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MODERN CONTACTS

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 2002

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 19,206 )
Across
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Patriotic periods, traditionally : WARTIMES
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Fund-raising targets : ALUMNI
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Track person : RACER
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Some court practice : ONEONONE
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Old scoundrel : VARLET
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Setting for a 1944 Hersey novel : ADANO
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___.com (e-mail address for a 1989 movie comedy) : WEEKENDATBERNIES
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Peace Corps cousin : VISTA
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Paper pusher : CLERK
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Meyers of "Kate & Allie" : ARI
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Keys : OPENERS
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Latin words of clarification : IDEST
31
___.com (e-mail address for updates) : NEWSATELEVEN
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Nevertheless : YET
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60's style : MOD
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George who won a 1986 Pulitzer for music : PERLE
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"Enough" star, 2002 : LOPEZ
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Grades : RATES
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Expectantly : ATIP
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Législature votes : OUIS
44
Montana, once : NINER
45
They may be picked : NITS
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___.com (e-mail address for a highway department) : MENATWORK
48
Pond insect : MIDGE
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Kind of support : TECH
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Plant grown in field ponds : TARO
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Kitchen gadget : DICER
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Bygone religious group : SHAKERS
55
Is on ice : AWAITS
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Make, as a putt : SINK
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Poly- follower : ESTER
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Fell for a trick : BIT
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Good books, briefly : LIT
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___.com (e-mail address for a lottery) : CHOSENATRANDOM
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Hungry bear filler? : ASA
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Antenna holder : ANT
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Polygamist's pride : HAREM
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Salt : NACL
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Team names : ROSTER
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Carbon-14, e.g. : ISOTOPE
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Euphoric, after "on" : AHIGH
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High school subj. : HIST
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Rake : ROUE
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Japanese dog : AKITA
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___.com (e-mail address for the Coast Guard) : LOSTATSEA
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Research facility: Abbr. : INST
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Subject of the biopic "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
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FleetCenter player, for short : CELT
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Italian cone maker : ETNA
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Adversaries : FOES
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Researcher's desire : GRANT
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Good earth : LOESS
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Old White House inits. : RMN
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Whatever : ANY
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___.com (e-mail address for an active senior) : YOUNGATHEART
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Responded sheepishly : BAAED
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Pizza topping : MEATBALL
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Put away : EAT
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Clears : EARNS
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Key : ISLET
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___.com (e-mail address for a romantic) : LOVEATFIRSTSIGHT
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Pay arrangement : SCALE
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Grand work in verse : EPOPEE
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Preamble follower : ARTICLEI
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Doesn't just snicker : HOWLS
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Bounty : REWARD
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Most uncouth : GAUCHEST
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Stun : WOW
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Frequent speech starter : ANECDOTE
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Brought on board, somehow : REELEDIN
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Puffs : TOKES
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Unreactive : INERT
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One in a hood : MONK
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Destroy : END
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Pants part : SEAT
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Resistant : AVERSE
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It may be thrown in the ring : LARIAT
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Memorial sight : URN
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Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
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Originally : NEE
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Comment at a breakup : ITSOVER
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Lustrous black : RAVEN
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Score in tennis : ADIN
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___.com (e-mail address for an old poetry reader) : CASEYATTHEBAT
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Some specials : ENTREES
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Some wingdings : ROASTS
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Castigates, with "out" : BAWLS
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Dispenser candy : PEZ
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Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
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Prefix with science : NEURO
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Lover in "The Flying Dutchman" : ERIK
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Skip : ELIDE
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Boxer's asset : LONGREACH
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It may be thrust : EPEE
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Dilapidation : POORSHAPE
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"Casablanca" role : RICK
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One of the Reagans : PATTI
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___.com (e-mail address for classic sitcoms) : NICKATNITE
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Closest : NEARMOST
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"Careful!" : WATCHOUT
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Voyageurs Natl. Park locale : MINN
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People with principles : THEORISTS
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Metal shop activity : DIEMAKING
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Most-used edition: Abbr. : STD
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Greet the judge : RISE
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Reviewer's unit : STAR
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Asia's Trans ___ mountains : ALAI
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Sports column : WINS
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___.com (e-mail address for a lawyer) : ATTORNEYATLAW
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Venice-to-Naples dir. : SSE
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Inits. in comedy : SNL
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Can you dig it? : ORE
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Madras music : RAGA
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Union member : STATE
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Chuck : TOSS
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Suggest : HINTAT
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"The Hymn of Jesus" composer : HOLST
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Actor Young of TV's "Mister Ed" : ALAN
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Bad look : LEER
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Suppress : STRANGLE
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Tangles up : ENMESHES
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Texas ___ M : AAND
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"The Bald Soprano" playwright : IONESCO
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Bakery treat : CRULLER
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Ring-tailed animal : COATI
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Starve : FAMISH
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"Well, ___ darn!" : GOL
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Flipped : LEAFED
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"Rawhide" role : YATES
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Gangster's weapon : HEATER
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101, in course names : BASIC
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"If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
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Class ender : BELL
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Dying words : ETTU
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High expectation for Eliza? : OPE
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Word : VOW
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Assessors of m.p.g. : EPA
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Tease : RAG
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Miguel's Mrs. : SRA
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Half an exchange : TIT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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