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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 2014

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
Hello all! Landing in a Monday slot has been a personal goal for a while, with more failures than I care to admit. I really appreciate ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a nice way to start off the week, colorful phrases akin to "enthrall me" getting wacky connections to careers. My favorite was ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 23,764 )
Across
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Sight-related : OPTIC
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Pink part of a cow, in cartoons : UDDER
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Coliseum : ARENA
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Din : NOISE
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"Gross!" : UGH
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"You really ___!," said the adoring seismologist : ROCKMYWORLD
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Investment option for old age, in brief : IRA
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Jury member : PEER
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Frequently : OFTEN
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In sum : ALLTOLD
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Connoisseur of fine food : GOURMET
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Take part in a buddy system, say : PAIRUP
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Starting restaurant employee, maybe : BUSBOY
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Gold bar : INGOT
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Constructed : BUILT
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Groovy : FAB
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Sore : ACHY
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Larger cousin of a violin : CELLO
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Whittle down : PARE
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Ping-Pong table divider : NET
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Mineral layer involved in fracking : SHALE
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Loma ___, Calif. : LINDA
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Event on the Bounty : MUTINY
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"Modern Family" or "All in the Family" : SITCOM
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Field for Newton or Einstein : PHYSICS
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Gentle winds : ZEPHYRS
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One with a long, long sentence : LIFER
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"___ and restrictions may apply" : FEES
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Spoon-bending Geller : URI
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"You really ___!," said the adoring ship captain : FLOATMYBOAT
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French sea : MER
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Rodeo rope : REATA
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Having high moral principles : NOBLE
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Letter before cue, ar, ess ... : PEE
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"Oh no!" : YIKES
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Examined before robbing : CASED
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Relative of a paddle : OAR
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Con's opposite : PRO
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Sleuth, in old crime fiction : TEC
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Quill fluid : INK
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Activity with a tent and s'mores : CAMPOUT
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Single : UNWED
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One of three on "Let's Make a Deal" : DOOR
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Northwest by north, e.g.: Abbr. : DIR
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Class for some immigrants, for short : ESL
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Fortress : REDOUBT
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"You really ___!," said the adoring tailor : SUITMYFANCY
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Coincide : AGREE
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"U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!," e.g. : CHANT
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Website for customer reviews : YELP
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To's opposite : FRO
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Beelike : APIAN
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Knight's weapon : LANCE
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"You really ___!," said the adoring arsonist : LIGHTMYFIRE
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"Iliad" locale : TROY
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Trickery : GUILE
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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One who might steal a classmate's lunch money : BULLY
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Garbanzos, e.g. : BEANS
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Grins from ear to ear : BEAMS
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Fashionable : CHIC
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Essence : PITH
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Go for a wok, say? : STIRFRY
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Mouth the words : LIPSYNC
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Take advantage of : USE
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Appear : SEEM
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Ready for market, as a chicken : PLUMP
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One landing a job : HIREE
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Z Z Z, to Greeks : ZETAS
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Destiny : FATE
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Hawaiian necklace : LEI
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Tree with lobed leaves : OAK
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Cousin of a python : BOA
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Delivery room docs : OBS
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Ginger ___ : ALE
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Sen. Cruz : TED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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