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THAT'S FUNNERY

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 2004

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 83 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0822 ( 20,011 )
Across
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Dual elec. designation : ACDC
5
Puts in proper order, nautically : RIGS
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TV boss of Flo and Alice : MEL
12
Modern home of ancient Knossos : CRETE
17
Brave : DARE
18
"Orphée, Le Repos" painter : COROT
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Skunk River city : AMES
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Less taut : LAXER
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Winning bird colony? : ROOKERYOFTHEYEAR
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Mexican muralist : RIVERA
28
Some grandkid spoilers : NANAS
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Crosspiece : TRAVERSE
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Company whose name is pig Latin for an insect : EBAY
31
Tolkien Moria warriors : ORCS
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Over : ABOVE
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Williams of Boston : TED
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Mayo to mayo : ANO
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Invitation from a rogue nation? : JOINTHEKNAVERY
40
Chorus line dances : CANCANS
42
Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
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Eliot Janeway subj. : ECON
47
Civil rights leader Medgar : EVERS
48
Manipulative sort : USER
52
Lodge member : ELK
53
Sheen formed with age : PATINA
55
Self-titled WB sitcom : REBA
56
Artemis's twin : APOLLO
58
Steinbeck's birthplace, in California : SALINAS
59
Young 'un at a hash house? : BEANERYBABY
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Grave plunderer : GHOUL
65
Forensic ID : DNA
66
Restraint cord : TETHER
67
Chem., for one : SCI
69
Smitten : INLOVE
71
E-mail address suffix : NET
73
Aspirations : HOPES
75
Prizes for manicurists? : EMERYAWARDS
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Cricket teams, e.g. : ELEVENS
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It's broken at mixers : THEICE
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Eagles hit "___ Eyes" : LYIN
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Studly : VIRILE
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Diner cuppa : JOE
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Advent song : NOEL
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Lawn ball game : BOCCI
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"___ sow, so shall ..." : ASYE
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"Pagliacci" role : TONIO
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Incited : SPURRED
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Result of a cat hitting the sauce? : WHISKERYBOTTLE
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Suffix with grape : ADE
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Aetna's bus. : INS
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Thoreau work "Faith in ___" : ASEED
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Suspenseful part of "Survivor" : VOTE
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Over : ANEW
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Some teens just hanging out : MALLRATS
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Clear, in a way : DEFOG
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Strongbox : COFFER
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Request to hear a certain audiobook genre? : PLAYMYSTERYFORME
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"La Dolce Vita" setting : ROMA
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Ancient Roman magistrate : EDILE
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Finnish painter Järnefelt : EERO
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Troy story : ILIAD
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Girl's name (or a hint to this puzzle's theme) : ERIN
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Like a weather-worn face : LINED
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Emulate the Beastie Boys : RAP
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Endangered goose : NENE
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Year of Boris Godunov's birth : MDLI
Down
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Month before Nisan : ADAR
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Kid's plea : CANI
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What a few volts might be enough to do? : DRIVEONEBATTERY
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Star : CELEB
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Playmate of Piglet : ROO
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Like some patches : IRONON
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Kiddie racer : GOKART
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Cause for nose-holding : STENCH
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The Say Hey Kid : MAYS
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Modern rock genre : EMO
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Parisian art district : LEFTBANK
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Artful : CLEVER
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Martha in denture ads : RAYE
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Apply with might : EXERT
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Josh : TEASE
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Was off : ERRED
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Preschooler's medium : CRAYON
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Endeavored : STROVE
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Demolished, in Derby : RASED
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Experience : HAVE
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Punjabi royals : RAJAS
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Like clocks with hands : ANALOG
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Bitter : ACERB
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H.M.S. Pinafore force : NAVEE
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Sch. in 19-Across : ISU
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Frigate part : KEEL
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Mythical Himalayan beast : YETI
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Origami bird : CRANE
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President Bush's hometown after a fire? : CINDERYCRAWFORD
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Go ___ outing : ONAN
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Explorers' org. : NASA
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Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
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Org. concerned with PCB's : EPA
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Holds up : ROBS
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Newscaster Zahn : PAULA
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O.K. : ALLOW
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French school : LYCEE
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Matsushita competitor : SONY
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Lucy's pal : ETHEL
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Lake Geneva feeder : RHONE
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Uh-huh's : YEPS
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New staffer : HIREE
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Poker player's declaration : IMIN
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Heroic trait : VALOR
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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"Boola Boola" singers : ELIS
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Out of it : STONED
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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In big bits : DICED
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Cutting : SNIDE
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Perspective : VIEW
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Focus of one who's willing? : HEIR
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Wag : JOKESTER
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Mil. amphibian : LST
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Good, in Guadalajara : BUENO
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Scourge of the African savanna : TSETSE
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Kvetcher's cry : OYVEY
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Took a second? : PLACED
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Impaired : HARMED
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Bloke's "Well, well!" : ISAY
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Tech expert, in British lingo : BOFFIN
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Hepburn's "The Lion in Winter" co-star : OTOOLE
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Medicated shampoo brand : TEGRIN
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Drive : IMPEL
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Silents star Nita : NALDI
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Gotten rid of : SLAIN
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Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
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Cy Young award winner Sparky : LYLE
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Trapdoor : DROP
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Punjabi royal : RANI
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Time gone by : ERA
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West of "Go West, Young Man" : MAE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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