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New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 2002

Book of the Bible in which the word "God" never appears

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times9/29/02 ( No. 19,318 )
Across
1
Visitor : DROPIN
7
___ chat (ballet move) : PASDE
12
Hooters : BARNOWLS
20
Wife of Paris, in myth : OENONE
21
Modern library selection : EBOOK
22
It can be military, commercial, or general : AVIATION
23
The Godfather : VITOCORLEONE
25
The Prince of Tides : TOMWINGO
26
Cajun cookbook author Prudhomme : ENOLA
27
Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
28
Mario Puzo wrote about them : DONS
29
It's shed : TEAR
30
Brief moment in time: Abbr. : MSEC
32
Arab head of state : EMEER
34
Abstained : DIDNT
35
The French Lieutenant's Woman : SARAHWOODRUFF
40
Cheers and others : BARS
42
Hot spot : OVEN
43
Ticklish one : ELMO
44
Marathoner's need : STAMINA
46
Blather : GAS
49
Agcy. created after the Manhattan Project : AEC
50
Haley best seller : ROOTS
52
The Man With the Golden Gun : SCARAMANGA
54
Drummer with Benny Goodman : KRUPA
57
Stirs : ROILS
59
Byrnes who wrote "'Kookie' No More" : EDD
60
Bellow in the library : SAUL
61
Narrow : STRICT
63
Certain game ending : MATE
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Balloon or dirigible : AEROSTAT
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The Vicar of Wakefield : CHARLESPRIMROSE
72
Rocker Lewis : JERRYLEE
75
What doctors are sworn not to do : HARM
76
Book of the Bible in which the word "God" never appears : ESTHER
80
Morlock's foe in "The Time Machine" : ELOI
81
Some fraternity men : NUS
83
Something to talk about : TOPIC
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It's not on the main 83-Across : ASIDE
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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold : ALECLEAMAS
91
Attendance lists : ROLLS
93
Tour grp. : PGA
94
Emulate Mrs. Mitty : NAG
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Like open-ended tests : UNTIMED
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Center of government : SEAT
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Did the same as : APED
99
Material in sheets : MICA
100
Lady Chatterley's Lover : OLIVERMELLORS
103
Gaza group : HAMAS
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Pres. Clinton negotiated it : NAFTA
107
Very dry : BRUT
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Wistful word : ALAS
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Nobel Prize subj. : ECON
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Lilting refrain : TRALA
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Fawner : TOADY
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The Natural : ROYHOBBS
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Native Son : BIGGERTHOMAS
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Pump preserver : SHOETREE
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Pine : YEARN
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Author Balzac : HONORE
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Uncompromising : HARDCORE
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Bashar of Syria : ASSAD
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Rubber : ERASER
Down
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Went under : DOVE
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Latch ___ : ONTO
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Filter cleaner : POOLMAN
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How some payments are made : INCASH
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Classical opening? : NEO
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___ Grant (college scholarship) : PELL
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Last words of an Ali boast : ABEE
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It's better, in a phrase : SOONER
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Radio V.I.P. : DONIMUS
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___ out a living : EKE
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Ulan ___ : BATOR
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Big publisher of romance novels : AVON
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Just misses, as a hole : RIMS
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Hillbilly's rejection : NAW
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A bug in one's ear? : OTITIS
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Entertained, in a way : WINED
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"South Pacific" director Joshua : LOGAN
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A belt at the bar : SNORT
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Touch up, at the salon : RECOLOR
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Give bad marks : DEFACE
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Still-life piece : EWER
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Immature amphibians : EFTS
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A few grains : DRAM
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Topers : SOAKS
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Turn away : AVERT
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Come again : RECUR
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Melville tale : OMOO
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Finish a sentence : DOTIME
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Audubon Society member : BIRDER
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Literary collection : ANA
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___ President : MADAM
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Punkie : GNAT
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Lago contents : AGUA
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Source of some cures : SALT
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Part of 1/2 : SLASH
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Pluses : ASSETS
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___ acid (C6H3N3O7) : PICRIC
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Coming down with something, maybe : ACHY
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Mar. honoree : STPAT
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Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
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Kind of message : ERROR
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Wade's adversary : ROE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Author Adler : RENATA
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Israel's Bank ___ : LEUMI
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Levy : IMPOSE
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Author Auel : JEAN
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Queen of scat : ELLA
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Nicolas who directed "The Man Who Fell to Earth" : ROEG
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Zoo favorite : HIPPO
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Gardener's tool : EDGER
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Likes literature : READS
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Mead interviewee : SAMOAN
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Actor Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
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Where to get littlenecks : CLAMBAR
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Author Jorge ___ Borges : LUIS
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Ltr. insert : ENC
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Popular women's magazine : SELF
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Poll ending : STER
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Simple songs : DITTIES
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City with a Penn State campus : ALTOONA
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Baked alternative : MASHED
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TV newswoman Elizabeth : VARGAS
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Superman foe : LUTHOR
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Severe : HARSH
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Waikiki welcome : ALOHA
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Koch memoir : MAYOR
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Long time follower : NOSEE
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River through Zaragoza : EBRO
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Good buddy : CBER
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Indian mecca : AGRA
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Do banker's work : LEND
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Author Oz : AMOS
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Double ___ : DARE
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1914 battle site : YSER
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Like many stocks: Abbr. : OTC
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Lead-in for nose or hair : BYA
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Many a title starter : THE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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