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DOUBLE DIGITS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 2015

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Patrick uses double-digit numbers from phrases and titles for a rebus. I particularly liked 54 40 OR FIGHT — for some reason, my high school friends and I took to yelling it around school. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0906 ( 24,043 )
Across
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One raised in church? : ALTAR
6
Beltmaking tool : AWL
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Emailer's need: Abbr. : ACCT
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Hand-made percussion : CLAPS
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Assembly line track : GUIDERAIL
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Word of parting : CIAO
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Ability to borrow : CREDIT
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On edge : ILLATEASE
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Something saved for a rainy day : TARP
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Caribbean capital : HAVANA
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Nog topper : NUTMEG
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Vessel with a spout : EWER
28
Rallying cry during the Polk administration : 5440ORFIGHT
30
1957 film set almost entirely in one room : 12ANGRYMEN
33
Unimportant flaw : NIT
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Payment promise : IOU
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Master : ACE
38
Lessen the value of, maybe : MAR
39
Changes to the bill? : NOSEJOBS
42
Infiltrator : MOLE
43
Hawk on the street : VEND
45
Blotto : LIT
47
Fab Four surname : STARR
48
Becomes one : FUSES
49
"Young Frankenstein" assistant : INGA
50
Degrees of magnitude? : PHDS
53
"Kinsey" star, 2004 : NEESON
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Early manufacturer of home computers : ATARI
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Court figure Williams : SERENA
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Return date? : APRIL15
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Ted with a guitar : NUGENT
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Moving day need : BOXES
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0%, in a way : SKIM
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Economic org. in D.C. : IMF
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Italian religious figure : CRISTO
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Game that people rarely agree to play twice : 52PICKUP
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Zach's old flame in "A Chorus Line" : CASSIE
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First name in Objectivism : AYN
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Historical topics : ERAS
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Make a point : SCORE
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Byproduct in petroleum refining : ETHANE
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Alejandro G. Iñárritu film with the tagline "How much does life weigh?" : 21GRAMS
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Hunts, as a house cat might : MOUSES
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Glass raiser's word : SALUD
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"___ Arrives" (1967 soul album) : ARETHA
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It "teaches you when to be silent," per Disraeli : TACT
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Wee bit : MITE
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Growing businesses : FARMS
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Lively comedies : ROMPS
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Nomadic conqueror : HUN
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Dealer's customer : USER
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Trust eroders : LIES
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Kid-lit's Eloise, e.g. : CITYGIRL
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Parts of many passwords: Abbr. : NOS
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Imbecile : ASS
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Ornament shape : ORB
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"Oh wow!" : GOD
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2004 rom-com in which a middle schooler is transformed into an adult overnight : 13GOINGON30
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Contiguous U.S. states, colloquially : THELOWER48
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Org. with conferences : NCAA
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At the back : DORSAL
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Bee, e.g. : SOCIAL
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Cry of dismay : OHNO
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Routine-bound : INAGROOVE
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Beau Brummell accessories : ASCOTS
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Car chase sounds : SCREECHES
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Ability : MEANS
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Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Hieroglyphic symbol : EYE
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L.P.G.A. garment : SKORT
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"I'm ___ it!" (hick's nix) : AGIN
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Doozy : LULU
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Use a lance : TILT
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1960s-'70s police drama : ADAM12
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Make another movie together, say : RETEAM
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Roadside assistance org. : AAA
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Harder to fool : WISER
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"Inside ___ Davis" (Coen brothers film) : LLEWYN
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Adams, Monroe or Grant : ACTRESS
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The Company, in govt. lingo : CIA
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1960s buddy cop sitcom, informally : CAR54
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Pop group? : TOP40
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Pottery, e.g. : CRAFT
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Israelite tribe progenitor : LEVI
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Slow movements : ADAGIOS
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Simple camera's aperture : PINHOLE
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Square figures : STATUES
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Pertaining to a sovereign : REGNAL
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Rock or Pine : CHRIS
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Broody rock genre : EMO
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Not working, say : ONBREAK
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Film set assistants : GRIPS
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Stocking fabric : NET
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Colombia's national airline : AVIANCA
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Re/Max competitor : CENTURY21
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Instantly likable : ENGAGING
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"The Brady Bunch" kid : JAN
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Resource in the board game The Settlers of Catan : ORE
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Tax-exempt bond, for short : MUNI
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Has the temerity : DARES
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Rock band from Athens, Ga. : THEB52S
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Modern rock and news/talk, for two : FORMATS
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Bit of rain : DROP
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Title IX target : SEXISM
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Liven (up) : SPICE
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Visibly moved : INTEARS
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Maker of candy wafers : NECCO
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Invite to dinner, say : ASKOUT
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Singer with the band Cult Jam : LISALISA
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Figurative duration of short-lived fame : 15MINUTES
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Mel who co-wrote "The Christmas Song" : TORME
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Filibuster feature : SPEECH
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Birdseed containers : FEEDERS
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Minor predecessor? : URSA
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SeaWorld performer : SHAMU
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On both sides of : ASTRIDE
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Colorado State's team : RAMS
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Deeply offended : STUNG
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Selling well : HOT
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First name of Dickens's Little Dorrit : AMY
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Clues to a sunken ship's location : FLOTSAM
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Diving helmet attachment : AIRHOSE
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Hitchcock film with a nameless heroine : REBECCA
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Rating first used for "Red Dawn" : PG13
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Italian gentlemen : SIGNORI
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Relentless faultfinder : NOODGE
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Religious outfits : COWLS
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"Arabian Nights" predator : ROC
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Serve as a go-between : LIAISE
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Siesta sounds : SNORES
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Bearded ones : GOATS
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Drew in books : NANCY
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NBC sitcom set at NBC : 30ROCK
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Symbol of England : LION
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Spa wear : ROBE
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Eddie Murphy's big-screen debut : 48HRS
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West End district : SOHO
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Maintain : AVER
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For fear that : LEST
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Sponsor of some PBS programs : NEA
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Word often shortened to its middle letter in texts : ARE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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