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PLACEMENT TEST

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 2005

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 98 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 106 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0828 ( 20,382 )
Across
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Turkic people : TATARS
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Series of movements : SONATA
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Patient form info : HMO
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Baron von Trapp : GEORG
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It may be folded for breakfast : OMELET
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Part of Isabella I's realm : ARAGON
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Sch. in Kingston : URI
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Connecticut or Delaware : RIVER
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How this answer is situated : NEXTTONOTHING
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Nothing : NIL
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"Gladiator" setting : ARENA
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Cookout aid : STERNO
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Eyelid afflictions : STYES
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Eventually : LATERON
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Thatching material : REEDS
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Irene ___ ("A Scandal in Bohemia" woman) : ADLER
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Seventh-century Arab caliph : ALI
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March cry : HUT
40
Paul Anka #1 hit : DIANA
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Must : HASTO
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Flighty sort? : AIRMAN
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Fuel suffix : ANE
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Up : ATBAT
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How this answer is situated : FOLLOWINGUP
52
Purplish : PUCE
53
Water carrier : DUCT
54
Cassini and others : OLEGS
55
Some mil. careerists : NCOS
56
Decorative fabrics : TOILES
58
Basilica feature : APSE
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Shave : PARE
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How this answer is situated : AFTERSHAVE
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Beer bash need : KEG
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Like Nehru jackets : RETRO
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Made known : IMPARTED
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Possible backache cause : LIFTING
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Shepherd's pie ingredients : PEAS
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It gets a licking : CONE
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Goof-offs : IDLERS
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Out of memory? : AMNESIC
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Rennes resident : BRETON
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Gaze dreamily : MOON
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Sight from Taormina : ETNA
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Messieurs' mates: Abbr. : MMES
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Belly-dancers' accouterments : TASSELS
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"Heat" co-star, 1995 : ALPACINO
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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"If the ___ is concealed, it succeeds": Ovid : ART
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How this answer is situated : BEFORELONG
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Long : ACHE
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Certain sorority member : ZETA
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Summer Olympics racers : SCULLS
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Wannabe, often : APER
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Got up : STOOD
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"What a pity!" : ALAS
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Normandy river : ORNE
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How this answer is situated : AHEADOFTIME
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Time : EPOCH
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Topper : LID
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Faculties : SENSES
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Finish second : PLACE
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Resembling a beanpole : LANKY
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Identify : PEG
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Prefix with comic : SERIO
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Reference book for a writer : ROGET
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Charles who founded an investment firm : MERRILL
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Start of many sequel titles : SONOF
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Derelict : REMISS
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"That's an ___!" : ORDER
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Oneself : EGO
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How this answer is situated : BESIDEONESELF
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Weeper of myth : NIOBE
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Pal of Rover : REX
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Prayer : ORISON
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Two-timing : UNTRUE
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Thick novels : SAGAS
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Censor's target : SEX
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African scourge : TSETSE
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Ostensible : STATED
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Boatload : TON
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Actor Leon of "Life With Father" : AMES
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Sermon's basis : TEXT
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Sub : ALTERNATE
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Camp David, e.g. : RETREAT
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Curling item : STONE
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Leftover  morsel : ORT
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Casual turndowns : NAHS
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Hurried, musically : AGITATO
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"Leave It to Beaver" actor : TONYDOW
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Sweetheart : ANGEL
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Barbarian : HUN
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Diagnostic aid, for short : MRI
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Wick holder : OILLAMP
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Au ___ : GRATIN
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Limerick locale : EIRE
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How this answer is situated : OVERHAUL
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Give up : RENOUNCE
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Scholarship winners : GRANTEES
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Doze : NOD
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Rap session? : SEANCE
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___ maison (indoors): Fr. : ALA
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Farrier : SHOER
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Severity : RIGOR
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1910's-20's movement : DADA
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Live ___ : ITUP
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Zouave, by birth : ALGERIAN
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Some Mercedes-Benzes : SLS
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Seller of Alaska, 1867 : RUSSIA
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Ernest who designed Washington's Corcoran gallery : FLAGG
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Fascinated by : INTO
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Goes through : PIERCES
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Starts the betting : OPENS
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Cask control : TAP
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Reproductive cells : OVA
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Ex-con : FREEMAN
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___ Bounty : HMS
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Red apéritif : KIR
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Haul : TOTE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Vulpine abodes : DENS
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City founded by Pizarro : LIMA
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Teen ___ : IDOL
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Dog : FLOP
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Not easily debunked : TENABLE
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Burlesque props : PIES
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Transported : ECSTATIC
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Feeling superior : SMUG
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Revealed : BARED
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Q-U connection : RST
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Holy scrolls : TORAHS
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Western resort area : TAHOE
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Cartoonist's medium : CEL
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Suppositions : IFS
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Negotiator at Vladivostok, 1974 : FORD
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Sports equipment waved in the air : EPEES
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Lets : LEASES
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Rising star : COMER
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Mexican rebel : ZAPATISTA
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Carolina university : ELON
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Yachter's heading : TACK
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Far from flushed : ASHY
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___ seal (six-pointed star) : SOLOMONS
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Yardsticks : CRITERIA
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How this answer is situated : UNDERDOG
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"Come ___?" (Italian greeting) : STA
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Reel people : ANGLERS
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Willing interviewees, say : OPINERS
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Tart: Var. : FLOOSIE
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Copper or nickel : ELEMENT
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Oxford's "dreaming ___" : SPIRES
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It may be smoked : EEL
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One with abs of steel? : ROBOT
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Colombian gold : ORO
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Trivial Pursuit edition : GENUS
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Sitcom about the Hart family : REBA
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One pounder : FIST
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Muralist José María ___ : SERT
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Swing around : SLUE
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Ten C-notes : GEE
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Tic-tac-toe loser : OXX
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Couple in Cancún : DOS
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Springfield-to-Boston dir. : ENE
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Satiated : FED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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