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OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 2008

Author:
Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Collins. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 21,453 )
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Swarm : TEEM
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Lots : ALOAD
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11th-century year : MLIX
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Audibly shocked : AGASP
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Hot rod rod : AXLE
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One of the Four Seasons : VALLI
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German article : EINE
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Glow : SHINE
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"Will the long-winded ___ ___ his sermon?" : REVERENDEVEREND
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Puts on : PRETENDS
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Power brokers : ELITE
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"Let me tell you ..." : LISTEN
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Mark, Anthony and others: Abbr. : STS
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"Tasty!" : YUM
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"The majority of British ___ ___ policy coming to fruition" : HISTORYISTORY
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Left over : UNEATEN
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Washington State airport : SEATAC
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Amaze : AWE
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One of five Norwegian kings : OLAV
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"I noticed you use the ___ ___ often than the tarnished one" : SPOTLESSPOTLESS
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Promised : SWORE
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Ties a second knot : REWEDS
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Habit : WONT
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Human ___ Project : GENOME
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Alphabet quartet : RSTU
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"The driver's crew decided to make the ___ ___ priority" : PITSTOPITSTOP
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"Life ___ beach" : ISA
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Welcome at the door : ASKIN
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Crossed one's i's and dotted one's t's? : ERRED
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Promgoers: Abbr. : SRS
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"The parishioners ignored the ___ ___ meat on Friday" : MANDATEANDATE
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Understands : GETS
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Train head : ENGINE
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Work hard : TOIL
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Ultimatum's end : ORELSE
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It might lead to a cloud formation, for short : ATEST
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"The judges put the names of each ___ ___ for the M.C. to read" : FINALISTINALIST
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Pusher catcher, for short : NARC
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Shoe letters : EEE
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Retinue of Pan : NYMPHS
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YouTube offering : VIDEO
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Baloney : JIVE
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Teacher: Var. : PEDAGOG
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"As one member of the crew ___ ___ co-worker leaned on his shovel" : LABOREDABORED
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Nigerian export : OIL
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Any ship : SHE
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Company bought by Chevron in 2005 : UNOCAL
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Dig : GOFOR
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Box-and-one alternative : MANTOMAN
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Mushroom variety : ENOKI
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"You won't find any ___ ___ Turner album" : SONATINAONATINA
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Wilder and Hackman : GENES
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Wash. neighbor : OREG
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Potato pancake : LATKE
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Race pace : TROT
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Daisy type : OXEYE
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It's frequently stolen : BASE
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Calm : STAID
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Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
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Bad-weather gear : TARPS
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Apply : EXERT
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Dwellers in Middle-earth : ELVES
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Cross : MEET
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Australia, e.g. : LANDMASS
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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It may come from a barrel : ALE
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Take up wholeheartedly : DIVEINTO
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Deserve : MERIT
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Deceive : LIETO
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Central : INNER
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Like some boxes on ballots : XED
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Relics of the Wild West : GHOSTTOWNS
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___-ground missile : AIRTO
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Derisive look : SNEER
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Copper : PENNY
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English portraitist Sir Joshua : REYNOLDS
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1994 and 1997 U.S. Open winner : ELS
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Green shade : LIME
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Bucket of bolts : HEAP
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Grove in many an English churchyard : YEWS
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Pure : UTTER
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Your: Fr. : TES
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Lat. or Lith., once : SSR
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Ursine : bear :: pithecan : ___ : APE
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Al's is almost 27 : ATWT
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Place to hang your hat : CLOSET
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Lady ___, first woman to sit in British Parliament : ASTOR
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Sacks : LOOTS
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Mail for a knight : ARMOR
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Johnson and Johnson, e.g. : VEEPS
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"___ Nous" (1983 film) : ENTRE
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Having all the money one needs : SET
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Bible distributor : GIDEON
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Milk : USE
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Attach, as to a lapel : PINON
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Cuisine choice : INDIAN
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Many a pirate's appendage : PEG
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"That is to say ..." : IMEAN
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Receiver of lists : SANTA
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Tick off : ANGER
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Actress Holmes : KATIE
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Record holder : DISCJOCKEY
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About which the Bible says "Consider her ways, and be wise" : ANT
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Confederate : ALLY
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"Hairspray" actor : TRAVOLTA
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Baseball bigwig Bud : SELIG
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Top : LID
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Beijing-to-Shanghai dir. : SSE
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Ike's W.W. II domain : ETO
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Broadcast signal : FEED
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Compromises : IMPERILS
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Tore : SPED
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Minister's deg. : THD
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Japanese-born Hall of Fame golfer : ISAOAOKI
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Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Poker call : IRAISE
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Deseeded, as cotton : GINNED
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"Hasta ___" : LUEGO
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Incorporate into a city : ANNEX
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Fess Parker TV role : BOONE
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Folk percussion instruments : BONES
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Old enough : OFAGE
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Break down : ROT
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Smarmy smile : SMIRK
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Red River city : HANOI
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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___ Hari : MATA
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Football Hall-of-Famer Graham : OTTO
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Melodramatic response in comics : SOB
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Jazz cornetist Adderley : NAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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