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ALL-KNOWING

New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 2006

What "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" may or may not be about

Author:
Mark Diehl and Kevin McCann
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.573038
Mark Diehl
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1.65000
Kevin McCann

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Diehl. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. McCann. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times9/24/06 ( No. 20,774 )
Across
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With 126-Across, author of the quip starting at 27-Across : OSCAR
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Kind of race : ARMS
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"Come Back, Little Sheba" playwright : INGE
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Modern home of the 10-Down : PERU
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Product sold with a bag : HOOVER
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"Hop ___!" : TOIT
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Tyros : NEOPHYTES
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Bill Clinton memoir : MYLIFE
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Nasty sort : OGRE
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Effecting a release : CATHARTIC
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Blue : SAD
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Start of a quip from Court and Society Review, 1887 : INAMERICATHEYOUNG
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V.I.P. : CELEB
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Literature Nobelist Morrison : TONI
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What "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" may or may not be about : LSD
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Quip, part 2 : AREALWAYSREADY
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Edit : REDACT
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"An Affair to Remember" star, 1957 : KERR
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Berlioz's "Les nuits d'___" : ETE
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Man of mystery : MRX
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Layered : LAMINAR
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Project completion? : ILE
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King Minos, for one : CRETAN
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Site for Franklin Roosevelt : DIME
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Matter of debate : ISSUE
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Pageant prize : TIARA
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Quip, part 3 : TOGIVETOTHOSE
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"It's about time!" : ATLAST
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Lucre : PELF
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Energizer or Duracell option : AAA
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Low-value wad : ONES
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Quip, part 4 : WHOAREOLDERTHAN
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"The Thief of Bagdad" actor, 1940 : SABU
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Ramallah grp. : PLO
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Mystique : AURA
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W.W. II wolf pack : UBOATS
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Quip, part 5 : THEMSELVESTHE
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"Rubber Duckie" singer of children's TV : ERNIE
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See 112-Down : ASABC
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Winter pear : BOSC
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Brynhild's beloved : SIGURD
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Granting grp. : NEA
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It can be found in a tree : LINEAGE
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Cry with eyes lit up : AHA
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4 x 4 : UTE
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Cold war winner : NATO
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Huge, to Hugo : ENORME
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Quip, part 6 : FULLBENEFITSOF
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Día's opposite : NOCHE
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End of the quip : THEIRINEXPERIENCE
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Try to win, in a way : WOO
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Like a Swiss Army knife : VERSATILE
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One of a sailing trio : NINA
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Time competitor, informally : USNEWS
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Used a crowbar on, maybe : PRIEDOPEN
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Election day: Abbr. : TUES
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Fish that may someday spawn : SAMLET
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Call after a hammer is hit : GONE
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Agrippina's slayer : NERO
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Prize since 1949 : EMMY
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See 1-Across : WILDE
Down
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___ law : OHMS
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Nutritious bean : SOYA
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Breakfast in a box : COLDCEREAL
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Flying start? : AVI
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Common ink purchase : REFILL
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Tittle : ATOM
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It's read word for word : ROGETS
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Fun house item : MIRROR
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"Revolution From Within" author : STEINEM
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Old inhabitant of 14-Across : INCA
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With every hair in place : NEATLY
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Ones dressed in black : GOTHS
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F.D.A.-banned supplement : EPHEDRA
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Match player? : PYRO
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Dramatic rebuke : ETTU
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Scout leader? : REIN
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S O S responder: Abbr. : USCG
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Satisfied subscriber, apparently : RENEWER
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Part of a manger scene : HAY
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Stem : ABATE
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Poet with the longtime NPR program "A Word in Your Ear" : CIARDI
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Pencil holder, sometimes : EAR
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Muscular watchdog : AKITA
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Sparked anew : RELIT
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"But on the other hand …" : YET
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Early sixth-century year : DXIV
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Put out : EMIT
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Stain : DISHONOR
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Actor Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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Revolution, for one : CAUSE
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Hammock supports : TREES
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Sic on : LETAT
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Bills, e.g. : CASH
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Exactly, after "to" : ATEE
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Court plea, briefly : NOLO
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Anne of comedy : MEARA
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Bygone Crayola color : RAWUMBER
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Black piano key : GFLAT
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Pearl City setting : OAHU
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Imbibe : TOPE
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Brigham Young University site : PROVO
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"Let's ___ There" (1980's NBC slogan) : ALLBE
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Dim responses : DUHS
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"… ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Retired : ABED
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Tired : STALE
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Mark Twain/Bret Harte play : AHSIN
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Game of chance : BEANO
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"Black Beauty" author : ANNASEWELL
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Link with : TIETO
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___ Tranquillity : SEAOF
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Offer that seems too good to be true, probably : SCAM
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Birthright seller : ESAU
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Lug : SCHLEP
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Floor (it) : GUN
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Knoxville sch. : UTENN
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Get back on track : REFOCUS
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Begin something, in slang : GETITON
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Just firm enough : ALDENTE
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Lofty degree : NTH
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It's a test : FEELER
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Element that quickly oxidizes in air : BARIUM
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Artist with the 2002 #1 hit "Lose Yourself" : EMINEM
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Winter fishing tool : ICESAW
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Not attack head-on : SNIPE
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Family viewing mark : TVPG
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"My ___!" : HERO
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March slogan word : ERIN
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Dawning response : ISEE
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"Way cool!" : RAD
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Strange: Prefix : XENO
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With 84-Across, very simple : EASY
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Had to settle : OWED
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Bone head? : OSTE
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Application form abbr. : NMI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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