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GROWING PAINS

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 2002

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 19,297 )
Across
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Us Weekly subject : CELEB
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Little cases : ETUIS
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June birthstone : PEARL
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Go up in the middle : ARC
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"South Pacific" hero : EMILE
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Symbol of brightness : MENSA
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Kentucky college or its town : BEREA
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Blaze, to Blaise : FEU
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Hue for cowardly insurgents? : REBELYELLOW
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Poles, e.g. : SLAVS
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Away's partner : FAR
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Kind of set : ERECTOR
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Like some airports: Abbr. : INTL
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Changing pitch : SPITBALL
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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Point : GIST
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Salad topping : OIL
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From the kitchen, say : EDIBLE
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Tête-à-tête lead-in : LETSTALK
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Healthy tree? : LIVINGWILLOW
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Attention getters : YOS
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Often : ALOT
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Cuban pianist Jorge : BOLET
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Supposed crop circle makers, for short : ETS
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Monthly bill : CABLE
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Delight : GLEE
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One of the Balearic Islands : MINORCA
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"Take ___" : ONE
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Favorable time to invest? : TRADEWINDOW
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Peddle : HAWK
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Wimps : MILKSOPS
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Heckles : BOOS
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Family nickname : NANA
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Solvent made from coal tar : TOLUENE
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Oohs and aahs : GASPS
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Apple polishers : TOADIES
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Carbon compound : ENOL
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Togo's capital : LOME
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It's not all done on the ground : PASSPLAY
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Hostage situation acronym : SWAT
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Hiding place for a home run hitter? : AARONBURROW
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Community group since 1915 : KIWANIS
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Café lightener : LAIT
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"The Great Forest" painter : ERNST
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Pitches between innings : ADS
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Virtuous : MORAL
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"Earth in the Balance" author : GORE
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Journey segment : LEG
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Bedding with an aftertaste? : BITTERPILLOW
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Knave : SCALAWAG
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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Author Rand : AYN
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Phone button : STAR
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Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Menace : THREATEN
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Discrimination watchdog: Abbr. : EEOC
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Ballerina Makarova : NATALIA
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First product of 53-Down : TEA
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Taxonomic subdivisions : PHYLA
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Emanation from a wide chimney? : BROADBILLOW
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.0000001 joule : ERG
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Bred winners? : SIRED
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Company that merged with BP in 1998 : AMOCO
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Wild West outlaw's comeuppance : NOOSE
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Turn red, maybe : DYE
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Año starter : ENERO
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Ward off : DETER
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Put in stitches : SEWED
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Morning course : CEREAL
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Surface : EMERGE
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"I'm free!" for example? : LIBERTYBELLOW
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Utility co. output : ELEC
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Whack : BELT
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Popular TV chef : EMERIL
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Business card abbr. : TEL
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Dark : UNLIT
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Airs : ISON
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Made certain : SAWTOIT
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"Mystery!" broadcaster : PBS
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Sushi fish : EELS
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"I don't give ___!" : ARAP
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Book coverer? : REVIEWER
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Desperate : LASTDITCH
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Warm : AFFABLE
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Divide up in a new way : REALLOT
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Alaska nesters : CURLEWS
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Tranquil discipline : YOGA
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Puppeteer Baird : BIL
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Ancient Scandinavian poets : SKALDS
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Instinctual desires : LIBIDOS
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Scale part : SOL
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Fly with a long proboscis : TSETSE
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MGM Studios founder : LOEW
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Things to avoid : NONOS
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Healthy look : GLOW
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Stone Mountain honoree : LEE
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Title for Dumas's Edmond Dantès : COMTE
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Negative particles : ANIONS
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Rubberneck : GAPE
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Alphabetical run : MNOP
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Kroger competitor : AANDP
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Guidry of the 70's-80's Yankees : RON
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"The Master Builder" playwright : IBSEN
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Where hogs mourn? : WAILINGWALLOW
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Presses, folds and stretches : KNEADS
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Landed peasant in pre-1917 Russia : KULAK
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So far : ASYET
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Thug : GORILLA
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Old Testament prophet : AMOS
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Sharp : TART
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Bear in Bolivia : OSO
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Too : ASWELL
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___ City, Hawaii : LANAI
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One doing clerical work : PRIEST
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Not shot all at once : TIMELAPSE
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Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
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Squander : BLOW
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Old Egypt-Syr. alliance : UAR
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Lost appeal over time : WORETHIN
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"Michael Collins" actor, 1996 : REA
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Falsified ID's for, perhaps : ABETTED
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Flustered : DITHERY
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Attic use : STORAGE
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Turned : GONEBAD
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Draw : TIE
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Soap-making ingredient : LYE
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Straight shooting : CANDOR
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Sadat, e.g. : ARAB
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Like some steak bones : GNAWED
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Dart : SCOOT
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Rochester's love : EYRE
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Red or Card : NLER
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"Coffee, Tea ___" (1960's best seller) : ORME
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Anchovy containers : TINS
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Cosmetic additive : ALOE
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Flap : ADO
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Big heart? : ACE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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