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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JMQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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"Mamma Mia" group : ABBA
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Play chauffeur : DRIVE
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Money to help one through a tight spot : LOAN
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Either of two directing brothers : COEN
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All gone, as dinner : EATEN
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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Daydreamer's state : HEADINTHECLOUDS
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Directional suffix : ERN
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A choir may stand on it : RISER
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Good thing : ASSET
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Sailor, colloquially : TAR
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Digit in binary code : ONE
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Joseph Conrad novella : HEARTOFDARKNESS
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Edward who wrote the play "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia" : ALBEE
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Pastor's flock : LAITY
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Rebellious Turner : NAT
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Vintage autos : REOS
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Kind of club that's a hint to this puzzle's theme : FOURH
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Prefix with lock or knock : ANTI
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___-cone : SNO
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Colonial settlement : TOWNE
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Bobby Orr, notably : BRUIN
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Vocational school instruction : HANDSONTRAINING
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Superannuated : OLD
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Ring outcome, briefly : TKO
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___ pants (multipocketed wear) : CARGO
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Room plus, in a hotel : SUITE
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"Don't ___" : ASK
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Common employment benefit : HEALTHINSURANCE
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Cleveland's lake : ERIE
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Enlarge a house : ADDON
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Men-only : STAG
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"The World of Suzie ___" : WONG
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Sierra ___, Africa : LEONE
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Certain vanity plate for husband-and-wife cars : HERS
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Suffer from a charley horse : ACHE
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Transvaal trekker : BOER
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Vanilla ___ : BEAN
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"What else?" : AND
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"Meet the Fockers" co-star, 2004 : DENIRO
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Hamelin's problem : RATS
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"___ Jury" (Spillane novel) : ITHE
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Zig or zag : VEER
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S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
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Relax, as rules : LOOSEN
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Berkeley Breathed comic strip : OPUS
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Lieutenant : AIDE
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Fit snugly : NEST
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Really hot under the collar : IRATE
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Like Lincoln, in physique : LANKY
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Uno + dos : TRES
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Straight: Prefix : ORTH
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Hard on the ears : HARSH
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"Maria ___" (Dorsey tune) : ELENA
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___ to mankind : ABOON
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Taken wing : FLOWN
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Intimidate : DAUNT
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Station with a show : AIRER
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The blahs : ENNUI
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Participated temporarily, as with a band : SATIN
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Police con : STING
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Victuals : FOOD
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Letter-shaped opening for a bolt : TSLOT
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Harley rider : BIKER
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Links bend : DOGLEG
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Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
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Stick of gum, e.g. : CHEW
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Prefix with -postale : AERO
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Common Seattle forecast : RAIN
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Slaw or fries, e.g. : SIDE
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Reverse, on a PC : UNDO
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"The shoe ___ the other foot" : ISON
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A couple of chips, maybe : ANTE
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Injury reminder : SCAR
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Purchases for a shindig : KEGS
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___ 9000, sci-fi computer : HAL
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Bit of air pollution : ASH

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

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