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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 2005

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0626 ( 20,319 )
Across
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Georgia state wildflower : AZALEA
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Georgia neighbor : ALABAMA
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1970's-80's singer Ronnie : MILSAP
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Fixes, as a bow : RETIES
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Product usually used at night : SOMINEX
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New York lake : ONEIDA
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Puts to the test : PROVES
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Girls at the playground? : SWINGSETMISSES
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Word before and after "by," "on," or "to" : ONE
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Subsist : ARE
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It may be relative : EASE
30
Wheat ___ : THINS
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Rear parts of an article of radio equipment? : HEADSETTAILS
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Big atlas section : ASIA
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Party person : HOSTESS
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Kind of race : ARMS
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"No way" : CANTBE
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Hero : SUB
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Rest on : SITATOP
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Assails : HASAT
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Journalist Kupcinet : IRV
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More than just a jaunt : TREK
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Barely beats : NOSES
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Slow dance with quick turns : BOLERO
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Provision of the Natl. Security Act, 1947 : CIA
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Grand ___ (wine appellation) : CRU
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Golf club resembling an inverted V? : CARETDRIVER
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___-Tiki : KON
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Retainers : DIKES
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Ones with potato peelers, for short : KPS
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Break time : EASTER
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Shipping dept. stamp : RECD
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First-aid item : ICEBAG
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"___ takers?" : ANY
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Fume : SEETHE
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Distillery items : VATS
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Milk-related : LACTIC
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2001 album with the #1 hit "Ain't It Funny" : JLO
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Mass offering : WAFER
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Time ___ : INC
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Metallic restraint on Baryshnikov? : BALLETCHAIN
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Architectural feature : ELL
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55-Across relative : NSA
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Northeast tollroad option : EZPASS
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Emasculate : UNMAN
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Catty comeback : MEOW
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Symbol of slipperiness : EEL
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Vikings' foes : LIONS
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Wore briefly : TRIEDON
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Map abbr. : AVE
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Take out : DELETE
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Alliance : BLOC
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Con men often use them : ALIASES
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The Baltics, once: Abbr. : SSRS
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Ball bearing on a spaceship? : ROCKETROLLER
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Spot for a spare tire : WAIST
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Sister of Rachel : LEAH
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Cartoon dog : REN
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"Skip me" : NAH
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Beneath a pendant opener? : UNDERLOCKETKEY
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Pretenses : GUISES
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Witnessed in the area of : SEENAT
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What's left : REMAINS
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Prom date : ESCORT
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TV ratings period : SWEEPS
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Experimented with drugs, say : USEDPOT
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"National Velvet" star : ROONEY
Down
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Ernst colleague : ARP
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Time to attack : ZEROHOUR
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Present for your communication with an English saint? : ATONESBECKETCALL
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Occupy : LIVEAT
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Like a really big shoe : EEE
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Hired gun : ASSASSIN
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Long suit : ASSET
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Range setting : LOW
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"But who ___ to …?" : AMI
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Coal holder : BIN
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2002 World Series champs : ANGELS
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Hills without peaks : MESAS
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Good fellers : AXES
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Den ___ : MOM
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First-move maker : INITIATOR
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"When Your Child Drives You Crazy" author : LESHAN
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"Sure thing" for Speedy Gonzales : SISI
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Part of a wagon train's route : PASS
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Garden party, maybe : TEA
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Order more of : RESTOCK
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___ Arc, Ark. : DES
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Homers, slangily : TATERS
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Sprang up : AROSE
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Squirt : IMP
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Ghosts or goblins : SCARERS
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Presidential monogram : HST
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When some insects are cited for biting? : TICKETFLEASEASON
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Sweet roll : BRIOCHE
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Boxer Holyfield : EVANDER
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Quickly, briefly : ASAP
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___ de combat : HORS
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Maynard G. ___ of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" : KREBS
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Annual celebration, for short : BDAY
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"The good ol'" place : USA
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"The Things We Do for Love" rock group, 1977 : TENCC
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Perceived intuitively : DIVINED
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Miraculous cry at a revival meeting : ICANSEE
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Empire : REALM
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One who may improve your outlook : GLAZIER
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Isles : AITS
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Manchego cheese source : EWE
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Food in bags or cans : ALPO
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The Kennedys, e.g. : CLAN
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1979 Nastassia Kinski title role : TESS
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Tony's sister on "The Sopranos" : JANICE
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Mexican beer go-with : LIME
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Impetuously, maybe : ONADARE
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Car seat securer : BELTSTRAP
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Impresario Sol : HUROK
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Only in the past : NOLONGER
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"Psst!" : OVERHERE
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Unseld of the N.B.A. : WES
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Lots of hugs, in brief : TLC
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Lowest score : NIL
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Ancient Palestinian : ESSENE
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"La ___" (opera) : BOHEME
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Magnet alloy : ALNICO
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Traffic caution : SLO
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Landscapers' tools : RAKES
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Assignation : TRYST
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Weak one : WUSS
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All over : ANEW
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Creation of un philosophe : IDEE
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Sandy hue : ECRU
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Mil. titles : LTS
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Little bit : TAD
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Laotian money : KIP
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1970's Bowie collaborator : ENO
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Show presenter, for short : USO
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Farm area : STY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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