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LIGHTEN UP

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 20,368 )
Across
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Mathematical fig. : RECT
5
Whistler, e.g. : ARTIST
11
Cargo platform : SKID
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Chatter : JAW
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___ pneumonia : LOBAR
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Stephen Foster's dream girl : JEANIE
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Pro's opposite : TYRO
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Arapaho foe : UTE
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Life saver : AMERICANPINKCROSS
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French law : LOI
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Puzzles : PERPLEXES
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"Survivor" sight : HUT
28
Sonar pulse : PING
29
"Is that so?!" : DOTELL
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King of England in 1700 : WILLIAMOFPEACH
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Without interruption : NOEND
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Perfume amounts : OUNCES
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Critical tennis situation : SETPOINT
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Bygone nuclear agcy. : AEC
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Monstrous : OGRISH
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Stingers : LEMONCREAMJACKETS
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Money substitute, for short : IOU
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Timeline divisions : ERAS
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Prop for the Acad. Awards : ENV
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Supreme finale : EST
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Launch sites : SILOS
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"Stay!" : DONTGO
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Waterfall jumper : SALMON
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Rustic couple : MAANDPA
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Sidekick of old children's TV : MISTERMINTJEANS
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Idle talk : PALAVER
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Jawaharlal Nehru's daughter : INDIRA
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Nearby : ATHAND
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Flour cake : SCONE
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Like NyQuil: Abbr. : OTC
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Stick in a dish : OLEO
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Tahoe, for one : SUV
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Plant expert? : AZURECOLLARWORKER
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Proofers' catches : ERRATA
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Nashville-based awards org. : CMA
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Watch : SPECTATE
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Hurting : INPAIN
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Horseshoe-shaped wear : TIARA
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Delta wing craft : SST
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Duke Ellington classic : MOODPERIWINKLE
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Ballerina Karsavina : TAMARA
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Big hands often take them : POTS
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Waters : IRRIGATES
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First name in despotism : IDI
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Tanning agents : ULTRALAVENDERRAYS
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___-mo : SLO
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33-Down's home today : PERU
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Sister of Erato : URANIA
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Lace tip : AGLET
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Natural incubator : HEN
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Masked one, informally : COON
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Bible parts : VERSES
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Diner in "Alice" : MELS
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His last words were "Thus with a kiss I die" : ROMEO
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Critic with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star : EBERT
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___ diem (motto of Horace) : CARPE
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13-figure figure : TRILLION
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Sophocles drama : AJAX
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Extend : RENEW
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Putts out : TAPSIN
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Pasta suffix : INI
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Failing : SIN
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Shatner's "___War" : TEK
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Run one's fingers over : STRUM
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1997 treaty city : KYOTO
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___ agent : IRS
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Bashes : DOS
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1960's-70's PBS star : JULIACHILD
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Now : ATONCE
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Considers : WEIGHS
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"Lethal Weapon" force: Abbr. : LAPD
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Like the fire goddess Brigit : CELTIC
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Famed political hanger-on : CHAD
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Female swans : PENS
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Soil layer : LOAM
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Actor ___ Cobb : LEEJ
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Ancient people : INCA
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Stronghold : FORT
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Powerful : PUISSANT
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Court case title phrase : INRE
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It's involved in many spills : SLED
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Certain fraud investigator, informally : TMAN
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Daily neighborhood sight : POSTMAN
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Ex-lax? : TENSE
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Some nods : OKS
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"You'll never ___!" : GETME
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Not extreme : CENTRAL
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"Alley ___" : OOP
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Letters on a stamp : USA
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Briefly : INSHORT
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Care, slangily : GIVEARIP
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Suffix with verb : OSE
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KO insert? : LMN
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50-Down: Prefix : MID
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Clandestine maritime org. : ONI
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Baseball club designation : AAA
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Brookie or laker : TROUT
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Diner cupfuls : JAVAS
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Mail addenda, for short : PSS
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Prefix with pressure : ACU
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Aphrodisiac : LOVEPOTION
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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Waxing alternative : NEET
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French illustrator Gustave : DORE
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Some Dada works : ARPS
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Author Grey : ZANE
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Roman year with "two pair" : CCII
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Monarchy since 1744 : OMAN
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Caper : LARK
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White terrier's nickname : WESTIE
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Eight-pointed star : OCTAGRAM
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Exposure units : RADS
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Mischievous : IMPISH
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Noggin : NOODLE
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Old draft deferment category for critical civilian work : TWOA
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Ones who are worlds apart : ALIENS
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Hardly modern : RETRO
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Ski jump downslope : INRUN
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"Nancy" cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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One of the Simpsons : MARGE
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Ever : ATALL
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California's Point ___ National Seashore : REYES
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Office title abbr. : ASST
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Info on grocery pkgs. : RDAS
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It's often below an ISBN : UPC
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Late July delivery : LEO
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Word on a Valentine candy heart : LUV
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Exist : ARE
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Dict. listing : VAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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