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ENTWISTED

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 2011

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 22,601 )
Across
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Bryn ___ College : MAWR
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Often-parched gully : WADI
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Goal of phishing : SCAM
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Where the Baha'i faith originated : IRAN
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It entered circulation in 2002 : EURO
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"My heavens!" : EGAD
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1997 best seller subtitled "Her True Story" : DIANA
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Lifted : STOLE
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Result of being badly beaned? : GREATDAZE
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Scraping kitchen gadget with nothing in it? : EMPTYZESTER
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Big name in root beer : AANDW
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Drill attachment with teeth : SAWBIT
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Offered a shoulder to cry on, say : SOLACED
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Cry after a series of numbers : HIKE
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___ Meir Tower, Israel's first skyscraper : SHALOM
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CBS's "The ___ Today" : NFL
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"Author! Author!" star, 1982 : ALPACINO
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Broadly speaking : ASARULE
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Leonine movie star of old : LAHR
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Pale yellow-shelled sea creature? : MAIZELOBSTER
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Differ : DISAGREE
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Contraction before boy or girl : ATTA
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October haul : TREATS
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Year the Paris Métro opened : MCM
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Front-wheel alignment : TOEIN
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Vlasic pickles mascot : STORK
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That babies come from a 53-Across, e.g. : MYTH
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Gather : REAP
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English weight : TONNE
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Return address info : SENDER
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View the effects of a big lunch in court? : SEEJUSTICEDOZE
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Promise of a sort : IOU
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Person with a headset, maybe : HAM
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A bit slow : DIM
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Fluorescent candy? : HIGHLIGHTERPEZ
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Materialize : APPEAR
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Register, to a Brit : ENROL
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It's an imposition : LEVY
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Show shock, in a way : REEL
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Land of King George Tupou V : TONGA
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Memorable mission : ALAMO
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___ in ink : IAS
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Jewelry setting : COLLET
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Alternative to Ole or Edvard : OLAV
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"R" card in Uno, in effect : REVERSER
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"Cheers" spinoff mania? : FRASIERCRAZE
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Stanch : STEM
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Eases the misgivings of : ASSURES
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Star-struck entourage : GROUPIES
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Funny Poehler : AMY
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Allies have one : TREATY
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Post-solstice celebration : YULE
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Kind of tape : MASKING
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Arrives : GETSIN
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Crew : POSSE
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Hapless Roman ruler? : EMPERORZERO
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Taser for children? : KIDZAPPER
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Campfire treat : SMORE
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Hit ___ note : ASOUR
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Tiny-scissors holder : ETUI
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Cone former : LAVA
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Desire, with "the" : HOTS
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"Buddenbrooks" novelist : MANN
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Trickle : SEEP
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They can be prying or crying : EYES
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Very, informally : MEGA
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Charismatic effect : AURA
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St. Paul's architect : WREN
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Downed power lines, e.g. : ROADHAZARD
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Bonded : WED
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Turkish V.I.P. : AGA
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Häagen-___ : DAZS
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Things to think about : IDEAS
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Almost matching : SIMILAR
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Polyphemus, to Odysseus : CAPTOR
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Kind of colony : ANT
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Giant who made "The Catch," 1954 : MAYS
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"No worries" : ITSALLGOOD
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Mil. educators : ROTC
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Quiz bowl lover, say : NERD
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Corrupts : DEBASES
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Mirror image : SELF
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Over again : TWICE
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Daydreams, with "out" : ZONES
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"Why not!" : WHATTHEHEY
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Black Watch soldier's garb : KILT
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Vast, old-style : ENORM
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Scavenging Southern food fish : MUDCAT
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Foamy mugful : LATTE
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Climbing aid : PITON
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Falls into line : OBEYS
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Clear : LIMPID
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"The only rule is that there ___ rules" : ARENO
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Pittsburgh-based food giant : HEINZ
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
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Glut : SATE
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Take a whack at : ATTEMPT
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My, in Bretagne : MES
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Garrulous Garrison : KEILLOR
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Entrees sometimes prepared in crockpots : RUMPROASTS
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Charles, e.g. : ROI
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Tipping point? : JAR
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Subj. of the 2005 Pulitzer-winning book "Ghost Wars" : CIA
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Hags, e.g. : UGLIES
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Picks up : HEARS
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Possible lagoon entrance : INLET
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Serious : GRAVE
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Unemployed persons with full-time jobs : HOMEMAKERS
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California's ___ Castle : HEARST
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O.T.B. conveniences : TVS
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Slender fish : EELS
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1983 Woody Allen film : ZELIG
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Less fortunate : POORPEOPLE
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Visually transfixed : AGAZE
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Reviewers' comments on book jackets, typically : RAVES
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Distrustful : LEERY
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God, with "the" : CREATOR
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Cut-off pants? : TROU
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Not consent : SAYNO
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Like some chickens : FREERUN
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Cheer for : URGEON
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Swamp : MIRE
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"My heavens!" : YIKES
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Mosquito protection : MESH
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Cartridge filler : AMMO
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"Great" red feature of Jupiter : SPOT
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Fat unit : GRAM
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The ___ Owl, "L.A. Confidential" coffee shop : NITE
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Fix : SPAY
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Golf great Ballesteros : SEVE
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Timeline segments : ERAS
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When repeated, name in old Hollywood : ZSA
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Outstanding : DUE
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Goose egg : ZIP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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