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AT THE COMPANY PICNIC

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 20,025 )
Across
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Grp. with forces : NATO
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City along the Finger Lakes : ITHACA
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One on a PT boat, maybe: Abbr. : ENS
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Letter amount : RENT
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Actress Lena : OLIN
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Former Philippine leader : MARCOS
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One who keeps changing rooms : HOTELMAID
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The software installer brought ... : MEMORYCHIPS
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Crosses : STEPSOVER
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Employer of speakers : STEREO
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Obsolete : DEAD
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Korean-American author Chang-___ Lee : RAE
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Org. whose annual convention many authors attend : ABA
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"Crikey!" : GAD
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Wild land in Africa : BUSH
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The copy-room worker brought ... : DOCUMENTJAM
39
Dreamlike : SURREAL
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Gobblers : TOMS
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Now, to Nino : AHORA
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The financial analyst brought ... : STOCKMARKETDIP
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N.Y.C. airport : LGA
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West Coast fossil find : LABREA
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Where Douglas MacArthur returned, famously : BATAAN
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Style for Eubie Blake : RAGTIME
55
Daughter of King Minos : ARIADNE
57
Lou Gehrig's disease, for short : ALS
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Below the surface : RECESSED
59
Colony member : WASP
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The office supply manager brought ... : SCOTCHTAPEROLLS
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"Likewise" : DITTO
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Sanctions : OKAYS
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The network technician brought ... : COMPUTERFREEZES
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Take, at a concert : GATE
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Ones who think too much : BROODERS
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Several periods : ERA
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Hot torrents : TIRADES
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Stews : SIMMERS
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Parts of some plots : TWISTS
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Approach quickly : COMEAT
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Law enforcement hqrs. : PDS
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The secretary brought ... : THREEHOLEPUNCH
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"Well, look ___!" : ATYOU
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Subway purchase : HERO
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Lead-pipe cinch : SUREBET
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The mailroom clerk brought ... : FOAMPEANUTS
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Keyed up : TAUT
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Deficiency : GAP
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Rapper Tone-___ : LOC
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TV schedule inits. : TBA
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3:00 : EAST
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Heading : COURSE
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Despicable : ABHORRENT
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The packaging supervisor brought ... : SHRINKWRAPS
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They feed the kitty : CATTREATS
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Often-followed car : HEARSE
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Notch : NICK
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Mil. honors : DSCS
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Flagstaff-to-Tucson dir. : SSE
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One thing to consider : ASPECT
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Overwhelm, at a comedy club : SLAY
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Note on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
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Prince Valiant's love : ALETA
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By the clock : TIMED
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"___ off?" : ONOR
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Qualified fellow's boast : IMYOURMAN
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Wash. State's Sea-___ Airport : TAC
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Buckingham Palace inits. : HRH
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Cause of much bellyaching? : ACID
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Endure : COPE
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Syrian president : ASSAD
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Geezers' queries : EHS
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Part of a bid : NOTRUMP
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Ticks off : STEAMS
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Comedian Philips : EMO
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Foe of Kit Carson : NAVAJO
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Slide used with a dress shirt : TIEBAR
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Sport with masks : EPEE
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Section at Blockbuster : DRAMA
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Upbraided : REBUKED
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A, in Morse code : DOTDASH
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Mrs., in Mallorca : SRA
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Mint, e.g. : HERB
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Mint : COIN
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Kvetches, maybe : NAGGERS
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"You don't say" : THATSO
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Throw out : SCRAP
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Rap sheet listing : AKA
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Allow to see : LETAT
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Dish eaten with a spork : SLAW
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Gold medalist Lipinski : TARA
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Geishas draw them : OBIS
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Easily-scratched mineral : TALC
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Cagney's TV partner : LACEY
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Meal : REPAST
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Manhattan, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
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TV diner owner : MEL
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1920's-40's Yankees manager Barrow and others : EDS
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Fragrant liquids : ESTERS
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Pile maker : RAKE
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Major civic bldgs. : CTRS
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Breath-losing sound : OOF
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How far dictionaries go : TOZ
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Dressed to the nines : DUDEDUP
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Anatomical passages : ITERS
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It keeps an eye on TV : CBS
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"... goes, ___ go" : ORI
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Common cartoon tattoo : MOM
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It may be shaken by a court : POMPOM
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Put another way : REWROTE
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Port on a lake of the same name : ERIE
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Smooths : EASES
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Range : GAMUT
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Noted 26-Across brand : TEAC
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Tallinn native : ESTH
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Bar container : ICEBUCKET
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Skier's pull : ROPETOW
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Kind of traffic : THRU
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Calendar abbr. : THU
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Arrange : SORT
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Ones doormen recognize : TENANTS
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Grazing land : LEA
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Company with a duck in its ads : AFLAC
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"What a shame" : TOOBAD
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Millionaires' "toys" : YACHTS
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___ corpus : HABEAS
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Skater Cohen : SASHA
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Last Supper item : GRAIL
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Humane org. : ASPCA
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Bothersome : PESKY
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Women : SHES
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Drainpipe part : TRAP
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Cemetery sights : URNS
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Non-Rx : OTC
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Monopoly foursome: Abbr. : RRS
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Kerry's locale: Abbr. : IRE
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Foreign policy grp. : NSC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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