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PUZZLED EXPRESSION

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 2005

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Feldman

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0731 ( 20,354 )
Across
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Ballpark figures : UMPS
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Tourer with Carreras and Domingo : PAVAROTTI
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Genesis event, with "the" : FALL
18
Notarized doc., e.g. : CERT
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Egg drop? : OVULATION
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Lower small intestines : ILEA
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Kowtow : STOOP
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Doesn't cry uncle : KEEPSATIT
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Basketry material : OSIER
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One who's far from a fan : DESPISER
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Like shrinking violets : SHY
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Cordovan and kid, e.g. : LEATHERS
30
Camaraderies : RAPPORTS
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French mathematician Marin ___ : MERSENNE
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Image depicted by this puzzle, after it's solved : SMILEYFACE
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Throng : HORDE
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Some cosmetics : FACECREAMS
40
Conseco Fieldhouse team : PACERS
41
Bidding doers : MINIONS
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One with a nice bod : HOTTIE
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It has moles: Abbr. : CIA
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While getting there : ENROUTE
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Calendar mo. : OCT
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Not practiced : ADLIB
50
Bit of workout gear : SWEATBAND
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Symbols of happiness : LARKS
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"Huh-uh" : NOPE
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Something noticed at a fish market : SMELL
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Essential nutrient : IRON
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Primrose variety : COWSLIP
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Sniff around : PRY
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Refuse receptacle : DUSTBIN
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Day's end: Abbr. : EVE
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Spreadsheet fill : DATA
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Fair feature : RIDE
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Vane dir. : ENE
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Come out of denial : FACEFACTS
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Gershwin musical : FUNNYFACE
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Env. contents : LTR
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Joule parts : ERGS
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Slight irregularities : HICCUPS
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Ran while wet : BLED
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Clown's cover-up : WHITEFACE
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Really roughs up : MAULS
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Dignity restorer : FACESAVER
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Thin mug with sharp features : HATCHETFACE
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Bill of Rights subj. : REL
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Compact things : FACEPOWDERS
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Giant of a Giant : OTT
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Hand holder? : CLOCKFACE
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It's not necessarily the real worth : FACEVALUE
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Go for the gold? : PAN
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Helmsman's headache : BERG
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Was in a meet, maybe : SWAM
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Take ___ (drop off briefly) : ANAP
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Bean source : COCA
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Hair feature : BRAID
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Memorable times : ERAS
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Senior airman's superior: Abbr. : SSGT
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Hindu wonder-worker: Var. : FAQIR
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Heroine in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
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Ones in charge: Abbr. : LDRS
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Conference start? : TELE
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Regular : USUAL
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Novelist O'Brien and others : EDNAS
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Out-of-commission cruisers: Abbr. : SSTS
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Operates : USES
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Feels dizzy : REELS
Down
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School in La Jolla: Abbr. : UCSD
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She might cite you : METERMAID
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Commonplace : PROSAICAL
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Cork up : STOPPLE
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Look that says nothing : POKERFACE
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Forestall : AVERT
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Somme sight : VUE
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European river source : ALPS
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Ill-considered : RASH
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"Our Gang" affirmative : OTAY
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Wee warbler : TIT
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Transparent linen : TOILE
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Communicate (with) : INTERFACE
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Stocking stuff : FISHNET
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Unpleasant sort : ALIENATOR
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Jack Lemmon's "Days of Wine and Roses" co-star : LEEREMICK
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Metallica drummer Ulrich : LARS
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Proverbial payee : PIPER
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County whose seat is Alamogordo : OTERO
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Tamari sauce and the like : SOYS
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"The Nazarene" novelist : ASCH
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Stands out significantly : SHINES
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Like some blocks : MENTAL
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Provider of creature comforts?: Abbr. : SPCA
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Cloverleaf component : ONRAMP
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Water cannon target : RIOTER
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Twice : DOUBLY
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Goes down : SETS
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Litter box cry : MEW
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"D-OH" person, e.g. : SEN
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Those with clout : INS
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Title type, often : BOLDFACE
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Anatomical dividers : SEPTA
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Finished off : DIDIN
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Be humiliated : LOSEFACE
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Antenna holder : ANT
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Singer called "The Little Sparrow" : PIAF
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First name of "America's Mayor" : RUDY
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Give up : CEDE
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Afflicted with root rot, perhaps : OVERWATERED
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Repeatedly raise the bar? : WEIGHTTRAIN
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Period of high artistic development : BELLEEPOQUE
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Ethnically diverse : INTERRACIAL
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Mathlete, stereotypically : NERD
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Oberhausen outburst : ACH
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"Angels of mercy," briefly : RNS
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Broadway lyricist Rice : TIM
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Gangster moniker : SCARFACE
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Not in profile : FULLFACE
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Airborne Express alternative : UPS
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Quotation qualification : SIC
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Nod, maybe : CUE
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Letters on undies : BVD
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Marijuana's chief intoxicant: Abbr. : THC
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Aquatic zappers : EELS
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Smallish items on rods : FACETOWELS
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Surrounders of light switches : FACEPLATES
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Extra horsepower, slangily : SOUP
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Electrify : AWE
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Limp : HOBBLE
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King and queen : FACECARDS
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Formation between two edges of a polyhedron : FACEANGLE
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Pound sounds : SNARLS
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Target alternative : KMART
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Glad supporters : VASES
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___ monster : GILA
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Matter for a judge : CASE
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107-Down assignees, for short : DAS
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Lottery-running org. : SSS
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Three-time World Series of Poker champ ___ Ungar : STU
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Warm covering : FUR

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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