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FIDDLE DEE DEE

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 2009

Author:
Michael Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 21,628 )
Across
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Objects of core workouts : ABS
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Carousing : ONASPREE
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Certain audio download : PODCAST
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Goof : SLIP
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Landlord's schedule : RENTROLL
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Refrigerator compartment : CRISPER
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Dairy frivolity? : UDDERNONSENSE
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Extra : TOSPARE
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Default subjects : BADLOANS
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"Scrubs" actor Braff : ZACH
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Living ___ : LARGE
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Dakota du Nord et du Sud, par exemple : ETATS
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Mekong River locale : LAOS
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Chosen : ANOINTED
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Moved with purpose : STRODE
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Cardinal : MAIN
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Creep around : SNEAK
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Place : LOCUS
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Creamy dessert atop a cracker, informally? : PUDDINONTHERITZ
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"How could ___?" : INOT
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Labyrinth parts : WALLS
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Root of government : ELIHU
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Guy's date : GAL
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Monkey, pony or alligator : DANCE
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QB Rodney : PEETE
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Leading : AHEAD
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Source of the word "clan" : OLDIRISH
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Advice for golfers? : CADDYREMARKS
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Home of the Excelsior Mts. : NEV
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New York town with Playland amusement park : RYE
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Swamp : FEN
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Measure of reaction to horror? : SHUDDERSPEED
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Succeeding : GOINGFAR
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Smoothed : EASED
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Sushi supplier : EELER
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With 78-Across, stated desire of many a Miss America : WORLD
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Home to Ohio Northern University : ADA
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Overused : BANAL
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See 74-Across : PEACE
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Vitamin amts. : RDAS
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Guardians of a house painters' celebration? : LADDERDAYSAINTS
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Evade : DODGE
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Where races are won and lost : MEETS
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Some TV screens : LCDS
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Acted like an ass : BRAYED
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Red carpet affair : PREMIERE
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Adobe material : CLAY
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"___-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral" : TOORA
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Support, as an embankment : REVET
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Losing admiral in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, 1914 : SPEE
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Disposable bathroom item : DIXIECUP
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Tipped off : ALERTED
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Linens purchased through a Web site? : ONLINEBEDDING
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Actress Beverly who played Patsy Cline in "Coal Miner's Daughter" : DANGELO
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Avoid, as a sleeping dog, maybe : STEPOVER
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Annexes : ADDS
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Chose to participate : OPTEDIN
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Sponges : TOSSPOTS
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General on Chinese menus : TSO
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Pierce player on TV : ALDA
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Why the eBay user was laid up? : BIDDERCOLD
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Clarified, in England : SPELTOUT
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Plain's opposite : ORNATE
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Some signs : NEONS
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St. ___ Head Lighthouse (Welsh landmark) : ANNS
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Blvds. : STS
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Historic leader? : PRE
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Pasta brand : RONZONI
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Style expert Klensch and others : ELSAS
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Engineering subj. : ELEC
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Part of A.P.R.: Abbr. : PCT
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Conquistador's plunder : ORO
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Aversion : DISLIKE
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"Washington Journal" airer : CSPAN
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Separated : APART
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Suit material : SERGE
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In a tough position : TREED
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Hero : SUB
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Pikes, e.g. : ROADS
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Fox News opinionator : HANNITY
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Dish out : LADLE
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Assists : AIDS
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Infernal : NETHER
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Home of Wheeler Army Airfield : OAHU
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County next to Mayo : SLIGO
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Like the Chinese language : TONAL
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Gardener's bagful : MULCH
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Having a bottom : SOLED
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Oil receptacles : PANS
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Obligatory : NEEDED
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Put back up : REHANG
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Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
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Patio furniture wood : TEAK
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Snore symbols in England : ZEDS
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Relinquish : WAIVE
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Judge ___, Stallone title role : DREDD
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Check writer : PAYER
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Alter : AMEND
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"Definitely!" : INDEED
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Anglers' baskets : CREELS
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Submit tax returns via the Net : EFILE
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Circus performer : SEAL
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"We ___ ball!" : HADA
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New's opposite : USED
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Schoolbook : READER
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Deliberative bodies : SENATES
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Halfback option and Hail Mary : PLAYS
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Sources of milk for chèvre cheese : GOATS
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Tolkien monsters : ORCS
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Trendy lab hazards? : FADDYACIDS
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Saw : ADAGE
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Demolished, in Essex : RASED
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Fast-food eponym : WENDY
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"Desperate Housewives" role : BREE
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12-point type : PICA
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Really enjoyed, as a joke : ROAREDAT
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Put out : EMITTED
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Genotype determinants : ALLELES
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Intelligent bot : DROID
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Some underwear : BOXERS
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Place to see Goyas : PRADO
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Pass once more : RELAP
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Schedule listing : EVENT
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Sign near a freeway entrance : MERGE
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Italian 100 : CENTO
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"The roof of the world" : TIBET
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Assignment : POST
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Rock group whose members wear red flowerpots on their heads : DEVO
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Take back : UNDO
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Some film ratings : PGS
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
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Dress in : DON
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Tape player spec: Abbr. : IPS
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Alphabet trio : NOP

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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