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IN THE BEGINNING

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 2007

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
Team for which 1970 N.B.A. M.V.P. Willis Reed played
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2007, The New York Times7/15/07 ( No. 21,068 )
Across
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Ancient Greece's Seven ___ : SAGES
6
Wrinkled melon : CASABA
12
"Well, yeah!" : DUH
15
Doctrine : ISM
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Team for which 1970 N.B.A. M.V.P. Willis Reed played : KNICKS
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"Sense and Sensibility" sister : ELINOR
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Axis, of a sort : ENTENTE
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Dire proof-of-purchase slip? : INVOICEOFDOOM
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Annual celebration for a Catholic : NAMEDAY
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Three-way joint : TEE
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Complete circuit : LAP
28
What Dr. Frankenstein tried to do? : INSTILLLIFE
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Not merely smoldering : AFIRE
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___ vivant : BON
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Jackie's second : ARI
35
Rep. of S. ___ : AFR
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Bored kayaker's movements? : INDIFFERENTSTROKES
43
Planned : MEANT
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Founder of General Electric : EDISON
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___ Glue-All : ELMERS
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Haughty mannerisms : AIRS
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Chilled garnish : ASPIC
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Cut off : LOP
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Battle of Hastings participant : SAXON
55
Atlanta's ___ Center : CNN
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Much-needed windfall? : INCOMETOTHERESCUE
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Because of this : ERGO
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Unable to relax : ONEDGE
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Water bearer : HOSE
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Showing deep embarrassment : CRIMSON
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Water pipes : BONGS
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Less ripe : GREENER
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Old Germanic character : RUNE
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Tighten, as a corset, maybe : RELACE
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Drink in "Beowulf" : MEAD
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Like workers' salaries under a miserly boss? : INCREASERESISTANT
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Big prize on "The Price Is Right" : CAR
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Portion of a flight : STAIR
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Roman sun god : SOL
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Fleeting light : GLINT
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___ of the Rock (Jerusalem shrine) : DOME
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It's often put on paper : POSTIT
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Missouri city : JOPLIN
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Actress Hayek : SALMA
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Hogwarts? : INVOCATIONALSCHOOL
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Nickname preceder : AKA
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Theater sign : SRO
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Just fine : AOK
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Crown insets : OPALS
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Sharply focused Warsaw residents? : INTENTPOLES
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"Hellboy" star Perlman : RON
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Erwin of 1950s TV : STU
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One who's expected to deliver? : MESSIAH
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Clairvoyants' charges? : INTUITIONFEES
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She plotted to kill Clytemnestra : ELECTRA
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Rugged mountain chain : SIERRA
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All your work may go into it : RESUME
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H, to Hellenes : ETA
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Datum sought by identity thieves: Abbr. : SSN
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Rocky's girl : ADRIAN
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Writes a Dear John letter : DUMPS
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"Monty Python" segment : SKIT
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Queen Elizabeth's daughter : ANNE
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Care : GIVEADARN
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Prefix with -cide : ECO
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It takes up many chairs : SKILIFT
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Fortune subj. : CEO
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Puppet show? : ALF
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Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
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Consecrates : ANOINTS
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Big help : BOON
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Shaw's "___ and the Man" : ARMS
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"The Good Shepherd" director, 2006 : DENIRO
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Dissimilar : UNALIKE
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Web programmer's medium : HTML
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Sepoy Rebellion site : INDIA
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Wizard's prop : STAFF
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Gangster Lansky : MEYER
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Wolf (down) : SCARF
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Common sushi ingredient : EEL
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Three-sided blade : EPEE
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Pitch : TAR
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Cod pieces? : FINS
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Shroud : BEDIM
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In abeyance : ONICE
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Computer that originally came in "flavors" : IMAC
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Ja's opposite : NEIN
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Offering at a government auction : REPO
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"Sayonara!" : SOLONG
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Some government bonds : TNOTES
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"Anything ___" (Woody Allen film) : ELSE
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Blotto : SMASHED
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One who's done stretches? : EXCON
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Energize : ROUSE
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Elvis impersonator's expression : SNEER
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Sweater material : ANGORA
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Cream tea go-with : SCONES
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Significant degree? : PHD
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Org. that requires schedules : IRS
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Musical pitches : TONES
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"I am the ___" (Beatles lyric) : EGGMAN
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Lease again : RERENT
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Retired professors : EMERITI
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Like new bills : CRISP
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Make altogether : RUNTO
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Atahualpa's people : INCAS
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Basque novelist Pío : BAROJA
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Endangered wildcat : OCELOT
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Fill up on : EAT
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Aix-___-Bains : LES
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Poetic country name : ERIN
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White house : IGLOO
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Creep furtively : SLINK
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"S.N.L." alum Fey : TINA
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Structure finished during Titus' reign : COLOSSEUM
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Magazine's contents : AMMO
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Authentic : REAL
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"The Witches" author : DAHL
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Potential Emmy nominees : TVSTARS
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Egyptian coin : PIASTER
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Medically examined via machine : SCANNED
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Book printer's no-no : ORPHAN
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Talk sweetly : COO
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"Tank Girl" actress Petty : LORI
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Something that helps you follow the game? : SPOOR
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Singer Mann : AIMEE
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Showed obeisance : KNELT
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Befogged : ATSEA
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Exit-the-program button : ESC
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Lice-to-be : NITS
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"I'm Not ___," 1975 #1 country hit by Jessi Colter : LISA
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Geraint's wife, in Arthurian legend : ENID
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Per diem worker : TEMP
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A Swiss Army knife has lots of them : USES
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William Tell's birthplace : URI
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401(k) alternative : IRA
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Like camel's hair : TAN
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Home of the Seminoles: Abbr. : FSU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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