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PARDON "E" INTERRUPTION

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 2011

State capital whose name comes from the French for "wooded area"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 147 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2011, The New York Times8/28/11 ( No. 22,573 )
Across
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Director : ARROW
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Stereo syst. component : RCVR
10
Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Number crunchers, for short : CPAS
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State capital whose name comes from the French for "wooded area" : BOISE
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Mississippi River's largest tributary : OHIO
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The Hermit Kingdom, once : KOREA
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Lie a lot : LOLL
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Island from which Tiberius ruled : CAPRI
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Lively dance performed as a six-pack is being laid to rest? : BEERBURIALPOLKA
26
Canine king's regime? : REIGNOFTERRIER
28
Small chain component : ISLET
29
Baker of jazz : CHET
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Dominant theme : MOTIF
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West African monetary unit : LEONE
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Ones crunched during crunch time? : ABS
35
Tanned skin : HIDE
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Hostile feelings : ENMITIES
41
Eco-warriors? : BOTANICALGUARDIANS
48
Grammatical topic : USAGE
49
Earth tone : SIENNA
50
Smoke : CIG
51
Web address component : DOT
54
Beat soundly : THRASH
56
Encounter with an Alaskan bear? : KODIAKMOMENT
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Beneficiary of a 2008 bailout : CITIBANK
63
Expected : DUE
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Very unpleasant : NASTY
65
Red Scare prosecutor Roy : COHN
67
Mr. of old cartoons : MAGOO
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1813-14 vice president : GERRY
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Fan club focus : IDOL
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Hundred Acre Wood young 'un : ROO
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Not permanent : ERASABLE
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Set of shot glasses for Christmas? : PARTYINGGIFT
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A man or a mouse : MAMMAL
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___ equivalent (measure of explosive strength) : TNT
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Eggs served raw : ROE
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W.W. II title : ILDUCE
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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Sharpshooter Oakley when she was a charming young musician? : LITTLEORPHEANANNIE
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Have an emotional impact : RESONATE
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"Or ___ what?" : ELSE
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Interject : ADD
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Canning seal : ORING
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Paterson's successor as New York governor : CUOMO
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Newborn on a ranch : CALF
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Sneaky trick : DODGE
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Interstellar valet's job? : PARKINGMETEORS
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Ship info kept for the Spanish Armada? : MILESPERGALLEON
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Foo Fighters frontman Dave : GROHL
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Golf rarities : ACES
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Drew on a screen : CAREY
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A.L. M.V.P. in 2005 and 2007, informally : AROD
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House that won't catch fire : IGLOO
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Old Harper's Weekly cartoonist : NAST
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Wheelless vehicle : SLED
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Desires : YENS
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Bygone communication : TELEX
Down
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1970 #1 hit for the Jackson 5 : ABC
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Waterfall sound : ROAR
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Sufficiently aged : RIPE
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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Consider carefully : WEIGH
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Stiffly awkward. as movement : ROBOTIC
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One doing course work : CHEF
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___ Minh (1940s independence movement) : VIET
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"Miss Julie" composer Ned : ROREM
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Shinto shrine entrance : TORII
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Filled in : BRIEFED
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Cook so as to lock in the flavor, say : SEAR
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Comrade : PAL
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Bogeymen's hiding places : CLOSETS
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Hoi ___ : POLLOI
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Compound also called an olefin : ALKENE
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Puts on the ballot : SLATES
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Mathematician Gödel : KURT
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Comrade : BRO
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Continuing to criticize unnecessarily : PILINGON
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Pop name : NEHI
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Border : ABUT
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"What nonsense!" : BOSH
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Plan for the evening? : STARCHART
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Start of a Wagner title : DAS
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Biblical priest at Shiloh : ELI
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Stable sounds : NICKERS
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Hurt badly : MAIM
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Opposing : AGAINST
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Snug retreat : NEST
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"Wall Street" character Gordon ___ : GEKKO
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___ Chicago Grill : UNO
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Far-away connector : AND
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Notorious investor : RAIDER
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Brabantio's fair daughter : DESDEMONA
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Not deceived by : ONTO
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"Gotta go," in chat rooms : TTYL
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"Last Time I Saw ___" (Diana Ross song) : HIM
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Seer's perception : AURA
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Blue uniform wearer : MAILMAN
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All-Star Dick of the 1960s-'70s Knicks : BARNETT
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Dumbfounded : AGOG
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Knuckle-headed action? : NOOGIE
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U.S.N. rank : CAPT
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It's due south of Iran : OMAN
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"C'mon, sleepyhead!" : GETUP
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Starchy staple of Africa : YAM
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Bloodmobile supply : SYRINGES
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Tuscaloosa university, for short : BAMA
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Workers' rights agcy. : ILO
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W.P.A. initiator : FDR
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Like the climate of 66-Down : ARID
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"So I ___" : LIED
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"Evita" narrator : CHE
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Predatory fish : EEL
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Like the day of the summer solstice : LONGEST
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Smiley's creator : LECARRE
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Is caught up in the Rapture, e.g. : ASCENDS
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"Cool" : NEAT
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Dennis of the court : RODMAN
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Orchestral work premiered in 1805 : EROICA
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Moves laterally : SIDLES
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Tried to convince : URGED
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"That's fine" : OKAY
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Thousand thou : MIL
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Certain dental repair : ONLAY
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Aboveboard : LEGIT
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Valley ___ : FORGE
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Ring : PEAL
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Richard of "Bee Season" : GERE
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Outhouse door symbol : MOON
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Take turns? : ROLL
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One going on foot? : SHOE
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HP products : PCS
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Salty fillet : LOX

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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