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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1997

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 17,435 )
Across
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Like putty in one's hands, maybe : SHAPED
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Teen's woe : PIMPLES
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Rum cocktail : MAITAI
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Rockville ___, L.I. : CENTRE
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Musical instrument with finger holes : OCARINA
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Tigers' school : AUBURN
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Soup ingredient : OXTAIL
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Start of a quip by 67-Across : WERELIVINGINAN
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Backgammon impossibility : TIE
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Tab topic : CELEB
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Ring thing : GEM
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It has a red coat : EDAM
31
Quipu maker : INCA
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It might be sung on one's birthday : TELEGRAM
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Skins : PARES
39
Part 2 of the quip : AGEWHENLEMONADEISMADE
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Exploits : DEEDS
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Hot : RACY
46
Say further : ADD
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Place, as a bet : LAY
48
Traveller's check : REIN
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Lucky draw : BYE
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Drudge : SLAVE
52
Sharp taste : TANG
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With 56-Down, city near Knoxville : OAK
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See 72-Across : RATA
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Withdraws : SECEDES
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Part 3 of the quip : WITHARTIFICIAL
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Trouble : VEX
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Show stoppers : ADS
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Author of the quip : ALFREDENEUMAN
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Bumbling beast : BEE
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With 56-Across, like some shares : PRO
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Part 4 of the quip : INGREDIENTSAND
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Zones : REGIONS
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Ball girls : DEBS
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Downing and others: Abbr. : STS
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Some W.B.C. outcomes : TKOS
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Briny : OCEAN
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Suffers from : HAS
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Examines, with "over" : GOES
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Prado treasure : ORO
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Charles, e.g. : ROI
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Norwegian king : OLAV
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Beet variety : CHARD
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Part 5 of the quip : FURNITUREPOLISHISMADE
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50's TV comedian : GOBEL
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Concurred : ASSENTED
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Pig : SLOB
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___-humanite (crime against humanity): Fr. : LESE
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Historic grp. : DAR
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Airport line : TAXIS
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Alert, for short : APB
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End of the quip : WITHREALLEMONS
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Elusive subject, familiarly : NESSIE
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Deep-frying need : HOTOIL
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Ex-con, maybe : PAROLEE
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Rubber ring : GASKET
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Ticket order : ONEWAY
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Jacks or better, in poker : OPENERS
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Blurs : SMEARS
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Nova follower : SCOTIA
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Spelling : HEXING
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What pronouns refer to : ANTECEDENTS
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Local org. : PTA
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Skater Heiden : ERIC
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Struck out : DELETED
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Shalikashvili's predecessor : POWELL
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90's brew : ICEBEER
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Warp, say : MAR
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It comes before adolescence : PRE
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"___ Darlin'" (1957 hit) : LIL
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Sphinx : ENIGMA
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Copy to a floppy : SAVE
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Enthusiastic exclamation : MAN
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They're boring : AUGERS
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In the same place : IBIDEM
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Deli option : TUNASALAD
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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A keeper may keep it : INN
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Ties up : IMPEDES
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Contact, perhaps : LENS
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Hanging clear of the bottom : AWEIGH
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A.M. TV offering : GMA
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Mythical bird : ROC
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"___ questions?" : ANY
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Relief : AID
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Female octopus : HEN
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"Pillow Talk" actress : DAY
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1993 Kevin Kline comedy : DAVE
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Choice beef cuts : EYES
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Bust, so to speak : RAID
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Bleated : BAAED
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Fugitive's trail : SCENT
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"Jurassic Park" girl : LEX
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Its slogan was once "The things we do to make you happy" : TWA
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Wrinkle-resistant fabric : ORLON
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Govt. agent's employer : ATF
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Opera's ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
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See 53-Across : RIDGE
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Biting : ACERB
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Pea stabbers : TINES
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Olympics great Janet : EVANS
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He doubted God's ability to bring water out of a rock : AARON
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Wards (off) : FENDS
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Film director Bunuel : LUIS
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New York ___ : MET
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Popular dessert : BAKEDALASKA
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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Jour. staff : EDS
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Airline to Karachi : PIA
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Attacks : STORMS
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It might have the shakes : ROOF
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Tannish : ECRU
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TV pal of Mary and Rhoda : GEORGETTE
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Ought to have, informally : SHOULDA
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Certain look : AIR
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Accelerator : GAS
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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___ Fresnos, Tex. : LOS
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Black and tan ingredient : ALE
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Bordeaux business owner : VINTNER
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Popular cereal : CHEX
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Stashes : HIDINGS
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Absentee : NOSHOW
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Where the Tagus flows : IBERIA
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Cap attachment : EARLAP
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Conditions of equilibrium : STASES
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More silly : DOPIER
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___ Field : EBBETS
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British emblem : LION
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___ Snaps (dog treats) : ALPO
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Petticoat junction : SEAM
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"Name him!" : WHO
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England's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Before, in poetry : ERE
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Sun follower? : MON
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Big cheer : OLE
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Compass dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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