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New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 2012

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 22,916 )
Across
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Cover-up : COAT
5
___ machine (restaurant fixture) : LATTE
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Crossroads of the West : UTAH
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Green eyes, e.g. : TRAIT
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"Alice in Wonderland" character : DODO
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Like a land baron : ACRED
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O.K. : SOSO
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Yields : EARNS
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Disappointing "Who's with me?" response? : SHOWOFHAND
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Work to maintain a C average? : HITTHEBOOK
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Certain Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Bit of a TV reviewer's review : CLIP
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Film credits list : LOCATIONS
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Mention that you know a secret? : SPILLTHEBEAN
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It's cast and landed : ROLE
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Digs : PAD
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Downed subs, e.g. : ATE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Rarely photographed half of the moon : FARSIDE
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Thought better of : RUED
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Grunt no more : EXGI
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One who's read an encyclopedia's first volume? : MANOFLETTER
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Give ___ (let off) : APASS
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Again : ONCEMORE
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Old gold coin : DUCAT
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Podunk's directory? : YELLOWPAGE
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Think about it : IDEA
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It might be surrounded by a sash : PANE
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Grandfathers of III's: Abbr. : SRS
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Pay one's dues again, say : REUP
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James of "Las Vegas" : CAAN
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Some French wines : RHONES
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Having finished just one month of a job? : WETBEHINDTHEEAR
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Trendy : MODISH
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Star of the most-watched TV episode ever : ALDA
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Formic acid sources : ANTS
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Overalls part : BIB
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Wasted no time : SPED
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Abbr. before a year : ESTD
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What one with a small nest egg enjoys? : GOLDENYEAR
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Islander, e.g. : NHLER
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Least refined : CRASSEST
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South American invention : TANGO
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Despot's concession? : BILLOFRIGHT
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Milked : USED
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Sulu's superior : KIRK
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It no longer sells maize or mulberry : CRAYOLA
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Throughout, in poetry : OER
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Gun, as an engine : REV
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It came between Kennedy and Bouvier : NEE
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Composition of only four different notes : TAPS
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Occasional klutz? : BUTTERFINGER
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Rail supports : CROSSTIES
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Actor Jay : MOHR
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What's that, in Tijuana? : ESA
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Beginning magician's arsenal? : BAGOFTRICK
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Go on a brief youthful binge? : SOWONESOAT
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Low-cost prefix : ECONO
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"The Grapes of Wrath" figure : OKIE
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Test cheats : CRIBS
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Truck rental name : RYDER
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Prying : NOSY
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"Little" comics girl : ANNIE
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Flaw in logic : LEAP
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They're shiny even after being burned : CDS
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"Could be a problem" : OOH
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Hustle or bustle : ADO
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Beach item : TOWEL
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Privateer Jean : LAFITTE
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Hamburg grr? : ACH
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Draw over : TRACE
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Dumbbell weight abbr. : TENLB
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Money or Murphy : EDDIE
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Seat, informally : USH
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Labor : TOIL
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Nancy ___, first female member of the British Parliament : ASTOR
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Sign on a sidewalk food cart : HOTCOFFEE
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Went back and forth on a decision : TEETERED
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1944 Nobel physicist Isidor : RABI
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Informed of : INON
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Sounds that may accompany head-shaking : TSKS
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Jew : kosher :: Muslim : ___ : HALAL
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___ d'Or (Cannes award) : PALME
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Decorative flower arrangements : SPRAYS
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Have-not : PAUPER
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High standards : IDEALS
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Curse : HEX
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Prepare for sacrifice, in a way : ANOINT
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Daze : STUPOR
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"Happens sometimes" : ITCAN
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Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
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Some collectible Deco drawings : ERTES
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Internet hookup letters : DSL
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Blow a fuse : GOAPE
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Participle suffix : ING
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California's historic Fort ___ : ORD
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Tender spots : SORES
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Seasick sea serpent of cartoons : CECIL
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"___ people ..." : WETHE
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Locale for tapping, toping and tipping : PUB
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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"___ how!" : AND
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"Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
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Is without : HASNT
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All over : WIDELY
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Tried : HADAGO
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Suspends : HALTS
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Suspend : END
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Fox News competitor : MSNBC
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Biblical land of wealth : OPHIR
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Reese of "Touched by an Angel" : DELLA
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Actress Annette : BENING
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"No argument here" : IAGREE
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Deal maker : BROKER
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Heavy recyclables : SCRAPIRON
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Prefix with athlete : TRI
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Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
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Shaggy animal : YAK
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Cheers on : ROOTSFOR
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"The Purple People Eater" singer ___ Wooley : SHEB
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Fiddle with a lute, say : STRUM
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Scruggs's bluegrass partner : FLATT
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Muff : ERR
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One side in court : DEFENSE
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Jaws on a table : VISE
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Bulova competitor : SEIKO
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Puccini's Floria ___ : TOSCA
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Runic letter for "th" : THORN
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General Rommel : ERWIN
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Kind of cavity : NASAL
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"Good buddy" : CBER
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Somewhat blue : RACY
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Hymn starter : OGOD
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Loudness unit : SONE
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Biol. and others : SCIS
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Set of answers : KEY
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Eastern sash : OBI
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Danish coins : ORE
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Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
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Outdo : TOP

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle.

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