : YEAR
57
Like nougat : CHEWY
59
Toot one's own horn : BOAST
60
Where Arab Bank is headquartered : AMMAN
62
[Gone ... instantly!] : POOF
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Home of Hannibal : CARTHAGE
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Be relevant to : BEARON
68
Withdraw : BOWOUT
70
Over the hill : OLD
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Former Indiana senator Bayh : EVAN
72
Gas in a vacuum tube : ARGON
73
German-born Emmy winner of 1960s TV : WERNERKLEMPERER
75
Not just a tiff : FEUD
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Untrustworthy sort : LIAR
77
Breaking developments? : PIECES
78
"Regrets" and others : NOES
79
"Exactly right!" : BINGO
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Wrangler rival : LEE
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Went (for) : OPTED
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Gulf war missile : SCUD
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Company of two? : MERGER
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Makes a go of it : TRIES
86
Really impresses : AWES
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Palmed off : FOISTED
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Hold the fort, say : DEFEND
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Holders of addl. thoughts : PARENS
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Existential anxiety : ANGST
93
Welcome sight after a flood : ARARAT
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Various things : THISTHATANDTHEOTHER
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Tweeters : BIRDS
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Unalaska native : ALEUT
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Beam from one end to the other : KEEL
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Patriarch who lived 950 years : NOAH
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Horrorful : SCARY
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Tired : WEARY
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Sideways : AWRY
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French or Italian bread : EURO
Down
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Cool, in hip-hop slang : DEF
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English war poet Gurney : IVOR
3
Hardly a slow poke : JAB
4
1942 Cary Grant comedy : ONCEUPONAHONEYMOON
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Besieger's bomb : PETARD
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Rink jumps : AXELS
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"Dear" one : SIR
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What a gutter may lead to : STORMDRAIN
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Made-up alibis : STORIES
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Stops on a whistle-stop tour : TOWNS
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Love : ADORE
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Subject of many a Burns ballad : LASS
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Size up : EYE
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Something to grow out of : PHASE
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Elocution phrase : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
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Musical duo Brooks & ___ : DUNN
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They have springs : SPAS
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All ___ : SMILES
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Fruit growers : TREES
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Setting up : FOUNDING
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Hold for questioning : DETAIN
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Early release : PAROLE
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One of the authors in the game Authors : ALCOTT
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Procter & Gamble soap : CAMAY
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Drank to excess : TOPED
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Pressed : URGED
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Award won by Alice Munro and Stephen King : OHENRY
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Pulitzer-winning composer Ned : ROREM
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Some drafts : BEERS
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Krakauer's "___ the Wild" : INTO
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Zesty staple of Asian cuisine : GINGER
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Martial arts move : THROW
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Old Nick : SATAN
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Melodious : TUNEFUL
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Initiates a conflict : CASTSTHEFIRSTSTONE
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Entree, often : MEAT
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Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
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Line on a map : BORDER
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Recoiled fearfully : COWERED
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Catchy parts of pop songs : HOOKS
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Farm machines : BALERS
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Hard-to-reach nest : AERIE
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Classic name in crossword puzzles : MARGARETFARRAR
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Puerto Rican port : PONCE
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Got through difficulties : COPED
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Get retribution for : AVENGE
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Guesstimated : GAUGED
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Ewoks' home in "Star Wars" : ENDOR
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Socialite's party : BALL
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Green ___ : BERETS
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Like some stores of years gone by : TENCENT
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Erased, as a tape : WIPED
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Eggplant casserole : MOUSSAKA
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Lifts a finger? : POINTS
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Soft shade : BEIGE
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Betraying nervousness, in a way : SWEATY
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How utility bills are usually paid : MONTHLY
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Set preceder? : READY
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1981 comedy or its 2011 remake : ARTHUR
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Volume control on a soundboard : FADER
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Small dollops : DABS
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"Spamalot" writer Idle : ERIC
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Untidy stack : PILE
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Out of port : ASEA
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Détente : THAW
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State-of-the-art : NEW
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Biblical pronoun : THOU
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Shucked item : EAR
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Density symbol, in physics : RHO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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