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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 2016

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
"An ___ held by the tail is not yet caught" (old proverb)
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JMQXZ} Spans: 4 Grid has both left-right and up-down symmetry. This is puzzle # 101 for Ms. Gamache. Friday freshness: 41%
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© 2016, The New York Times1/22/16 ( No. 24,181 )
Across
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Viking girl in "How to Train Your Dragon" : ASTRID
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Intimates : GETSAT
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Comics tyke : SWEEPEA
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Starling of book and film : CLARICE
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Epic number : CASTOFTHOUSANDS
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So-called "fifth qtrs." : OTS
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Postwar German nickname : DERALTE
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Kenan's sitcom partner : KEL
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Next : THEN
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Irrelevant info : NOISE
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Trinidad o Tobago : ISLA
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Shot putters' needs? : SERA
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Squash : SITON
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Unleashes (on) : SICS
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Its main characters go to hell : DANTESINFERNO
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___ Green, 2006 Bond girl : EVA
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Chris who sang "The Road to Hell," 1989 : REA
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Tools with swiveling blades : POTATOPEELERS
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Directed : SENT
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Fantasy sports option : TRADE
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Like some additions and editions : LATE
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With 36-Down, bit of clothes mending : KNEE
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Like drafts : ONTAP
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Emphatic type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Lance on a bench : ITO
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Snowflake or crystal shape : FRACTAL
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Outer limit : END
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Functioning again : BACKINTHESADDLE
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Like Charlie Brown's kite, ultimately : INATREE
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Large game bass : STRIPER
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Great-aunt in "David Copperfield" : BETSEY
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Saws : ADAGES
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Dandy wear : ASCOTS
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Enveloped : SWATHED
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Byzantine art bit : TESSERA
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Pensioned: Abbr. : RET
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Light music source? : IPOD
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Appealing figure? : DEFENSEATTORNEY
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Rice elbows, e.g. : GLUTENFREEPASTA
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Facility : EASE
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Lilt bit : TRA
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Registers : SINKSIN
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Big name in car parts : ACDELCO
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Automotive models S and X : TESLAS
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For three, to Frédéric : ATROIS
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Chuck who advised Nixon : COLSON
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French-speaking land where John James Audubon was born : HAITI
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Fashion designer Lepore : NANETTE
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Bar-Ilan University student, e.g. : ISRAELI
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Power inits. beginning in 1933 : TVA
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"An ___ held by the tail is not yet caught" (old proverb) : EEL
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It's named for its five carbon atoms : PENTANE
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Old sandlot game : ONEOCAT
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Baroque : ORNATE
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See 44-Across : PATCH
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Internet hookups? : EDATES
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Fairly clean, so to speak : RATEDPG
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Comic book writer with a National Medal of Arts : STANLEE
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Winter wear resembling overalls : SKIBIB
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Graybeards : ELDERS
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Boot : FIRE
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Add superfluous stuff to : LARD
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Some chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
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Period of veinticuatro horas : DIA

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