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SHOULD I CALL THE REPAIRMAN?

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 2013

Author:
Steven Ginzburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven Ginzburg

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ginzburg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0804 ( 23,280 )
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Shows worry, in a way : PACES
6
Times before eves : AFTS
10
Ice cream truck music, e.g. : LILT
14
Military hat : KEPI
18
Curved connector : UBOLT
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Conquest of Caesar : GAUL
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Where woolly mammoths once roamed : ASIA
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Does some kitchen prep work : DICES
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Harder to come by : RARER
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Tree experts : ARBORISTS
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Part of IV : INTRA
26
Span : RANGE
27
The jigsaw ... : KEEPSCUTTINGOUT
29
Antiglare wear : EYESHADES
31
Ruling classes : ELITES
32
The F.D.I.C. was created during his presidency : FDR
34
Genteel affairs : TEAS
35
Sports venue : ARENA
36
Folklore figures : IMPS
40
The elevator ... : JUSTWENTDOWN
45
Pottery decorators : GLAZERS
47
Get : OBTAIN
48
Tilted : UNEVEN
51
Don José in "Carmen," e.g. : TENOR
52
Column on a Clue notepad : ROOMS
53
The mosquito zapper ... : HASSTILLGOTBUGS
57
Conversation inhibiter : DIN
58
He said "Every great film should seem new every time you see it" : EBERT
60
Not the inside track? : SLOWLANE
61
Wrap (up) : SEW
63
Fire : AXE
64
Take in : EAT
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T, by telegraph : DAH
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Glands on top of the kidneys : ADRENALS
73
Of Nineveh's home: Abbr. : ASSYR
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Muslim headdress : TAJ
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The quiz-grading machine ... : FAILEDSOMETESTS
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Express, as a deep sigh : HEAVE
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Coin with a two-headed eagle : RUBLE
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London weights : TONNES
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Agent on "The X-Files" : MULDER
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Having a knack for : ADEPTAT
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The crosswalk signal ... : ISONTHEBLINK
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Naldi of film : NITA
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Like the samba and salsa : LATIN
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Sinuous dance : HULA
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"Charlotte's Web" setting : STY
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1972 musical or its 2013 revival : PIPPIN
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Quirky : ECCENTRIC
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The film-processing machine at the movie studio ... : DEVELOPEDASHORT
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Curling implement : BROOM
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Arkansas's ___ National Forest : OZARK
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Impossible to tell apart : IDENTICAL
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Comes down hard : POURS
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Essays : TRIES
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Vladimir's veto : NYET
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Capitol Hill sight : DOME
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Kind of beauty : INNER
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Smooth, in a way : SAND
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Certifications on some college apps : GEDS
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"Calm down now" : EASY
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Bar, at the bar : ESTOP
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Result of some heavy petting? : PURR
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Quatrain rhyme scheme : ABAA
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Place to find a date : CORNERSTONE
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Words of farewell : ELEGY
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Savvy, in a way : STREETWISE
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High Muslim honorific : AGAKHAN
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China setting : FAREAST
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Rode down a river, in a way : TUBED
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Soapbox derby necessity : SLOPE
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Nonclerical : LAIC
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Provider of passports, e.g. : ISSUER
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Minute : LITTLE
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With 37-Down, restaurant offering with many small dishes : TASTING
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Part of a honeymoon suite, perhaps : KINGSIZEBED
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Prefix with -plasm : ECTO
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Paddington Bear's country of origin : PERU
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Attends : ISAT
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Wine's partner : DINE
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Online news aggregation inits. : RSS
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Right-leaning: Abbr. : ITAL
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Caught : SEEN
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Coastal feature : FJORD
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"The Souls of Black Folk" author, 1903 : DUBOIS
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Item dropped on Wile E. Coyote in Road Runner cartoons : ANVIL
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See 13-Down : MENU
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___ rock : PROG
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Parts of Eastern Eur., once : SSRS
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Highland headwear : TAM
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Tidy up, in a way : DUST
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Carry-___ : ONS
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Licks, e.g. : WETS
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Mailing label abbr. : ATTN
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"Can't Get It Out of My Head" band, briefly : ELO
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S.F.'s division : NLWEST
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Spells badly? : HEXES
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Childish retort : ARENOT
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Much-hyped Google product : GLASS
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Like some hot cereals : OATY
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Teller of tales : BARD
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Hung some strips : WALLPAPERED
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On sale : ATADISCOUNT
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Lack : HAVENT
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It makes a flea flee : DEET
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"Te ___" (Rihanna song) : AMO
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Biography subtitled "A Revolutionary Life" : LENIN
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Platform locales: Abbr. : STNS
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A.M.A. part: Abbr. : ASSN
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Tart dessert : RHUBARBPIE
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Stop-and-start, start-and-stop : JERKY
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Funny Drescher : FRAN
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Car make whose name sounds like a Cockney greeting : AUDI
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"Uh-huh, sure" : IBET
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Job listing letters : EEO
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Kay's follower : ELL
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Go soft : MELT
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Dinner in a can, maybe : ALPO
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Haunted house sound : TAPPING
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Pride of St. Louis : THERAMS
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Onetime NBC news anchor : HUNTLEY
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Hippie T-shirt technique : TIEDYE
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"I agree!" : INDEED
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Classes : ILKS
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"Laborare ___ orare" (Freemason motto) : EST
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Chasten : CHIDE
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Hot ___ : COCOA
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Caddie selections : IRONS
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Braille, essentially : DOTS
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Biblical prophet : EZRA
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Useless : VAIN
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Echidna food : ANTS
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It may get dipped in milk : OREO
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Fig. near an m.p.g. rating : MSRP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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