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New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Big tournaments for university teams, informally

Author:
Paula Gamache and Ed Stein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Stein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 74 for Ms. Gamache. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Stein. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In this very clever construction, identical words cross five times, symmetrically distributed: ADDRESS, CONSOLE, EXPLOIT, INCENSE, and PRESENT. Each word is two syllables. In each case, the Across definition requires the first syllable to be accented, and the Down definition needs the second.

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© 2010, The New York Times8/31/10 ( No. 22,211 )

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Across
1
Nosh : BITE
5
Only O.T. book that never mentions God: Abbr. : ESTH
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Jack who could eat no fat : SPRAT
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Certain charge card, informally : AMEX
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Aria, typically : SOLO
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Ragú rival : PREGO
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Tiffany creation : LAMP
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Ones ranking below cpls. : PFCS
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Conger catcher : EELER
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Bit of derring-do : EXPLOIT
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Here and now : PRESENT
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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"Swan Lake" swan : ODETTE
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Put the tape back to the start : REWIND
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French actor Alain : DELON
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Cremona craftsman : AMATI
33
Pastoral poem : IDYL
34
Big mouth, slangily : TRAP
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___ Pinafore : HMS
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Lincoln's famous one was just 272 words : ADDRESS
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Photo blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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When doubled, a food fish : MAHI
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Oboe or clarinet : REED
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Less than 90 degrees : ACUTE
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Big tournaments for university teams, informally : NCAAS
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Fled to wed : ELOPED
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Nickelodeon's parent company : VIACOM
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Anglo-___ : SAXON
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Aromatic sticks : INCENSE
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Home entertainment centerpiece : CONSOLE
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Producer of sweat and tears, but not blood : GLAND
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"Go ahead!" : DOIT
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Done : OVER
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Painting surface : GESSO
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Auto on the autobahn : AUDI
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In the cellar : LAST
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Web-footed mammal : OTTER
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Catchall abbreviation : MISC
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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Unit of cotton : BALE
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Supersized movie screen format : IMAX
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Short-term worker, for short : TEMP
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Take advantage of : EXPLOIT
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Spotted : ESPIED
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Start of either syllable in "ginger" : SOFTG
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An attentive doc gives it to a patient : TLC
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Doctor's place: Abbr. : HOSP
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Swimwear brand : SPEEDO
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Show, in a show-and-tell : PRESENT
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Lease to a new tenant : RELET
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15-percenter : AGENT
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Rich cake : TORTE
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___ vincit amor : OMNIA
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Status symbol car, familiarly : ROLLS
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Prepare to drive, as a golf ball : ADDRESS
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Obama adviser Emanuel : RAHM
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Get the grime off : WASH
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Gave the once-over : EYED
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Invention starter : IDEA
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Sign on for another tour : REUP
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A chip or two to start with : ANTE
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Said "Not guilty!," e.g. : PLED
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Small amounts : DRAMS
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Permanent provider : SALON
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Make boiling mad : INCENSE
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Say "There, there" to, say : CONSOLE
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Flier with a 10-foot wingspan : CONDOR
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Wonderfully foreign : EXOTIC
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"The Road" star Mortensen : VIGGO
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Fjord, e.g. : INLET
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"With ___ of thousands!" (movie ad boast) : ACAST
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They turn litmus paper red : ACIDS
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Cheese with a red coat : EDAM
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Ellipsoid : OVAL
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Minus : LESS
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Art Deco artist : ERTE
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Non's opposite : OUI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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