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MISLEADING MENAGERIE

New York Times, Sunday, July 11, 1999

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0711 ( 18,142 )
Across
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Stone of some Libras : OPAL
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AM selections: Abbr. : STAS
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Tussle : SCRAP
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Raising a sweat, perhaps : HUMID
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Pitch : TONE
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Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Verse from Villon : POEME
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Do some campaign work : ORATE
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When to slop in the mud on the farm? : HOGDAYSOFSUMMER
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Kind of joint : MITER
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Gray, for one : ELEGIST
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Maryland athlete, for short : TERP
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Almost purée : RICE
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI
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Like some apartments : RELET
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Council of ___ (1409 assembly) : PISA
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With bite : ACIDLY
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Took action : DID
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60's coll. radicals : SDS
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Wisest of the centaurs, in Greek myth : CHIRON
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Brown shade : COCOA
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Not be alert : DOZE
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Tale of a tiny bellower? : THELOUSETHATROARED
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Talk effusively : GUSH
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Alpine sight : MONT
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Hot to trot : KEEN
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Priest of I Samuel : ELI
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Shoulder piece : EPAULET
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20's beer barrel busters : FEDS
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Like some shopping : ONESTOP
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Homecoming visitors : ALUMS
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Acted like : APED
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Apple product : IMAC
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Shortly before? : ERE
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Traitorous intruder? : RATBURGLAR
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What an ass declares in cards? : DONKEYSUIT
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Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'___" : ETE
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Beloved subject of Thomas Campbell : ERIN
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Jaywalking, e.g. : NONO
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Home run, slangily : TATER
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Not at all like : DESPISE
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Newswriter's specialty : BEAT
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Exploitative employer : PADRONE
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Rough stuff : ORE
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Tot toter : PRAM
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Stitch souvenir : SCAR
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Abbr. starting some corp. names : INTL
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Bedtime reading in the forest? : MOTHERMOOSESTORIES
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Place for a run : OVAL
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Call upon : VISIT
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Canine cover : TARTAR
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Calendar abbr. : TUE
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Roaster, maybe : HEN
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Nonabrasive : GENTLE
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Cross with a loop : ANKH
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They exist from hand to mouth : REINS
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It's often left hanging : ART
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"Got it" : IDIG
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Warrant follower : RAID
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High point : EVEREST
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Takes off life support? : WEANS
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"Time to have a foal"? : MAREBRAINEDIDEA
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Gold standard : KARAT
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Pal : AMIGO
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Profusion : RIOT
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Prince Albert, e.g. : COAT
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Doesn't fold : STAYS
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Like cancan dancers : LEGGY
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Noise pollution : DINS
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Play opener : ANTE
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Them : OTHERS
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Held jointly : POOLED
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Troublemakers, never : ANGELS
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Potted plant place : LEDGE
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1974 Sutherland/Gould spoof : SPYS
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Airborne faultfinder : TESTPILOT
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Botheration : ADO
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Separates : SIFTSOUT
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Prodder : SPUR
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Tight : COMPACTED
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"Radio Free Europe" rock band : REM
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Red-white-and-blue : AMERICAN
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Green gem : PERIDOT
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Comfortably inviting : HOMEY
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New England state sch. : URI
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One who accepts charges : MATADOR
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Use Schedule A : ITEMIZE
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Put down : DERIDED
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Common aspiration : AITCH
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Singer Lennon and others : SEANS
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Essayist Day : CLARENCE
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Smooth : IRON
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Stick-to-it-iveness? : COHESION
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Blood pigment : HEME
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Seat of honor location : DAIS
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Handy digit : THUMB
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Scratched (out) : EKED
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Big cheer : OLE
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Ready, with "up" : GEARED
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Burning the midnight oil, so to speak : UPLATE
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Makes veal, maybe : SAUTES
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Shaq's alma mater : LSU
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"That's ___ sure!" : FER
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Source of 85-Down : OAK
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Germanic tribesman : TEUTON
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Familiarize : ORIENT
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Tube-nosed seabird : PETREL
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7th-century Arab caliph : ALI
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Brown, in a way : PANBROIL
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Phone button trio : MNO
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Set aside : RESERVED
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Test for a college sr. : GRE
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Part of an E-mail address : DOT
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So far, on a pay stub: Abbr. : YTD
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Hindu habits : SARIS
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Handle : NAME
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Sci-fi writer Frederic : POHL
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It makes one hot : IRE
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Item that's often hidden : EASTEREGG
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Athens attraction : PARTHENON
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Voice stretcher : ARIA
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Like many a sports report : POSTGAME
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Comparison basis : STANDARD
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Stopper : CORK
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Center strip cuts? : MOHAWKS
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Gorge : OVEREAT
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Trumpet blast : TANTARA
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Barely enough : MINIMAL
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One step : STAIR
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Flubbed : ERRED
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Affixed : TIEDON
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Boot : UNSEAT
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A matter of will? : ESTATE
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Nubs : GISTS
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Author Jong : ERICA
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"When I was ___..." : ABOY
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Seasoned hands : VETS
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Word from a con : NAY
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Fix : RIG
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A crowd, for Caesar? : III

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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