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CAR TALK

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 2012

Author:
Elayne Cantor and Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Victor Fleming

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Cantor. This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 22,972 )
Across
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First name in the White House : BARACK
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Old Navy's owner : THEGAP
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Dandy : ACE
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Like one battery terminal: Abbr. : POS
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Start of a seasonal song : ADESTE
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Tribute : HOMAGE
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Source of some intolerance : LACTOSE
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What Katie Holmes lost in divorce court? : CRUISECONTROL
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Unsteady : ERRATIC
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Money of Laos : KIP
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Shoots in the foot : LAMES
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Commuter on a crowded bus, e.g.? : REARBUMPER
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Huck Finn's father : PAP
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Knicks venue, for short : MSG
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Throw in the towel : BAGIT
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"Sing of old ___ and the ancient ways": Yeats : EIRE
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Prefix with -meter : ANEMO
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Some modern memos : ENOTES
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1946 Best Supporting Actor nominee William : DEMAREST
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Bro's greeting : YODUDE
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Beam of support : IBAR
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Leon who won a Pulitzer for his biography of Henry James : EDEL
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Actor Patel of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" : DEV
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Dealy-bobs : GIZMOS
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Digit in military lingo : NINER
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Epiphany? : HEADLIGHT
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Some August newborns : LEOS
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Slaw, e.g. : SALAD
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Strep treater, for short : ENT
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Preschooler : TOT
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"Dreaming of You" singer : SELENA
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Sholem Aleichem protagonist : TEVYE
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What "Send" triggers? : AUTOMATICTRANSMISSION
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Family : TRIBE
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Giggles : TEHEES
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Noise in a nest : COO
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They tend IVs : RNS
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Judea's ___ the Great : HEROD
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Home for a 123-Across : ASIA
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Legal proceeding over a meth bust? : CRANKCASE
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Hero makers : DELIS
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Programming behind computer pop-ups : ADWARE
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"___ second" : INA
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1950s coup site : CUBA
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Thickly cover : CARPET
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With one's heart, if nothing else : INSPIRIT
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Vice-presidential family : BIDENS
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TV excerpts : CLIPS
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Spot for a farm laborer's sunburn : NAPE
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More lighthearted : GAYER
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Theologian Johann : ECK
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Potentially slanderous remark : LIE
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Smell of sour milk? : TURNSIGNAL
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English king ___ the Peaceful : EDGAR
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Suffix with balloon or cartoon : IST
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Harebrained : ASININE
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Bling-bling? : HOODORNAMENTS
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Bleepers : CENSORS
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Wild equine of 79-Across : ONAGER
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Company with a 2004 I.P.O. : GOOGLE
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Word before sale or after sales : TAG
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ABC, e.g., in Variety-speak : NET
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Feared folklore figure : OGRESS
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Picks up : SENSES
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Wrongful discharge award : BACKPAY
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One-named Brazilian soccer star : ADRIANO
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Extended one's stint : REUPPED
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"___ said ..." : ASI
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Price abbr. : CTS
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Bases for boats : KEELS
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___ McAn shoes : THOM
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Practice, as skills : HONE
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911 V.I.P.'s : EMTS
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Elongated swimmer : GAR
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Ancient assembly sites : AGORAS
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Genesis man who lived 239 years : PELEG
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Tipped off : ALERTED
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Dual-___ : CARB
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Shade akin to almond : ECRU
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Round entree : POTPIE
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Weavers' willows : OSIERS
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Diary tidbit : SECRET
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Circus employee : TAMER
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Lock up : CAGE
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Iago, to Othello : AIDE
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Word before A or T : MODEL
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Side of a road : BERM
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California's Harvey ___ College : MUDD
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Some sleepwear : NIGHTIES
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Life after death? : OBIT
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Looney Tunes toon, informally : TAZ
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Restroom sign : MEN
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Preferred groups : ALISTS
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"The Lady's Got Potential" musical : EVITA
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Unglazed ceramic jars : OLLAS
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Comprehended : SEEN
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Scottish turndowns : NAES
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Mozart's Donna ___ : ELVIRA
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Synthetic fabrics : RAYONS
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___ bar : HEATH
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Accustomed (to) : ENURED
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Coat and tie, e.g. : ATTIRE
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"We ___ Get Out of This Place" : GOTTA
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Viewed remotely? : ONSCREEN
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About 90% of its land is owned communally : SAMOA
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Like dunderheads : DENSE
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Lieu : STEAD
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Odist's "before" : ERE
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One-sixth of a drachma : OBOL
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Borgia enemy : MEDICI
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___ Pet : CHIA
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Greek architectural style : IONIC
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Northern Plains people : CREE
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Facility : KNACK
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Lenny's friend on "The Simpsons" : CARL
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Spanish direction : SUR
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Dam that aids in fish-catching : WEIR
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Local council member: Abbr. : ALD
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Number-one : BIGGEST
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___ all-time high : ATAN
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Pier group? : PILINGS
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Pauline work : EPISTLE
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Ones reliant on the local blood supply : TSETSES
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Whole : INTACT
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Dramamine user's fear : NAUSEA
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Oasis, often : SPRING
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___ Landing (part of Philadelphia) : PENNS
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Fit in : BELONG
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One of the Lennons : SEAN
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Company with a 1996 I.P.O. : YAHOO
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Rock-climbing challenges : CRAGS
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Capital of the Swiss canton of Valais : SION
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About : INRE
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Nose out : EDGE
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Effectuates : DOES
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Toy warnings? : GRRS
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It fits in a lock : OAR
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Skiing gold medalist Tommy : MOE
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Almost forever : EON

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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