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New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cackling cry from a mad scientist before unleashing havoc on southern California?

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/22/12 ( No. 23,025 )
Across
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Military tactic : AMBUSH
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It may be found on a tank : SCUM
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Pen knife? : SHIV
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Simple shelter : LEANTO
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2008 campaign theme : HOPE
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___ Bowl (former sporting event) : HULA
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Cackling cry from a mad scientist before unleashing havoc on southern California? : LADIESFIRST
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"The devil ___ the details" : ISIN
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Small change: Abbr. : CTS
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Show stopper? : TIVO
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Was a sore loser, say : SULKED
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Imitative : APISH
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Look after : TEND
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Yelling, say : NOISY
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Hundred Acre Wood resident : PIGLET
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Dorm V.I.P. having to move his king? : RAINCHECK
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Married mujeres : SENORAS
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"You're on!" : DEAL
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Go a-courting : SUE
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Proud academic achievement of football star Esiason? : BABYBOOMER
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Big name in A.T.M.'s : NCR
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Some prowlers : FELINES
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Evidence of longshoremen without antiperspirant? : BOONDOCKS
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Honorable : DECENT
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Easy jaunt : AMBLE
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Get through the cracks : SEEP
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So-called "African unicorn" : OKAPI
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Hits 100, say : SPEEDS
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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"Toddlers & Tiaras" network : TLC
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Fictional locale five miles from Jonesboro : TARA
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Why the press release has to wait? : PRISONBREAK
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Dark ___ (Voldemort's practice in the Harry Potter books) : ARTS
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Air : AURA
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Political commentator E. J. ___ : DIONNE
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Something to take lying down? : REST
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Brood : STEW
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Sales expert : CLOSER
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Indication of excitement in an e-mail : ALLCAPS
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Pastry in "Sweeney Todd" : MEATPIE
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It's not promising : BADSIGN
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Prefix with valve : UNI
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Québec's Mont-___-Anne : STE
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One having an affair : HOST
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[That's creepy!] : SHIVER
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Early explorer of the Southwest : CORONADO
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"Schedule a pickup" co. : UPS
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51-Down team : METS
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Civil War battle site : SHILOH
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Big East team : HUSKIES
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Two-time president of Romania : ILIESCU
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Vladimir Lenin had one : VANDYKE
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Something thrown in anger : FIT
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"Seinfeld" character with the catchphrase "Jerry! Hello!" : UNCLELEO
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Nonideal roommate : SLOB
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Announced : HERALDED
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Not survive : DIEOF
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Don't : TABOO
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Appointed (to) : NAMED
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Matches up, as files : SYNCS
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26" rubber band? : BIKETIRE
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"Here's looking at you, kid" speaker : RICK
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LeBron James, e.g. : NBASTAR
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Measure up : COMPARE
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Administerer of the oath of office to Obama : ROBERTS
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Makes nice : NEATENS
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Board, in a way : ENPLANE
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Price holder : STICKER
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10-Down's div. : NLEAST
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Vacillate : SEESAW
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Backing : PRO
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Places to wear robes : SPAS
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Visiting the U.S. Capitol, say : INDC
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Grind : RUT
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Cartoonist Keane : BIL
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Hundred Acre Wood resident : ROO

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