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WHAT MOTHER NATURE SAYS ...

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 2003

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {BQVXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 19,668 )
Across
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"Earth in the Balance" author : ALGORE
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Nike alternative : ADIDAS
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Like some felonies : CLASSA
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Jigsaw puzzles are in them : PIECES
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Turndown : DENIAL
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Leaps lynxlike : POUNCES
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McDaniel of "Gone With the Wind" : HATTIE
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... to the river : WATCHYOURMOUTH
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Peruvian ancient : INCAN
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Shortstop Jeter and others : DEREKS
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Sow chow : SLOP
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Lord's Prayer pronoun : THY
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"Shucks!" : DARN
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Suitable : SEEMLY
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Finishes off : KILLS
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In jeopardy : ATSTAKE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Renoir, the film director : JEAN
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Bub : MAC
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Wine: Prefix : OEN
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... to the tide : COMEINATONCE
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Show concern for, as someone who's absent : ASKAFTER
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Lauds : HAILS
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Taxpayer's headache : AUDIT
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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"When ___ You" (Irving Berlin song) : ILOST
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Cicadas have them : CYCLES
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... to the sun : DONTSTAYOUTTOOLATE
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Work measurement unit : ERG
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Webzine : EMAG
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Dr. on TV : PHIL
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Haus-hold article : EIN
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... to the mountains : JUSTLOOKATYOURFACE
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Refines : SMELTS
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Dental hygienist's request : RINSE
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Shaw of swing : ARTIE
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Percentage : SHARE
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PC shortcut : MACRO
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Glutted : SATIATED
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... to the air : YOURETOOTHIN
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Auntie, to dad : SIS
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Store posting: Abbr. : HRS
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Bank : RELY
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It follows a premise : ERGO
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Exhaust : DEPLETE
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Rock garden herb : SEDUM
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Toledo's river : MAUMEE
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Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
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Euripides play : ION
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Abbr. in a library catalog : ETAL
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Fail at dieting : REGAIN
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"Orphée" painter : COROT
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... to the wind : STOPWHISPERING
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Turn red, perhaps : MATURE
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Middle school entrant, e.g. : PRETEEN
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Guy : FELLER
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___ Ile, Mich. : GROSSE
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Menu section : SALADS
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John of "Fawlty Towers" : CLEESE
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Not adrift : ROOTED
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Creature that reproduces by parthenogenesis : APHID
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Tropical vine : LIANA
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... to the thunder : GETCRACKING
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Navigational instrument : OCTANT
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One that's a bit controlling? : REIN
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Medical suffix : ESE
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Madison Avenue reading : ADWEEK
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"Goodness!" : DEARME
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Santa Clara-based Fortune 500 company : INTEL
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Faux shirt : DICKY
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Expressions of relief : AAHS
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Guileful : SLY
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Relative of a Camry : COROLLA
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Figurative comeuppance : LUMPS
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANO
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___ work (drudgery) : SCUT
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Green of "Austin Powers" films : SETH
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Gray, in a way : ASHY
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Arrive : PULLIN
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One who was called Lord of the West : OSIRIS
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Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
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Put back : STET
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Film critic Pauline : KAEL
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Chesterfields, e.g. : SOFAS
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Unit of energy : JOULE
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"Momo" author Michael : ENDE
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Galatea's love : ACIS
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Angler's entangler : NET
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1970's sitcom hit : MAUDE
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Famed furrier : ASTOR
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Chinese dynasty : CHOU
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Hops kiln : OAST
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Fly catcher : MITT
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Social skill : TACT
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Cleanup target? : ACT
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Saudi Arabian coin : RIYAL
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Merrill Lynch bull, for one : LOGO
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Madison Avenue award : CLIO
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Korea Bay feeder : YALU
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Try : TEST
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Recipe info: Abbr. : AMTS
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Goes (for) : OPTS
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"Most definitely!" : OHYES
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... to the earthworms : EATTHECRUST
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More standoffish : ICIER
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Must-haves : NEEDS
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Hanna-Barbera mouse : JERRY
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1997 Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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Seating sect. : ORCH
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Soprano ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
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Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
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Buoy : RAISE
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Monk's title : FRA
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It's about a foot : SHOE
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Deal with brutally : MAUL
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Neighbor of Turk. : SYR
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Downhill challenges : MOGULS
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Minute bit : ATOM
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Skiing site : ASPEN
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Tessellation unit : TILE
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Cuts uppers, e.g. : TEETHES
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Consecrate to office : ORDAIN
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Musical Eddy and Allman : DUANES
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Political asylum seeker : EMIGRE
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Overly : TOOTOO
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Made a facing, e.g. : SEWED
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First name in cosmetics : MERLE
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Like the Wallendas : AGILE
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Mount : HORSE
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Mount : STEED
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AOL and such : ISPS
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Another, for Andalusians : OTRA
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Season to be jolly : NOEL
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Dance that's done to "Drowsy Maggie" : REEL
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Beloved, in "Rigoletto" : CARO
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Sch. calendar abbr. : PTA
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U.S.M.C. rank : PFC
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Biz boss: Abbr. : MGR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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