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Technophobe's Delight

New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 1997

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0629 ( 17,400 )
Across
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Unrehearsed : OFFHAND
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Clear, in a way : DEFOG
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Two-time U.S. Open champ : SELES
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Showing again : REAIRING
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Starting again : DENOVO
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Jump for joy : EXULT
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MAC : BRITISHRAINCOAT
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Action star Jean-Claude Van ___ : DAMME
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Tear down, in England : RASE
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Taro root : EDDO
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Mom's specialty : TLC
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Palette color : UMBER
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___ Na Na : SHA
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HARD DRIVE : TIGERSTEESHOT
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White-tailed bird : ERN
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Site of the Outback Bowl : TAMPA
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One : UNITED
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One-___ : ACTER
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Baseball's Moises : ALOU
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Theater group, for short : REP
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Lugubrious : SAD
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Asian open sedan chair : TONJON
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Wipe the floor with : ROUT
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With 87-Down, early commercialists : FUR
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"Happy" first name : FELICE
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Place for a cashier, maybe : CAGE
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Author Auletta : KEN
55
Coups de gr‚ce : KOS
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BACKUP : CARLIGHT
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Test killer : ACER
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Vermeer contemporary : STEEN
61
It means "place without water" in Mongolian : GOBI
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Wide shoe specification : EEE
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Interviewed : ASKED
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CHIP : MYTHREESONSROLE
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Some cuts : RUMPS
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Anthem contraction : OER
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TV Maverick : BRET
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Words on a quarter : GODWE
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Fire ___ : OPAL
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MOUSE : BLACKEYE
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Technique : ART
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A.C.C. team : UVA
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Volcano near Catania : ETNA
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Warner on horseback : REVERE
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Press into service : USE
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Discuss : GOINTO
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Roman or Greek, e.g. : ERA
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Not a picky specification : ANY
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A year in the life of Attila : CDLI
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Tic-Tac rival : CERTS
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"The Last Supper," e.g. : FRESCO
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"Somewhere in Time" actor : REEVE
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Har-___ (tennis surface) : TRU
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WEB SITE : AHAUNTEDHOUSE
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Legal point : RES
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Took on : HIRED
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Le Figaro article : UNE
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Contender : VIER
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Limber : AGILE
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NETWORK : CHAYEFSKYSATIRE
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Recruit's response : NOSIR
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Luncheonette : EATERY
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Radiator features : SEALANTS
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Certain Art Deco works : ERTES
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Show off : SPORT
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Traveled by double-ripper : SLEDDED
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Ball : ORB
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Not agin : FER
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BIT : FAIRAMOUNT
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___ run of bad luck : HITA
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Bristle, botanically : ARISTA
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Second-generation Japanese : NISEI
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Pol. designation for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen : DNH
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Mark : DENOTE
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Envelope abbr. : ENC
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"The Young Man From Atlanta" playwright : FOOTE
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Tracks : OVALS
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Nabber's cry : GOTCHA
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Noted ice cream maker : SEDUTTO
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Conclusion of a term : EXAM
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HACKER : LUMBERJACK
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Bugs's foil : ELMER
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Grave : STERN
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Not as accomplished : GREENER
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Shakespearean verb with thou : DIDST
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Soaking : ADRIP
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Cheerless : STARK
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Lunar phenomena : HALOES
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People of influence : GURUS
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Auto with Teletouch transmission : EDSEL
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Eight is enough for this : OCTET
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Fix : PUT
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Surrounded (by) : ENCASED
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Executor, sometimes : ALIENEE
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Word in some magazine titles : DIGEST
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___ arch : OGEE
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Square : NERD
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Church receptacle : FONT
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FLOPPY DISK : FRISBEE
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"Mermaids" actress : CHER
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Florida vacation spot, with "the" : KEYS
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Blackmailer, e.g. : COERCER
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1860's White House name : ABE
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Get ready to fly : EMPLANE
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Shin armor : GREAVE
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Scads : ALOT
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Bind, so to speak : HOLE
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Direct ending : ORY
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Menace : OGRE
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Film director Nicolas : ROEG
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Doing : UPTO
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DIGITAL MONITOR : MANICURIST
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PRODIGY : WUNDERKIND
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Unfold : EVOLVE
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Soup for a cold : BROTH
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40's-50's TV drama sponsor : KRAFT
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"Do ___ like" : ASYOU
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Early spring sign : ARIES
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Opens : UNCORKS
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Word with bag or cap : ICE
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See 50-Across : TRADERS
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Best seller "Angela's ___" : ASHES
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Speaks impertinently to : SAUCES
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Fall back : REVERT
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Uplift : EDIFY
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Kind of price : RESALE
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Macduff was one : THANE
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Hardship : RIGOR
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Bad luck, old-style : UNHAP
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Kind of hemp : SISAL
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Mario of the N.B.A. : ELIE
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Not much : ATAD
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Suffix with bow : YER
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Up, as a vote : YES
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Tpke. : RTE
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Either of two books of the Apocrypha: Abbr. : ESD

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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