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BACKWASH

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 2006

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JW} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 20,746 )
Across
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Not generic fashion : LABEL
6
Hurry : HASTE
11
Complaints : BEEFS
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Soldier's fare, for short : MRE
19
Accustom : ENURE
20
Appropriate : USURP
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Full-length : UNCUT
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Parent's admonishment : IDONTLIKEYOURTONE
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Records that are easily broken : LPS
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Greets : SAYSHITO
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Catchers : NETS
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Drink with a three-leaf logo : NESTEA
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Water source : TAP
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26-Across, e.g. : VINYL
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Disorder : AILMENT
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Landon of 1930's politics : ALF
39
1986 Pulitzer-winning novel set in a cattle drive : LONESOMEDOVE
43
Computer-animated hit film of 1998 : ANTZ
44
Vein holder : LEAF
46
"In principio ___ Verbum" : ERAT
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Hot, in Vegas : ONAROLL
49
Delta hub : ATLANTA
52
They're hooked : ADDICTS
55
Satisfy : SLAKE
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Paul Theroux novel made into a Harrison Ford film, with "The" : MOSQUITOCOAST
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Hebrew name meaning "Hill of spring" : TELAVIV
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Biased : ONESIDED
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Solid South, once : BLOC
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Thus far : TODATE
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"___ my case" : IREST
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Cheering loudly : AROAR
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Snap, e.g. : COOKIE
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____-free : SCOT
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Dangerous place : SNAKEPIT
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Painting and printing, e.g. : CAREERS
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1982 #1 hit with the lyric "living in perfect harmony" : EBONYANDIVORY
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Nixon commerce secretary Maurice : STANS
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Dickens boy : TINYTIM
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Certain book addendum : LEXICON
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Zip : NOTAONE
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Rossetti's "___ Ancilla Domini" : ECCE
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___ II, first man-made object to reach the moon : LUNA
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Baker's stock : EGGS
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Sign of affection : LOVINGCARESS
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Form W-9 datum: Abbr. : SSN
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Initial progress : TOEHOLD
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Response to "am not" : ARESO
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Canon camera : EOS
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Black ice, e.g. : HAZARD
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About : ASTO
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Goes for the bells and whistles : UPGRADES
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Suffix with infant : ILE
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TV announcer's exhortation : DONTTOUCHTHATDIAL
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U.S.S.R. successor : CIS
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Reds, once : ENEMY
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Host of TV's "In Search Of …" : NIMOY
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New Mexico county : OTERO
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Salon job : SET
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Candymaker Harry : REESE
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Sends to Hades : DAMNS
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Spring : FOUNT
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Gifts of greeting : LEIS
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One-two connector : ANDA
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Water mark? : BUOY
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Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
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Devastating : LETHAL
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Un plus sept : HUIT
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Invite to one's home : ASKOVER
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Lyon who played Lolita : SUE
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Word of encouragement : TRY
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Gabriel Fahrenheit or Anders Celsius : EPONYM
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Actor Young of the "Rocky" films : BURT
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Specialist M.D.'s : ENTS
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Prefix with system : ECO
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Causing more laughs : FUNNIER
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Strengthen : STEEL
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Soft rock? : MOLTENLAVA
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Evangelist's cry : REPENT
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Imitation : ERSATZ
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Slimming procedure, briefly : LIPO
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One of two rivers forming the Ubangi : UELE
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Personal, often : SMALLAD
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180-year-old in Genesis : ISAAC
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Avoid : NOTDO
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"Halt!" : AVAST
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Something to remember : ALAMO
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Reveal : LETON
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Two-timing : FALSE
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More trim : NEATER
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Adulterate : DOCTOR
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Minn. neighbor : ONT
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Common Web site content : FAQS
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Olympics city after St. Moritz : OSLO
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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More trim : TIDIER
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Pat : DAB
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Puerto Rico, e.g. : ISLA
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Paramedic's need : KIT
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Seth and Abel's mother : EVE
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Pablo Neruda's "___ to Common Things" : ODES
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Online brokerage since 1993 : ETRADE
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Curtain raiser? : SCENEI
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Mug in a pub : TOBY
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Founder of the American Shakers : ANNLEE
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Duplicates, briefly : CCS
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Bran material : OAT
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Marmalade ingredient : ORANGEZEST
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Home of Carthage College : KENOSHA
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Superlative suffix : IEST
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Little squirt : TOT
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"Kid-tested, mother-approved" cereal : KIX
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It can't be good : EVIL
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Part of a magical incantation : POCUS
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Smooths : IRONS
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Ronan ___, "God Bless America" singer at Yankee Stadium : TYNAN
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Didn't lie? : STOOD
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Flower girl, sometimes : NIECE
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Some pool sites : YMCAS
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Bookkeeper's mailing: Abbr. : INV
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Through : ALLDONE
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Salad morsel : CROUTON
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Law school class : ETHICS
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One interested in net savings? : GOALIE
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Grp. founded in Washington on 4/4/1949 : NATO
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Pulverized : GROUND
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Creator of Genesis : SEGA
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Somewhat : SORTOF
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Where a person might get into a habit : ORDER
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"___ say …" : SADTO
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Bill producers : ATMS
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Site for sore eyes? : STYE
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Sci. class : PHYS
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Lord in France : DIEU
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Net : EARN
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Part of a piggy bank : SLOT
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Originally : NEE
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Kind of operation : CIA
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"Let me think about that …" : HMM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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