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New York Times, Thursday, November 15, 2012

15-Down : Lickety-split

Author:
Andrew Reynolds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Reynolds

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Reynolds.
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© 2012, The New York Times11/15/12 ( No. 23,018 )
Across
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___ Day, annual celebration of 71-Across : ARBOR
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Clooney's "ER" role : ROSS
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El ___ : CID
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Soul singer Bryson : PEABO
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1985 John Malkovich film : ELENI
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A word with you : ARE
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Cuts and pastes : EDITS
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Supplement : ADDON
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Org. that's a topic in "Bowling for Columbine" : NRA
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"The Iron Lady" star, 2011 : STREEP
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Bestowed : AWARDED
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One of the majors : USOPEN
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It's a wrap : FOIL
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In the thick of : AMID
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Called previously : NEE
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Moves effortlessly : GLIDES
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They may be dedicated to cyclists : LANES
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"Per ___ ad astra" : ARDUA
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Palindromic girl : AVA
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"___ Wiedersehen" : AUF
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Something thrown over the side of a boat : OAR
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911 responder: Abbr. : EMS
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Moniker : TAG
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Med. diagnostic : MRI
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Animal in "The Lion King" : HYENA
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Western conference name : BIGSKY
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"Breaking Bad" airer : AMC
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Round figs. : ESTS
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Prayer pronoun : THEE
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Sheep herders : CROOKS
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Hero with a cape? : MATADOR
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Like some Winter Olympics events : NORDIC
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Athlete's wear, informally : UNI
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One of the five major taste sensations : UMAMI
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"Venus and the Cat" writer : AESOP
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Sloth, e.g. : SIN
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Wall Street worry : PANIC
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Angel ___ : FALLS
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Witchlike woman : HAG
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Last Julio-Claudian emperor : NERO
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There are six hidden in this puzzle in appropriate places : TREES
Down
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Donkey Kong, for one : APE
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Boogeymen of 1950s politics : REDS
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Trout's temptation : BAIT
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Impose : OBTRUDE
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Prize ring? : ROSES
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Completes a magic trick, perhaps : REAPPEARS
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Outdated : OLD
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Body type : SEDAN
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Persuade through razzle-dazzle : SNOW
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Ticket information : CANDIDATES
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Not applicable : IRRELEVANT
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Out of electricity : DEAD
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Lickety-split : INAFLASH
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Long time : EON
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Leader with a coat of arms showing three fleurs-de-lis : ROI
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Always, poetically : EER
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Gentle as ___ : ALAMB
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French-speaking African land : MAURITANIA
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Possible result of sectarianism : INFIGHTING
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Orbit or Eclipse : GUM
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"War and Peace" and others : SAGAS
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Absorbed : SOAKEDUP
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Expensive cut of beef : DELMONICO
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At least one : ANY
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Hammer site : EAR
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Spouse's agreement : YESDEAR
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Yellow ___ : SEA
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Bird call : COO
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It may take a wrecking ball : CRANE
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Parent company of Oscar Mayer : KRAFT
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Cry to a leading team? : MUSH
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Neighbor of Saudi Arabia : OMAN
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Manhattan, e.g. : ISLE
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___ Hamels, 2008 World Series M.V.P. : COLE
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It was in orbit for 15 years : MIR
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Some addenda, for short : PSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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