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New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 2003

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 111 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9, * 0 # are arranged as on a telephone.

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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 19,640 )
Across
1
"I Loves You, Porgy" singer : BESS
5
How some stocks are sold : ATPAR
10
Rat-___ : ATAT
14
Intimate : BOSOM
19
From scratch : ANEW
20
Ready to read the riot act : IRATE
21
"A Treatise of Human Nature" writer : HUME
22
Mojave plant : AGAVE
23
Many a homestead spread : ACRE
24
Reservists : MILITIAMEN
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Bank that may be created by the government : LEVEE
27
Radiance : SHEEN
29
Part of Florida : PENINSULA
30
Creepy looks : LEERS
31
Chant : INTONE
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Where a newspaper index often appears : PAGETWO
33
"Married filing separately" on an I.R.S. form 1040 : LINETHREE
35
Lady of la maison: Abbr. : MME
36
Unconvincing : LAME
37
Annex : ELL
38
Actor Keach : STACY
39
Salt shaker? : SEA
40
No longer sharp : FADED
41
Have a canyonlike effect : REECHO
44
Gossips : YENTAS
46
Greek theaters : ODEA
47
"Bingo!" : RIGHT
50
Places with a bird's-eye view : ROOSTS
52
Miniseries segment : PARTFOUR
54
Rest : TAKEFIVE
57
"Thumbs up" response : AOK
59
Like some internships, in length : SIXWEEK
60
Howard ___, "Mayberry R.F.D." character : SPRAGUE
62
Packing : ARMED
64
Raipur raiment : SARI
65
"Evil Woman" grp. : ELO
68
With 69-Across, bygone phone message : MABELL
69
See 68-Across : CALLED
71
Cook's abbr. : TSP
72
Brown & Williamson brand : KOOL
74
Shows inconstancy : FLITS
75
Some opening night theatergoers : CRITICS
77
World Series finale : GAMESEVEN
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Tempe inst. : ASU
80
Women's dress sizes : EIGHTEENS
81
Skittles : NINEPINS
85
Minnesota twin? : STPAUL
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It may be balding : TREAD
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Sculpture student's subj. : ANAT
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Big name in book publishing since 1818 : HARPER
92
"My Eyes Have Seen" singer : ODETTA
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"Veni ..." : ICAME
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Hardly likely to streak : SHY
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Certain 111-Downs : NEAPS
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Discount rack abbr. : IRR
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Repeated cry while waving a hand : MEME
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High ball? : LOB
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Entry in a spaceship log : STARDATE
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Low visibility figure : ZEROFEET
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Hits repeatedly : POUNDSON
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It may arrive with attachments : EMAIL
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One may be picky about these : LOTTERIES
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Skater Hughes : SARAH
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Style : GENRE
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Fortuitous : INCIDENTAL
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Cops and robbers, e.g. : GAME
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Hollywood family : ALDAS
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Lot : SCAD
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Cold shoulder treatment? : STOLE
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Egyptian solar deity : ATEN
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Causes dissolution of cells : LYSES
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Apportion, with "out" : METE
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Wished : HOPED
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Mouth, so to speak : SASS
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Pastoral sounds : BAAS
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"Big" one : ENCHILADA
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One who sings to the balcony : SERENADER
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Sugar-covered nuts, bonbons, etc. : SWEETMEATS
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Ambition : AIM
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Fall guy? : TRIPPER
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Pub order : PALEALE
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Like skin, after a facial : ATINGLE
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Tighten one's laces, say : RETIE
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Sounds of discoverers : AHAS
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Kerfuffle : TUMULT
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Title woman in a Joni Mitchell song : AMELIA
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Holding of land : TENANCY
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Call that may complete a full count : BALLTHREE
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Latecomer's plea : SAVEMEASEAT
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Dominates : OVERMASTERS
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1980's attorney general : MEESE
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Halved : INTWO
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"Thanks, but don't bother" : NONEED
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Observer : EYER
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Soak : SOG
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Tucks (away) : STOWS
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Fashion plate : FOP
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Fishing baskets : CREELS
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R & B group with the 1991 #1 hit "I Like the Way" : HIFIVE
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Carbon, to a lab worker: Abbr. : NOSIX
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Zimbabwe's capital : HARARE
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"Laugh-In" regular on old TV : TOMLIN
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LP flaw : SKIP
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Tea time, maybe : FOURPM
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Small drum : TABLA
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Discriminating person : AGEIST
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Civilization, to Hesse : KULTUR
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Ancient Brits: Var. : KELTS
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W.W. II heroes: Abbr. : RAF
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Bow (to) : ACCEDE
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Ticker tapes? : EKGS
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In an offensive way : LOATHSOMELY
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Oktoberfest entertainers : OOMPAHBANDS
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Big jet : DCNINE
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60's guru : LEARY
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"Star Wars" and the like : SPACESAGAS
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Old "You like it, it likes you" sloganeer : SEVENUP
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Year that Augustus exiled Ovid : EIGHTAD
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Juliet, to Romeo : INAMORATA
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Cooperate with the feds, say : NAMENAMES
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Québec map abbr. : STE
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Make advances? : LEND
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Aurora's counterpart : EOS
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Corot painting style : REALISM
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Connect with : TIEINTO
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Place with a bird's-eye view : TREETOP
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Picture show? : ARTSALE
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Shuts up : IMPOUNDS
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Right this minute : ATONCE
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Garfield, for one : PETCAT
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Kind of advice : LEGAL
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Completely black, in a way : STARLESS
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Focused (in on) : ZEROED
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Word said with a slap : FRESH
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Beachcomber's concern : TIDE
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___ teeth : HENS
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Outranked : LED

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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