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O MAGIC 8-BALL

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0901 ( 19,290 )
Across
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City of ancient Ionia : SMYRNA
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Better : ENHANCE
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Sea World attraction : SHAMU
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Pig's feet : HOOVES
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Priest who warned the Trojans not to accept the wooden horse : LAOCOON
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Singer Morissette : ALANIS
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Unwelcome obligations : ONUSES
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Big bundle : ARMLOAD
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Writer's device : SIMILE
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Animation : VIM
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... are you all-knowing and all-seeing? : DONTCOUNTONIT
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60's fashion style : MOD
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Twin in Genesis : ESAU
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Solitary : ONE
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Occurred : WAS
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Hollywood job : PART
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Synthetic rubber ingredient : STYRENE
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Toast choice : WHEAT
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Talk show that debuted in 1987 : GERALDO
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Avis-like? : RARA
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Built to take it : HARDY
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Spawning fish : EEL
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On target : PRECISE
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Composer Albéniz : ISAAC
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Command to an attack dog : SICEM
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Holdover : RELIC
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... do you have a limited number of possible responses? : SIGNSPOINTTOYES
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Quaint poem : IDYL
60
Archive docs. : MSS
61
___ Offensive : TET
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Laddie : BOYO
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Liberal arts field: Abbr. : SCI
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"So that's your secret!" : OHO
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They're exchanged at parting : BYES
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Floors : AWES
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Klutz : OAF
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Football Hall-of-Famer Mix : RON
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Danish architect ___ Jacobsen : ARNE
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Breathalyzer attachment : BAG
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Hwy. turnoffs : RDS
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Songwriter Bacharach : BURT
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... are you made out of plastic? : ITISDECIDEDLYSO
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Strength : FORTE
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Phoenix neighbor : TEMPE
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Firefighter's need : RADIO
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Skillfully subtle : NUANCED
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One who lends a hand : PAL
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Fellowship : UNITY
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Kind of iron : NINE
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It stands for something : ACRONYM
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Absolutely nuts : GONZO
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Theater of the Absurd pioneer : IONESCO
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Sneaky tactic : PLOY
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Variety : ILK
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500 letters : STP
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River in Belgium : YSER
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Bean cover : HAT
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... do you ever temporize when answering? : ASKAGAINLATER
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Health org. : AMA
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Early film effect : IRISIN
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Precook : PARBOIL
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"Wait a minute!" : NOTYET
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"The King of Comedy" star, 1983 : DENIRO
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Anthropoid : PRIMATE
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Contemporary of Martina and Billie Jean : EVONNE
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Energizes : STIRS
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Makes flush : ABASHES
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Stops : DEPOTS
Down
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Is unruly in a crowd : SHOVES
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Single-minded theorizer : MONIST
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... will all questions receive a ready answer? : YOUMAYRELYONIT
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Camp sights, for short : RVS
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Bad straits : NEED
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When : ASSOONAS
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Buoy : ELATE
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Undercover person : NARC
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Genus of 115-Across : HOMO
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First Amendment defender, for short : ACLU
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Chime time : NOON
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Mackintosh, e.g. : COAT
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Supply (with) : ENDOW
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Incision : SLIT
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Mugger : HAM
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Brute : ANIMAL
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What to call an English nobleman : MILORD
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Familiar with : USEDTO
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... are you a modern-day Delphic oracle? : ASISEEITYES
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Charlotte-to-Winston-Salem dir. : NNE
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Faultfinder : NAG
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RNA component : URACIL
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Prefix with biology : PALEO
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Lexicographer Partridge : ERIC
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Jacksonian detractor : WHIG
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Lacks : HASNT
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Eliminate : ERASE
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Change to suit : ADAPT
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Longtime maker of the Magic 8-Ball : TYCO
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Bookmaker's odds? : RECTOS
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A ___ (already conceived) : PRIORI
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Violent, as anger : REDHOT
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Condensed meaning : ESSENCE
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Wales's highest peak : SNOWDON
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... can you be held legally responsible for bad advice? : MYSOURCESSAYNO
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Japanese immigrant : ISSEI
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Struts used in gratings : IBARS
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Trick-taking game : ECARTE
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Sprinkled : SIFTED
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... do you have any idea what you're talking about? : MYREPLYISNO
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Desperado : BADMAN
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Lotto variant : BEANO
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Give as a bonus : ADDIN
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Razzle-dazzle : GLITZ
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Billy the Kid's surname : BONNEY
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___ Rebellion of 1857-59 : SEPOY
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Designer ___ : DRUG
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Jerk : YOYO
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Willingly : FAIN
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Intact : UNOPENED
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Crop-damaging insects : APHIDS
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Table red : CLARET
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Twisty pasta : ROTINI
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Jan. honoree : MLK
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Fortune 500 inits. : ITT
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Make firm : CEMENT
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Addresses the crowd : ORATES
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Certain sorority woman : KAPPA
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Corporate department : SALES
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Makes known : AIRS
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Habiliments : GARB
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Oratorio segment : ARIA
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Many PC's : IBMS
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Japheth's father : NOAH
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Miller offering : LITE
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Be itinerant : ROVE
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Churchill, for one : SIR
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Blouse, e.g. : TOP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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