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TH-TH-TH-THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 2007

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 21,082 )
Across
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Basis for the first commercially successful video game : PINGPONG
9
Just folks? : MAANDPA
16
Mugger? : HAM
19
They may have smiles and frowns : EMOTICONS
21
Athlete's slump : OFFYEAR
22
Grosse-___, Québec : ILE
23
Somebody else's soaking dentures? : NOTONESCUPOFTEETH
25
Tour stop : GIG
26
Outstanding : DUE
27
Aviation pioneer Eugene : ELY
28
Palm Beach County city, for short : BOCA
29
One who might stand in front of a map : TEACHER
31
Prefix with sphere : STRATO
33
Life stories : MEMOIRS
36
Yellowish brown : TAWNY
37
Ghost in a battery? : CATHODEWRAITH
41
Experimental figures : DATA
42
Wing: Prefix : PTER
44
Their mascot is Handsome Dan : ELIS
45
Was wistful : SIGHED
47
Thataway : YON
48
Comedian Jay : MOHR
49
Thin opening : SLIT
50
Vegetarian's credo : NOMEAT
52
Prefix with metric : ISO
53
Actress Barbara : BAIN
54
Whence the phrase "Brevity is the soul of wit" : HAMLET
58
Love, in Livorno : AMORE
61
Former pol. div. : SSR
62
Avoid being captured by guitarist Richards? : ESCAPEKEITH
64
1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
65
Neighbor of a Pole : SLOVAK
67
Fluttering sound : TRILL
68
Deity featured on California's state seal : ATHENA
69
Fed-up cry : IQUIT
70
Baby twins? : DOUBLEYOUTH
74
Bar fig. : ATT
75
Some NCO's : SSGTS
76
Isolate : ENISLE
77
Possessive on Chinese menus : TSOS
78
One of the "Magnificent Seven" : LEE
79
Skywalker portrayer : HAMILL
81
Circle : LOOP
82
Middles: Abbr. : CTRS
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One of the Bushes : JEB
85
Ballade endings : ENVOIS
88
In a jiffy : SOON
89
Joyous sounds : AAHS
90
Org. with the motto "The power to make it better" : AARP
92
Sherlock at the Space Needle? : SEATTLESLEUTH
95
Drub : CREAM
97
"Unh-unh" : NOSIREE
98
Repeated sounds in "Hey Jude" : NANANA
102
Poet Omar : KHAYYAM
105
"Can that be true?" : ITIS
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PC linkup : LAN
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___ cit. : LOC
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Magazine with a fold-in : MAD
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Billionaire's last dollar? : BOTTOMOFTHEWEALTH
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"What Is ___?" (Tolstoy essay) : ART
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"Gather Together in My Name" writer : ANGELOU
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Get set : ORIENTATE
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___ degree : NTH
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Start of a trip in a bathysphere : DESCENT
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Made blue : SADDENED
Down
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Remains undecided : PENDS
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Poker player's declaration : IMOUT
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Observant one : NOTER
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Classic muscle car : GTO
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Batter's material : PINETAR
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Nocturnal feline : OCELOT
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Too inquisitive : NOSY
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Vitamin supplements store : GNC
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Farm animal, in kidspeak : MOOCOW
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Tabloid fodder : AFFAIRS
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In the back : AFT
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"The Eyes of ___" (public TV science show) : NYE
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Bug spray ingredient : DEET
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Cracker spread : PATE
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Nirvana attainer : ARHAT
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Good eating and clean living? : HIGHWAYTOHEALTH
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Not recognizable by : ALIENTO
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"You've Got Mail" co-star : MEGRYAN
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Change, as a manuscript, in Britain : SUBEDIT
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Quinces, e.g. : POMES
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Heel : CAD
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Great server : ACER
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Character actor Alfred : MOLINA
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Thor Heyerdahl craft : RAI
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Official seal : SIGNET
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Spiral: Prefix : HELIC
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Egyptian god of wisdom : THOTH
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Something that's turned up : HEM
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Some residents, by census classification : POSSLQS
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Very detailed scope? : THOROUGHBREADTH
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Shortages : DEARTHS
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Wife, colloquially : MISSIS
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Its cap. is Regina : SASK
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Comment made with a shrug : BEATSME
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Garden output : HERBS
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"A View to ___" : AKILL
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Ruckus : MELEE
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One of TV's Munsters : LILY
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Highly opinionated sorts : RANTERS
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Lifts up : ELATES
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Spitting sound : PTUI
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"La Dolce ___" : VITA
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Above : ATOP
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Go (into) : DELVE
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Borrowed : ONLOAN
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"Becket" star : OTOOLE
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Route from Me. to Fla. : USONE
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Connections : INS
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Gets bounced by : LOSESTO
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"Call Me Irresponsible" lyricist : CAHN
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Actor Hugh of "X-Men" : JACKMAN
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First woman to earn the Distinguished Flying Cross : EARHART
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"Am ___ believe this?" : ITO
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Apostle known as "the Zealot" : STSIMON
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Line of text? : SERIF
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Done : ATANEND
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Reward : PAY
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Left hurriedly : LITOUT
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Not impressed : UNAWED
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"Oops!" : MYBAD
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Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN
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Dark time in Italy : NOTTE
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Suffered : ACHED
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Rook's spot on a chessboard : AONE
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Board events: Abbr. : MTGS
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Fictional princess : LEIA
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P.I. : TEC
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World Cup chant : OLE
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Time sheet abbr. : HRS
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Put away : ATE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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