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MYTH-LABELED

New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 164 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0603 ( 22,853 )
Across
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Pages (through) : LEAFS
6
Moon shots? : REARS
11
Lead-ins to many YouTube videos : ADS
14
Sunset color : MAUVE
19
Maker of Reynolds Wrap : ALCOA
20
Film composer Morricone : ENNIO
21
A fire sign : LEO
22
Saint Clare of Assisi's sister : AGNES
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WARNING: Suspension system prone to failure : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
26
Company that owns Lands' End : SEARS
27
Tea flavoring : HERB
28
Gershwin title character : BESS
29
WARNING: May contain Greeks : TROJANHORSE
31
High-precision rifle user : SNIPER
33
Its first car was the Model AA : TOYOTA
35
Well-connected industrialists? : OILMEN
36
Generally preferred work shift : DAY
37
John : LAV
38
Raring to go : PSYCHED
40
They get punched out : CHADS
43
"The Ballad of ___," 1967 comedy/western : JOSIE
45
Part of L.A.P.D. : LOS
46
Litter member : PUP
49
Function : ROLE
50
WARNING: Possible heart-related side effects : CUPIDSARROW
54
1966 Florentine flooder : ARNO
55
Musandam Peninsula nation : OMAN
56
Big-box store : IKEA
57
Single-masted boat : SLOOP
58
Uncorks : OPENS
59
Proves false : CONFUTES
61
Crime film centerpiece : HEIST
62
Very tame tom : LAPCAT
63
Avoided bogey : PARRED
64
Picket line? : FENCE
65
Bordeaux grape : MERLOT
66
Silently says "So what?" : SHRUGS
67
Furniture purchase : SUITE
68
Rent : LEASEOUT
70
Newswoman Roberts : COKIE
71
Source of the word "bandanna" : HINDI
72
Saloon singer Sylvia : SYMS
73
Pods often pickled : OKRA
74
Foot, e.g. : UNIT
75
WARNING: Cutting tool required : GORDIANKNOT
77
Tour de force : FEAT
78
Entertainment center location : DEN
79
Unrefined : RAW
80
___ United (English football club) : LEEDS
81
Perplex : ADDLE
82
Company whose ads have "Peanuts" characters : METLIFE
86
Not be entirely independent : OWE
87
Japanese kana character : CHI
88
Big name in suits : SPEEDO
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___ Creed (statement of religious beliefs) : NICENE
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Gliding dance step : CHASSE
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WARNING: Do not open : PANDORASBOX
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Nettle : RILE
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Completely cover : COAT
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"The Addams Family" actor John : ASTIN
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WARNING: Effects on children unknown : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
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Ending with farm or home : STEAD
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Nothing but : ALL
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Olympic group? : RINGS
109
"Rubber Duckie" singer : ERNIE
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Thomas of stage and screen : MARLO
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Mens ___ : REA
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Biofuel source : ALGAE
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Supplement : ADDTO
Down
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Old naval punishment : LASH
2
Actor Cary : ELWES
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Symbol used to mark England's National Trails : ACORN
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WARNING: May cause damnation if swallowed : FORBIDDENFRUIT
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Unfortunate : SAD
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Consult, with "to" : REFER
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Wraps up : ENDS
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1956 Ingrid Bergman/Yul Brynner film : ANASTASIA
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Wheel part : RIM
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Like used fire irons : SOOTY
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Earmarks : ALLOTS
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Entertain a party, in a way : DEEJAY
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1998 home run race participant : SOSA
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Approach clubs : MASHIES
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Antediluvian : AGEOLD
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Strip of weapons : UNARM
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Minister's reading : VERSE
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City that hosts the world's biggest annual game fair : ESSEN
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Comply with : OBEY
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Seasonal yield : CROP
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At all, in dialect : NOHOW
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___ de deux : PAS
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"Ars Amatoria" writer : OVID
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Canters leisurely : LOPES
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Sound heard at equestrian events : CLOP
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Critter with a lot of teeth : CROC
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Cache for cash, say : HOMOPHONE
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Oscar winner for "Little Miss Sunshine" : ALANARKIN
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Made a misleading move, in football : JUKED
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Required : ESSENTIAL
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Like Spam : PRECOOKED
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Grotesque : UNNATURAL
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Blog entry : POST
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Names : CITES
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"It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!" speaker : ALICE
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Headed heavenward : ROSE
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Floorboard problem : ROT
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WARNING: Improper use could lead to jealousy, treachery and/or war : APPLEOFDISCORD
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They're sometimes seen in banks : OARS
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Compulsion : URGE
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Fictional friend of Peter the goatherd : HEIDI
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Smallest : LEAST
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Charitable creation : FUND
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Notes : MEMOS
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Certain missile : SCUD
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Officer's title : SIR
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"Bewitched" regular Paul : LYNDE
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Home to many John Constable works, with "the" : TATE
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Complain loudly : HOWL
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Really ridiculing : SKEWERING
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Gainesville athlete : GATOR
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Attention-getting sign : NEON
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___ Beach (California surfing mecca) : REDONDO
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"I suspected as much!" : AHA
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Near the center : MEDIAL
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Shoe part : INSOLE
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Part of a calf : FIBULA
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Future C.P.A.'s study : ECON
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Special creator? : CHEF
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Muscle woe : SPASM
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Food in many shapes : PASTA
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Cross the doorsill : ENTER
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Actor without lines : EXTRA
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About to happen : CLOSE
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Reliable : SOUND
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Grammy-winning Weird Al Yankovic song : EATIT
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In the distance : AFAR
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"Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
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Kojak's first name : THEO
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Afflict : AIL
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Biblical "indeed" : YEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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