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CAPITAL L'S

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 2013

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 69 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Victor Barocas notes:
Once I had the idea for this puzzle, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are exactly eight six-letter state capitals (not counting my own STPAUL!), and that all of them had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's a rare occasion that I run across a theme idea I've never seen before. Bravo to Victor! It took me a ridiculously long time to figure out the trick, but when I realized the state ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
At first, it seems like the Across theme answers are unclued. Nothing corresponds to TOPEKA, DENVER, JUNEAU, BOSTON, AUSTIN, ALBANY, HELENA or PIERRE. But then, did you notice the puzzle's ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 23,301 )
Across
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Item whose name is derived from the Latin "aquarius" : EWER
5
Auto parts giant : NAPA
9
Pot user, maybe : EELER
14
Peyote and saguaro : CACTI
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Rossini's William Tell and others : BARITONES
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Lump in one's throat : UVULA
22
First acrylic fiber : ORLON
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Superlative for Sirius : BRIGHTEST
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Rush job? : ROCKCONCERT
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Home security system component : SENSOR
27
Big kahunas : TOPDOGS
29
Stationery item: Abbr. : ENV
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Had : ATE
31
Log : RECORD
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Abbr. on a lawyer's stationery : ESQ
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Censure : DENOUNCE
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Berry used to make gin : JUNIPER
40
They have pluses and minuses : IONS
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In ___ : UTERO
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___-pedi : MANI
45
Medicine label info : DOSAGE
47
Putting out on an anniversary, maybe : REISSUING
51
Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights," for one : TRIPTYCH
53
Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
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Provide with a quality : ENDUE
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Daisylike bloom : ASTER
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Massive ref. : OED
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Maze explorer : LABRAT
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Turn over : CEDE
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Disencumber : RID
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Not beat : LOSETO
66
Collapses : CAVESIN
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Drain : SAP
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White-suited "Dukes of Hazzard" villain : BOSSHOGG
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Spartan : AUSTERE
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___ Party : TEA
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Some bio majors : PREMEDS
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Fails to : DOESNT
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Court judgment : LET
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Barrett of gossip : RONA
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"Phooey!" : OHDARN
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___ Moines : DES
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Mentions : CITES
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Apple line : IMACS
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Experience you might want to forget : ORDEAL
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Guaranteed : RISKFREE
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Darwin stopping point, with "the" : GALAPAGOS
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Founder of the Missionaries of Charity : TERESA
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Epitome of cool, with "the" : FONZ
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Lead singer on "Octopus's Garden" : RINGO
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Singer Peniston : CECE
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Einstein and Camus : ALBERTS
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Hint-giving columnist : HELOISE
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Three, for a short hole : PAR
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Postwar prime minister : ATTLEE
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Simpson case judge : ITO
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11th-century hero, with "El" : CID
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Religious art figures : PIETAS
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Country crooner Randy : TRAVIS
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Emergency Broadcast System opening : THISISATEST
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Kind of treatment : INPATIENT
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Still goopy, as concrete : UNSET
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Poet/dramatist Federico García ___ : LORCA
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Pixar movie between "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" : ABUGSLIFE
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Verse-writing : POESY
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Jerks : YOYOS
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Some screens, for short : LCDS
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Glacial : SLOW
Down
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Goes down : EBBS
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Suffix with hard or soft : WARE
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Girl's name that's also a place name : ERIN
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Semis : RIGS
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Unprepared : NOTREADY
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Basil sauce : PESTO
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One end of New York's Triborough Bridge : ASTORIA
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Cry of epiphany : EUREKA
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Suggests : EVOKES
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Director George : LUCAS
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Bull or cow : ELK
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Tear : RACE
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Nike rival : CONVERSE
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Parenthesis shape : ARC
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Butcher's tool : CLEAVER
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Layered dessert : TORTE
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Head of state? : INTER
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He wrote "It is life near the bone where it is sweetest" : THOREAU
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French waves : ONDES
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Kaley of "The Big Bang Theory" : CUOCO
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Eccentric : QUEER
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Pantry lineup : JARS
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Squad, e.g. : UNIT
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Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Athlete's foot treatment : TINACTIN
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Where Charlie may ride forever, in song : MTA
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Connecticut city : SHELTON
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Carom : REBOUND
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Words of explanation : IDEST
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Blue flick : NUDIE
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Hollywood's Davis : GEENA
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Crow, e.g. : TRIBE
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Byes : TATAS
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Thingamabobs : DOODADS
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Cow's fly swatter : TAIL
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Dummy : DODO
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Bad thing for a roommate to do : SNORE
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Sweater option : VNECK
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Rosemary piece : SPRIG
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Rosemary feature : AROMA
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Like some codes : PENAL
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1990s craze : MACARENA
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Renowned jeweler : TIFFANY
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Sag : DROOP
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Rug fiber : SISAL
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Jeff Bridges sci-fi classic : TRON
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Start of a count-off : EENY
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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TV show on which Charlie Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox : SPINCITY
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Best-selling author who once worked for Britain's MI6 : LECARRE
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Markdown markers : SALETAGS
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Author Nin : ANAIS
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New DNA evidence may lead to one : RETRIAL
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It's been shortening for over 100 years : CRISCO
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Ask for money : HITUP
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Prefix with musicology : ETHNO
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Imitation : APERY
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Year the emperor Claudius was born : TENBC
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1991 P.G.A. champion John : DALY
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Is unwell : AILS
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Obscure : VEIL
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Skinny : INFO
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Fuss : STEW
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French possessive : SES
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"___ cool!" : TOO
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British dessert, for short : PUD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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