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BOYS WILL BE GIRLS

New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1999

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0808 ( 18,170 )
Across
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Rolls up : AMASSES
8
Carbo-loading meal : PASTA
13
Jalopy : CRATE
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Country with modern Africa's first female head of state : LIBERIA
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Stick to : KEEPAT
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Undercut : ERODED
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Feminine jazz group? : ALEXANDRASRAGTIMEBAND
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Buffoon : DOLT
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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Silo contents, for short : ICBM
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Grp. that holds an open house : PTA
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Recently : OFLATE
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French business partner, maybe : FRERE
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A prof. may have them : TAS
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New girl on the block? : JOANIECOMELATELY
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Twiddled one's thumbs : SAT
40
On target : APT
41
Old terr. : DAK
42
Socially challenged person : NERD
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Beat on eBay : OUTBID
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Swab : WETMOP
48
First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
51
Comfort : SALVE
52
"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
53
Emmy-winning Lewis : SHARI
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Run out : EXPIRE
58
Shoe specification : EEE
59
Classic role-playing game, informally : DANDD
61
United : ATONE
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Like Shelley's "sister of the spring" : AZURE
65
Unbelieving lady? : DOUBTINGTHOMASINA
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Beef on the hoof : STEER
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It may be laid down in church : DOGMA
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Part of a religious title : DALAI
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Smidge : DAB
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Charge : INDICT
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Unpopular kids : GEEKS
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Times Square sign : TKTS
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Lake of the Ozarks river : OSAGE
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Engaged in a coven's rite : CHANTED
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Conceive : IDEATE
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Certify : ATTEST
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Yours, en français : ATOI
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Dutch city NW of Arnheim : EDE
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Personification of the sea, in myth : LER
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Address abbr. : RTE
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Common woman? : AVERAGEJOSEPHINE
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Personification of the sun, in myth : SOL
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Many truckers : CBERS
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Saved, in a way : ONTAPE
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It may be tapped : ALE
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Old curiosity shop stock : OLIO
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Classic Caesar/Gershwin tune of 1919 : SWANEE
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Street fleet : CABS
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Handy miss? : JACQUELINEOFALLTRADES
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Sudden : ABRUPT
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Bottom of a ring : CANVAS
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Like some Asian-Americans : LAOTIAN
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Novelist Frances Parkinson ___ : KEYES
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China ___ : ASTER
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Keeps going : EXTENDS
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"When I was ___" : ALAD
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Mr. Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
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Genesis name : ABEL
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Bell ringer : SEXTON
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Overseas title: Abbr. : SRA
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Article in Stern : EIN
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Inept person : SADSACK
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It shows the head of José Morelos : PESO
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Designed for flight : AERO
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Attention ___ : SPAN
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Washing instructions site : TAG
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Costume : ATTIRE
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Doughnut filler : CREME
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Swindle : ROB
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Not fixed : ADAPTABLE
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Not final : TENTATIVE
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Classical literary works : EDDAS
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Big name in Top 40 : KASEM
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Early stage : EMBRYO
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Old photo print : ROTO
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Where 17-Down originated: Abbr. : ICEL
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Pooch : FIDO
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Ballet practice : LEAPS
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N.J. post : FTDIX
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Gossiped : JAWED
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"Hänsel und Gretel," e.g. : OPERA
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Wait on : ATTEND
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O. Henry surprise : ENDING
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Protection from a storm : LEE
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"Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Metro map abbr. : STA
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Cybername : USERID
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Low grade : DEE
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A PC may use it : MSDOS
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Like a Mel Brooks movie : SATIRIC
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High-tech suffix : TRON
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Sent unwanted E-mail : SPAMMED
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Like Hitler : HATED
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___ Walton League (conservation group) : IZAAK
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Land of 147 mill. : RUS
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Servant's list : DUTIES
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J.F.K. guesstimate : ETD
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Related on one's mother's side : ENATE
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Stein of the Comedy Channel : BEN
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Immobilize : HOGTIE
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Distinctive profile : OGEE
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Poor soil ingredient : ALKALI
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When some news shows air : ATTEN
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River through the Savoy Alps : ISERE
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___ good turn : DOA
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Old navigation instrument : ASTROLABE
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"Geronimo," e.g. : BATTLECRY
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Burns : CHARS
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"See ya" : TATA
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It's usually played first : SIDEA
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"Is that so!" : GEE
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Holiday preparation : NOG
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Actor Johnny : DEPP
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Writer's block? : TABLET
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Actress Getty : ESTELLE
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Sign of secrecy : VEIL
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Beethoven symphony : EROICA
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Bacteriologist Salk : JONAS
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Like Nash's lama : ONEL
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"Macbeth" witch : HECATE
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Wheel man : SAJAK
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Brilliant feats : COUPS
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Off : SENT
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Worked like Arachne : WOVE
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Some miles away : AFAR
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Tennis score : ADIN
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Bit of sweat : BEAD
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Workers need them: Abbr. : SSNS
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What's what in Spain : QUE
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TV's "Emerald Point ___" : NAS
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Press hard on : TAX
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Bunk : ROT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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