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WELL-TURNED PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, August 10, 2003

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0810 ( 19,633 )
Across
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Scriptures reading : LESSON
7
1970's-80's singer Ronnie : MILSAP
13
"You just missed!" : ALMOST
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Adjust : ATTUNE
20
Colored ring : AREOLA
21
Wet : MOISTEN
23
British isle's textiles? : THECLOTHOFMAN
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Ancient strategy game played with stones : MANCALA
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Like many a parting : TEARY
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Food, plates, silverware, etc.? : CONTENTSOFTABLE
29
Muppet who's tickled : ELMO
30
Renaissance artist Guido ___ : RENI
31
Wide-mouthed comic Martha : RAYE
32
Puppet ending : EER
33
Author/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
35
European carrier : SAS
37
Encircle : GIRD
39
Hardly a mark to be proud of : DEE
42
What avid auctioneers have? : LOVEOFLOTS
46
Modem speed measure : BAUD
48
Take in the mail : READ
49
Expend : USE
50
Proper name in Masses : JESU
51
Food-swapping at a rooming house? : TRADEOFBOARD
55
Hollywood display : GLAMOR
57
Spiraling part : THREAD
59
"Babes in Arms" star, 1939 : ROONEY
60
Songs for one : SOLI
61
British poet laureate Tate : NAHUM
62
Cut corners : STINTED
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Fishy idea? : THOUGHTOFSCHOOL
69
Surfeit : SATIATE
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Artificial, after "in" : VITRO
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Morales in movies : ESAI
76
Evangelist's imperative : REPENT
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Word with big or blue : CHEESE
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Sticks in pits : BATONS
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What a brass band has? : PLENTYOFHORN
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Milldam : WEIR
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Factor in protein synthesis : RNA
87
Twix candy maker : MARS
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Barre room bend : PLIE
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When the prisoners will escape? : DAYOFBREAK
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Short : SHY
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Moving targets? : PREY
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St. Louis sked abbr. : CST
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"The Simpsons" saxophonist : LISA
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Sob syllable : HOO
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Jazz singer Anita : ODAY
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Bust, of a sort : RAID
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Immediately : STAT
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Pencil-sharpening problem? : NORETURNOFPOINT
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Part of a black suit : SPADE
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Like the music in "Turkey in the Straw" : ANIMATO
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Flute competition, e.g.? : WAROFTHEWINDS
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Popular modern exercise system : PILATES
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Ordered group of numbers in math : NTUPLE
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Driving areas : RANGES
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Choral group : TENORS
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Approvals : YESSES
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Wool source : ANGORA
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Supply for a cappuccino machine : LATTE
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"I Love Lucy" role : ETHEL
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Cooking method : STEAM
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C12H22O11 : SUCROSE
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As recently as : ONLY
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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Capital of Minorca : MAHON
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One who uses words in ways opposite of their literal meaning : IRONIST
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Southpaw's side : LEFT
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Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
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Actress Stewart : ALANA
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Undergarment : PANTY
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It flies through barrels : AMMO
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Slip-on shoe : LOAFER
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Made, as money : MINTED
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___ fever (annual February/March phenomenon) : OSCAR
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Attempt : STAB
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Show's partner : TELL
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Scottish refusal : NAE
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Immune system lymphocytes : TCELLS
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Smooth transition : SEGUE
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Direct elsewhere : REFER
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Chain hotel, for short : HOJO
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Walking like a peacock : ASTRUT
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Line before a reception : IDO
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Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
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Follower of lop or dog : EARED
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Water whirl : EDDY
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Hauls : LUGS
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Winter Olympics site after St. Moritz : OSLO
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Some white meat : VEAL
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Power overload result : OUTAGE
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Sheep's "Sheesh!" : BAA
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Insert : ADD
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Tiny plant part : ROOTLET
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Cartage company, e.g. : REMOVER
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Cold, in Colombia : FRIO
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Pro ___ : BONO
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They may be seen with snowballs : MITTENS
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L.B.J.'s veep : HHH
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Eccentric : NUT
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Eccentric : SCREWY
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Even if, briefly : THO
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Charades gesture, e.g. : HINT
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Like Cheerios : OATY
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Ogres : FIENDS
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Fleet, Wall, etc.: Abbr. : STS
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Psalms interjection : SELAH
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Mocking behavior : APERY
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Resentful : SORE
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Wife in "Finnegans Wake" : ANNA
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Tach readings, for short : RPMS
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___-Town (Midwest hub) : CHI
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Furrow maker : HOE
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Having two equal lobes : BIFID
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Financial wheeler-dealers, briefly : ARBS
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Unstop, poetically : OPE
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Take, as an airline : FLYON
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Crude stone artifact : EOLITH
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To a small degree : ATRIFLE
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Hoarse : RASPING
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Vichyssoise ingredient : POTATO
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Computer networking device : ROUTER
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Locale of U.N. peacekeeping forces, 1964 : CYPRUS
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Virile one : HEMAN
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Soft : DOWNY
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Suffer ___ worse than death : AFATE
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New kitties? : ANTES
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Letter after sierra, in radio lingo : TANGO
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Viper : ADDER
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"The Gondoliers" girl : TESSA
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Afternoon treat, maybe : NAP
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"Let me sleep ___" : ONIT
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Stir : RILE
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One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
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Unwelcome word from a surgeon : OOPS
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Whooper, e.g. : SWAN
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Grand time : ERA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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