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Go Figure

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1995

Author:
Martin Schneider
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Schneider

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Schneider. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The images can be seen here but since they are hard to read, I'll describe them. 23 Across is the letters "Quakerism adherents" arranged in a circle. 32 Across is "Approximately" arranged again in a circle. 105 Across is "Extension" in a wavy pattern. 117 Across is "Somers Islands formerly" shaped like a triangle. 4 Down is "Floor covering" in a circle. 16 Down is "Waltzing" in a box. 34 Down is "Pugilism" in a circle. 50 Down is "Place of business" in an oval. 58 Down is "Victoire" in an arch. 84 Down is "Castor Pollux" arranged in two peaks.

This is also the only NYT puzzle to include PENIS as an answer.

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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 16,728 )
Across
1
Plot : MAP
4
Cuts short : BOBS
8
Mature : GROWUP
14
Secretaries: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Prayer recitation : AVEMARIA
21
Soap actress Alexander : DENISE
22
Excite : PIQUE
23
See image : CIRCLEOFFRIENDS
25
Exercycle button : PAUSE
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Kind of pain : ROYAL
27
Needlefish : GAR
28
Work for a musician : GIG
29
1994 Jim Carrey flick : THEMASK
31
_____ a customer : ONETO
32
See image : ROUNDABOUT
35
Literary monogram : RLS
36
Actress Peeples : NIA
37
Flintlock muskets : FUSILS
40
From _____ Z : ATO
41
"Il me vient a _____" ("It occurs to me"): Fr. : LIDEE
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Emaciated : SCRAWNY
45
Wyo. neighbor : IDA
47
Got by force : EXACTED
49
Universe : MACROCOSM
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Madden : IRE
53
Shade of green : JADE
56
Informal word of appreciation : THANX
59
I.C.U. items : IVS
60
Feather: Prefix : PINNI
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Jury : PANEL
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Spy name : HARI
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Farm sound : BAA
65
Like some salad dressing : VINEGARY
67
Rogue : CAD
68
Call to Carreras : ENCORE
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More circumspect : LEERIER
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Terminate : EXPIRE
74
Acid : LSD
75
Certain cheeses : RICOTTAS
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Puck : IMP
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Army members? : ANTS
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Old-fashioned rewards : MEEDS
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"Is that _____?" ("You don't say!") : AFACT
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Transfer _____ : RNA
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Cramped : TIGHT
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Chorus members : ALTI
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Sandy's sound : ARF
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Indigenous : HOMEGROWN
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Get back to the original wood again : RESTRIP
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Stack, in a way : RIG
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Beastie : CRITTER
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"L'Arlesienne" composer : BIZET
99
Sound from the cornfield : CAW
101
Hale fellow? : NATHAN
103
"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANE
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_____ mo : SLO
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See image : WAVELENGTH
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"The _____ mightier..." : PENIS
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Italian aperitif : CAMPARI
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Summer in la cite : ETE
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Old talk-show host McCrary : TEX
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Expunge : ERASE
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Less green : RIPER
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See image : BERMUDATRIANGLE
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Did theater work, informally : USHED
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Author Leonard : ELMORE
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Had a yen : HANKERED
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Pages : BEEPS
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Apply messily : SLOPON
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A dollar bill has four : EYES
127
Pitches : ADS
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Diacritical marks : MACRONS
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Relating to airport equipment : AVIONIC
3
Annually : PERYEAR
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See image : BALLOFWAX
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Can you dig it? : ORE
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Lit. genre : BIOG
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1940 Douglas Fairbanks Jr. film : SAFARI
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East German inits. : GDR
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Dominion : REIGN
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Iroquois League member : ONEIDA
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W.W. II British officer Orde _____ : WINGATE
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Coyote State sch. : USD
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Pasta topping : PESTO
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Last word before the first bite : APPETIT
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Twins' birthplace : SIAM
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See image : SQUAREDANCING
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Set-to : TUSSLE
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Is after : SEEKS
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Premed's exam : MCAT
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Romps : FROLICS
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"Amadeus" co-star : HULCE
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"Let _____ good unto all men": Galatians : USDO
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See image : BOXINGRING
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Family member, in slang : UNC
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Gulf war ally : SYRIA
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_____ vu : DEJA
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Procedure during pregnancy, for short : AMNIO
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Suction pump : ASPIRATOR
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Cousin of a canzone : ARIA
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See image : OVALOFFICE
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Some skirts : MINIS
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Paucity : DEARTH
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Cain, e.g. : ELDEST
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Half of a 1991 movie twosome : THELMA
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Humperdinck opera role : HANSEL
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See image : ARCDETRIOMPHE
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Name word : NEE
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Eucharist container : PYX
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"_____ Mir Bist Du Schoen" (1938 hit) : BEI
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Twining plant : VETCH
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Iron pumper's unit : REP
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Leland Stanford companies: Abbr. : RRS
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Popular horse name : PAINT
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Dr. Gideon Fell's creator : CARR
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_____ Madness : MARCH
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Ten, in Toledo : DIEZ
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Ted Turner event : REGATTA
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See image : TWINPEAKS
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Like some vases : MING
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Mouths : ORA
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_____ Folly : SEWARDS
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Sicilian city : PALERMO
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Athens-Sparta battle site : TANAGRA
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Quarantined : ENISLED
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Adjusts the draw : RESEEDS
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Mathematician Pascal : BLAISE
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Swab : WETMOP
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Modern rock band with a repetitive name : THETHE
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Benchwarmer : SCRUB
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Sensitive people pick them up : VIBES
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Logical start : NEURO
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Marine bird : ERNE
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Tiniest protest : PEEP
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Inside shot? : XRAY
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Pipe connection : ELL
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Hideaway : DEN
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Like Bach's Sonata No. 3 : INE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 15 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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