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'TWAS PUZZLING

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 2008

Author:
Cathy Allis Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 21,509 )
Across
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Butcher shop purchase : CHOPS
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Some foreign pen pals : AMIS
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Photo paper option : MATTE
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[How dare you!] : SLAP
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Song sung by Gwen in Broadway's "Chicago" : ROXIE
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Radio host/pianist John : TESH
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Greek market of old : AGORA
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"The Lion King" lioness : NALA
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When jerks come out? : THETWITCHINGHOUR
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X out : OMIT
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Pertinent to the discussion : ONTOPIC
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Kind of dialysis : RENAL
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Novice : NEWBIE
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"A Doll's House" wife : NORA
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Wishes undone : RUES
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Some people or food at parties : DIPS
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Nonkosher sandwiches : BLTS
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String around a cake box? : DESSERTTWINE
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City near Tel Aviv : LOD
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Moistens again : REWETS
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Once-in-a-lifetime exchange, maybe : IDOS
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Texas county, river or forest that's a girl's first name : ANGELINA
49
Vinegar: Prefix : ACETO
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Bridge : CROSSOVER
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Men or women who pinch? : THETWEAKERSEX
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"New Look" designer of 1947 : DIOR
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Charity's urging : DONATE
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Orbital point : APSIS
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Dope : SKINNY
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Appeal to : ASK
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Penseur's thought : IDEE
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Speck : JOT
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Prefix with -crat : THEO
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Hair stuff : GEL
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Mushroom stalks : STIPES
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Dress-up costume piece : TIARA
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Month in a Faulkner title : AUGUST
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One of Woody's stock at Woodstock : ARLO
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Nerd's essence? : THESOULOFTWIT
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Unlikely to run : COLORFAST
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Legal eagles' org. : ABA
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Come up : ARISE
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Capital of South Australia : ADELAIDE
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French Polynesia constituents : ILES
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Lauds : EXALTS
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Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
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Roast the other side of the marshmallow? : FLIPONESTWIG
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Novelist's need : PLOT
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W.W. II gun : STEN
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"Let's just leave ___ that" : ITAT
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Teri Garr's "Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
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Certain celebrant : PRIEST
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Legislative assemblies : PLENA
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"Praise the Lord!" : GLORYBE
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A leveret is a young one : HARE
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Discouraging comment to a cloner? : YOUCANTTWINEMALL
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___ Center, home of the New Jersey Nets : IZOD
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Pertaining to hair : PILAR
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"Almighty" title role for Steve Carell : EVAN
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Caustic : ACRID
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Eye part : LENS
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Desirable places : EDENS
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Kind of difference, oxymoronically : SAME
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"Land ___!" : SAKES
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Monitor type, for short : CRT
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Jolly laugh : HOHO
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Yak pack : OXEN
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Big East Conference team, for short : PITT
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Attach, as a patch : SEWON
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Invitation information specification : ATTIRE
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Gathering points : MECCAS
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Suffix with book : ISH
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Like some eggs or cloth : SHIRRED
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They're attractive, but not necessarily to each other : MAGNETS
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Awl, for one : TOOL
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Play about Capote : TRU
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Salary : EARNINGS
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Bamboozles : SNOWS
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Gyro meat : LAMB
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"Others" in a Latin phrase : ALII
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Crown : PATE
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Apple pocketfuls : IPODS
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Transmitter starter? : NEURO
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Fencing swords : EPEES
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The Flintstones' pet : DINO
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Uncouth youth : BRAT
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Poland's Walesa : LECH
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Moth, perhaps? : TWEEDKILLER
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Altercation : SETTO
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Trig ratio : SINE
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Sun Tzu's "The Art of ___" : WAR
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Fabric that really breathes? : LIVINGTWILL
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Low tie : ONEONE
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Strawberry of note : DARRYL
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Off-campus local : TOWNIE
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City near Milan : LODI
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Outback buddy : MATE
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Shooting sport : SKEET
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Second-century year : CXI
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St. Louis's ___ Bridge : EADS
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Nagpur noble : RAJAH
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Fern germ : SPORE
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These, to Juan : ESTAS
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Rusty on the diamond : STAUB
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Utah's lily : SEGO
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Pitcher of a perfect game, 9/9/65 : KOUFAX
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"Vigilant ___ to steal cream": Falstaff : ASACAT
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Walked with a purpose : STRODE
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Wahine's dance : HULA
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Shooting game : POOL
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Addams family cousin : ITT
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Spaghetti ___ : STRAP
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Hops kiln : OAST
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Analogy phrase : ISTO
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Battery part : TEST
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A large number : RAFTS
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JPEG or text : FILETYPE
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Score just before victory, maybe : ADIN
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Fall mo. : SEP
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Weeping : INTEARS
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Rimes with the 1996 hit "Blue" : LEANN
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Subjects of many legal battles : ESTATES
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Goad : EGGON
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Garage container : OILCAN
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Native American home : WIGWAM
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Waiting at the bank, say : INLINE
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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Localities : AREAS
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Dr. with advice in O magazine : PHIL
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Level : RAZE
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Monopoly game token : IRON
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Whine : PULE
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Place to play b-ball : YMCA
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Give orders like a drill sergeant : BARK
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Fact finisher : OID
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Hydroelectric org. : TVA
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Mormons, initially : LDS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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