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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 2008

Author:
Eric J. Platt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric J. Platt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {PQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Platt. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 21,573 )

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Across
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Actress Moorehead : AGNES
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Trayful of cookies, e.g. : BATCH
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J.F.K.'s successor : LBJ
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Minimum : LEAST
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One of the dancing Astaires : ADELE
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Commitment to pay : IOU
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The Divine Miss M : BETTEMIDLER
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Balsam, e.g. : FIR
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John Cougar Mellencamp's "R.O.C.K. in the ___" : USA
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Baseball scores : RUNS
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Hardly ever : RARELY
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Actress Griffith : MELANIE
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Leers at : OGLES
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Birth mother's helper : NURSEMIDWIFE
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"Git!" : SCRAM
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Some jeans : LEES
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Menagerie : ZOO
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Came to the ground : ALIT
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Jesse of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
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Jerome who composed "The Last Time I Saw Paris" : KERN
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Rob on the street : MUG
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___ the Terrible : IVAN
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Waits patiently : BIDES
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Connected on only one side, as a town house : SEMIDETACHED
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Turn away : AVERT
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Crew members : OARSMEN
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Declaration ending "or else!" : THREAT
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Rheumatism symptom : ACHE
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Order at the Pig and Whistle : ALE
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Court : WOO
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Change abruptly, or what the insides of 17-, 27- and 43-Across do? : TURNONADIME
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Covered with ivy : VINED
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"Get it?" : SEE
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___ motion (start) : SETIN
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Manicurist's tool : EMERY
Down
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The Beatles' "Revolver" or "Help!" : ALBUM
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Ones flying south for the winter : GEESE
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Birth-related : NATAL
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Paris's Gare de l'___ : EST
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Chest part : STERNUM
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The "B" of 11-Across : BAINES
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Uses the "+" function : ADDS
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Number on a bus. card : TEL
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Religious groups : CLERGIES
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Announces : HERALDS
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Not reduced, as some illustrations : LIFESIZED
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Bring to 212 degrees : BOIL
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"12 angry men," e.g. : JURY
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California's ___ Woods : MUIR
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VCR button : REW
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Study of the body: Abbr. : ANAT
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Storm clouds, to some : OMEN
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"Maria ___," 1941 #1 hit : ELENA
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Golf cry : FORE
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Long times : EONS
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___ Club (discount store) : SAMS
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Game with Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock : CLUE
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Complex procedure : RIGMAROLE
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Famous part of Rossini's "William Tell" : OVERTURE
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Power unit : WATT
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Baby goats : KIDS
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Has thoughts : IDEATES
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Deprive (of) : BEREAVE
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Thing from which a butterfly emerges : COCOON
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Chemistry Nobelist Otto : HAHN
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Portland's home : MAINE
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"___ Gantry" : ELMER
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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"___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
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Hockey great Gordie : HOWE
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Not pro : ANTI
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Mouse's big cousin : RAT
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Barely shining : DIM

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

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