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"S" MANEUVERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 2002

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0915 ( 19,304 )
Across
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"As ___ in point ..." : ACASE
6
Land on the Strait of Hormuz : OMAN
10
Object of scientific dispute : YETI
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Central point : NAVEL
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Ozzy Osbourne's music, informally : METAL
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Soliloquy start : TOBE
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Mediterranean port : ORAN
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Hotpoint rival : AMANA
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Smears tar on a Dickens character? : BLACKSHEEP
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Engages in a bakers' punting contest? : KICKSTARTS
27
Machine aperture : OILHOLE
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Cranston of old radio : LAMONT
30
Duds : ATTIRE
31
Brown foe : YALE
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Eiger, e.g. : ALP
34
Shuttle site : LOOM
35
Capone portrayer, 1959 : STEIGER
36
Mosque-goer: Var. : MOSLEM
39
Not yours : ANOTHERS
41
Big mouth : MAW
44
Cheats Canadian politicians? : SHORTSTORIES
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Mudder's fodder : HAY
49
Small amount, informally : ALICK
51
Chuck alternative : CHAS
52
Santa ___ : ANA
53
Fern-to-be : SPORE
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Noted Dadaist : MANRAY
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___ polloi : HOI
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___'wester : NOR
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Seagoing predators : ORCAS
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Kind of goat : ANGORA
61
Literature class readings : ODES
64
Nike rival : REEBOK
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The law, to Mr. Bumble : ASS
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Manages to get garnishes? : LANDSCAPERS
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"Greetings" org. : SSS
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Sham : PSEUDO
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Emperor of A.D. 69 : OTHO
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Not ready to eat yet, maybe : TOOHOT
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Thou follower : SHALT
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Order at the Crown & Anchor : ALE
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0% ___ : APR
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Pulitzer winner Welty : EUDORA
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Country singer Tucker : TANYA
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Juilliard subj. : MUS
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Laid-back : TYPEB
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'01, '02, etc. : YRS
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Condones eating soup impolitely? : BACKSLAPPING
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Gray Panthers, e.g.: Abbr. : SRS
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Old anchor : CRONKITE
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Get for less : SAVEON
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Lavish : OPULENT
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
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Archery bow wood : YEW
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Quisling's city : OSLO
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False front : FACADE
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Tacked up : POSTED
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Ones working to end a drought : RAINMEN
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Gets footage of slapstick humor? : FILMSTRIPS
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Ogles bridal wear? : EYESTRAINS
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"It's only ___!" : AGAME
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Sculptor Nadelman : ELIE
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___ Sant'Gria (wine) : YAGO
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Early jazz bassist Shapiro : ARTIE
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Singer/actress Lotte : LENYA
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Round end : PEEN
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Like most graffiti: Abbr. : ANON
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Surgeon's insertion : STENT
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Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
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Oliver's "As You Like It" love : CELIA
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Whatsoever : ATALL
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Big Indian : SACHEM
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Nevada city : ELKO
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Title role for Robeson : OTHELLO
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Comical character with a bowl haircut : MOE
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Spy exchanged for Powers in 1962 : ABEL
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Gurkha's land : NEPAL
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One of the "Two Virgins" : YOKOONO
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"Happy Days" actress : ERINMORAN
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Yahoos lack it : TACT
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Sign : INK
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Yak, yak, yak : NATTER
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Cremona craftwork : AMATIS
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Airline to Rio : VARIG
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Smart bomb's guide : LASER
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Not just trim : SLASH
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Fills up : SATES
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Zoo dividers : MOATS
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Fowl pole? : PERCH
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Woolgatherer? : SHEARER
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Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
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Ore. peak : MTHOOD
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Cassiterite, e.g. : TINORE
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First word out of one's mouth? : MAMA
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TV's "The George & ___ Show" : ALANA
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Gives impromptu scathing reviews? : WINGSPANS
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Declared : SAIDSO
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Gets quick cash from brewery stock? : HOCKSHOPS
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Constellation near Norma : ARA
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"Of course" : YES
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With ill humor : CROSSLY
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Break down : SOB
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Study of versification : PROSODY
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Korea Bay feeder : YALU
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Outer: Prefix : ECT
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Much of Libya : SAHARA
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Ferrara family name : ESTE
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Not budging : ADAMANT
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Searcher's lament : NOLUCK
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Some catchers' chances : POPUPS
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More upset : SORER
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SAS listing: Abbr. : ETA
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Expenditure : OUTGO
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They may be kept on you : TABS
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Where swill is served : STY
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Part of a guffaw : HAR
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Cold treat : ESKIMOPIE
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Make good on : REPAY
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Traction aid : CLEAT
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Lisa of "The Cosby Show" : BONET
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Quadrennial candidate of old : STASSEN
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Allen of the N.B.A. : IVERSON
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Unfamiliar with : NEWAT
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Cold and damp : CLAMMY
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Exodus crossing : REDSEA
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Senseless drawings : NONART
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Butcher's scraps : OFFAL
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Bush education secretary Rod : PAIGE
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Collegiate Bruin : UCLAN
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"Later" : SEEYA
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Smack hard : SMITE
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The Soviets' Order of ___ : LENIN
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Beginning : ONSET
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Lot of loot : PILE
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Cannon of film : DYAN
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401(k) cousins : IRAS
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G.O.P. : REP
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It can get bruised : EGO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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