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New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 2005

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {GJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Watchdog org.? : ASPCA
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Gets mushy : MELTS
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Nasdaq listings, for short : COS
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Horizon standout : SPIRE
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Farm letters? : EIEIO
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Squishee seller on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Where to home-shop for French couture? : COCOCHANNEL
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Kauai keepsake : LEI
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Bookbinding leather : ROAN
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"___ a date!" : ITS
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Give the brush-off? : DELINT
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They can be hurled at people : INSULTS
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Bloody Mary alternatives : MIMOSAS
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Miss America Myerson and others : BESSES
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Dickens character with a metallic voice? : TINNYTIM
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Old Tokyo : EDO
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Some roulette bets : NOIRS
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Alpine stream : AARE
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Start of a British poet's card game? : DONNEDEAL
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Sailing : ASEA
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Positive end : ANODE
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Citrus ___, Calif. : HTS
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Desk clerks, bellhops, maids, etc.? : INNCROWD
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Angry with : SOREAT
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Turn into something else : RESHAPE
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Spanish island : MENORCA
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Letter : TENANT
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"Frisco ___" (1945 crime drama) : SAL
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Impend : LOOM
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Military org. that had roots in the Easter Rising : IRA
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Nokia, in the telephone business? : FINNISHLINE
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L'Adriatique, par exemple : MER
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Great deal : OCEAN
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Confrontation : RUNIN
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Long introduction? : ERE
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Answers, quickly : RSVPS
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Proposal parameters : SPECS
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Attribute : ASCRIBE
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Acted amorously : SPOONED
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Pioneering collagist : PICASSO
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Titan dethroned by his son : CRONUS
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Post-Manhattan Project org. : AEC
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Supermarket section : MEATS
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One from Germany? : EINS
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Quarterback Dawson : LEN
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Connected (with) : TIEDIN
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Like some oaths : SOLEMN
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Flockhart of "Ally McBeal" : CALISTA
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Alfresco : OPENAIR
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"No problem here" : SUITSME
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Makes an unwanted pass at : HITSON
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Like a good subject : LOYAL
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Big name in late-night : LENO
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Botch : MISDO
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In thing : TREND
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Left speechless : INAWE
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Russian summer retreat : DACHA
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Bombs produced in the 1950's : EDSELS
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Almost eternity : AEON
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TV Guide info : AIRTIME
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Not a good looker? : SNEERER
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Catch : ENSNARE
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Scheherazade, for one : HEROINE
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New York's ___ State Parkway : TACONIC
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Filaments' structures : STAMENS
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Sought, as office : RANFOR
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Field of vision? : OPTICS
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Amass : ROLLUP
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Principal pipes : MAINS
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Lose it : SNAP
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Sen. Reid's home: Abbr. : NEV
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Big hits: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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