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BANNER DAY

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 2004

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 179, Blocks: 100 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 125 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The rebus squares represent the stars as arranged in an EARLY US FLAG.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 19,962 )
Across
1
Rock band with an electrical name : ACDC
5
Asian new year : TET
8
Stationed (in) : BASED
13
Varnish ingredient : LAC
16
Batter's box : CAGE
20
Ring figure : TORO
21
Prefix with center : EPI
22
Thrill to pieces : ELATE
23
"Exodus" role : ARI
24
"Like ___ out of ..." : ABAT
25
Bingeing : ONASPREE
27
Succeed : GOFAR
28
Subject of Stefan Fatsis' book "Word Freak" : SCRABBLE
30
Artisan who works with metal : PEWTERER
31
"Bali ___" : HAI
32
Square measures : HECTARES
33
Teasdale and Lee : SARAS
34
City in a George Strait country hit : AMARILLO
38
Guitarist Allman : DUANE
39
"___ his kiss" (1964 pop lyric) : ITSIN
40
Gel in a lab : AGAR
41
"Only Time" singer : ENYA
43
Cellist Rostropovich, to friends : SLAVA
45
Cute ___ button : ASA
46
Starts, as a roll of film : LOADSIN
49
On the right : DEXTRAL
51
Laid up : ILL
53
Jeanne ___ : DARC
55
Rockies resort : VAIL
56
Fathers : SIRES
58
Domino-shaped fig. : RECT
59
Dungeons & Dragons spellcaster : MAGE
60
Disintegrated, as cells : LYSED
62
Pulled off : DID
64
Pastoral sound : BAA
65
See 45-Down : AES
66
Finger : RATON
67
+ end : ANODE
68
Legendary maker of a 96-Across : BETSYROSS
71
Calendario page : ENERO
72
"Rhinoceros" playwright : IONESCO
74
Airline to Sweden : SAS
75
Drollery : WIT
76
Something to exercise in : SPANDEX
77
Nutmeg State collegian : ELI
79
Stars and stripes, and others : DESIGNS
83
Long-distance inits. : MCI
84
Was idle : SAT
87
"The Turtle" poet : NASH
89
Noughts in noughts-and-crosses : OOO
90
Actor Bert : LAHR
91
Ruler amts. : CMS
94
Literary alter ego : MRHYDE
96
Item commissioned by George Washington : EARLYUSFLAG
101
Charge to the limit : MAXOUT
103
"Man, do ___ a drink!" : INEED
104
Abridges : CUTSSHORT
105
"Ally McBeal" role : NELLE
106
1990's Senate majority leader : LOTT
107
Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
109
Buffalo, for one : BOVID
112
Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
113
K-12, in education : ELHI
114
City with a Volkswagen plant : EMDEN
115
Org. with a lab : FBI
118
Martial arts expert : NINJA
119
Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
120
Reagan-era program: Abbr. : SDI
121
Nickname in which "A" stands for Alex : AROD
122
Shiraz native : IRANI
124
Sight from Bern : AARE
126
Bowl stats: Abbr. : YDS
127
Pine product : RESIN
129
Innateness : INHERENCE
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Wife of the Duke of Cornwall, in Shakespeare : REGAN
133
Fills up : SATES
135
These, to Jorge : ESTAS
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Drifts : ROAMS
139
Persona non ___ : GRATA
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White-collar worker : CLERIC
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Gym bag stuff : TALC
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Marriage, e.g. : RITE
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Underworld figures? : GNOMES
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Person who shows discrimination : AGEIST
148
Spread on a dinner table : OLEO
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___ upswing : ONAN
150
Jiffy : MOMENT
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"Luncheon on the Grass" and others : MANETS
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Pea jackets? : PODS
153
Pre-V formation : RSTU
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1992 Wimbledon champ : AGASSI
Down
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On : ATOP
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Traffic director : CONE
3
With 86-, 17- and 91-Down, how to "illustrate" this puzzle : DRAWSTARSON
4
Bob of broadcasting : COSTAS
5
National park in Newfoundland : TERRANOVA
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Some foils : EPEES
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Rank : TIER
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Solicit : BEG
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Hello and goodbye : ALOHA
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Leopards are spotted here : SAFARI
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Online commerce : ETAIL
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"___ Freischütz" (Weber opera) : DER
13
Unit of punishment : LASH
14
Rainbowlike : ARCED
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Juggling, e.g. : CIRCUSACT
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Beach shelter : CABANA
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See 3-Down : ABBREVIATED
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Kind of force : GALE
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Giverny summers : ETES
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Storm, to a captain : PERIL
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Whatsoever : ATALL
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Eastern titles : AGAS
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Dr.'s orders : MRIS
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Historic Virginia family : LEES
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Black beauty : ONYX
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"Forget it!" : ISAYNO
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Improvises : ADLIBS
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Motionless : ATREST
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Dick Cheney's predecessor : ALGORE
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Part of 65-Across : ADLAI
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Red Cross effort : AID
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Penpoints : NIBS
49
Tootsie : DEAR
50
Scale notes : RES
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Tanglewood Music Festival town : LENOX
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Grant : CEDE
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Unit of hope? : RAY
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"Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
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Came down : DESCENDED
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No longer under consideration : DEAD
65
Flea market tag : ASIS
66
Mr. Fix-It : REPAIRMAN
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China's Lao-___ : TSE
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On one's ___ : OWN
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Slangy suffix : OLA
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P.T.A. meeting place: Abbr. : SCH
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Expert finish? : ISE
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Farmers' beans : SOYS
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Things in pots : IOUS
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"Oh, my!" : GOSH
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Cosmo or S.I. : MAG
84
All ___ : SMILES
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Gov. Schwarzenegger : ARNOLD
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See 3-Down : THETHIRTEEN
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Cut up : HACKED
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Baryshnikov's birthplace : LATVIA
91
See 3-Down : COLONYNAMES
92
Prepared, as cider : MULLED
93
Picks up? : STEALS
95
Hairy Himalayan : YETI
97
Botch : RUIN
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Columbo and others: Abbr. : LTS
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Vest pocket : FOB
100
___ Hubbard : LRON
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Prefix with phobic : XENO
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Actress Garr : TERI
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"Finished!" : IMDONE
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How jams are stored : INJARS
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Have the nerve : DARE
115
Michelangelo works : FRESCOS
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Setting for many a joke : BAR
117
Mistakenly : INERROR
121
Basketball stat : ASSIST
122
Dragged on? : INHALED
123
How vending machines give change : INCOINS
125
Yuletide cupful : EGGNOG
128
Creepy : EERIE
129
Author Calvino : ITALO
130
Really bother : EATAT
132
Bouquet : AROMA
133
Pyramid scheme : SCAM
134
Lowlife? : ALGA
136
Station : STOP
138
Food card : MENU
140
Till section : TENS
141
Italian wine area : ASTI
143
Price abbr. : CTS
146
Popular a.m. show : GMA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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