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ANAGRAMMED INVENTIONS (Hard Clues)

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1999

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 25, Columns: 25 Words: 188, Blocks: 92 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
Special note: In 1999, the NYT published six special 25 x 25 "Millennium" puzzles. Each came with two sets of clues, easy and hard. The clues here are the hard ones. Click here to see the set.
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 18,212 )
Across
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Muff : GOOF
5
Viticultural valley : NAPA
9
Common truck capacity : TWOTONS
16
Inventor sort : IDEAMAN
23
Like many assembly lines : AUTOMATED
25
Takes turns : ROTATES
26
Japanese menu item : SASHIMI
27
Undeniably gone : STONEDEAD
28
Crane, e.g. : ERECTOR
29
Magazine : ARSENAL
30
CASH LOST IN 'EM : SLOTMACHINES
32
Simple conclusion? : TON
33
I MAY DENT : DYNAMITE
34
Japanese menu items : EELS
35
Special-price transaction : RESALE
36
Mind set? : IMAGES
38
It may start with "I": Abbr. : RTE
39
Hacienda hand : PEON
41
Worthless : TIN
42
Early Christian hideout : CATACOMB
45
Calypso-influenced music : SKA
48
It turns up on the farm : PLOW
49
One using a fork : TUNER
51
Operation Allied Force grp. : NATO
52
Grammy category : GOSPEL
54
Fish market sights : SCALES
57
Routine result : BOREDOM
59
COOL! MOVE IT! : LOCOMOTIVE
61
1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
62
In the cards : FATED
63
Heavy sleeper, metaphorically : LOG
65
Seminary deg. : STB
66
Part of ecclesiastic regalia : TUNIC
67
Repertoire for Will Smith : RAPS
68
Remains : BIDES
69
___ que (when, in Rennes) : ALORS
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Strauss and son : JOHANNS
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Like a utopia : CRIMELESS
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Like some bass solos : OPERATIC
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Congregation of the Oratory founder Philip : NERI
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Environmental warning : AIRALERT
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"___ out?" (dealer's query) : INOR
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Muhammad Ali and others : PASHAS
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It takes its toll: Abbr. : TNPK
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Poli ___ : SCI
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NICEST NIGHT CANDLE : INCANDESCENTLIGHT
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Acad. test : GRE
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Right : MEND
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Clears à la the Pied Piper : DERATS
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They're not refined : ORES
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Send scurrying : SHOOAWAY
98
Topics in topology : TORI
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Words of dismissal : THATSALL
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Loses appeal : WEARSTHIN
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Go bumper to bumper with? : REAREND
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Some layers : GEESE
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F on a test : FALSE
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Contemporary of Alvar : EERO
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"Three Tall Women" playwright : ALBEE
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Disney acquisition : ABC
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Oversimplified : PAT
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"The Thief's Journal" author : GENET
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"The Pad and How to ___" (1966 comedy) : USEIT
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LIVE ON-SITE : TELEVISION
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Like some positions : TENURED
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Churchill's successor and predecessor : ATTLEE
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Trailer units : SCENES
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Jones of jazz : THAD
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Cracks up : ROARS
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Dowsing rods, essentially : WYES
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Polo Grounds hero : OTT
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Word with water or fabric : SOFTENER
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Norma's heavenly neighbor : ARA
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Film, in Hollywood lingo : LENS
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1994 campus comedy : PCU
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Handle differently? : RENAME
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Sound of feigned laughter : HARHAR
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Bring up the rear? : MOON
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O, C.P.U. TERM : COMPUTER
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"The London Spy" author Ward : NED
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ALAS, NO MORE Z'S : SNOOZEALARMS
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Losable, as file data : UNSAVED
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Tile protector, of a sort : BATHMAT
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Herbal quaff : GINGERTEA
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Good thing to have in a race : BIGLEAD
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It may be a lot : ONEACRE
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Stamp Act repealer : GEORGEIII
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Uneven : STREAKY
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Have some : PARTAKE
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Miss overseas: Abbr. : SRTA
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It may cover a lot : SAND
Down
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Thigh-slapper : GASSER
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Need for current events? : OUTLET
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"The Ruling Class" star : OTOOLE
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Some have light faces : FONTS
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Zip : NADA
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Had to retract a statement, perhaps : ATECROW
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Strutter's mate : PEAHEN
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Half of a national capital : ADDIS
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Like a paseo : TREELINED
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Aggravated : WORSENED
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Native: Suffix : OTE
