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The Critics Agree

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1996

Author:
M. Schneider
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Schneider

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 166, Blocks: 84 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Schneider. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 17,078 )
Across
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Shells and elbows : PASTA
6
Taught : LESSONED
14
Miscellany : ETCETERA
22
Charts : DRAYS
23
One who's joined the club : INITIATE
24
Gateway Arch designer : SAARINEN
25
Chesebrough-Pond's products : QTIPS
26
"LETHARGIC" : LAZYSUSANSARANDON
28
Annotate excessively or absurdly : BENOTE
30
Liz has several : EXES
31
Averred : HELD
32
Montgomery bus rider Parks : ROSA
33
College knowledge : ARTS
34
1960's TV lead : MRED
37
Pianist Gilels et al. : EMILS
40
Exchanged words : IDO
42
Type of eng. : CIV
43
N.Y.S.E. neighbor : AMEX
44
"Ode to Psyche" poet : KEATS
46
Celebrates in song : CAROLS
49
Cultivate : HOE
50
"SICKENING" : TYPHOIDMARYPICKFORD
55
Guns : REVS
57
Barrie's "___ Licht Idylls" : AULD
58
CBS logo : EYE
59
Jerusalem's ___ Dolorosa : VIA
60
Some gowns : DIORS
62
"WILD" : MUSTANGSALLYFIELD
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Fleming and namesakes : IANS
70
Remainder of Rennes : RESTE
71
Crop up : ARISE
72
Casas grandes : VILLAS
73
Exuding, old-style : EMITTENT
75
Dispossess : DIVEST
77
Long Island town, home of William Cullen Bryant : ROSLYN
78
Common computer : MAC
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Amerada ___ (oil giant) : HESS
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Contest entry encl. : SAE
81
Horsefeathers : BUNK
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Old film letters : RKO
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Occult matter : CABALA
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Site of Mark Twain National Forest : OZARKS
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John Doe, maybe : AMNESIAC
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One of the Society Islands : TAHITI
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Bellowing : AROAR
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See 117-Across : PALME
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Matthew Arnold's "Empedocles on ___" : ETNA
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"WONDERFUL" : AMAZINGGRACEKELLY
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Pot : GRASS
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"Shiny Happy People" band : REM
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Not non : OUI
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Supercomputer maker : CRAY
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"I'll be!" : GOSH
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"BEAUTIFUL" : PRETTYPENNYMARSHALL
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It's just a waste : ASH
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Start of a Carroll title : ALICES
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Pick wild fruit : BERRY
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With 93-Across, assassinated European leader : OLOF
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Sorority letters : MUS
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James Brown hit "My ___" : THANG
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Ancient kingdom of Jordan : MOAB
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Certain moviehouse : TWIN
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"What ___!" : AHAM
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Any chapter of the Koran : SURA
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1988 country album : REBA
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Biblical priests' garments : EPHODS
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"DISASTROUS" : CALAMITYJANEFONDA
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Haydn's "___ Quartet" : LARGO
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21-Down and others : TSARINAS
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Underground vegetable, in England : BEETROOT
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Silicon Valley giant : INTEL
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Honest : STRAIGHT
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Language whose name means "perfected" : SANSKRIT
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People: Prefix : ETHNO
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Peter Schickele's alter ego : PDQBACH
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Cousin of veno- : ARTERIO
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"VENERABLE" : SAINTVERONICAHAMEL
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Errata : TYPOS
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Adjt. : ASST
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Like Abner Yokum : LIL
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Alfonso XIII's queen : ENA
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Evaluated, with "up" : SIZED
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River of Hell : STYX
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River of France : OISE
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Ad ___ : NAUSEAM
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S.A.T. company : ETS
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Narc's employer : DEA
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Letters before Titanic : ESSES
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Active Philippine volcano : TAAL
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Emergency room case : CARDIAC
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Mesozoic, e.g. : ERA
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Shanty covering : TINROOF
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Prefix with plasm : ENDO
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Classic cars : REOS
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Ruler of Russia, 1730-40 : ANNA
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King's grp. : NHL
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September TV special : EMMYS
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Agent : REP
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Wears out : EXHAUSTS
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N.Y.C. subway org. : MTA
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Country est. in 1948 : ISR
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Dwight Gooden moniker : DRK
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Dune buggies, for short : ATVS
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Garbed, as a Glaswegian : KILTED
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13th-century literary work : EDDA
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Heaven, in Le Havre : CIEL
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"ENCHANTING" : LOVELYRITAHAYWORTH
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18 million Asians : SRILANKANS
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Dislodge : OUST
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Brewer's need : YEAST
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"Here Is Your War" author : PYLE
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80's sitcom "My Two ___" : DADS
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Start with while : ERST
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Play on which "Cabaret" is based : IAMACAMERA
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The brainy bunch : MENSA
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Old Iberian kingdom : NAVARRE
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Rosetta stone language : GREEK
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Cheer start : SIS
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DeCarlo of "The Munsters" : YVONNE
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Whitewater prosecutor Robert : FISKE
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Land : REELIN
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"The Air ___ Breathe" (1974 hit) : THATI
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Biblical forebear : ISAAC
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Sot : RUMMY
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Hype : BALLYHOO
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Commerce, colloquially : BIZ
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Hatch on the Hill : ORRIN
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Ending with proto- : ZOA
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Gyrocompass inventor : SPERRY
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Sun. speeches : SERS
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Court protection : TARP
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It gives you fits : AGUE
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"___ for Man, so stealthily betrayed": Millay : ALAS
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Quadrennial conventioners : GOPS
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Former Chrysler offering : KCAR
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Pro-am game : GOLF
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Orb : GLOBE
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Longtime Giants owner : TIMMARA
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Fort Worth inst. : TCU
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Acting the sycophant : YESSING
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Draft org. : NBA
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Daily financial quote : YEN
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Suspect in the game Clue : MRGREEN
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Camellia State: Abbr. : ALA
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Bit : SMIDGEN
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Role that made Ford a star : HANSOLO
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Uris book, with "The" : HAJ
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Batman's home : MANOR
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U.N.'s U ___ : THANT
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"Julius Caesar" has five : ACTS
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"___ thou eaten of the tree?": Genesis : HAST
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Winged : ALAR
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Sundance Film Festival locale : UTAH
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Newts : EFTS
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Jurist Robert : BORK
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Ballet movement : PLIE
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Turn-of-the-millennium date : MII
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Crunches work them : ABS
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Org. in the Mapplethorpe flap : NEA
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"How ___ love thee?" : DOI
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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