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BREATH-TAKING

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 2012

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 22,965 )
Across
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Lascivious : WOLFISH
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They have flat tops : MESAS
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Most excellent, in modern slang : BADDEST
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Set forth : ENOUNCE
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Kind of wine : BLUSH
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Heir, usually : ALIENEE
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French farewell : BONSOIR
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*Male pattern baldness? : AIRLINETRAVEL
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Content of a 2003 decryption : GENOME
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With 78-Down, character commemorated in the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : ELIZA
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Muddy : ROIL
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Japanese consent : HAI
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*Baying? : NIGHTOWLS
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Transfers, as funds : REMITS
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Title words before "Easy" for Linda Ronstadt and "Hard" for John Lennon : ITSSO
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Coach : TRAIN
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Walk in the park, say : AMBLE
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Menu heading : SALADS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Thumbing of the nose : SNOOK
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E-mail address ending : EDU
51
*Cardiologist's concern? : STATEOFTHEART
54
Bridge responses : AYEAYES
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Sen. Daniel Inouye, for one : NISEI
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Bridge response : IPASS
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Hit on the noggin : BEAN
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Saw to it : MADESURE
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The Lion, not the Witch or the Wardrobe : ASLAN
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Discovery medium : CABLE
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Fingers : IDS
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*Caries? : ARMTOTHETEETH
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VCR button : REW
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Pretty up : ADORN
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Tony's relatives : OBIES
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Occupants of the lowest circle of Dante's hell : TRAITORS
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Zig or zag : SLUE
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Had haddock, say : DINED
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Dispenser item : STRAW
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Citation : MENTION
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*Marriage in 2004, divorce in 2011? : SEVENYEARITCH
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Mix (in) : ADD
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Inventor after whom a Yale residential college is named : MORSE
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Soviet author Ehrenburg : ILYA
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View from a control tower : RUNWAY
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Sweet drink : JULEP
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They have pointed tops : PEAKS
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Bel ___ cheese : PAESE
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Twist spinoff : WATUSI
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*Conduct classes? : OLDSCHOOL
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"What ___ thou art, act well thy part" : EER
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Heaps : ATON
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"God helps ___ ..." : THOSE
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Pitcher of coffee? : VALDEZ
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*Petrified wood? : FORESTOFARDEN
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Any of the Brontë sisters : POETESS
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Necessitates : ENTAILS
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Prime cut : TBONE
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Steep slopes : ESCARPS
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Application enclosures, often : RESUMES
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Ecclesiastical council : SYNOD
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Vituperates : RAILSAT
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It's a trap : WEB
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Singer whose name sounds like a cry : ONO
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*Endless bagpipe tune? : LONGISLANDSOUND
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Item in a box in the basement : FUSE
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___ a secret : INON
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Heir, often : SCION
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St. Benedict, e.g. : HERMIT
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Kellogg offering, briefly : MBA
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Clint : the Good :: ___ : the Ugly : ELI
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South of Mexico : SUR
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Heaps : ASLEW
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Con man's plant : SHILL
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"We Shall Overcome" singer : BAEZ
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*Stable hands? : ALTARBOYS
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Broadway bigwig: Abbr. : DIR
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"This isn't going well at all!" : DEARME
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Poetic ending : ENVOI
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Catch on : SEEIT
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Squeals : TELLS
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Passover month : NISAN
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Snowy Floridian? : EGRET
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Audible reproof : HISS
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Owns, in the Bible : HATH
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It can be balanced and biased simultaneously : TIRE
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Fit to serve : ONEA
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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French composer of "Vexations" : SATIE
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87-Down, e.g., by birth : ODESSAN
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Extinct emu-like birds : MOAS
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Frère's sibling : SOEUR
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Parade figure, informally : STPAT
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*Gold-plated forceps? : EYEBROWTWEEZERS
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Man of the house? : DEALER
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Onetime Time competitor, briefly : USNEWS
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Tighten (up) : FIRM
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Works (up) : RILES
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See 103-Down : ABA
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Work without ___ : ANET
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Corrupting atmosphere : MIASMA
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Like many a ditz : ADDLED
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Prime Minister David Cameron's alma mater : ETON
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"There is ___ in the affairs of men ..." : ATIDE
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1965 title role for Ursula Andress : SHE
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Birdsong : CHIRRUP
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Supersized : OBESE
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Language from which "clan" comes : ERSE
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Dweller along the Volga : TATAR
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Abbr. after many an officer's name : RET
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2001-02 Nickelodeon sitcom : TAINA
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See 28-Across : DOOLITTLE
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Dictator's first words? : INRE
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"Morning" person : IMUS
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Bigwigs : VIPS
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A.C. or D.C. : ELEC
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When repeated, a child's taunt : NYAH
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Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
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Job for the Hardy Boys : CASE
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Actress Martha who played Sinatra's love interest in "Some Came Running" : HYER
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"S.N.L." specialty : SPOOF
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Gold prospector Joe with a state capital named after him : JUNEAU
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"Days," for one : SOAPER
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Nabisco offering : WAFER
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Agreeing (with) : ATONE
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They may produce suits : TORTS
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Early hurdles for 55-Down members: Abbr. : LSATS
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Annual May event : DERBY
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2010 Nobelist Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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"Bonanza" role : HOSS
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Prefix with bel : DECI
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Name dropper's notation? : ETAL
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___ card : SIM
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Slip on : DON
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Springfield's Flanders : NED
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Steamboat Springs, Colo., for one : SPA
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European streaker, once, in brief : SST

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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