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THE CRUCIVERBALIST

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 2009

Author:
Barry C. Silk & Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk
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462/20/20066/6/202025
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1.63300
Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 78 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Silk. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 21,656 )
Across
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Put to sleep : BORE
5
They keep you from passing : EFFS
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Pro or con : SIDE
13
Animate : PEPUP
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It takes the cake : OVEN
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___ Fleck and the Flecktones : BELA
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Pussycat : HONEY
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Get a load of : AMASS
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"Hamlet" star, 1990 : MELGIBSON
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Animal that eats while floating on its back : OTTER
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Belgian city in W.W. I fighting : YPRES
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Cruciverbalist's Step 1 : BRAINSTORMTHEMEIDEAS
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Suburb of Minneapolis : EDINA
30
They're not buying it : RENTERS
31
Geometric fig. : CIR
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Chinchilla, e.g. : RODENT
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Grieve : MOURN
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World's top-selling car model starting in 1997 : COROLLA
39
Step 2 : DEVELOPBESTENTRIES
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Org. with the Red Auerbach Trophy : NBA
46
Chem., for one : SCI
47
They, to Thérèse : ILS
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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Fluctuates wildly : YOYOS
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Molecular biology topic : RNA
54
Like rams and lambs : OVINE
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Pet ___ : PEEVE
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Step 3 : CONSTRUCTSUITABLEGRID
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"I Saw ___ Again" (1966 hit for the Mamas & the Papas) : HER
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Popular women's fragrance : ESTEE
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Significant time : ERA
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Step 4 : RESEARCHANDWRITECLUES
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Cat Stevens's faith : ISLAM
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1969 Dustin Hoffman role : RATSO
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Spring locale : SPA
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Word with duty or set : HEAVY
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Fort Meade org. : NSA
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Deface : MAR
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Kitchen gadget company : OXO
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Walletful : WAD
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Step 5 : SENDPUZZLETOEDITOR
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Fanatical : EXTREME
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2003 Afghani film that won a Golden Globe : OSAMA
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Turned bad : SOURED
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Typing speed stat. : WPM
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They have loads to do : WASHERS
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Memory principle : MNEME
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Step 6 (the payoff) : SEEBYLINEINNEWSPAPER
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Product once pitched by Bill Cosby : JELLO
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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Night crawler : EARTHWORM
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Driver of a 72-Down : CABBY
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"___ bien!" : MERCI
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Crack up : SLAY
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One edition of the Wall Street Journal : ASIA
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Cafeteria supply : TRAYS
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To be, to Claudius : ESSE
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Pound the keys : TYPE
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Long-distance call? : YELL
Down
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B-2 or B-52 : BOMBER
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Gild the lily : OVERDO
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Fixed, as tiles : RELAID
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Twin-___ aircraft : ENGINED
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Dwindles : EBBS
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Slug follower? : FEST
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Elevator stop : FLOOR
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Riviera resort : SANREMO
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"Hah!" : SOTHERE
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Some residents : INTERNS
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Judges : DEEMS
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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The mother lode : PAYDIRT
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Napoleon, for one : EMPEROR
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Law firm aide, for short : PARA
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Functions : USES
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Letter addenda: Abbr. : PSS
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Jacuzzi : HOTTUB
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Cockeyed : INANE
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Alphabetical foursome : MNOP
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Desktop array : ICONS
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DVD adjuncts : TVS
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Page-oner : CELEB
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Sharply hit baseball : LINER
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Pope after John X : LEOVI
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Comparable to a rose? : ASRED
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Stocking shade : ECRU
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___ Hayes of "The Mod Squad" : LINC
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Turner of records : TINA
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"Annie" song with the lyric "Too busy / Too crazy / Too hot / Too cold / Too late / I'm sold" : NYC
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Response to a bad call : BOO
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Author Rand : AYN
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Milo of "The Verdict," 1982 : OSHEA
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Pressing need? : STEAM
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Troubled : ATEAT
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Better : OUTDO
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Penthouse feature : VIEW
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Anatomical passages : ITERS
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Twig, to a bird : PERCH
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French equivalent : EGALE
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Elementary school trio : RRR
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Payroll IDs : SSNS
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Virginia's historic ___ Highway : LEE
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Shampoo directive : RINSE
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Hedingham Castle locale : ESSEX
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Inclination : SLANT
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The twist, once : CRAZE
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Germany's __ National Park : HARZ
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Song holder : IPOD
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Modern advertising medium : TAXI
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Labor grp. since 1935 : UAW
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Actress ___ Marie Saint : EVA
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
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Boris Karloff title role, with "the" : MUMMY
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N.F.L. tiebreakers : OTS
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'70s small-screen role for Robert Young : DRWELBY
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Big auto parts chain : PEPBOYS
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Auto shop offerings : LOANERS
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Gist : ESSENCE
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Setting for Melville's "Omoo" : TAHITI
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Soothsayer's subject : OMEN
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Purposeful : EARNEST
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Zip : OOMPH
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Target of a youth outreach program : RUNAWAY
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Rest : REPOSE
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"___ Live," longtime Food Network show : EMERIL
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Skin-related : DERMAL
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Some money transfers : WIRES
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Simmons competitor : SEALY
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Brown : SEAR
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Island off Tuscany : ELBA
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Unconvincing : LAME
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Finish shooting : WRAP
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Lid irritation : STYE
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Where I's cross?: Abbr. : JCT

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