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THE END IS IN SIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 2011

Author:
Daniel A. Finan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel A. Finan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 147, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.71 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0717 ( 22,531 )
Across
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Punch : JAB
4
Birthstones whose name starts with the same letter as their month : OPALS
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Senescence : OLDAGE
15
Puzzle : ADDLE
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Advantage : USE
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"Chasing Pirates" singer Jones : NORAH
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"Stop that!" : COOLIT
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Matt in the morning : LAUER
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It means nothing : NIL
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Parting words from the busy type : PLACESTOGOPEOPLETO
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Whom a guy might hang with when he's not with the guys : GALPAL
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Isn't shy with an opinion : SPEAKSUP
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Area in a 1969 Elvis Presley hit : GHETTO
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"The Chosen" author Chaim : POTOK
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Cabinet dept. since 1965 : HUD
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Pottery base : CLAY
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Hans Christian Andersen story : THEPRINCESSANDTHE
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Kind of shot : FLU
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Critter with foot-long teeth : HIPPO
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Dipped sticks? : OARS
48
Island known for having "the wettest spot on Earth" (450+" of rain per year) : KAUAI
49
French Revolution figure : MARAT
51
Adrien of cosmetics : ARPEL
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Iraq war subj. : WMD
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Hardly breaking a sweat : WITHRELATIVE
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Goldenrod, e.g. : WEED
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Article for Lil Wayne : THA
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Eastern sect : ZEN
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Appears gradually on the screen : FADESIN
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One of 15, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Major upset, say : SHOCKER
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See 72-Across : MAE
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Monster of Norse myth : KRAKEN
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End of a command at the Battle of Bunker Hill : THEWHITESOFTHEIR
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Symbol of strength, to the Maya : JAGUAR
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With 62-Across, Whoopi's "Ghost" role : ODA
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Granter of an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 : HARVARD
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Farmer's ___ : TAN
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Where K-I-S-S-I-N-G happens : INATREE
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Hydroxide, e.g. : ION
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C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
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Palm variety : SAGO
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"Godspeed!" : BESTOFLUCKTO
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Water ____ (dental product company) : PIK
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How some stock is purchased : ATPAR
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City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Pianist Albéniz : ISAAC
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TV part : TELE
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Place with snorts : STY
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End of a Benjamin Franklin aphorism : HEALTHYWEALTHYAND
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Bring to a ___ : BOIL
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9/ : SEP
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Pacifist's protest : LIEIN
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The Jackson 5's first major label : MOTOWN
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Most clueless : DITSIEST
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Papal legate : NUNCIO
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2009 fantasy film based on a best-selling book : WHERETHEWILDTHINGS
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Goof : ERR
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Former U.N. leader Kofi : ANNAN
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Key of the "Odense" Symphony : AMINOR
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"Swan Lake" maiden : ODILE
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Arm of a starfish : RAY
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Has over : HOSTS
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Tree with fan-shaped leaves : GINKGO
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Grill brand : WEBER
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Cause for a TV-MA rating : SEX
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Contemporary of Freud : JUNG
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See 96-Down : ASIA
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Vegetable on a vine : BELLPEPPER
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Cruising the beat : ONPATROL
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Hoi ___ : POLLOI
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Varnish resins : LACS
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Jesus, to Christians : SHEPHERD
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Quarterfinal groups, e.g. : OCTADS
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"The way I see it ..." : LOOK
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See 15-Down : DOGS
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Jesús, for one : ALOU
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Notre Dame football legend : GIPP
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Time to enjoy le soleil : ETE
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With 11-Down, leaders : ALPHA
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Chicago mayor before Emanuel : DALEY
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Number with two : DUET
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Riga resident : LETT
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Switch ending : EROO
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Creator of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose : SEUSS
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Watch on the beach, maybe : OGLE
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Like bubble gum and questions : POPPED
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Skills : KNOWHOW
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Main : CHIEF
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Détentes : THAWS
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Classic root beer brand : HIRES
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1980s lightweight boxing champ : CAMACHO
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Of the same sort : AKIN
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D.C. baseballer : NAT
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"Ya think?!" : DUH
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Stuff in a pit : TAR
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Give a body check : FRISK
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"C'est ___" : LAVIE
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Vols' school : UTENN
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Where Julio Iglesias was born : MADRID
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Rampaging, after "on" : ATEAR
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Had been : WERE
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They moved from Minnesota to Los Angeles in 1960 : LAKERS
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1994 Denis Leary/Kevin Spacey flick : THEREF
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Sorority letter : ZETA
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Stone in Hollywood : SHARON
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Word repeated in "I ___! I ___!" : KID
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Bellyache : MOAN
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Home of the 46-Across: Abbr. : AFR
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"Ta-da!" : ETVOILA
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"Così fan ___" : TUTTE
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"Buzz off!" : SHOO
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Eddie on "Leave It to Beaver" : HASKELL
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Dovetails : JIBES
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Emily Dickinson poem "For Every Bird ___" : ANEST
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Bombastic : GASSY
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Some clickers : TAPDANCERS
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Over : AGAIN
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Military group headquartered in Colo. Spgs. : NORAD
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Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
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Hankering : ITCH
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"___ Alive" : STAYIN
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Today preceder : USA
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"Silent" one : CAL
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Something to watch when there's nothing on? : PEEPSHOW
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Big name in brewing : ANHEUSER
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Modern update : TWEET
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Clue : HINT
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San ___, Calif. : YSIDRO
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Little thrill : TINGLE
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2006 comedy title character from western 2-Down : BORAT
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Buck in the Country Music Hall of Fame : OWENS
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[Kiss] : MWAH
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Perfect specimens : TENS
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Half: Prefix : DEMI
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Cry after hitting a jackpot : IWIN
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"Peter Pan" fairy, for short : TINK
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Struggle (through) : SLOG
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Surfer's concern : TIDE
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Serengeti antelope : ORYX
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Witch : HAG
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Point of writing? : NIB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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