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BURIED TREASURE

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 2007

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 143, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 154 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 21,103 )
Across
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As yet : SOFAR
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Strands in a diner : SPAGHETTI
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March of ___ : DIMES
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Mme. Tussaud : MARIE
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One who keeps a beat? : PATROLMAN
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Opposition : ENEMY
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Complete flip-flop : UTURN
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Mind : INTELLECT
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Just above average : CPLUS
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With 113-Across, 1972 song lyric hinting at this puzzle's theme : IVEBEENAMINERFORA
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Play group? : STAGERS
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___ Tomé : SAO
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Besmirching : TARRING
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Scene : TABLEAU
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They're pitched : TENTS
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Victorians, e.g. : AUSSIES
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
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Outdoor shindigs : LUAUS
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"Your mother wears army boots!," e.g. : TAUNT
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Kristin ___, six-time swimming champion at the 1988 Olympics : OTTO
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Classic Atari game : ASTEROIDS
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Approaches : DRAWSNEAR
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Mahler's "___ Lied von der Erde" : DAS
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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First Shia imam : ALI
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Latin 101 verb : AMAT
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Marie or Suzanne: Abbr. : STE
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"Homage to Clio" poet : AUDEN
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Some shavers : BRAUNS
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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"Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
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Set up : READIED
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Thick : MIDST
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Check words : PAYTO
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D.C. pol : SEN
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Narc employer, for short : DEA
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"The Baptism of Christ" painter ___ della Francesca : PIERO
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Child-care provider : AUPAIR
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Capital city about an hour by plane from Miami : NASSAU
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Campaign expense : TVAD
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End of a hammer : PEEN
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Music unlikely to be played at a party : DIRGE
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Squeezing (out) : EKING
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Weigh station sight : SEMI
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Prefix with valve : UNI
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Delilahs : SIRENS
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Lifework : CAREER
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White House advisory grp. : NSC
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Snorkeling locale : LAGOON
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Wide of the mark : ERRANT
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"The best ___ to come!" : ISYET
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European air hub : DEGAULLE
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"The Naked Maja" and "The Clothed Maja," e.g. : GOYAS
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It's often "proud" : SPONSOR
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Sine or cosine : RATIO
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Two-year periods : BIENNIA
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Straight : TRUE
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See 26-Across : HEARTOFGOLD
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Solidarity symbol : FIST
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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How ballerinas dance : ONTOE
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Jalapeño feature : TILDE
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Tennis player Smashnova : ANNA
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Dairy aisle purchase : EGGS
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Detects, in a way : HEARS
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Slight difficulties : SNAGS
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Typical Mad reader : TEEN
Down
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Laura Bush's alma mater: Abbr. : SMU
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Nibble for Trigger : OAT
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Tropical cave dwellers : FRUITBATS
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Radiator part : AIRVALVE
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Go back (on) : RENEGE
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Person with binoculars, maybe : SPIER
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Glazier's stock : PANES
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Mailing label abbr. : ATTN
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Facilitates : GREASES
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Bill who created the comic strip "Smokey Stover" : HOLMAN
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Missy ___ with the 2002 hit "Work It" : ELLIOTT
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Some govt. investigators : TMEN
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Indicator of silence : TACET
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Prefix with state : INTRA
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Some Martha Stewart Living photo displays : DECORS
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Locked up : INPRISON
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Deep black garnets : MELANITES
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Swift-running bird : EMU
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Way: Abbr. : SYS
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Lover boy : BEAU
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Overseas Mrs. : FRAU
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Burrito topping : SALSA
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Reach an understanding of : GETAT
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Mr. ___ of "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
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Letters from Greece : TAUS
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Mideast's House of ___ : SAUD
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Peeved : SORE
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Common symbol in heraldry : LION
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German-born Hollywood actor ___ Keir : UDO
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Org. of which U. S. Grant was once president : NRA
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Event where chaps may be seen : RODEO
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Warning, maybe : OMEN
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"Close" : WARM
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Landing place : STRIP
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Constellation near Scorpius : ARA
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Extol : LAUD
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Magician's name suffix : INI
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Author who wrote "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other" : AUSTEN
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Harmless : BENIGN
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"Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen" singer : SEDAKA
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Independent examinations : AUDITS
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All gone, in a way : EATEN
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Like 113-Across : BYNEILYOUNG
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Backside : REAREND
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1954 Jean Simmons movie : DESIREE
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Atomic number of the special parts of this puzzle which, when connected, form a 113-Across : SEVENTYNINE
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Toronto transports : TRAMS
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Kind of platter : PUPU
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Politico Agnew : SPIRO
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He played Grant on TV : ASNER
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Like some of Keats's work : ODIC
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Sound : AUDIO
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Thing, in court : RES
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Big inits. in Japanese computers : NEC
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Carpentry tool : AUGER
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Pepper and others: Abbr. : SGTS
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Frenzy : RAGE
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Son of Aphrodite : AENEAS
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Like some yogurt : NONFAT
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Basketry fiber : ISTLE
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Parsley bit : SPRIG
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Microsoft man : GATES
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Park Avenue, for one : AUTO
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Mountain climbers? : LIFTS
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Sign on to a computer : LOGIN
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French department in Picardy : AISNE
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"Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
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"We got trouble!" : OHOH
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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Whse., e.g. : BLDG
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___ of March : IDES
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___ crossroads : ATA
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Suffix with pay : OLA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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