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EGO TRIP

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 2002

Like capital letters in many E. E. Cummings poems

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 62 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times8/25/02 ( No. 19,283 )
Across
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Crow : BRAG
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They run in gangs : MOLLS
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Invite for : ASKTO
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Grace period? : AMEN
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Stubbs of the Four Tops : LEVI
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Muse whose name means "passionate" : ERATO
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Murdered : SLAIN
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"Fatal Attraction" director Adrian : LYNE
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Gershwin song for egotists : IVEGOTACRUSHONME
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"La Belle et la ___" : BETE
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It crashed on 3/23/01 : MIR
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Carpet quality : PILE
29
Korean president, 1948-60 : RHEE
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Ate up : ENJOYED
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Subjects of appraisals : ESTATES
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Diamond production? : RBIS
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Bygone attire : BLOOMERS
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Military response : YESSIR
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Feature of an old-fashioned roast : BOAR
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Not fresh : TRITE
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Kind of point or theory : SET
40
Shania Twain song for egotists : IMSTILLTHEONE
43
Masochist's start : SADO
44
Video store section : SCIFI
47
Cotton capsule : BOLL
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Veteran journalist ___ Abel : ELIE
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Evil general in "Superman II" : ZOD
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___ Tech : CAL
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Spill a little : SLOP
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"___ we?" : SHALL
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Wilde play : SALOME
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI
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Half note : MINIM
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Tiny energy units, for short : EVS
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Setting for Camus's "The Plague" : ALGERIA
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Rules and ___ : REGS
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Tony Bennett song for egotists : BECAUSEOFME
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Poker game locales : DENS
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Makes sense : COHERES
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Track sites : LPS
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Turkeys : FLOPS
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Directly : DUE
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Plants in a Fugard title : ALOES
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Florentine painting, e.g. : ARTE
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Either of two Spice Girls : MEL
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Einstein's hometown : ULM
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Baby ___ (tender vegetable) : LIMA
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Conspires with : ABETS
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Cosby's first series : ISPY
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Another Gershwin song for egotists : EMBRACEABLEME
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2001 title role for Sean Penn : SAM
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Spherical : ORBED
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Old character : RUNE
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Modest : SIMPLE
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At all : ANYWHERE
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Halloween decorations : BATS
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Like some olives : SPEARED
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It may have horns : DILEMMA
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Bridge part : ARCH
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Platte River tribe : OTOS
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Bloke : EGG
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They may be tied up in Tokyo : OBIS
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Cole Porter song for egotists : IGETAKICKOUTOFME
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Torn (from), old-style : REFT
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Short, say : TESTY
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They're expected : NORMS
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It has a head and hops : BEER
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Saloon selections : ALES
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Sports awards : ESPYS
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Lose it : GOAPE
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Flying fish eaters : ERNS
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"Holy cow!" overseas : BLIMEY
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Fix a draft : REVISE
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Parries : AVERTS
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Club date : GIG
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Specialties : METIERS
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Master's hurdle : ORALS
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Strengthen, in a way : LACE
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P.O. item : LTR
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Tart treats : SOURBALLS
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They used to be hot stuff : ASHES
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___-eyed : SLOE
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Home for Wyatt Earp: Abbr. : KAN
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History book inset : TIMELINE
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Musically monotonous : ONENOTE
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Mitch who wrote "Tuesdays With Morrie" : ALBOM
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Frankie Valli song for egotists : MYEYESADOREDME
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Logged : ENTERED
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Must : NEEDSTO
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Characteristic of a bull : OPTIMISM
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Jersey : SHIRT
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Diner cupful : JOE
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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Class list : ROLL
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London ___ : BROIL
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"Ali," e.g. : BIOPIC
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Relates : TELLSOF
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Chophouse choices : TBONES
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Give a lift : HEAVE
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Having a bottom : SOLED
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Like capital letters in many E. E. Cummings poems : SCARCE
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Found unexpectedly : CAMEON
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Debby Boone song for egotists : ILIGHTUPMYLIFE
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Go the other way : ZAG
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Reputation ruiner : LIBEL
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1946 Literature Nobelist : HESSE
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Was out : SLEPT
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Dance music : MINUET
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Supporters of the arts : EASELS
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Duck type : MALLARD
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Simmons rival : SEALY
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"Once ___ ..." : UPONA
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On fire in the kitchen : FLAMBE
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Grand Canyon spot : RIM
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Most sordid : SEAMIEST
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"A Delicate Balance" playwright : ALBEE
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Spade work : SLEUTHING
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Resentments : UMBRAGES
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Mathematician Stewart and others : IANS
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Synagogue stage : BEMA
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Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
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Florida island : SANIBEL
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Recluse : EREMITE
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Highly skilled : CRACK
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Speak for : ESPOUSE
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Bit of resistance : OHM
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Think best : PREFER
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Gofers : LEGMEN
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Trimming tools : EDGERS
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Authors Rebecca and Nathanael : WESTS
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Barnyard sounds : BRAYS
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Put one's foot down : STOMP
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One who's practicing: Abbr. : ATTY
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Tapered pods : OKRA
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Mind-reading, for short : ESP
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Sweet sound : COO
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Honor from Queen Eliz. : OBE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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