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New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 2007

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 21,138 )
Across
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Kicked off : BEGUN
6
Pill : PAIN
10
Jacket-and-tie affair : GALA
14
Afternoon fare : SOAPS
19
Good, to Guido : BUONO
20
Comedy Central's "___ 911!" : RENO
21
Jubilant cries : OLES
22
Unadulterated : TOTAL
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Rolled sixes while on Water Works, in Monopoly? : BROKEFORGO
25
552, on a cornerstone : DLII
26
Whirlpool alternative : AMANA
27
Co-star on TV's "Taxi" : DEVITO
28
Doesn't throw away, as a stage prop? : KEEPSFORPLAY
31
Element that's liquid at room temperature : BROMINE
33
Remote : FAR
34
Kings' lands : REALMS
35
What a sushi chef loves to hear? : COMPLIMENTSFORFISH
41
"Say Say Say," say : DUET
42
Royal jelly maker : BEE
43
Hi-___ : RES
44
Nasdaq listings: Abbr. : COS
47
Opposite of morn, to a poet : EEN
48
"8 Minute Abs," according to some? : THEBESTFORWORKOUT
56
Wilson of Tinseltown : OWEN
57
BlackBerry nos. : TELS
58
Vatican emissary : NUNCIO
59
Extra-large : JUMBOSIZE
64
Webster and Wyle : NOAHS
67
Canon competitor : NIKON
68
Till : UPTO
69
January 15? : ADAYFORKING
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Bond : GLUE
73
Pull a ___ : GROIN
75
Unit of yarn : SKEIN
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Historical separation : APARTHEID
78
Dish : GOSSIP
80
Volume by Horace : ODES
82
History : PAST
83
Was late to an appointment at the cosmetician? : LOSTTIMEFORMAKEUP
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Stroke : PET
91
Flight attendant's announcement, for short : ETA
92
German name part : VON
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"Shine a Little Love" grp. : ELO
94
Arcade : WALK
95
What scientists working for Gatorade have? : KNOWLEDGEFORTHIRST
103
Some moonrocks : BASALT
106
Three-day holiday : TET
107
Hero of Sophocles' "Electra" : ORESTES
108
Dylan not liking Dell computers? : APPLESFORBOB
112
Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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Opera ___ : SERIA
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Not closed all the way : AJAR
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Like pro bono work? : ALLFORFREE
119
Part of TWA : TRANS
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"___ known then ..." : HADI
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Gladness: Fr. : JOIE
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Andropov and Gagarin : YURIS
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To date : ASYET
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Darkens, maybe : DYES
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Let go : AXED
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Actress Graff : ILENE
Down
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Fraud finder: Abbr. : BBB
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Grand tour locale: Abbr. : EUR
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A bird flying by on the right, to the Greeks : GOODOMEN
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Disheveled : UNKEMPT
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Words following see, hear and speak : NOEVIL
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For now : PROTEM
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Start of many airline names : AERO
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Like Mozart's Symphony No. 10 : ING
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Cozy spot : NOOK
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Develop anacusis : GODEAF
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Gridiron star : ALLPRO
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Rings of islands : LEIS
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"Like that'll ever happen!" : ASIF
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Indications of anger : STARES
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Kind of band : OOMPAH
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One bit : ATALL
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The Beatles arrived in New York in 1964 on this : PANAM
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Does in : SLAYS
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Done, in Dijon : FINI
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40% of fifty? : EFS
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Prayer : ORISON
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A following? : BCDE
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Wolf : ROUE
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Withdraw : EBB
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Born as : NEE
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Try : TEST
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Basics of grade school learnin'? : RRR
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Small number : FEW
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Certain shell : COCKLE
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"But of course, Monsieur!" : OUIOUI
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More than buzzed : STONED
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Deuce : TWO
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"___ Tramp," Peggy Lee song in "Lady and the Tramp" : HESA
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Bagnold and others : ENIDS
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Carpenter, at times : TENONER
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Spanish bloom : FLOR
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Honshu port : OSAKA
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"Danger! Danger!" : RUN
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Dungeons & Dragons figure : KNIGHT
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Mitch Miller, e.g. : OBOIST
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What multitaskers do with things : JUGGLE
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Displace : UPROOT
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Greek peak : MTOSSA
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Ringo's eldest : ZAK
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___ newt (witches' brew ingredient) : EYEOF
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With it : HIP
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Hogwarts professor : SNAPE
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Paul Bunyan's dog : FIDO
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Pulitzer-winning novelist Shirley Ann ___ : GRAU
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Little complaint : NIT
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Moves around : PIVOTS
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
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Cut (down) : MOW
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8 x 10, say: Abbr. : ENL
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TV character from the planet Melmac : ALF
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"Rock and Roll, Hoochie ___" : KOO
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Rear seating section in a theater : PARTERRE
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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B'way buys : TKTS
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Yearning : WISTFUL
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Al in Cooperstown : KALINE
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The Braves' div. : NLEAST
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Online investing site : ETRADE
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Ruins : DEBRIS
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Classic Ferrari : GTO
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Laid some tiles : ROOFED
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The Police, e.g. : TRIO
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Son of William the Conqueror : HENRYI
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"No more, Luigi!" : BASTA
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Parrots : APERS
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Nozzle choice : SPRAY
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Late Saudi king : FAHD
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Any member of a 1970s R & B group : OJAY
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Low: Sp. : BAJA
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"Swan Lake" bend : PLIE
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Nova, e.g. : LOX
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German article : EIN
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Wind dir. : ESE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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