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RATIONAL NUMBERS

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 2001

Author:
Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Zais

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 18,940 )
Across
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TMC competitor : HBO
4
Proceeds here and there : GADS
8
It's shot : AMMO
12
Small amount : DRIB
16
Cache : HOARD
18
Cut ___ : ARUG
19
"Harold ___" (old comic strip) : TEEN
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Rundown : SEEDY
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Wasted gas : IDLED
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Vanquish : BEST
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Foe of the Iroquois : ERIE
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One sought for advice : ELDER
25
Piccolo alternatives : FIFES
26
Bacon feature : FAT
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Doodler's aid : SCRATCHPAD
29
Regulated, as property : INAZONE
31
Crackers : BATTY
34
Cause of a blown engine, maybe : NOOIL
35
Spanish babes : NENES
36
Taste-testers' turndowns : UGHS
37
See 107-Down : EDEN
38
Alpine river : AAR
41
First assembly-line carmaker : OLDS
43
Yom Kippur observer : ATONER
45
1983 David Bowie #1 hit : LETSDANCE
47
Drink whose name is a homophone of 48-Across : NEHI
48
Like some socks : KNEEHIGH
50
Is rife : TEEMS
51
Several czars : IVANS
53
Crowbar : PRY
54
Take away : ERASE
55
Noted Schubert piece in F major : OCTET
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Disney design : CEL
57
Hip parts : ILIA
59
Opportunity, metaphorically : DOOR
60
___ Pedro : SAN
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Munchkin : ELF
63
Refusals : NOES
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Type widths : ENS
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___ Clinic : MAYO
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___ Baba : ALI
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Big inits. in trucks : GMC
70
Farrow and Hamm : MIAS
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Last thing said before dinner? : AMEN
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Masefield play "The Tragedy of ___" : NAN
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Pigeonhole : LABEL
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English town next to Banstead Downs : EPSOM
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Prefix with arrange : PRE
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Not hunched : ERECT
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Spooky : EERIE
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Relinquish, as rights : SIGNAWAY
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Posit positively : AVER
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Hardly a quick trip : GRANDTOUR
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Foreign language topic : TENSES
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Bit of dinero : PESO
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Urgent message : SOS
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They can make a suer suffer : EFFS
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Git : SCAT
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Actor John : ASTIN
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Start of an oath : SACRE
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Prefix with linguistics : ETHNO
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Beaten down : TRODDEN
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Examines : CHECKSINTO
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___-jongg : MAH
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Previously, once : AFORE
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"Plain Language From Truthful James" writer : HARTE
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Shin : GOUP
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Fast talk : JIVE
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Store selection : SIZES
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Basket material : OSIER
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"___ known ..." : HADI
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1944 Bing Crosby hit : AMOR
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Place for a comb : TRESS
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Kind of column : OPED
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Word following clue 114-Across : THEN
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Part of an inheritance? : GENE
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Itch : YEN
Down
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<-- : HALFANDHALF
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Arrives jauntily : BREEZESIN
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Like some favorites : ODDSON
4
Talkathon : GABFEST
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Restricted ___ : AREA
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Sign of an indifferent homemaker : DUSTBUNNY
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O'Rourke, e.g., of "F Troop": Abbr. : SGT
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Mushroom producers : ATESTS
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Exclamation akin to "Whew!" : MERCY
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A founder of the state of Israel : MEIR
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<-- : ONEANDTHESAME
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Indian state : DELHI
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Mars : REDPLANET
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Just a thought : IDEA
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Founder of Little America : BYRD
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Perry Como player : HIFI
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God of war, magic and poetry : ODIN
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<-- : SECONDTONONE
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Dactylitis locale : TOES
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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"The Night of the Hunter" screenwriter : AGEE
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<-- : THREEONAMATCH
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Hosp. readouts : EEGS
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#1 position : ACME
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Staff symbol : REST
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Chilled : ONICE
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True : LEVEL
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Gumbo vegetables : OKRAS
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Pseudologue : LIAR
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Former regulatory org. : AEC
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___ Perot : HROSS
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<-- : SINGLEDECKER
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<-- : PIECESOFEIGHT
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Actor Herbert : LOM
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Cornerback Sanders : DEION
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Always, to Shakespeare : AYE
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Martin and Matalin : MARYS
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<-- : ANEVENDOZEN
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Tie-ups : LACES
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Prelude : INTRO
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Religious title: Abbr. : MSGR
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Staying power : LEGS
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Old magazine ___ Digest : AERO
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Place to order une bière : BRASSERIE
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Article in Die Welt : EIN
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Name of 12 popes : PIUS
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Silent treatment? : PANTOMIME
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Rat-a-tat : RAPIDFIRE
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Cut off (from) : WEAN
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Bank-to-bank transactions: Abbr. : TFRS
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Diner sign : EATHERE
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Ukr., formerly : SSR
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Visit briefly : STOPIN
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Warm and comfy : TOASTY
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Made a scene? : ACTED
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Conservatory piece : ETUDE
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Capone captor : NESS
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Ah follower : CHOO
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Place for a padlock : HASP
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One with a rain check? : NOAH
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37-Across was its first earl : AVON
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Spree : JAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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