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TIMELY OBSERVATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 2001

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0715 ( 18,877 )
Across
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Former Virginia senator : ROBB
5
Small band : COMBO
10
"If ___ You" (#1 Alabama song) : IHAD
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One-time rival of Hogan : SNEAD
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High guy in Dubai : EMIR
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Makeup artists? : LIARS
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Place for a mass meeting? : NAVE
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Mass meeting : RALLY
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Public declarations : MANIFESTOS
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Start of a quip : THETROUBLE
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How some things are set : INSTONE
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Smarty : WISEACRE
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Lip : SASS
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Compass-drawn line : ARC
32
Pleasant way to walk : ONAIR
33
Height : ACME
35
Quip, part 2 : WITHBEINGPUNCTUALIS
42
Plow pioneer : JOHNDEERE
44
Screen site : MONITOR
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More than intuition : ESP
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Bulldog Days participant : ELI
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Relative of -y : ISH
48
Primer material : BASICS
49
It's heavily Hindu : INDIA
51
Justice Frankfurter : FELIX
53
Disney opener : EURO
56
Le Havre-to-Paris dir. : ESE
57
Cote chorus : BLEATS
58
Conductor Lukas ___ : FOSS
59
N.H.L. goalie Chris : OSGOOD
61
Whopper : TALE
62
Quip, part 3 : THATTHEREISNOBODY
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Expresses disdain, in a way : TUTS
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Take to the cleaners : FLEECE
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Fail to medal : LOSE
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Sun Bowl venue : ELPASO
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Visa statement abbr. : APR
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Longtime McDonald's chief : KROC
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Enlists again : REUPS
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Parents : REARS
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Scoffs at : FLOUTS
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Wow : AWE
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Clinton's denom. : BAP
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N.C. State is in it : ACC
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Heavy hydrogen, e.g. : ISOTOPE
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Magazine items : ARTILLERY
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End of the quip : THERETOAPPRECIATEIT
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Starting from : ASOF
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"I Love a Parade" composer : ARLEN
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Way home from a bar, maybe : CAB
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Engine production : CHUG
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Hardwood sources : OAKTREES
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Pipsqueaks : SHRIMPS
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Author of the quip : HAROLDROME
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Digest : COMPENDIUM
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Cross swords : ARGUE
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___ early age : ATAN
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Water chestnut, e.g. : TUBER
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Enough, sometimes : ONCE
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Tries to stop expanding : DIETS
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___ prize (came in first) : WONA
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Actor Keach : STACY
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Hot pot : STEW
Down
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Scale sequence : REMI
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___ Air (Mideast carrier) : OMAN
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Trash collectors? : BINS
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Side in a 1940 battle : BRITAIN
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Strong holds : CLENCHES
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Seine feeder : OISE
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Pin cushion : MAT
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Cookie salesgirl, perhaps : BROWNIE
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Legendary Irish bard : OSSIAN
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Throw in, as a question : INTERPOSE
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"Funny!" : HAHA
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Tours with? : AVEC
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Takes away : DETRACTS
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Sign of a B'way hit : SRO
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Feeling while reeling : NAUSEA
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Exile isle : ELBA
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"___ well ..." : ALLS
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They may provide highlights : DYES
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Neighbor of McGuire Air Force Base : FORTDIX
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Page of a book : RECTO
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Standard deviation symbol : SIGMA
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Across, in verse : OER
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17th-century Spanish painter of religious scenes : MURILLO
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In the time that : WHILST
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Commands : BEHESTS
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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"Well done!" : NICE
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Spartan queen of myth : LEDA
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"What ___?" : ISIT
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Some resorts : SPAS
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Bridges in movies : JEFF
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Nondairy spread : OLEO
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Crude dude : BOOR
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It may get under your skin : NEEDLE
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Famed film flop : ISHTAR
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"Sick!" : UGH
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Hatchery supply : ROE
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Innocent one : BABE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Graham : OTTO
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Lexicographer's concern: Abbr. : DEF
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Fugue preceder, often : TOCCATA
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Wagga Wagga residents : AUSSIES
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Varieties : ILKS
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Rev.'s delivery : SER
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Prefix with cortex : NEO
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"Absolutely!" : YOUBET
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Work with a pug : SPAR
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Glimpse : ESPY
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Latin 101 word : ERAT
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Poland's Walesa : LECH
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It's set by a runner : PACE
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___ California : ALTA
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Lowdown : POOP
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Louisville landmark : RUPPARENA
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Master anew : RELEARN
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Tempest in a teapot : FOOFARAW
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Home base for un astronaute : TERRE
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Spelling? : WITCHERY
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Endured : STOOD
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Beats easily : ACESOUT
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Thousandth of a yen : RIN
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Pleasant drives? : LIBIDOS
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French 120-Across : RAGOUT
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Provides a seat for : ELECTS
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Voting booth hanger-on? : CHAD
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Press : URGE
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Japanese stringed instrument : KOTO
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Fed : TMAN
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Small detail? : SPEC
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Bill producer : MINT
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Brownish purple : PUCE
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Smallest of the mergansers : SMEW
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Guitar master Paul : LES
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C.E.O. hopeful : MBA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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