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UNTREATABLE CONDITIONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 2001

Author:
Michael Ashley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Ashley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 18,891 )
Across
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Put on : ADDED
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Close relatives of a 5-Down : EDICTS
12
Like a dove : ANTIWAR
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Payee, perhaps : BEARER
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Snappy item? : CAMERA
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"Buck up!" : COURAGE
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Builder's condition? : OFFICECOMPLEX
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Kind of gland : ADRENAL
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Cite : REFERTO
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Cold place : POLE
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Coal place : BIN
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Like some humor : DRY
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Stab : TRY
31
Subject of TV's "Life and Legend," 1955-61 : EARP
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Psychologist Lee and others : SALKS
36
Langley outfit : CIA
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The Father of Science Fiction : VERNE
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Actress Alvarado of "Little Women" : TRINI
40
Sign up : ENROL
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Jest : JAPE
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Vietnamese leader deposed in 1963 : DIEM
48
Schneider : SKUNK
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"Between two ___, which hath the merriest eye": Shak. : GIRLS
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Love : AMOR
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Study, study, study : CRAM
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Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
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Not common : REGAL
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Loudly laments : KEENS
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The good life : EASE
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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National competitor : ALAMO
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Hails : EXTOLS
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Ain't it the truth : GOSPEL
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Doze : NOD
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Doze : NAP
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Schoolteacher's condition? : INATTENTIVEPUPILS
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Mil. honor : DSC
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Boat that's ready to be mothballed : TUB
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Open-sided beach shelter : RAMADA
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Get ready for a big game : SUITUP
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Ransack : RIFLE
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Word with ground or Japanese : IVY
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Bayes who sang "Shine On, Harvest Moon" : NORA
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Was crooked : STOLE
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Fancies : IDEAS
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Designer Rowan : RENA
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Big gulp : SWIG
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Many a tournament : OPEN
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Kind of nut : BEECH
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This may work on your block : DRANO
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"Traffic" cop : NARC
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Like some bookstores : USED
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Dined à la maison : ATEIN
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Patron saint of dancers and actors : VITUS
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Action movie plot device : HEIST
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Kind of test : DNA
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Influential set : ELITE
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Mock, in a way : APE
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Blast : GAS
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60's muscle car : GTO
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Decline with age : DOTE
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Got ready for a big game : TRAINED
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Midwest college or its town : OBERLIN
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Road paver's condition? : SOFTSHOULDERS
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Take over for : RELIEVE
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Slips by : ELAPSES
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Reveals : LETSON
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Actress Streep : MERYL
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Scrub : ABORT
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Put off : DEFER
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Off the wall : DAFFY
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War of 1812 port : ERIE
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Ruling : DECREE
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Prefix with terrorism : ECO
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Not all wet? : DAMP
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Duty : IMPOST
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Refuges during tornadoes : CELLARS
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Tall and branching : TREELIKE
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It's heard in "Besame Mucho" : SAX
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Hail ___ : ACAB
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"Forget it!" : NODICE
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Driver's condition? : TURNINGRADIUS
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Dudgeon : IRE
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Magician's need : WAND
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Chinese gelatin : AGAR
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Count : RELY
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Slow up : RETARD
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Architectural band : CORNICE
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British book of genealogies : PEERAGE
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Floor scrubber's condition? : KNUCKLEDOWN
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"___ when?" : SINCE
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Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Mount ___ : VERNON
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Church musician's condition? : ORGANSTOPS
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Beast of burden : LLAMA
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O.K. : JAKE
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Visa competitor : AMEX
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Versifier's condition? : POETICFEET
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Bricklayer's condition? : MASONRYNAIL
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Reeves of "The Matrix" : KEANU
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Lousy food : SLOP
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Famous hostess : MESTA
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Roofer's condition? : SLATESHINGLES
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Erwin of early TV : STU
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A. A. Milne play "Mr. ___ Passes By" : PIM
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Queen of the Cowgirls : EVANS
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Rhea's Roman counterpart : OPS
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Rival of 114-Across : TBIRD
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Lowest of the low : PARIAHS
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Took it on the lam : LITOUT
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Minute amount : DRIB
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LP part : SIDEA
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Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Remain unsettled : PEND
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Spiked : LACED
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Liveliness : VERVE
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Accept : AGREETO
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First-aid info : ANTIDOTE
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Dazed and confused : OUTOFIT
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Vitamin C source : CITRUS
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Intrinsic : NATIVE
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Fracases : SETTOS
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Hello or goodbye : SHALOM
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Draw nigh to : ANEAR
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"Love in the Ruins" author Walker ___ : PERCY
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Collectible car : EDSEL
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Reason for an R rating : GORE
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The third man? : ABEL
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Individuals : ONES
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Bygone brand on U.S. highways : ESSO
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Leave in neutral : IDLE
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Cheat, slangily : RIP
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Fifth of eight : SOL
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Motherly type : HEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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