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WHAT THEIR TEACHERS SAID

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 2001

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 18,912 )
Across
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Pachyderm of fiction : BABAR
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Byword : ADAGE
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Seville snack : TAPA
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Cookbook abbr. : TBSP
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"He was my prize student" : ALFREDNOBEL
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Snack brand that sponsored Dale Earnhardt : OREO
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"I used to catch him passing notes in class" : WOLFGANGAMADEUSMOZART
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Pastoral setting : LEA
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Don with a gift of gab : IMUS
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Having more hair on one's chest : MANLIER
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Hospital lines : IVS
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Cowboys make them: Abbr. : TDS
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Loads : ALOT
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"He was a real character" : WALTDISNEY
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Overplay : HAMUP
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Bank that may get in trouble? : LEVEE
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Fossillike : OLD
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Kings prophet : ELISHA
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Hugo contemporary : DUMAS
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Bygone Chinese ruler : WARLORD
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Doing horribly : TANKING
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"She loved to do homework" : MARTHASTEWART
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It's half due : UNO
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Former Irish P.M. Cosgrave : LIAM
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Playing marble : STEELIE
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Resin source : PINE
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Firecracker's path : PARABOLA
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Patches up : HEALS
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Puccini's "___ Lescaut" : MANON
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"Cities of the Interior" novelist : NIN
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Kind of action : JOB
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Maven : PRO
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Sudden contraction : TIC
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Arrested : RANIN
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1988 Olympics locale : KOREA
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Gate : PROCEEDS
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Hero : IDOL
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Terrible shot, in hoops : AIRBALL
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Third son of 71-Down : SETH
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Bartolommeo, for one : FRA
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"Romance languages interested her" : DANIELLESTEEL
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Sympathize with : FEELFOR
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"Z" actor : MONTAND
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Didn't withdraw : SAVED
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Record protector : SLEEVE
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Japan-based computer co. : NEC
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St.-___, capital of Réunion : DENIS
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Acquiesce : AGREE
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"He was a fast learner" : JESSEOWENS
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A-mazed? : LOST
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Natl. Diabetes Awareness Month : NOV
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Downed : ATE
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Sycophant : TOADIER
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Bookstore sect. : BIOG
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Prefix with center : EPI
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"He used to make up unbelievable tales" : HANSCHRISTIANANDERSEN
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Site of the smithy of Cyclops : ETNA
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"He had a very special effect on me" : GEORGELUCAS
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Penury : NEED
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Cannon of "Out to Sea" : DYAN
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Affectedly creative : ARTSY
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"You're ___ talk!" : ONETO
Down
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Shout out : BAWL
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Burn soother : ALOE
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Key of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 : BFLATMINOR
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Cousin of "woof" : ARF
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"He always asked a lot of questions" : REGISPHILBIN
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Like some checkups : ANNUAL
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Iditarod entrant : DOGSLED
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Legal stds. maintainer : ABA
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Marvel : GEM
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Jason of the N.F.L. : ELAM
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Pop/funk singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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In ___ (quiet) : ALULL
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Put forward : POSIT
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Focused : AIMED
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From A ___ : TOZ
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Loss through emigration : BRAINDRAIN
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Sampras asset : SERVE
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Child's hopping game : POTSY
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One that's holding back? : DAM
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Old World crow : DAW
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Colorful flier : ORIOLE
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Evening : DUSK
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What a follicle holds : OVUM
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Spanish subjects : TEMAS
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Leisureliness : SLOWPACE
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Plenty perturbed : HETUP
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Ex-TV host ___ Stewart : ALANA
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Third of nine : EARTH
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It has a negative charge : ANION
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Pricey : STEEP
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Not just 67-Down : WALLOPS
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Sale sign : ASIS
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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Initial Bond offering? : DRNO
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It comes before Friday : GAL
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Consider officially : HEAR
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Something to take when you're tired? : TEN
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Specialized (in) : MAJORED
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Oily liquids used in dyemaking : ANILINES
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"He was always looking up at the ceiling" : MICHELANGELO
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Eyes, poetically : ORBS
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Hits : BEATS
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Schleps : TOTES
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Cleared (of) : RID
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See 83-Across : ADAM
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Serious : NONONSENSE
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Place for a firing : KILN
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Follow ___ (do detective work) : ALEAD
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Call : REF
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Show some enthusiasm : EFFERVESCE
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Herded : DROVE
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Eastern wrap : SAREE
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___ parisienne : ALA
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Carpenter's need : LEVEL
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And others too numerous to mention : ETCETC
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Someone to see before retiring? : LENO
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Toy brand : LEGO
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Expels : DISBARS
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Tight : STINGY
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Shah ___ (Taj Mahal builder) : JAHAN
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Public storehouse : ETAPE
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Expressed amazement : OOHED
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Witchlike : WARTY
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Adar follower : NISAN
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Stage occupier : SET
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Addison's "How are thy Servants blest? O Lord!" : ODE
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Marsh growth : PEAT
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Not ___ many words : INSO
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Ground cover : SOD
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___ Lingus : AER
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Slangy "Au contraire!" : NOT
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Bleed : RUN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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