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PUN-DITRY

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 2008

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0907 ( 21,488 )
Across
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Goes on TV : AIRS
5
Kublai Khan and others : MONGOLS
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Barkeep's supply : OLIVES
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Transports, in a way : TRUCKS
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Place to make an omelet : SKILLET
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Studio behind the original "Star Trek" : DESILU
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Protected : IMMUNE
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Program on which pundits talk about marinara and such? : RELIABLESAUCES
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Easily makes the hole with, in golf : TAPSIN
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Trapper's ware : PELT
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Walloped, quickly : KOD
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Hydroelectric org. : TVA
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Venice's Bridge of ___ : SIGHS
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Program on which pundits say dumbfounding things? : FAZETHENATION
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You might not be able to stand this : PAT
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Big winner at the casino : HOUSE
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Home of 14-Down : AMES
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All: Prefix : OMN
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Bass ___ : ALE
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Possessor of many rings : TREE
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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Suffix with viol : IST
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Easily concealed weapon : SMALLARM
51
Program on which pundits talk about hangings? : THENOOSEHOUR
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Sulu player on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
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"The Wild Duck" dramatist : IBSEN
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Got dark : LATENED
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At all : ANY
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Leave rubber, with "out" : PEEL
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Indians play it : RAGA
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Exasperated exclamations : OYS
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Program on which pundits express indignant surprise? : THEOHREALLYFACTOR
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Kwik-E-Mart clerk : APU
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Earring type : HOOP
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Afternoon hour : FOUR
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Personal ad abbr. : SWF
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Kind of winds : MONSOON
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Tuscan province : SIENA
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Old Dodges : OMNIS
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Program on which pundits slug it out with reporters? : BEATTHEPRESS
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Passed out in a bad way : MISDEALT
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Start of a Vol. 1 heading : ATO
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I do's : OATHS
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Whence Zeno : ELEA
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Life overseas : VIE
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Brooding sort : HEN
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Analyze : ASSAY
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Wood for bows : YEW
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Program on which pundits kvetch? : SUNDAYMOANING
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Buffoons : ASSES
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"Who ___?" (song from "Les Miz") : AMI
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Mens ___ (criminal intent) : REA
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Works at a museum : OILS
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Worrier's words : OHDEAR
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Program on which pundits deride the power of the federal government? : WASHINGTONWEAK
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Old cash register key : NOSALE
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Answer the call : ENLIST
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It may be a lot : ONEACRE
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Waxes : SWELLS
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Commentator Myers : DEEDEE
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Have : NOTNEED
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Would-be J.D.'s exam : LSAT
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Words after hard or keep : ATIT
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___ Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans : IRMA
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Cut of beef : RUMPSTEAK
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"Pardon me, Pasquale" : SCUSI
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Sticker abbr. : MSRP
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Michael of "Caddyshack" : OKEEFE
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Nabisco ___ wafer : NILLA
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Ostentation : GLITZ
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Commercial suffix with Motor : OLA
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Med. country : LEB
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The Cards, on scoreboards : STL
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Has way too much of, slangily : ODSON
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___ double life : LEADA
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Cyclones' sch. : ISU
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A role some people play : VICTIM
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Control surface on a plane's wing : ELEVON
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NPR newswoman Stamberg : SUSAN
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Program on which pundits talk about Camelot? : KNIGHTLINE
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Lady of Brazil : SENHORA
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Just makes, with "out" : EKES
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One who says "See you in court!" : SUER
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In the stomach : EATEN
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Govt. gangbusters : TMEN
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Lifesaver, e.g. : HERO
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___ max : TOTHE
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History : PAST
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Michigan college : ALMA
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Not quite good enough for the majors, say : SEMIPRO
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Addled : ATSEA
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Nonkosher food : SHELLFISH
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Actor Jason of the Harry Potter films : ISAACS
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Volleyball action : SET
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Matriarch of six of the 12 Tribes of Israel : LEAH
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One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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___ before : ONOR
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180 : UEY
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Map lines: Abbr. : RDS
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Attention getter : BEEP
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Start of a pirate chant : YOHOHO
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Miler turned congressman : RYUN
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Many ski chalets : AFRAMES
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Sushi staple : TUNA
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Improve : HONE
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Loamy soil : LOESS
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Program on which pundits talk for 48 straight hours? : TWODAYSHOW
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"All ___" (Tomlin film) : OFME
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State dept. figure : AMB
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Dupin's creator : POE
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Strong position : STAND
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Giant star of the 1930s and '40s : OTT
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Big East's ___ Hall : SETON
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Specialists in special ops : NAVYSEALS
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"Why would ___?" : ILIE
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Dither : STEW
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Sport with a 4 1/2-ounce ball : POLO
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Cine- suffix : RAMA
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"The most beautiful woman ever to visit Casablanca" : ILSA
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Years on the diamond : SEASONS
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Decent : HUMANE
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Isolate : ENISLE
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Time online, for example : EMAG
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Harshly bright : AGLARE
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Cut a cord, say : SAWED
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Present itself : ARISE
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Musical matchmaker : YENTE
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Certain caucuser : IOWAN
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Beatrice, to Leonato, in "Much Ado About Nothing" : NIECE
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Subject of the book "Disaster in Dearborn" : EDSEL
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Tube lineup : SKED
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"... and to ___ good-night" : ALLA
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What's left : REST
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Covered up : HID
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Big load : TON
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"Double Fantasy" singer : ONO
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Safety equipment : NET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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