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LITERALLY SO

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 2009

Company name that becomes another company name if you move its first letter to the end

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar and Narayan Venkatasubramanyan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Narayan Venkatasubramanyan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Vengsarkar. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Venkatasubramanyan. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This theme is tricky. CUT removed from CIRCUMSTANCES = take out of context, GORE removed from GOVERNMENT UNREST = bloodless revolution, TIE removed from ARTICLE describes "the" (the article) missing "tie" (the link), RIMS removed from PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS = doctors without borders, FEE removed from FIFTH WHEEL means a spare (tire) but with no expense, WHAT A PANDA DOES IN LEISURELY FASHION minus PLUS means "eats shoots" (what the panda does) but "and" (that is, PLUS) leaves or is taken out, WORTHLESS ROADSTER is a lemon so with OREO cut out it's lemon, drop cookies. See blog commentary for more discussion.

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© 2009, The New York Times8/30/09 ( No. 21,845 )
Across
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Singer Lambert, runner-up on the 2009 "American Idol" : ADAM
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Talk to shrilly : YAPAT
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Four-sided figure : RHOMB
15
Halloween purchase : EGGS
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"___ by me" : FINE
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Slangy commercial suffix : ORAMA
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Shelter org. : ASPCA
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Scuba diver's worry : LEAK
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-IRC-MS-ANCES : TAKEOUTOFCONTEXT
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Be a couch potato : LAZE
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Mystery writers' awards : AGATHAS
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Person with few possessions : MONK
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Hymn whose second line is "Solvet saeclum in favilla" : DIESIRAE
31
Breeze : SNAP
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Pay stub? : OLA
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Ninny : ASS
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ANTI--VERNMENT UN--ST : BLOODLESSREVOLUTION
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Urge : GOAD
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Maker of Fosamax and Zocor : MERCK
47
Moscow's home: Abbr. : IDA
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Covered walkway : STOA
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It's music to a musician's ears : ENCORE
52
AR--CL- : THEMISSINGLINK
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Size unit of an English soda bottle : LITRE
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Like 11-Down: Abbr. : DEM
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Soon : INASEC
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"Is ___?" : ITI
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Underground network : ROOTS
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Shoe brand reputedly named after a Scottish golfer : THOMMCAN
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P---ARY CARE PHY-ICIANS : DOCTORSWITHOUTBORDERS
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Currency union since 1999 : EUROAREA
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Together : INALL
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PBS benefactor : NEA
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Low clouds : STRATI
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Stranded messenger? : RNA
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1991 Tony winner Daisy : EAGAN
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FI-TH WH--L : SPARENOEXPENSE
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Tips, e.g. : ADVICE
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Heart lines: Abbr. : EKGS
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Where some people get tips: Abbr. : OTB
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Like the Vietnamese language : TONAL
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Like some verbs: Abbr. : INTR
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WHAT A -ANDA DOES IN -EIS-RELY FA-HION : EATSSHOOTSANDLEAVES
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Tiny tunneler : ANT
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Tic-tac-toe loser : XOO
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Box lightly : SPAR
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Hawaiian massage : LOMILOMI
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Met, for one : NLER
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Home of the N.H.L.'s Thrashers : ATLANTA
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Modern home of the biblical Elam : IRAN
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W--THL-SS R-AD-TER : LEMONDROPCOOKIES
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Stun : DAZE
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Take out : ERASE
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8 1/2-pound statue : OSCAR
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Regarding : INRE
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Bob in the Olympics : SLED
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Connection : NEXUS
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Fresh : SASSY
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Favorite baby sitter, maybe : NANA
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Brut rival : AFTA
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TV screen meas. : DIAG
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"It's Time to Cry" singer, 1959 : ANKA
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Hook up : MEET
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Gallery event : ARTSALE
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Kung ___ chicken : PAO
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Alternative to satellite : AMFM
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Kind of shell : TACO
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Stick in one's craw : RANKLE
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Pres. when the C.I.A. was created : HST
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Piece of a newspaper? : OPED
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1,111 : MCXI
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French river craft : BATEAU
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National monument site since 1965 : ELLISISLAND
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Skis, boots, masks, etc. : GEAR
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Mideast tinderbox : GAZA
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Very : OHSO
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"___ off?" : ONOR
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Bygone flier : SST
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Fresh : PERT
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Company name that becomes another company name if you move its first letter to the end : AVIS
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Mackerellike fish : BONITO
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Kind of acid : LACTIC
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Effluvium : ODOR
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Principal location?: Abbr. : SCH
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TV exec's concern : SKED
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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___ Chandler, longtime publisher of the Los Angeles Times : OTIS
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All's opposite : NONE
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Icy : GELID
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Dog breeders' org. : AKC
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Send another way : REROUTE
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Dangerous buildup in a mine : METHANE
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Preface online : IMHO
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"Excalibur" star Williamson : NICOL
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Knotted up : GNARLED
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Senator Hatch : ORRIN
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Bygone flier : TWA
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Word often following yes or no : SIR
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Agreement abroad : OUI
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Atlas abbr. : MTN
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Wharton deg. : MBA
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Like the face after a good bawl : TEARSTAINED
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A.C.C. athlete : TERP
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It typically has lots of horses : ENGINE
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Isn't inert : REACTS
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Less bananas : SANER
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Toledo-to-Columbus dir. : SSE
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N.J. or Pa. route : TPKE
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Music in Mysore : RAGA
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Architectural pier : ANTA
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Cry at a circus : OOH
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Wii alternative : XBOX
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Male delivery : SON
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Some receivers : ENDS
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Dependent on chance : ALEATORY
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Sources of fleece : ALPACAS
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NBC inits. since 1975 : SNL
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Pirated : STOLEN
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British weights : TONNES
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Cry after the rap of a hammer : SOLD
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Man's name that's an anagram of 108-Down : ARLO
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Caps : LIDS
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Exam format : ORAL
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Something to be threaded : MAZE
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Pure : MERE
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Kind of screen : IMAX
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Psyche's love : EROS
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Sub ___ (confidentially) : ROSA
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Similar : AKIN
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Ship that sailed "the ocean blue" : NINA
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Shore flier : TERN
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On the ocean : ASEA
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The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference : OSU
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They may be cloned : PCS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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