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PUZZLE OF THE FUTURE

New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 1996

Author:
M. Reagle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Merl Reagle

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Reagle. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0929 ( 17,127 )
Across
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Dove home : COTE
5
Futuristic genre : SCIFI
10
Sweet : SUGARY
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Heart hurt : ACHE
17
"Is Paris Burning?" co-star : CARON
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"Who controls the past controls the future" book, with 22-Across : NINETEEN
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"Future Indefinite" autobiographer : NOELCOWARD
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See 18-Across : EIGHTYFOUR
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Quiz feature: Abbr. : ANS
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Put ___ to (squelch) : ANEND
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1958 Ritchie Valens hit : DONNA
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"We ___ please" : AIMTO
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Did salon work : SNIPPED
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Castle strongholds : DONJONS
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Does hand shuttle work : TATS
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They can give you fits : TENONS
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Utah park : ZION
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Alpaca's home : ANDES
38
Nevada county : NYE
39
Jai ___ : ALAI
40
The Mariners' airport : SEATAC
42
Night sight : STAR
44
She wrote "The Wave of the Future" : LINDBERGH
47
Kind of lighting : ARC
50
Soft palate extensions : UVULAS
54
Overly : TOOTOO
55
S. C. Johnson's Future, for one : FLOORPOLISH
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"The Once and Future King" setting : CAMELOT
60
To fly on Alitalia : VOLARE
61
1945 conference site : YALTA
62
"Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
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"Future noir" film of 1982 : BLADERUNNER
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Sheet music abbr. : ARR
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The bucking stops here : RODEO
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Opts : ELECTS
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"The future of law enforcement" : ROBOCOP
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"He's a little worried about his future" : THEGRADUATE
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Having magnitude only : SCALAR
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Pacific islander : SAMOAN
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6 on your dial : MNO
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Futurity : HORSERACE
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Dove home : SLID
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Flat friend : ROOMIE
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Colombia city : CALI
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Egypt's ___ Simbel : ABU
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Pot emission : STEAM
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Not be discreet : BLAB
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Classic Burris-Smith song "___ the Jack" : BALLIN
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Greeting for Legree : HISS
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Reason for an identity crisis : AMNESIA
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Relates again : RETELLS
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Certain berth : UPPER
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Cove : INLET
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Southernmost city in Illinois : CAIRO
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Canine command : SIT
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They released "Days of Future Passed" in 1967 : MOODYBLUES
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"Back to the Future" figure : MARTYMCFLY
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Author of "The Army of the Future" : DEGAULLE
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Will Durant's wife : ARIEL
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Question session : POLL
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Future et al. : TENSES
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Reunion group : CLASS
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Ex-"Ellen" actor Gross : ARYE
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Double-deck game : CANASTA
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Big Band singer Helen : OCONNELL
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Fought-over peninsula : THESINAI
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Orinoco shocker : EEL
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Muffin alternatives : SCONES
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Fulfilled a crowing need : CAWED
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Where Qum is : IRAN
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Futura maker : FORD
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Party outsider: Abbr. : IND
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Enlist : SIGNON
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Takes one's mitts off : UNHANDS
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Lay one's mitts on : GET
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"Comin ___!" (3-D western of 1981) : ATYA
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Attach anew, as lug nuts : REFIT
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Navy enlistee : YEOMAN
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Black-clad mercenary : NINJA
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Bats : NUTTY
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Crunch's rank : CAPN
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Awfully long time : EON
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White house bud, in the future : ROSE
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Lady of Brazil : DONA
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Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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"The lady ___ protest too much": Shak. : DOTH
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Trap : SETUP
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Today's dodo count : ZERO
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Literary plotter : IAGO
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Old Italian royal house : SAVOY
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Alit : SETTLED
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It's hard, on your feet : CALLUS
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Actress Lenska : RULA
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Abbr. at an exchange office : DOL
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Chucklehead : BOOB
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Horse color : ROAN
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"Hee Haw" fodder? : CORN
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Cousin of Corinthian pink : LILAC
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105-Down, notably : ASTRO
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Tacky? : SHARP
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Long suit : FORTE
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Wipe out again : REERASE
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Popular mints : CERTS
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Isle be seeing you? : ALOHA
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On-line need : MODEM
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Missile's heading : VECTOR
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Reuniongoer : ALUM
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Admissions post : DEAN
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Character : ROLE
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They may clash on the set : EGOS
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Future doctors' tests : ORALS
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No, in circular signs : BAR
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Future teller : ORACLE
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A Pointer sister : ANITA
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"Brave New World" joy juice : SOMA
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Manger upgrade : CRIB
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Hidalgo hi : HOLA
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Summons : CALLSFOR
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Maker of Darvon and Prozac : ELILILLY
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"Fall River Legend" choreographer : DEMILLE
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Passing piece : OBIT
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Chic : INSTYLE
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Extremely busy : AHUM
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Two-legged rifle mount : BIPOD
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e.e. cummings, e.g. : USPOET
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Invalidates : ANNULS
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Soccer game outcome? : MELEE
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Greenish blues : BERYLS
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Pile particle : ATOM
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Papyrus's family : SEDGE
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French possessive : SES
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Standard practices : RITES
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Strikeout king : RYAN
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Journalist Bernstein : CARL
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"Turandot" tune : ARIA
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Airport shuttle : BUS
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Bud : MAC
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Spreadsheet pro : CPA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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