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New York Times, Friday, December 1, 2006

Comic collected in "The Chickens Are Restless," with "The"

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times12/1/06 ( No. 20,842 )
Across
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Hit Japanese TV import : IRONCHEF
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Part of a B major scale : ASHARP
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Celebrated smiler : MONALISA
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Slave : TOILER
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Place to put buttons : ELEVATOR
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High-priority task : MUSTDO
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Calm : ALLAY
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They're acquired in some unions : STEPSONS
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Manager of a two-party system? : NOAH
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Tassels, e.g. : TRIM
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Bribe : SOP
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___ case : INNO
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Screen : HIDE
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Bring down : ABASE
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Follower of Mao? : TSE
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It goes around at a construction site : CEMENTMIXER
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"Interesting …" : HMM
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Red Cross mission : AID
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Gusto : JOIEDEVIVRE
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Scratch : MAR
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"Herman" cartoonist Jim : UNGER
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Division du Mexique : ETAT
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Town SE of Sacramento : IONE
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___ Miguel : SAN
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Fleet that was very fleet : SSTS
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Ukrainian hub : LVOV
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You can bet on it : TRIFECTA
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Rap : BLAME
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Many a posting : NOTICE
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Where to taste tostones : TAPASBAR
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Begin operating, datewise : OPENON
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One-room schoolhouse features : INKWELLS
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Failed to be : WERENT
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Close watcher : EAGLEEYE
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"Seriously!" : IMEANIT
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Stick alternatives : ROLLONS
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Like some bridges : ONELANE
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Blanket artisan : NAVAHO
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Grass alternative : CLAY
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Big royalty generator : HIT
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"Cómo es ___?" ("How come?," in Córdoba) : ESO
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Comic collected in "The Chickens Are Restless," with "The" : FARSIDE
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"You looking ___?" : ATME
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Short course : SOUP
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Express disapproval : HISS
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Cannonball Adderley played it : ALTOSAX
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Cold symptom : REDNOSE
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Boom : PROSPER
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Some snoops : TMEN
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School composition : THEME
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Glass component : RIM
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Valentine for Valéry : AMIE
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A spade, e.g. : BID
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One reporting to a capt. : CMDR
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Foods with fillings : TARTS
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Part of a snicker : HEE
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Even as we speak : JUSTNOW
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Tethered : ONAROPE
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Match, for one : IGNITER
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Grant : VEST
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Comment when no one is up : ITSATIE
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Plant container : VAT
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Not fixed : MOVABLE
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Blip : ANOMALY
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Coin part : REVERSE
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"Maybe" : ILLSEE
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Reduced sentence, maybe : FINE
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High-school class, informally : ECON
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Paltry payment : CENT
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Turn on the waterworks : BAWL
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Gasteyer of "Mean Girls" : ANA
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FedEx pickup: Abbr. : PKG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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