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THE SUNDAY FUNNIES

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The original printed Sunday NY Times Magazine puzzle included comics. See this PDF.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 19,934 )
Across
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Lock up for a long time : SHUTAWAY
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Bordering area : APRON
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Tests for some coll. seniors : GRES
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Modern times : ATOMICAGE
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Rear : RAISE
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Easy two-pointer : LAYUP
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Where to color cartoons? : BETWEENTHELINES
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End of ___ : ANERA
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Drivers' org. : AAA
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Abbr. before some state names : USS
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Place to walk, for short : XING
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Tot : TODDLER
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No string bean : BLIMP
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Nile slitherers : ASPS
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Gas: Prefix : AERI
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"May ___ frank?" : IBE
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Musical notes : RES
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Demand more cartoon ideas? : IMPOSEAGAGORDER
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Wall St. hiree : MBA
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Follows : OBEYS
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T size: Abbr. : LGE
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Desires, with "after" : LUSTS
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Every other quarter : BIANNUAL
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Nightspot : PIANOBAR
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Immigrant's sch. course : ESL
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Means of finding cartoon signatures? : STRIPSEARCHES
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Fed. loan group : SBA
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Rested (on) : RELIED
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Large number suffix : AIRE
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Slangy greetings : YOS
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On/off points: Abbr. : STAS
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One with lots of bucks? : BRONCO
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Sign on an elementary school door : GIRLS
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Wrecks : TOTALS
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Stale : OLD
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Wowed : AGOG
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City WSW of Copenhagen : ODENSE
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Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
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Making lots of circles in a cartoon? : DRAWINGACROWD
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Russian assents : DAS
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"You better believe it!" : YESSIREE
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Pogo and others : OPOSSUMS
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Up's partner : ABOUT
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"Today" rival, for short : GMA
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Title town in a John Denver song : ASPEN
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Special ___ : OPS
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Aspiring cartoonist's problem? : LACKOFCHARACTER
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What good R.N.'s dispense : TLC
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Like Haydn's "The Fire" Symphony : INA
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"Cool" : NEAT
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A sci. : PHYS
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Chicken's place : ROOST
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Kicks up one's heels? : CANCANS
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Pedal pusher : SHOE
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Here, to a 108-Across : ICI
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Lady abroad: Abbr. : MME
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Pass : ENACT
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Cartoon dialogue? : PANELDISCUSSION
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___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
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Like some rotations : AXIAL
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Nowheresville : THESTICKS
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Word after he and she : SAID
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In again, after being out : RETRO
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It "kills" some people : SUSPENSE
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Super bargain : STEAL
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Boaster's comment, in a cartoon? : HOTAIRBALLOON
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Underground grp. : UMW
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Commuter headaches : TIEUPS
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Hero aviators : ACES
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Becomes pallid : WANS
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Rep. : AGT
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Quick assent : YEH
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HBO sports series : ARLISS
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Arduous chore : PAIN
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Union symbol : RING
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Carbohydrate suffix : OSE
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Popular drink mix : NESTEA
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Sword lilies : GLADIOLAS
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Money in Port Elizabeth : RAND
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They're shut at night : EYELIDS
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Guarantee : SUREBET
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Common rhyme scheme : ABAB
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Kitchen gadgets : PARERS
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N.L. team since 1969 : EXPOS
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Assn. : ORG
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Hard-hearted : MEAN
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Miss ___ Evans of McCullers's "Ballad of the Sad Cafe" : AMELIA
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Sneak : SPY
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Bureau : AGENCY
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Construction beam : IBAR
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English literary pseudonym : ELIA
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Capek play : RUR
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Wanting as much change as possible? : MISERLY
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Campers' milieu : OUTDOORS
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North African native : BERBER
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Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
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Aristocracy : PEERAGE
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"Well, look here!" : OHO
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Grant, as a title : BESTOWON
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Monopolist : PIG
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Hindu title : SRI
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Cartoons displayed on easels? : STANDUPCOMICS
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Many Christmas trees : BALSAMS
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Weigh : ASSESS
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Pasta name suffix : INI
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Jeanne, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Traveler's alternative to J.F.K. : LGA
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___ Sec. : SOC
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Some roulette bets : ODDS
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Yoakam who sang "Honky Tonk Man" : DWIGHT
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Goes blindly : GROPES
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Set off : DETONATED
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Around : NEAR
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Phone abbr. : OPER
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Good laugh : YUK
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Standout performance : SOLO
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Writer Walker and others : ALICES
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Screwy : BANANAS
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Anthem with two sets of lyrics : OCANADA
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Hurt : ACHED
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Farm enclosure : STY
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Marsh : FEN
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1980's Defense secretary Weinberger : CASPAR
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Classic Harlem theater : APOLLO
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Sibelius's "Valse ___" : TRISTE
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Havana, informally : SMOKE
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Knockouts, so to speak : TENS
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Third-century year : CCII
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Cross condition : SNIT
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When repeated, a cry of approval : HEAR
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Summer treats : ICES
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Pointed end : CUSP
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Feller : AXE
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"___ a date!" : ITS
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Moo ___ pork : SHU
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Wrong : SIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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