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New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 2011

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QY} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 22,668 )
Across
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Table staple, of sorts : BLACKJACK
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You might find one at a sawmill : LUMBERJACK
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Times going onto a secure site : LOGINS
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Delivery expediters : BARCODES
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Open : UNSTOP
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Chronicler of events : ANNALIST
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Bad spells? : ERRATA
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Gentle decline? : NOSIR
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One of a Jewish biblical trio : SHADRACH
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Party mixer : SODA
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Actor Penn of the Harold and Kumar movies : KAL
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Show instability : TEETER
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Untested : NEW
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Make no bones about : ADMIT
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Grandparent, often : DOTER
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With 39-Across, apt title for this puzzle : JACKIN
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See 36-Across : THEBOX
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Flimflammed : HOSED
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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Big inits. in bowling : AMF
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Diversion with 81 squares : SUDOKU
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Some meditation : ZEN
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Coffin cover : PALL
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Bounce back and forth quickly : PINGPONG
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Before surgery, briefly : PREOP
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"Meet the Fockers" co-star : DENIRO
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Blankets : LIESOVER
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More unctuous : OILIER
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Bistros : EATERIES
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Part of a meter : NEEDLE
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One in a corner : JACKHORNER
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Figure often mentioned by meteorologists : JACKFROST
Down
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Ray preceder : BLU
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Chaney or Chaney Jr. : LON
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Dept. of Justice chiefs : AGS
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Pointed to : CITED
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Soup brand : KNORR
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Eschewer of fat : JACKSPRAT
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1971 Bond girl ___ Wood : LANA
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Certain porcelain piece : URN
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Thom ___ shoes : MCAN
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Some ties : BOLOS
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Leading record label of the early 1900s : EDISON
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Domicile : RESIDE
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Stick pulled from a pile : JACKSTRAW
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Got clean : BATHED
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Bandage trademark : ACE
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Some Caribbean music : SKA
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Pilgrimage near year's end : HADJ
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___ mater : ALMA
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Playground user : TOT
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Addis Ababa is its capital: Abbr. : ETH
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Coral formation : REEF
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I, in Innsbruck : ICH
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Too many hits might result in them, for short : TKOS
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One hit might result in it, for short : RBI
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Sch. in Pocatello : ISU
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1998 film "Waking ___ Devine" : NED
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Type of pasta : ORZO
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Marvel characters : XMEN
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Druggies : DOPERS
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Director Lee : ANG
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Brandy made from cider : APPLEJACK
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Singer Carey : MARIAH
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Run for : FLEETO
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Blood : KIN
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British standard : UNIONJACK
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Schlemiel : LOSER
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"Good ___!" : GRIEF
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Person propelling a punt : POLER
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Nonlibrary reading : PORN
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Harts and hinds : DEER
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Go (for) : VIE
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Court affirmation : IDO
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Loop loopers : ELS
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Abbr. after many a military title : RET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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