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INSIDE JOKES

New York Times, Sunday, August 10, 2008

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.79 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0810 ( 21,460 )
Across
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Big name in baked beans : VANCAMP
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Neighbor of Oakland : ALAMEDA
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Gilberto's partner on "The Girl From Ipanema," 1964 : GETZ
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Earsplitting : OVERLOUD
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Cicero or Publius : SENATOR
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Light shade : AQUA
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21 : LEGALDRINKINGAGE
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Neighbor of a Georgian : TURK
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Filled out : GREW
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Exchanged vows : IDOS
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Knocker's request : LETMEIN
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Off-road wheels, for short : ATV
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Vespasian's successor : TITUS
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Command ctrs. : HQS
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One of an old film trio : SHEMP
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Way out : ESCAPEROUTE
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Los ___ : ALAMOS
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Anna of "X-Men" : PAQUIN
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Humans, e.g. : SIMIANS
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Like a butterfingers : INEPT
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Temperaments : NATURES
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Rock's ___ Folds Five : BEN
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Cries of agony : YOWS
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Viva-voce vote : NAY
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Pastry shop treat : ECLAIR
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Conductors' aids : MUSICRACKS
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Quick expression of gratitude : THX
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Gets better : HEALS
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Natty dresser : FOP
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Grant-giving org. : NEA
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Butterfly relative : CRAWL
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"___ She Lovely" : ISNT
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Cereal killer : ERGOT
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Rather inclined : STEEP
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Breakfast spot, briefly : HOJO
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"Vissi d'arte" singer : TOSCA
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"N.Y. State of Mind" rapper : NAS
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Yossarian's tentmate, in "Catch-22" : ORR
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Curl performer : BICEP
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Part of some three-day weekends: Abbr. : FRI
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Number one : TOPRANKING
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Athos's arm : MUSKET
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Ontario, par exemple : LAC
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"Generations of healthy, happy pets" sloganeer : ALPO
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Small songbird : TIT
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Chopsticks eschewers, informally : FORKERS
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Razor handle? : OCCAM
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The ___ Band, with guitarist Little Steven : ESTREET
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Choir supports : RISERS
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He played 2,130 consecutive games : GEHRIG
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"Sire" : YOURMAJESTY
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The Desi of Desilu : ARNAZ
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Middle of summer? : EMS
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Certain people buried in Westminster Abbey : POETS
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Black-and-white broadcast? : APB
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Divine epithet : CREATOR
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Cut made by a saw : KERF
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Gilpin of "Frasier" : PERI
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Sticks (out) : JUTS
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Ignore, as a problem : SWEEPUNDERTHERUG
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Assist in evil : ABET
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Freaky : BIZARRE
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Dimming : LOWERING
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They may be revolutionary : WARS
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The very beginning : YEARONE
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1967 pop sensation, with "the" : MONKEES
Down
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Europe's longest river : VOLGA
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Turn aside : AVERT
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Beersheba's desert : NEGEV
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Sticking point : CRAW
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Unilever detergent : ALL
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Chic, in the '60s : MOD
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People who no what they like? : PURITANS
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Emulates a reporter : ASKS
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Kona keepsake : LEI
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Brashares who wrote "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" : ANN
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Zine : MAG
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And others, in a list : ETAL
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Old Venetian officials : DOGES
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Self-titled album of 1980 : ARETHA
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St. Peter, e.g.? : GATEMAN
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High-school gym feature : EQUIPMENTLOCKER
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Chance to play : TURN
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Ringo's drummer son : ZAK
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Styled : DIDUP
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Mr. Potato Head features : NOSES
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Infamous 1999 computer virus with a woman's name : MELISSA
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Woes, to a Yiddish speaker : TSURIS
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More aloof : ICIER
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Target, with "on" : HOMEIN
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Marmalade ingredients : QUINCES
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Stop: Abbr. : STA
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On a par with : EQUALTO
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Barbecue order : RIBS
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"Watermark" vocalist : ENYA
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Brightly colored fish : OPAH
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Charon's workplace : STYX
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Wears out the carpet? : PACES
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Declaration of August 14, 1941 : ATLANTICCHARTER
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Activity in which people get their kicks : SOCCER
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NuGrape competitor : NEHI
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Call letters on 1970s-'80s TV : WKRP
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Pet cat, in British lingo : MOG
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"Once ___ midnight dreary ..." : UPONA
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Betray, in a way : RATON
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Soda shop order : FRAPPE
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Single malt, for instance : WHISKEY
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Rachel Carson's sci. : ECOL
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Hissy fit : TANTRUM
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Joule division : ERG
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Raspberries : JEERS
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Takes, with "for" : OPTS
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Legs : STAMINA
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Their business is going downhill : SKIERS
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Explodes : BURSTS
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Aggressively promote : FLOG
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Put the pedal to the metal : RACE
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Promising : ROSY
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Couple : ITEM
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Dampish : MOIST
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Not burdened by : FREEFROM
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Record list : ARRESTS
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Nail site : TOE
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Not live : TAPED
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"Great" guy : GATSBY
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Superman's father : JOREL
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"Holy smokes!" : ZOWIE
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Place with an eagle's-eye view : AERIE
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Someone who just got out of a long bath, facetiously : PRUNE
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Jason of "American Pie" : BIGGS
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International baseball powerhouse : CUBA
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Former shah ___ Pahlavi : REZA
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Banjo supporter : KNEE
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Executive's extra : PERK
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Paleontologist's discovery : JAW
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Musician's gift : EAR
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Active leader? : PRO
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Subject of a Keats ode : URN
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Couple : TWO
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Egg source : HEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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