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CRITICAL PERIODS

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 2010

Author:
Robert W. Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert W. Harris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 22,167 )
Across
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Ready for publication : EDITED
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Flag : COLORS
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Certain Internet connection: Abbr. : DSL
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Things refs raise their arms for : TDS
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Full chromosome set : GENOME
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Pairs' debarking point : ARARAT
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Joy : ELATION
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234, as of July 4, 2010? : ACCEPTEDUSAGE
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Cash in the music business : ROSANNE
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1950 noir film : DOA
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Perfect specimens : TENS
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Divided : TORN
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___ Bros. : WARNER
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Workers in a global peace organization? : THEUNEMPLOYED
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Hard look? : SQUINT
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Pass off as genuine : FOIST
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Hip : COOL
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Remove from a talent show, maybe : GONG
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Come under criticism : TAKEFLAK
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What gumshoes charge in the City of Bridges? : PITTSBURGHPIRATE
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Kid : JAPE
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Native Coloradan : UTE
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Some court evidence : TAPES
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Signs of spoilage : ODORS
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Group following a star? : POSSE
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Left at sea : PORT
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Drinker's problem, for short : DTS
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Word that comes from the Greek for "indivisible" : ATOM
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Not stay long for shots? : BARHOP
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Symmetrical power conductor for appliances? : BILATERALACCORD
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Hole : CAVITY
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Makes holes : DIGS
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Sounds of understanding : AHS
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Wrapped garment : SARI
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Nimble : AGILE
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Any singer of "Hotel California" : EAGLE
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"Stop!" : AVAST
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Grp. of connected PCs : LAN
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What's borne at a funeral : PALL
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Too much guitar work by a professor's helper? : EXCESSIVETARIFFS
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Like some English muffins : PRESPLIT
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Scullers' needs : OARS
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Best : ELITE
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Aquatic shockers : EELS
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"The Addams Family" co-star : ASTIN
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Most easily sunburned, maybe : PALEST
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"Pay in cash and your second surgery is half-price"? : STRANGEORDEAL
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Small islands : AITS
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Nuevo Laredo store : TIENDA
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Get along : FARE
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Galoot : APE
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Second : INSTANT
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Typical termite in a California city? : COMMONLABORER
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Inactive state : LATENCY
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Using fraudulently altered checks : KITING
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Sharpie alternatives : FLAIRS
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Preceder of 116-Across : ESS
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Follower of 115-Across : TEE
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Pack rat : STORER
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"Opening" word : SESAME
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"Good grief!" : EGAD
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Art ___ : DECO
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Quechua speaker : INCA
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Low digit : TOE
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What many older parents face : EMPTYNEST
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Locking lever : DETENT
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Rogues : CADS
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Tulsa sch. : ORU
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Elocutes : ORATES
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Seasoned stew : RAGOUT
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Harsh : STERN
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"___ Fuehrer's Face" (1942 Disney short) : DER
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Dawdler : SLOWPOKE
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Explorer who claimed Louisiana for France : LASALLE
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Thin-toned : TINNY
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Recipient : DONEE
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Bergen's foil : SNERD
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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General dir. of Sal Paradise's return trip in "On the Road" : ENE
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Peach ___ : NECTAR
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Gossip : DIRT
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Grillers' grabbers : TONGS
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On dope : HIGH
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Things that drawbridges bridge : MOATS
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Absorb : SOPUP
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Headquarters of the Union of South American Nations : QUITO
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Speak : UTTER
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"Hansel and Gretel" setting : FOREST
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CNN's Sanjay : GUPTA
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Northern inlets : FJORDS
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Any tail in a cat-o'-nine-tails : LASH
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Not spoil : KEEP
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Not well : BADLY
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Thick soups : POTAGES
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Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, e.g. : IDOLS
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Tomato type : ROMA
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Hole number : PAR
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Some short-term investments, briefly : TBILLS
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Seed coverings : ARILS
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Adherent: Suffix : ITE
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Advantage : EDGE
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Site of some paintings : CAVERN
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Informal exchanges : CHATS
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Li'l Abner creator : CAPP
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Loathsome : VILE
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1967 Dionne Warwick hit : ALFIE
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Some constructions on "Survivor" : RAFTS
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Certain detail : INSET
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Bobby Fischer, once : EXILE
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Words before "kindness" and "the Apostles" : ACTSOF
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Like diabetes : TREATABLE
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Refinement : ELEGANCE
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Woes : ILLS
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Cross or star, often : PENDANT
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Dexterous : ADROIT
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Apparently do : SEEMTO
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Rice dishes : PILAFS
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Steps that a farmer might take : STILE
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Brown and Turner : TINAS
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"The defense ___" : RESTS
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Stake : ANTE
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Prepares to play pool, say : RACKS
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Tie indicator : ALL
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Many an M.I.T. grad : ENGR
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"Che gelida manina," e.g. : ARIA
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Salon option : PERM
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Celtic tongue : ERSE
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Nautical rope : TYE
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Novy ___, Russian literary magazine : MIR
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Low digit : ONE
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International grp. since 1948 : OAS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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