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WORDS APART

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 2003

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0713 ( 19,605 )
Across
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Competition involving legs : RELAY
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Give a free pass : COMP
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"My Name Is Asher ___" (Chaim Potok novel) : LEV
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Run-in : SPAT
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Memorable mission : ALAMO
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They're off-base : AWOLS
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Warren ___, 1999 N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year : SAPP
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It has Swiss banks : AARE
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Description of 120-Across and 40-Down : DIVIDEDLOYALTIES
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Senior event : PROM
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Ending with real in London : ISE
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Took the cake, say : ATE
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Oscar Wilde genre : FARCE
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Add : TOTUP
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Snootiness : AIRS
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Indivisible : ONE
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Art photo : SEPIA
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"___ my case" : IREST
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Roving eyes on an exam, e.g. : NONO
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Description of 82-Down and 27-Across : CLEFTPALATE
41
From, in France : DES
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Comics canine : SNERT
44
Football Hall-of-Famer ___ Hirsch : ELROY
45
1933 Physics Nobelist Paul : DIRAC
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It may be legal : TENDER
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Perform high-tech surgery : LASE
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Brilliant maneuver : COUP
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Long operatic solo : SCENA
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Comet's partner : CUPID
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Made with garlic and butter : SCAMPI
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Oil-rich land : BAHRAIN
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Jipijapa hats : PANAMAS
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Adrien ___ skin care products : ARPEL
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Funny Philips : EMO
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Description of 25- and 26-Across : BROKENPROMISE
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Common request for Pat Sajak : ANE
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Shock: Var. : APPAL
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Bill blockers : VETOERS
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Transmits twice : RESENDS
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Was out for a bit : NAPPED
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Dustin Hoffman title role : LENNY
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Saint ___ University of Minnesota : MARYS
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Pirate sticker : SNEE
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Computer programs, for short : APPS
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Lofty groups? : CHOIRS
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Popular Yale major : DRAMA
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Place to kick something : REHAB
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___-off (shortened) : SAWED
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Arles article : LES
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Description of 10- and 111-Across : SPLITLEVELS
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Where the whale is? : THAR
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They're non-PC : IMACS
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Easily taken advantage of : NAIVE
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Visitors from afar, briefly : ETS
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Cipher : ZERO
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Sensation : ECLAT
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Ballet rail : BARRE
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"___ questions?" : ANY
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Two-time U.S. Open champ : ELS
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One in charge of discipline, maybe : DEAN
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Description of 51- and 94-Across : SEPARATEDCOUPLES
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Sen. Stevens and others : TEDS
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Draft selections : ALES
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True : LOYAL
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Static, e.g. : NOISE
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Bone in Rome : OSSO
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Global positioning fig. : LAT
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Subject of King Cyaxares : MEDE
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Daly's TV co-star : GLESS
Down
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Angle measures : RADIANS
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Jack-o'-lantern feature : ELISION
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Half of an old sitcom duo : LAVERNE
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Sage of sci-fi film : YODA
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Rhythmic : CADENCED
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Hogwarts postal carrier : OWL
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Sound heard by Old MacDonald : MOO
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Thickness : PLY
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Nonclerical : LAICAL
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One-on-one sport : EPEE
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Some corp. execs : VPS
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Sweetness or sourness : SAPOR
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Description of 6- and 109-Across : PARTEDCOMPANY
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Stir : AROUSE
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Beguiles : TEMPTS
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This should come first, it's said : SAFETY
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Narrow groove : STRIA
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Reindeer raiser : LAPP
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Factor in ticket pricing : TIER
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Post office machine : SORTER
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Reese's role in "Legally Blonde" : ELLE
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Bay Area airport letters : SFO
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Slip : ERR
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Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
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Connections : TIES
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Like a sound argument : TENABLE
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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Dipilatory brand : NAIR
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Frequent airport sights : LIMOS
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First mate? : ADAM
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Flips : UPENDS
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Lots : PILES
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Hong Kong harbor craft : SAMPAN
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Description of 113- and 39-Down : CHOPPEDSALADS
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Basic reading : CANON
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Let loose : UNPEN
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Turn aside : PARRY
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Vegas venue : CAESARS
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Slightest amount, informally : BEANS
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Mo. containing Guy Fawkes Day : NOV
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For whose sake? : PETES
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Paul McCartney title : SIR
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Food for sea urchins : KELP
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Final preceder : SEMI
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Mimic : APER
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Unreal : ERSATZ
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Requiring more time in the dryer : DAMP
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Goombah : PAL
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"Evita" role : CHE
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Hardy : HALE
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Problem to be overcome : OBSTACLE
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No. 2: Abbr. : ASST
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Give away : REVEAL
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First mate? : EVE
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Cyclist's stunt : WHEELIE
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Like some seals : EARLESS
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Waste products : DROSSES
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Intentionally threw off : LIEDTO
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Runs the show : EMCEES
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Peeved : INAPET
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Skater Lipinski and others : TARAS
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One way to Southampton: Abbr. : LIRR
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Response to a playground challenge : CANSO
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___-Caps (candy) : SNO
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Gymnastics coach Karolyi : BELA
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Egg foo ___ : YUNG
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Bando of baseball : SAL
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___ turkey : TOM
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Batter's asset : EYE
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Pop : DAD
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Campaigner, for short : POL

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

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