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New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 2004

Author:
Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Zais

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0808 ( 19,997 )
Across
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Quite a story : EPIC
5
Fahd and Saud, e.g. : ARABS
10
Way to get noticed : PSST
14
Barrage : BLITZ
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Besides : ALSO
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"I pass" : NOBET
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Sub firers : TORPEDOTUBES
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Arrive at the airport : LAND
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Had a row : OARED
27
Noted Vegas casino with an Irish name : OSHEAS
28
Cubed roots? : DICED
29
Hot spots : OVENS
30
Billingsgate : ABUSE
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Reverse progress : BACKSLIDE
34
Primitive business dealing : BARTER
35
Worked a garden : SPADED
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Afore : ERE
38
Like some races and hopes : DASHED
41
Jackie's second : ARI
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Seat that may spin : STOOL
44
Hiker's aid : MAP
46
Poker announcement : IRAISE
48
Boston airport : LOGAN
51
Can. province : NFLD
52
Conspires with, perhaps : ABETS
54
Son of Ramses I : SETI
55
Take a shot (at) : SNIPE
56
Assume : TAKEON
58
Baseball line score letters : RHE
59
A Baldwin : ALEC
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Cardinal competitor : ASTRO
61
Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Plural ending : IES
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Fugitate : FLEE
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Metric base : TEN
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Call for help : DOTDOTDOTDASHDASHDASHDOTDOTDOT
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Parts of l'Océanie : ILES
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Informal wear : TEE
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Loop transports : ELS
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Get around : EVADE
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Claim : DIBS
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Hirt and Gore : ALS
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Twist up : WRITHE
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Policy at a ladies' club : NOMEN
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Yacht material : TEAK
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Almost touching : CLOSE
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Steps down to a river, in India : GHAT
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Having heat? : ARMED
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On the line : ATRISK
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Teacher's org. : NEA
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Lumberjack : HEWER
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Dutch city : EDE
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Beckett title character : GODOT
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W ___ (finale of an encyclopedia) : TOZ
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Hardly a brainiac : CRETIN
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Acted badly : EMOTED
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Some airport shuttles : MINIBUSES
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Thug : BRUTE
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Moral code : ETHIC
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"The Prince of Tides" star : NOLTE
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"Mark of the Vampire" actor : LUGOSI
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Tail : TRACK
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Flood survivor : NOAH
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Summer wear : BERMUDASHORTS
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"___ Report," influential Indian document of 1928 : NEHRU
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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"The Dragons of Eden" author : SAGAN
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Apartment : UNIT
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Sixth-century B.C. storyteller : AESOP
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Org. : ASSN
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Come to ___ : ANEND
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"Uh-huh" : ISEE
Down
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Bolt down : EAT
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3-Down antagonist : PLO
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See 2-Down : ISR
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Renege : COPOUT
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Et alia : ANDOTHERS
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Playboy : ROUE
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"Fernando" group : ABBA
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Ones with combs : BEES
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Manhattan's east/west arteries: Abbr. : STS
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Whistle-blower, at times : POLICEMAN
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Squarely : SMACKDAB
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Loudness units : SONES
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Take baby steps : TODDLE
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One who can't get over something : BROODER
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Split : LEAVE
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Docket phrase : INRE
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Comics target : TEEN
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British finales : ZEDS
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"___ est percipi" (Berkeley principle) : ESSE
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Pop : DAD
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Burr and Copland : AARONS
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Marilyn Monroe contemporary : BRIGITTEBARDOT
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Nonsense : BALDERDASH
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Van Gogh work : IRISES
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Model material : BALSA
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Cushion site : SOFA
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Man's tie feature : POLKADOT
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"Hard-boiled" writer : DASHIELLHAMMETT
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Cosmetics name : ESTEE
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Clear for takeoff? : DEICE
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Atlanta-based channel : TNT
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August birthstone : PERIDOT
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Without payment : ASAFAVOR
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Mountain social : APRESSKI
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Glower : NEON
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Precisely, after "on" : THEDOT
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Urging from Santa : ONDASHER
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"Go on!" : DOTELL
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Adores : DOTESON
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Panel illumination : DASHLIGHTS
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Attends to a detail : DOTSTHEI
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Mellow Horne : LENA
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Luggage attachment : IDTAG
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Not just mislead : LIETO
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Add : TACKON
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One of rock's Ramones : DEEDEE
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Broke up : ENDED
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Starts to become tiresome : WEARSTHIN
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"The Banger Sisters" co-star, 2002 : HAWN
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When people hate the heat in Haiti : ETE
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Laypersons : SECULARS
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Mug : STICKUP
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Basketball stat : REBOUND
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Composite flower : ZINNIA
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It's widely worn on the feet : EEE
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Food flavoring brand : MRSDASH
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Enthusiastic agreement abroad : OUIOUI
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Prefix with economics : MICRO
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Blessings : BOONS
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2002-3 erupter : ETNA
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Corner : TREE
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Derisive laughs : HAHS
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Not yielding much : LEAN
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Itch : URGE
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Fed : GMAN
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Org. for hikers : BSA
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Shot putters?: Abbr. : RNS
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20-20, say : TIE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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