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New York Times, Saturday, November 8, 2008

With 50-Down, like the children in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2008, The New York Times11/8/08 ( No. 21,550 )
Across
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Saw in the dark? : DREAMTOF
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Cry of relief : ATLAST
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Stalwart : RELIABLE
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Gimcrack : TRIFLE
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"This Gun for Hire" star : ALANLADD
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Tree that yields a chewable resin : MASTIC
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Laser paper option : MATTE
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Pliny possessive : MEA
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Ostrava tongue : CZECH
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Innovation of the Paleolithic period : AXE
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Jaculates : HURLS
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"___ Hombres," first Top 40 album by ZZ Top : TRES
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Side dish popular at New Year's : PEASALAD
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Nowhere to be found, for short : MIA
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Tax time : MIDAPRIL
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Predecessor of Gregory XI : URBANV
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Feeding tube? : CLOSEDCIRCUITTV
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Used a thurible on : CENSED
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1942 Eleanor Powell musical set at sea : SHIPAHOY
40
PC key : ALT
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Tearjerkers : SADTALES
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Standout performances? : SOLI
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"___ Ky Yay" (1998 country song) : YIPPY
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D.D.E. zone : ETO
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Bumps on trunks : KNARS
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Hoot : GAS
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Nickname in early jazz piano : FATHA
54
Relative of a chuckwalla : IGUANA
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Sticks you need to break : POOLCUES
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Fastener that's actually easy to pick up and carry? : LUGNUT
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Christopher Marlowe play : EDWARDII
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The Mountain Hawks of the Patriot League : LEHIGH
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Beverages similar to kvass : RYEBEERS
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Soap, for example : DRAMA
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Chill : RELAX
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Buoy : ELATE
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"Politics ___ beanbag" (Mr. Dooley maxim) : AINT
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Like a cob : MALE
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Listings abbr. : TBA
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Standards, e.g. : OLDMUSIC
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Writing of Publius : FEDERALISTPAPER
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Presenter of bills : ATM
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Snow-___ (winter vehicle brand) : TRAC
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Wagner's father-in-law : LISZT
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Wake : AFTERMATH
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Significantly diminish, as profits : SLICEINTO
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Like computer programmers : TECHSAVVY
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With 50-Down, like the children in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : ALL
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Stretch in the salt mines : HARDDAY
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With brass : SAUCILY
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Meet the requirements : PASS
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They're waved in competition : EPEES
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Plum, for one : DRUPE
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Missouri senator Claire : MCCASKILL
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Base off the coast of Brest for France's nuclear submarines : ILELONGUE
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"No, really" : DONTLAUGH
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Sampling problem : BIAS
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Bliss : RHAPSODY
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Get into : DIG
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Meshed person : IRANI
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Many a Carl Czerny composition : ETUDE
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Not your or my, say : THEIR
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Spring break? : OASIS
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See 21-Down : SNUG
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Gym target : FLAB
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Israeli city whose citadel was built by the Ottomans : ACRE
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School dept. : ATH
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Come up short : OWE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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