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Bait and switch, e.g. : TACTIC
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One might get a leg up on it : OTTOMAN
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Just out? : NEONATAL
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Abbr. on outdated maps : SSR
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"Because ___!" : ISAYSO
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Put in stitches : DARN
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She, abroad : ESSA
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Interruption starter : AHEM
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Start with bar or car : MINI
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One of a conjugative series : AMAT
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Literary death scene : NILE
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Hebrew letter after lamed : MEM
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Temperaments : NATURES
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Obtain an extract of : DECOCT
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Perros chase them : GATOS
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Everyman : PLEB
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Canon camera : EOS
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Producer of many musicals : MGM
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"The Emerald Forest" star Powers : BOOTHE
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HELPIN' 'N SEWING : SPINNINGWHEEL
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"Home Alone" boy : KEVIN
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Smart ___ : ALECS
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Fibrinogen source : PLASMA
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Shopping aids : TOTES
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TERROR'S LOCALE? : ROLLERCOASTER
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Washington portraitist : STUART
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It may be dripping : SARCASM
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"The Hour of the Star" novelist Lispector : CLARICE
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IS PAIN BATTLER : ASPIRINTABLET
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Stumble out of the gate, say : BADSTART
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Fix firmly : MOOR
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It may be direct: Abbr. : OBJ
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Like some competitors : FIERCE
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Mountaineering aid : GRAPNEL
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Harmonize : BLENDIN
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Blood type, briefly : APOS
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ESPN figures : STATS
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Like some breezes : ONSHORE
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Old Testament priest : ELI
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Round dance : ONESTEP
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
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Cheated : CHISELED
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Soldier's wear : IDTAG
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All shook up : AGHAST
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Setting for Cather's "My Ántonia" : PRAIRIE
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Kind of address : KEYNOTE
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"Bad idea" : NAH
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Set-___ : TOS
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Mouseketeer ___ Tracey : DOREEN
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Blasts from the past : ATESTS
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"The ___ Tale" (one of "The Canterbury Tales") : REEVES
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Parking place? : SEAT
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Diminishes : WANES
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"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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Provide a 101-Down for : ELECT
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Court figures : DAS
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Big 1984 newsmaker : FERRARO
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Like the end, sometimes : BITTER
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Songwriter Leonard : COHEN
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Consumer's protection : GUARANTEE
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Short trucks? : UTES
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The same, at the start : ISO
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Common refrain syllables : NANANANA
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Place for two of a kind : NOAHSARK
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___ Rand : AYN
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Persephone's mother : DEMETER
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Lead-in to "kidding" and "gonna take it" : WERENOT
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Fender with several hits : FREDDY
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Top of the Catholic Church? : REDHAT
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Less apt to work : LAZIER
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"The quality of mercy is not strained" speaker : PORTIA
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Invitation at the door : COMEIN
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In thought only : UNSAID
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Boss of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and others : HOGGS
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Farm deliverers : MARES
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Den deliveries : CUBS
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"I'm ___!" : ONIT
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Prelate's honorific: Abbr. : MSGR
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Not bright : PALE
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Choroid coat location : UVEA
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Furniture wood : TEAK
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Where Shah Jahan mourned : AGRA
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Triangle side : LEG
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Monk's style : BOP
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Universal Studios company : MCA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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