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TREASURE HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 2003

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 19,612 )
Across
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Some grad sch. requirements : BAS
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Auctioned auto, often : REPO
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Low-level workers? : MINERS
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Monthly bill : CABLE
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Cup filler : URN
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Stream of literature : AVON
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Jarring, musically : ATONAL
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Continental divide? : OCEAN
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Most pricey : STEEPEST
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Focal point : RETINA
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Like some old alphabets : RUNIC
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TREASURE HUNT STEP 1: Where to start : THEXINTHEGRIDSCENTER
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Sensational : LURID
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Jay watched by owls : LENO
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Green-lit : OKAYED
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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Jurist Black : HUGO
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Constitution writer : FRAMER
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They're stuck in I.C.U.'s : IVS
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TREASURE HUNT STEP 2 (include black squares) : GODOWNSEVENSPACES
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Wrap : SWADDLE
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Drills : AUGERS
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Greeter's greeting : ENTER
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Break : RECESS
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AOL Time Warner division : HBO
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Where cc's might be given : ORS
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Bite-size snacks : CRISPS
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Look : SEEM
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Certain hospital case : TRAUMA
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XXX : CHIS
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TREASURE HUNT STEP 3 : PROCEEDSIXTOTHELEFT
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Amidst, briefly : THRO
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Made : EARNED
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Events at which people may wear gloves : TEAS
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Poetic pocketful? : POSIES
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French possessive : SES
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Worked (up) : HET
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"Is that so?!" : DOTELL
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Dumas swordsman : ATHOS
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Entertaining : OPENTO
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Anatomical cap : PATELLA
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TREASURE HUNT STEP 4 : COUNTUPELEVENMORE
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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___ Pieces : REESES
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Galatea's love : ACIS
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Drove, with "off" : TEED
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Graybeard : DOTARD
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Electric discharges : ARCS
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Blip displayer : SONAR
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TREASURE HUNT STEP 5: Read these (starting east) ... and congratulations! : FOURLETTERSCLOCKWISE
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Brownish yellow : TAWNY
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Tritt who sang "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" : TRAVIS
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Wacko : UNHINGED
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Matches, as tracks : SYNCS
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Least threatening : TAMEST
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Bring in : REAP
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Kind of shot : MUG
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Button that replaces pins : RESET
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Treats for horses : APPLES
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Misses a fly, say : ERRS
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Mock, in a way : APE
Down
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Stir : BUSTLE
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1981 Moore/Minnelli film : ARTHUR
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Shows displeasure, in a way : SNEERS
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Galloping : RAPID
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Paid in full : EVEN
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Musical piece at the end of a church service : POSTLUDE
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Moving : ONTHEGO
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Bette's "All About Eve" role : MARGO
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It led to ancient Rome : ITER
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Innocent's claim : NOTI
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Home of Vance Air Force Base : ENID
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They might cut and paste letters : RANSOMERS
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Relaxes : SLACKENS
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Groan-inducing, perhaps : CORNY
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Less than right : ACUTE
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Late-marrying men : BENEDICTS
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Inner sanctum : LAIR
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Letter accompanier: Abbr. : ENC
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It might be shown to one who's seen it all : EXIT
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Sufficient, once : ENOW
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Pitcher parts : EARS
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Colts can be kept in them : HOLSTERS
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The Seminoles, for short : FSU
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Queens's ___ Park : REGO
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State : AVER
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L.B.J. or R.M.N., once : VEEP
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Former union members: Abbr. : SSRS
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Mdse. : GDS
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Model Campbell : NAOMI
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Reason for insurance : PERIL
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Liqueur : ANISETTE
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Yearbook sect. : SRS
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Tear up : WEEP
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Pete Sampras, sometimes : ACER
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Bad career move : DEMOTION
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Fooled : HAD
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Work on tables : BUS
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Cheese selections : CHEDDARS
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Royale of old autodom : REO
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Cutter : AXE
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Compadre of Fidel : CHE
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Silver holder : CHEST
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"The Godfather: Part II" setting : TAHOE
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Find for 8-Across : ORE
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It may be brought to a razing : TNT
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Finger, perhaps : FEEL
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Farfetched : TALL
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Grp. famously involved in bank robberies : SLA
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Diplomat's goal : PACT
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Plains dweller : OTOE
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Closings : SHUTDOWNS
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Cop's hangout : SPEEDTRAP
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Sinewy creatures : EELS
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Old blade : SNEE
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Lehár work : OPERETTA
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VCR attachments : TVS
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Aunt in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : POISONER
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Russian river : URAL
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Raider? : NARC
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"The Virginian" actor : MCCLURE
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Word with ghost or boom : TOWN
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"Hmm?" inducer : ENIGMA
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Relax : EASEUP
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Change channels? : DREDGE
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Scale mark : OUNCE
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Support staff: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Is happy-footed : SKIPS
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Alice of old musicals : FAYE
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Pat : TAMP
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Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Angry reaction : RISE
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Blacken : CHAR
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Dungeons & Dragons game co. : TSR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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