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Rock Tour Double Bills

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1997

"Are you nervous?" response, a la Don Knotts

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1997, The New York Times7/20/97 ( No. 17,421 )
Across
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Favorite Degas subject : DANCERS
8
Behave : ACT
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___-Ball : SKEE
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It often has its arms out front : PUB
18
Gorged oneself : ATEALOT
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Classified : PERSONAL
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"Windsor Forest" poet : POPE
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Dinner offerings : MEATLOAFPLATTERS
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Services, in a way : OILS
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"Mr. Basketball" Holman et al. : NATS
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Gray remover, maybe : DYER
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"Suzanne" songwriter : COHEN
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Orbital point : APSIS
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"The Simpsons" tavern : MOES
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Show of affection : SWEETKISS
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Backgammon piece : STONE
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Oater affirmative : YUP
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Engine conduits : HOSES
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Hits errantly, in golf : SHANKS
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Impassioned : ARDENT
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State to be in : ZEN
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Word with ready or shy : CAMERA
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Reef : BAR
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Hair-raising site? : SALON
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Undercover operation : POLICESTING
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#2 at the 1994 U.S. Open : STICH
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Swing voter: Abbr. : IND
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Lodge : HOSTEL
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CD-___ : ROM
57
Ice cream parlor order : FRAPPE
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"La vita nuova" poet : DANTE
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Captures, in a way : LASSOS
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Rachmaninoff's "___-tableaux" : ETUDES
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Indian stringed instruments : VINAS
65
Make up : RECOUP
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Like some muscles : FLEXED
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Poop : FACTS
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Impetuous : MADCAP
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Listen: Sp. : OIR
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British noble, briefly : ARISTO
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"___ in my memory lock'd": Ophelia : TIS
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Certain berth : UPPER
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Kind of pie : BOSTONCREAM
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Community spirit : ETHOS
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Majors in acting : LEE
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Ruling groups : JUNTAS
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Farm resident : ANT
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Part of a split personality : JEKYLL
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Orchestral works : SCORES
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Considerable irritant : THORN
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Word in many business names : SON
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"Star Trek" role : UHURA
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Soup kitchen offering : FREEBREAD
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Taradiddles : FIBS
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Puffball relative : MOREL
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Release upon : LETAT
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Hotfooted it : SPED
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Clock sound : TOCK
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Make money : MINT
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Health care group : HEARTASSOCIATION
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Sews up : ICES
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Reserved : SETASIDE
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Totals : COMESTO
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Christie contemporary : TEY
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Musical syllables : TRAS
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Never, in Nuremberg : NIE
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Least irrigated : ARIDEST
Down
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Butler's expletive : DAMN
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Col. Hannibal Smith's group : ATEAM
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Cool : NEATO
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Relative of an agate : CATSEYE
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Plumbing piece : ELL
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Chancel entrance display : ROOD
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Collar inserts : STAYS
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Collar : APPREHEND
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Animator's unit : CEL
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Parcels : TRACTS
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"___ Is Love" (1962 hit) : SOTHIS
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They provide prayer support : KNEES
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Brings in : EARNS
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1997 U.S. Open champ : ELS
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Long-term pollution concern : POISONAIRSUPPLY
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Data transmission path : UPLINK
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Actress Armstrong and others : BESSES
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Tend the hearth : STOKE
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Toaster treat : POPTART
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Couple or so : FEW
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Word before and after "to" : ASHES
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Parasol : SUNSHADE
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Quite a while : EON
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Fund-raising grp. : PTA
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Seemed funny : SMELLED
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Sit-up benefactors : ABS
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Squeal : RAT
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Travels of Shane, e.g. : DRIFTERSJOURNEY
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Locale : ZONE
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Mention : CITE
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Breeze through : ACE
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Items in sync? : LIPS
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Imaginary : PHANTOM
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Chaplin and others : OONAS
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Mil. transports : LSTS
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"Are you nervous?" response, a la Don Knotts : NOOP
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Diamond execs : GMS
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Gist : CRUX
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Hairsplitters : PEDANTS
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Charge with : ACCUSEOF
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Bribe money, in slang : SOAP
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Chacon of the 1962 Mets : ELIO
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Still-life subject : VASE
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Hasty : RASH
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Pocket item : FOB
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Holiday purchases : FIRS
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Diamond target : MITT
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Company that made Photophones : RCA
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Ford sobriquet : TENNESSEE
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Sniggler's quest : EEL
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Fam. reunion attendee : REL
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Castle features : TURRETS
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"Paper Moon" actor or actress : ONEAL
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Breakfast orders, briefly : OJS
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J.F.K. posting : ARR
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Emulated Mme. Defarge : KNITTED
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Kind of meeting : SUMMIT
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Prize : CHOICE
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Aquarium acquisitions : TETRAS
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Track and field events : HEATS
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Secure : OBTAIN
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Topps rival : FLEER
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Gaucho gear : REATA
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Mil. address : APO
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Longtime Guy Lombardo record label : DECCA
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City on the Oregon Trail : BOISE
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Dumbarton denizens : SCOTS
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New Look designer : DIOR
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Measure of speed : KNOT
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Presidential monogram : HST
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Star Wars, initially : SDI
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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