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New York Times, Friday, November 10, 2006

12-Down : Dermatological problem

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Ms. Lempel.
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© 2006, The New York Times11/10/06 ( No. 20,821 )
Across
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Emotional mess : BASKETCASE
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Like Manhattan's G.E. Building : DECO
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Cause of a split decision? : OTHERWOMAN
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2003 and '05 A.L. M.V.P. : AROD
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Process of elimination? : GARAGESALE
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Race car driver Ricky a k a Iron Man : RUDD
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Let go : AXE
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Big shakeup? : SEISM
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Diaper bag supply : WIPES
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Clears : RIDS
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First name in comedy and conga lines : DESI
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One way to be divided : INTWO
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Real shocker : TASER
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Propels : SENDS
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Big game org. : IOC
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Novelist Arundhati ___ : ROY
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Assignments done in class : SEATWORK
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Standard operating procedure? : SCRUBUP
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Wounds : OFFENDS
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Evidence tester : CRIMELAB
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Clunker at sea : TUB
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Nutty Nickelodeon character : REN
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Court star who won bronze at the Sydney Olympics : SELES
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Do not disturb : LETBE
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___-American : ANGLO
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Remembered family member? : MAMA
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Streamlet : RILL
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Back, in a way : BETON
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Drift : TREND
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"Gnarly!" : RAD
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Modern journal : BLOG
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Token taker : ARCADEGAME
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Siberian river : LENA
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Column reply opener : DEARREADER
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Place of temptation : EDEN
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Glitterati : JETSETTERS
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American Film Institute's "greatest male star of all time" : BOGART
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Loss of muscle coordination : ATAXIA
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Particles : SHREDS
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Newton-meter divisions : ERGS
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"Ring" leader : TWEED
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Some knitted pieces, in Britain : COSIES
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Gets together : AMASSES
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Otto Preminger directed him in "Exodus" : SALMINEO
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Pilothouse abbr. : ENE
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"18 Yellow Roses" singer, 1963 : DARIN
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Dermatological problem : ERUPTION
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It may not mean what you think : CODEWORD
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Matchless attire? : ODDSOCKS
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Pensive : WISTFUL
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Infection injection : SERUM
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Emperor Jones portrayer : ROBESON
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Touched : DAFT
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Kind of log : YULE
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Composer of the opera "Euryanthe" : WEBER
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Where you might get a word in edgewise : SCRABBLE
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Having gaps in the top, as a castle wall : CRENELED
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Cell phone selection : RINGTONE
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Spot for a date : PALMTREE
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Fierce fighter : BEARCAT
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Slide preparations : SMEARS
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Oratorical outburst : TIRADE
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Plaintiff, e.g. : BLAMER
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Experienced advice-givers : ELDERS
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Canada's highest peak : LOGAN
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Surrealist Breton : ANDRE
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Outdoor bite preventer : DEET
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Dictionary abbr. : ADJ
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Piece of a hood? : GAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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