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New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 2009

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0101 ( 21,604 )
Across
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Brisk pace : TROT
5
Satirist who wrote jokes for J.F.K. : SAHL
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Hardly getting along : INBAD
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Sight blocker : HAZE
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Oil of ___ : OLAY
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Who opposed George Washington for president in 1792 : NOONE
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Independent : ONONESOWN
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Justin Timberlake's former band : NSYNC
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Do a marathon in Egypt? : RUNAROUNDSUEZ
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Not rejecting out of hand : OPENTO
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Leave open-mouthed : AWE
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Señor chaser? : ITA
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Close to the hour : TENOF
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Surround : ENGIRD
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Bro, say : SIB
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Some kind of a nut : MACADAMIA
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Goes all out at an audition for a sax great? : PLAYSHARDTOGETZ
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Suddenly : ALLATONCE
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Formerly named : NEE
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Irish ___ : SETTER
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Take care of one's taxes sans paper : EFILE
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Inside look, for short? : MRI
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Drivel : PAP
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"___ Brasco" (1997 Pacino/Depp film) : DONNIE
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Top-secret carpentry tool? : CLASSIFIEDADZ
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Mend, as a torn seam : RESEW
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Add up : HOLDWATER
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It often has a ring in the middle : ARENA
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Yours, overseas : ATOI
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Intoxicating : HEADY
66
Dermatologist's concern : WART
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D-Day vessels: Abbr. : LSTS
Down
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Complete, for short : THORO
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Accumulated : RANUP
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O3 : OZONE
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One paying for staying : TENANT
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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Diamond family name : ALOU
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Best Supporting Actress for "Cactus Flower," 1969 : HAWN
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Carter who played Wonder Woman : LYNDA
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Dirty campaign technique : INNUENDO
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Mr. Potato Head piece : NOSE
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Band whose 1994 song "I'll Make Love to You" was #1 for 14 weeks : BOYZIIMEN
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Novelist Packer or Patchett : ANN
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Read a New Book Mo. : DEC
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Art Deco designer : ERTE
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Worry about, in slang : SWEAT
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Shopworn : TRITE
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Stunned, after "in" : ADAZE
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Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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TV's "Fawlty Towers," for one : FARCE
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Squirting flower or dribble glass : GAG
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Tic : SPASM
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More wonderful, to a hip-hopper : ILLER
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Part of Poland's border : BALTICSEA
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Certain scale start : CDEF
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China's Sun ___-sen : YAT
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Leave for a bit : STEPAWAY
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Rings at Jewish weddings? : HORAS
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"Hurray for me!" : IDIDIT
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Co-founder of MGM : LOEW
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
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"Nonsense!" : PSHAW
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Rear end, anatomically : NATES
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Birth cert., e.g. : IDENT
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Pound and Stone : EZRAS
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Furnish : LEND
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Smidgen : IOTA
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"Dona ___ and Her Two Husbands" : FLOR
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Bit of cheer? : RAH
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"___ the bat hath flown / His cloister'd flight ...": Macbeth : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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