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FURNISHING TOUCHES

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 2004

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 20,032 )
Across
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It's carried while on deck : BAT
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Unmitigated : ARRANT
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Aromatic oil, often : ESTER
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Razor brand : ATRA
19
Green grp. : EPA
20
Old British coin : GUINEA
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Dog originally bred to herd cattle : CORGI
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Start of a conclusion : THEN
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Outdoor furniture that can fly you to the moon? : ROCKETLAWNCHAIRS
26
Lose one's resistance : MELT
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Business card abbr. : TEL
29
Kid with a new home : ADOPTEE
30
Cartoon canine : ODIE
31
Writing tables made from foam rubber? : FLOPPYDESKS
34
Tight group? : SOTS
35
Co. name ender : INC
36
Scout leader? : TONTO
37
Financial adviser, for short : CPA
38
They may be in black-and-white : NUNS
39
John or Christine of Fleetwood Mac : MCVIE
41
Magniloquent : LOFTY
44
Lays down the lawn : SODS
45
M-1 rifle inventor : GARAND
46
Fastens (to) : AFFIXES
49
Variety show fillers : ACTS
50
Adapt musically : ARRANGE
51
Went through channels? : SLUICED
52
Quarrel : SPAT
53
Of living organisms : BIOTIC
54
Joseph of "Citizen Kane" : COTTEN
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Vehicles designed to transport china? : CUPBOARDWAGONS
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Cry of surprise : OHO
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Interstate highway fixtures : CALLBOXES
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Soccer star Hamm : MIA
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Question for the hotel housekeeper in the morning? : WANTTOMAKEABED
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Damon, to Pythias : FRIEND
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Confronted : TOOKON
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Diploma holder : GRAD
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Unwilling to say much : GUARDED
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___ Norman (military nickname) : STORMIN
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Diane of "A Kiss Before Dying," 1991 : LADD
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Walks breezily : SASHAYS
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Member of an Indian religious minority : PARSEE
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Hood rods : GATS
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Drawing help : RULER
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Pavilion locales : EXPOS
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It's got a point : CONE
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Flight : LAM
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Packed away : ATE
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Simpleton : CLOD
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Whether to fold out or remain as a couch? : SOFASCHOICE
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Isn't serious : KIDS
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Sign of trouble : REDFLAG
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Eastern way : TAO
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Squealed cries : EEKS
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"No more!" : STOP
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Bookcase seller's farewell to buyers? : ENJOYYOURSHELVES
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Dairy aisle buy : OLEO
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Disdain : SCORN
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Skull Valley dweller : UTAHAN
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"I kissed thee ___ I killed thee": Othello : ERE
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Cultural gathering : FEST
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English assignment : THEME
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Rent payer : TENANT
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Thérèse, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Forlorn : BEREFT
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He cursed Cassandra : APOLLO
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Append : TACKON
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Inference from an ID : AGE
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Like dirt roads : RUTTY
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Fit to be tied : RILED
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"The ___ of Confucius" : ANALECTS
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Not clichéd : NEW
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Godzilla creator Tomoyuki ___ : TANAKA
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Repeat : ECHO
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They're seen around bars : SOAPSUDS
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Colorful seashells : TRITONS
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Avian colonists : EGRETS
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Hillocks : RISES
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Prefix with sphere : ATMO
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Humorous tale involving a settee? : THEDIVANCOMEDY
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Coat repair job : RELINING
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Go before : ANTECEDE
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Set aside : KEPT
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They get burned nowadays : CDS
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Doorstep cry : POLICE
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Mole : SPY
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"Fairly well" : NOTTOOBAD
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Atlanta train and bus system : MARTA
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Food writer Claiborne : CRAIG
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Farm team : OXEN
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Supplied : FED
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Sword bearers : SCABBARDS
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Get bigger : GROW
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___ Stadium, home of the Pro Bowl : ALOHA
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Furniture launched from the starship Enterprise? : FUTONTORPEDOES
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In good shape : FIT
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Actress Christina : APPLEGATE
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Supports : AIDS
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Boat for shallow water : SCOW
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Resist cheerfulness : SULK
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Brought up : BRED
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James of "Misery" : CAAN
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Chopped : AXED
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Pair on Wayne Gretzky's jersey : NINES
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High school org. : SADD
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"Follow me!" : CMON
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Unarmed figure? : TORSO
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Heavy reading : TOMES
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Depression-era drifter : OKIE
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Cherry bomb stem : FUSE
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Gung-ho : RAHRAH
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Investment choice: Abbr. : IRA
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"For Me and My ___" : GAL
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Talks about : SPEAKSOF
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Purchase at a government auction : TAXTITLE
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Hill or valley, e.g. : LANDFORM
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Certain Indonesian : SUMATRAN
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Nice guy : GOODJOE
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Battle of Britain grp. : RAF
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Grip firmly : CLENCH
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Exit the system : LOGOUT
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Song sung on doorsteps : NOEL
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Security risks : SIEVES
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William ___, baseball commissioner before Bowie Kuhn : ECKERT
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Rent payer : LESSEE
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Dragon's head feature : CREST
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"I just had an idea!" : SAY
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Big name in dolls : SASHA
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"Over There" songwriter : COHAN
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Soft or sweet follower : SPOT
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"Unfaithful" director Adrian : LYNE
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4 x 4, for short : UTE
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Tolkien creature : ENT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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