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OVERHEARD IN UNDERGROUND NEW YORK

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 2004

111-Across : Two-and-a-half presidential terms

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2004, The New York Times9/26/04 ( No. 20,046 )
Across
1
A bit cracked : AJAR
5
Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
9
Nest part : TWIG
13
Focus of Seward's Folly : ALASKA
19
Account receivable? : SAGA
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"Don't look at me" : NOTI
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Perfect : HONE
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Some people are grabbed by them : LAPELS
23
Certain horse race : TROT
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Skier Picabo finishing 11 places down from the bronze? : FOURTEENTHSTREET
27
See eye to eye about : AGREEON
29
According to : PER
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Courts : WOOS
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Part of H.R.H. : HER
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Travel ways : ROADS
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Gets trounced : LOSESBIG
36
Splitting point : RENO
37
Order to nab a New York newspaper nerd now? : NEXTSTOPTIMESSQUARE
42
Rebels : RIOTS
43
"Why not?!" : SURE
44
Wing : ANNEX
45
"This isn't a joke" : IMEANIT
48
Memo heading : INRE
49
Use needles : KNIT
50
Critic's pan of a Jim Morrison rock concert? : STANDCLEAROFTHEDOORS
55
Ones in need of a metamorphosis : LARVAE
56
Wee wee? : LIL
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Gray matter : BEAN
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Dressing part : OIL
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Unite formally : ALLY
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Rips into : GOESOFFON
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Bullfight figure : TORO
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Some words on the subject? : BIO
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Indication of previous damage : SCAR
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College in Cedar Rapids : COE
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Insight : ACUMEN
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Promise from a prolific wedding dress designer? : ANOTHERTRAINISCOMING
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Ring : PEAL
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It details what's left : WILL
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Plants of the water lily family : LOTUSES
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Strong and sharp : ACRID
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Often-dried fruit : FIGS
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Pinkerton, in "Madama Butterfly," e.g. : TENOR
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Cry when an Oakland player's iron-on arrived? : TRANSFERHEREFORTHEA
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Evan of the Senate : BAYH
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"Put your purse away" : ILLTREAT
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Bath set? : TELLY
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Saucy : PERT
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Energy : VIM
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Worth something : OFVALUE
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Sign promoting a dance studio's nice moves? : KINDLYSTEPINSIDE
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Darkens : DIMS
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Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is in it : EMINOR
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Apple piece : IMAC
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48-Down holder : UVEA
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Pulse alternative : TONE
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Two-and-a-half presidential terms : DECADE
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24-karat : PURE
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Annoyance : PEST
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R & B's ___ Day & the Knights : OTIS
Down
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Constellation's brightest point : ASTAR
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Lingo : JARGON
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Trading places : AGORAE
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Dirty : RATEDX
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Dope : INFO
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Crackpot : LOON
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Good name for a worrier? : STU
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Prepares, as snack kernels : AIRPOPS
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Why some people travel far to attend church? : THEREISNOLOCALSERVICE
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Suffering : WOE
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Place to stay : INN
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Smarten up : GETWISE
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Besides : ALSO
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Weightlifters build them, for short : LATS
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___ financing : APR
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"You listen to me" : SEEHERE
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Tissues : KLEENEX
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N.L. Central player : ASTRO
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Feeler : TEST
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Greedy ones : HOGS
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Philippine president deposed in 2001 : ESTRADA
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Lenya of song : LOTTE
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Foe of the evil Gargamel, in children's entertainment : SMURF
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Top of the art world? : BERET
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Totaled : RANTO
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Because : SINCE
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Labor : TOIL
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Audience participation bit : QANDA
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Coupling : UNION
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Siena's home : ITALIA
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One of the Jackson 5 : MARLON
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"Men always hate most what they ___ most": Mencken : ENVY
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See 109-Across : IRIS
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Sharp : KEEN
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Thick piece : SLAB
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Sierra Nevada, e.g. : ALE
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"It's not TV, it's ___" : HBO
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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Tempting ones : SIRENS
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Suit spec : LONG
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Iona College athlete : GAEL
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Boston retired his number 4 : ORR
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Stooge : FOIL
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Place for reeds : FEN
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Bromo alternative : TUMS
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Beck's holder : STEIN
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Controversial danglers : CHADS
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Stage coach user, possibly : ACTOR
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Brief shower? : COURTTV
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What "O" stands for in publishing : OPRAH
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Spin : TWIRL
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Correct : RIGHT
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"___ My Hat in Haiti" (Fred Astaire song) : ILEFT
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Prefix with -gram : SONO
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Simultaneously : ATATIME
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About freezing : CRYONIC
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Feature of a certain pen : FELTTIP
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Bands together : TEAMSUP
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Some December deliveries : FIRS
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Keep in check : REIN
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Move in the direction of : HEADTO
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Richardson of Nixon's cabinet : ELLIOT
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College support group : ALUMNI
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Went by Raleigh, say : BIKED
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Some R.S.V.P.'s : YESES
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Trudge : PLOD
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Orphan of literature : EYRE
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Exploit : FEAT
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___ lab : DNA
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Lean meat source : EMU
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Certain swingers try to make it : PAR
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Suffix with excess : IVE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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