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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 2011

Author: Doug Peterson and Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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402/20/200610/11/201621
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2263111132
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1.62200
Barry C. Silk
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929/1/20037/8/20166
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358532741
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1.651215

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Like Celsius : SWEDISH
8. Alchemist's goal : PANACEA
15. Early Appalachian crossers : CONESTOGAWAGONS
17. Like friendly acquaintances : ONSPEAKINGTERMS
18. Google Maps offering : ROUTE
19. Prepare for gardening, maybe : KNEEL
20. Last article in the Constitution : VII
21. Striking things about rec rooms : CUES
22. Creature on the New York coat of arms : EAGLE
23. They're grounded when they're misbehaving : JETS
24. Columbia ___, Minn. : HTS
25. Betrays one's blue state : CRIES
26. Four front? : PETIT
27. Rat race remedy, briefly : RANDR
28. Pariahs and others : CASTES
29. Where to make tracks : STUDIO
31. Drops for dirty clothes : CHUTES
32. "Les Mots" autobiographer, 1964 : SARTRE
33. Pieces for grilling : COALS
34. Govt. instrument : TNOTE
35. Place for grilling : PATIO
36. Option for a seal : WAX
39. Taiwan Strait city : AMOY
40. Ascribe to : PINON
41. Questionnaire info : DATE
42. Big mouth : YAP
43. Tons : AHEAP
44. One may clash with another : COLOR
45. Effect used to measure astronomical distances : STELLARPARALLAX
48. It does a body good : AEROBICEXERCISE
49. Galore : TOSPARE
50. What brains do well on : IQTESTS
1. Leave a black mark on, say : SCORCH
2. Carried the day : WONOUT
3. Goes after : ENSUES
4. Treas. and the like : DEPTS
5. "Ah" : ISEE
6. Point on a line: Abbr. : STA
7. Japanese island : HOKKAIDO
8. Triptych trio : PANELS
9. "Well, golly" : AWGEE
10. Fed. : NATL
11. Questionnaire info : AGE
12. "Route 66" car : CORVETTE
13. Rancors : ENMITIES
14. Goal facilitators : ASSISTS
16. Teriyaki ingredient : GINGER
22. Orange half of a TV duo : ERNIE
23. Cuts up : JESTS
25. Training unit : CADRE
26. "The Alchemist" novelist Coelho : PAULO
27. Rough to drive on, perhaps : RUTTY
28. Staples, e.g. : CHAIN
29. Daly City's county : SANMATEO
30. Smokeys, so to speak : TROOPERS
31. Volcano south of Quito : COTOPAXI
32. Occupies : STAYSAT
33. Cocktail party bite : CANAPE
35. Kansas-Nebraska Act signer : PIERCE
36. Simpson who was Time's first Woman of the Year : WALLIS
37. Start of some salutes : ATOAST
38. Loser at Salamis and Plataea : XERXES
40. Rocker Liz : PHAIR
41. Sweet, in music : DOLCE
43. ___ Longa, ancient city founded by the son of Aeneas : ALBA
44. Trolley : CART
46. Cut back : LOP
47. Like some univ. courses : REQ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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