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THE ARGONNE

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 2009

To whom Mortimer declares "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times9/6/09 ( No. 21,852 )
Across
1
"This answer ends in a T," e.g. : HINT
5
Site of Daniel Webster College : NASHUA
11
Ninnies : TWITS
16
___ Vincent, former Major League Baseball commissioner : FAY
19
Jesus, for one : ALOU
20
Internal settler? : BICARB
21
Postgame discussion : RECAP
22
"___ Maris Stella" (Latin hymn) : AVE
23
Pub quantity : PINT
24
Some skiing stars? : CROSSCOUNTRYACES
27
Tell ___ story : ASOB
29
Bluesy James : ETTA
30
Importune, informally : HITUP
31
Make waves? : PERM
32
Teen leader? : PRE
33
Sault ___ Marie : STE
34
Schools of thought : ISMS
35
Charge up : ROUSE
36
Word of leave-taking : PEACE
38
Far out? : INACOMA
41
Hampshire's home : PIGPEN
42
Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
43
French town in W.W. II fighting : STLO
44
Threnody : DIRGE
46
Defiant challenge to an order : MAKEME
47
To whom Mortimer declares "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" : HOLMES
50
Stuck : COHERED
54
William Tell's canton : URI
55
"Dies ___" : IRAE
57
"___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
58
Winter hrs. in Winter Haven : EST
59
___-lacto-vegetarian : OVO
60
"Henry & June" author : NIN
62
Jiffy : SEC
64
Start of a German goodbye : AUF
65
Slung mud at : DEFAMED
67
One of a pair of biblical nations : MAGOG
69
Unadulterated truth : PLAINFACT
72
Something of great interest? : USURY
73
Bartholomew, for one : APOSTLE
75
Reprimand to a dog : BAD
76
"Norma ___" : RAE
77
Rapper ___ Jon : LIL
78
Person in a race : POL
79
Laugh half : HAR
80
Speck : ATOM
82
Transportation option : RAIL
84
"Anytown, ___" : USA
87
Volcanoes, e.g. : SPEWERS
89
Result in : LEADTO
91
Brings with great difficulty : LUGSIN
93
Rich people : HAVES
95
Reykjavik's home: Abbr. : ICEL
96
"Shadowland" singer, 1988 : KDLANG
97
The Charioteer constellation : AURIGA
100
Big name in escapism? : HOUDINI
103
Fictional village visited by Major Joppolo : ADANO
104
Window cover : DRAPE
105
Hotel supply : COTS
106
Nascar event airer : TNT
108
Hall-of-Fame outfielder Roush : EDD
109
Light shade : ECRU
110
Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Long : HOWIE
111
Blacken : CHAR
112
Cambodian money : RIEL
114
Departure call from a Spanish vessel? : SHIPTOSHOREADIOS
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Mideast sultanate : OMAN
120
Contents of a stannary mine : TIN
121
Notes : MEMOS
122
Leaves at the base of a flower : BRACTS
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Long-tailed moth : LUNA
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High-school subj. : ENG
125
Cameron who directed "Jerry Maguire" : CROWE
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Most sardonic : WRYEST
127
Stat : ASAP
Down
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W.W. II general ___ Arnold : HAP
2
Pelvic bones : ILIA
3
Word signed for a deaf toreador? : NONSPEAKINGOLE
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Educational work after school : TUTORAGE
5
"Wagon Train" network, 1957-62 : NBC
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Fish in a firth? : SCOTTISHEEL
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Reach in a hurry : HASTENTO
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"Superman" villainess : URSA
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"Wagon Train" network, 1962-65 : ABC
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Obvious statement : TRUISM
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Lost it : WENTMAD
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Metrical accent : ICTUS
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Base protector : TARP
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"Alias" type : SPY
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Unlike the cards in a draw pile : FACEUP
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Opposed : AVERSE
18
Toadies : YESMEN
25
River into which the Big Sandy flows : OHIO
26
High point : APOGEE
28
Reaching 21? : BECOMINGTHEAGE
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What an unevenly milked cow might have? : RIGHTFULLUDDER
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Dentiform : tooth :: pyriform : ___ : PEAR
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Singer/actress Linda : EDER
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"___ Have to Do Is Dream" : ALLI
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Camouflage? : COMMANDOAID
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Simple writing : PROSE
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Dallas sch. : SMU
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Cooler in the summer : ICEDTEA
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Until now : SOFAR
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Mythical twin's bird tale? : ROMULUSANDEMUS
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Incessantly : EVER
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Goodman of "Splash" and "Grease" : DODY
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Sling mud at : ASPERSE
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One of the Cyclades : IOS
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Power seekers, maybe : CABAL
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"Just ___ thought!" : ASI
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Google service : MAPS
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Each : APOP
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"Must've been something ___" : IATE
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What the N.H.L.'s Hurricanes skate on? : CAROLINAICE
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Immature stage : LARVA
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Year the mathematician Pierre de Fermat was born : MDCI
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Chase in films : ILKA
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___-Japanese War : SINO
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Lee who directed "Brokeback Mountain" : ANG
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Create quickly : WHIPUP
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Part of Christmas when lords a-leaping are given : TENTHDAY
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Relative of an iris : GLADIOLA
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Demonstrate : SHOWHOW
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Carol starter : ADESTE
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The Artful Dodger, e.g. : URCHIN
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Eager : RARING
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Lazy : OTIOSE
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___-friendly : USER
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Hearst mag : COSMO
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Brings (out) : TROTS
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Garden worker : HOER
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Novelist Caleb : CARR
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Cable station owned by Showtime : TMC
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"Charlotte's Web" author's monogram : EBW
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Onetime boom maker : SST
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Time out? : NAP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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