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RECORD OF THE YEAR

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 2016

Supreme Court justice who once said "I am a New Yorker, and 7 a.m. is a civilized hour to finish the day, not to start it"

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Woolf. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Woolf notes:
I started writing this puzzle a long time ago and was convinced that 1) with 12 rebus squares, I couldn't fill it, and 2) couldn't keep it resembling a calendar while keeping the word ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Normally I don't care for grids that segment puzzles into sections, but this design was so appropriate for the theme. Cool idea to have twelve "boxes" — just like a calendar! Great a-ha ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/3/16 ( No. 24,162 )
Across
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Malicious computer programs : TROJANS
6
Essence : LIFEBLOOD
13
Chippendales dancer, e.g. : ADONIS
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One in the closet : HANGER
21
Band that doesn't play much music nowadays : AMRADIO
22
Common gas station attachment : MINIMART
23
2001 foreign film with five Oscar nominations : AMELIE
24
Radishes with long white roots : DAIKONS
25
Nag : PESTER
26
Accepted, as an offer : TAKENUP
28
Was behind a register, maybe : CLERKED
30
Battery parts : TESTS
31
For whom products are designed : ENDUSERS
33
Passing mention? : OBIT
35
Short pants : CAPRIS
39
McKellen of "The Hobbit" : IAN
40
Alternative to Facebook Messenger : GCHAT
42
Golden Bears' sch. : CAL
45
Suggest : HINTAT
47
Supreme Court justice who once said "I am a New Yorker, and 7 a.m. is a civilized hour to finish the day, not to start it" : SOTOMAYOR
52
Concupiscence : LIBIDO
54
Power, so to speak : OCTANE
55
Language of Afghanistan : PASHTO
56
"The Undiscovered Self" author : CARLJUNG
57
Filthy : SORDID
58
Low points : VALLEYS
59
How curry is often served : ONRICE
60
Divisions politiques : ETATS
61
Beckons through a portal : WELCOMESIN
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"I hate when that happens!" : RATS
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Cousin of a foil : EPEE
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Dark horses : BAYS
68
Capital of Gambia : BANJUL
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Like some building damage : STRUCTURAL
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Sterile : ASEPTIC
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One having a simple existence : AMOEBA
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Blowout, in sports lingo : SLAUGHTER
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To land : ASHORE
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Drive off : DISPEL
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Available : ONHAND
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Spring forecast : SHOWER
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How silverware is often sold : ASASET
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Obesity : FATNESS
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Rear : PARENT
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Your of yore : THY
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Some protective barriers : REEFS
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"Vous êtes ___" : ICI
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Tap things? : ALES
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Fig. often discounted : MSRP
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Pre-curve figure : RAWSCORE
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"Sounds likely to me" : IDBET
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Exceptionally well behaved : ANGELIC
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Boom box pair : TAPEDECKS
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Looked (in) : PEERED
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Lover boys : CASANOVAS
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Sole representatives, maybe : TOKENS
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Gum arabic source : ACACIA
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Oakland's county : ALAMEDA
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Like HBO and Showtime vis-à-vis basic cable : EDGIER
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Something you can believe in : DOCTRINE
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If everything fails : ATWORST
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Blues musician known as Sleepy John : ESTES
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Pointer's request? : THAT
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Ending with Cine- : RAMA
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Brief race, in brief : ONEK
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What keys on a key ring do : JANGLE
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Setting for van Gogh's "River Bank in Springtime" : SEINE
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Sonny : LAD
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Some desktops : IMACS
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Running a high temperature : FEBRILE
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Staples Center athlete : LAKER
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Stinks : ODORS
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Emanation from a pen : OINK
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Doctor's recommendation : DOSE
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Box in an arena? : AMP
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One helping with servings : DIETITIAN
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Start : ONSET
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"You're missing a comma" and others : NITS
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Orch. section : STRS
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Together again : REUNITED
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Something people do not want to see outside, for short : PDA
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Cartoon exclamation : DOH
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Young ___ : UNS
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Setting not actually found in "Romeo and Juliet" : BALCONY
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Opted for : CHOSE
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Kind of orchard : APRICOT
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Mural's beginning? : INTRA
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Town: Ger. : STADT
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Singer with the 2012 #1 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" : GOTYE
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It splits the uprights : CROSSBAR
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Paramecium propellers : CILIA
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Kind of professor : ADJUNCT
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Some premium seating : LOGES
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Licorice flavor : ANISE
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Colorful gem : OPAL
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Barber's supply : TALC
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___ Accords : OSLO
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Keystone Kops-like scene : MAYHEM
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Icy remark? : BRRR
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Diverges : VEERSOFF
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Besprinkle, say : WET
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Suffix with conspirator : IAL
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Church book : PSALTER
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One of the Obamas : SASHA
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Unable to do well : BADAT
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Rural community : AMISH
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Lack of influence : NOSAY
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Kentucky Derby drinks : JULEPS
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Ones up in arms? : ULNAS
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No longer wanted : CAUGHT
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More ___ enough : THAN
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Most lipstick options : REDS
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Big lipstick seller : SEPHORA
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Dry (off) : TOWEL
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Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
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Mint roll : CERTS
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Rathskeller decoration : BEERSTEIN
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Breathe in : ASPIRATE
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Word often seen in brackets : SIC
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Green grp. : EPA
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Item in a tent : COT
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Guy's thanks? : MERCI
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Cut over, in a way : RESAW
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Dollar competitor : ALAMO
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Convince : WINOVER
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A lot : SCADS
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Horatian work : EPODE
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Certain tablet : IPAD
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Boil down : DECOCT
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Handle : BEAR
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Publisher of Champion magazine, for short : NCAA
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"Who is John ___?" (question in "Atlas Shrugged") : GALT
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Hosp. readouts : EKGS
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Lies : DECEIT
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Just above where 35-Across end : KNEE
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They were wiped off the map in '91 : SSRS
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Daniel ___ Kim, "Hawaii Five-0" actor : DAE
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Remained in inventory : SAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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