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New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jane who said "I can live alone, if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do"

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Schoenholz.
Dan Schoenholz notes:
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© 2015, The New York Times12/1/15 ( No. 24,129 )
Across
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Picked : CHOSE
6
Tech debut of 1998 : IMAC
10
Energizes, with "up" : AMPS
14
One of the Seven Dwarfs : HAPPY
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Something that might come to light? : MOTH
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1952 Hope/Crosby "Road" movie destination : BALI
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Doe follower, in song : ADEER
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When doubled, a South Pacific isle : BORA
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Cameo material : ONYX
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Start of the opening line of 55-Across : IONCEHADAGIRL
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Wackadoodle : NUT
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Things bouncers check : IDS
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Director's cry : ACTION
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Defeats soundly : STOMPS
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The Browns, on scoreboards : CLE
32
Squeeze (out) : EKE
33
Opening line, continued : ORSHOULDISAY
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Radius's neighbor : ULNA
39
___ port : USB
40
Pretentious : ARTY
41
End of the opening line : SHEONCEHADME
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Dustup : ROW
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He's no gentleman : CAD
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Become hardened : OSSIFY
50
[Brrrr!] : SHIVER
52
Gray shade : ASH
54
Sound in a roundup : MOO
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Beatles song released on 12/3/1965 : NORWEGIANWOOD
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Long ago, long ago : ERST
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Feel it the next day, say : ACHE
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Maker of a famous 1969 landing : EAGLE
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Do one-third of a triathlon : BIKE
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Kind of rug : SHAG
65
Staggering : AREEL
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Word before and after "will be" : BOYS
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It might have some kinks in it : HOSE
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Awaits decision : PENDS
Down
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McDonald's and Burger King : CHAINS
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Borrowed, as a library book : HADOUT
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Not rejecting out of hand : OPENTO
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Design detail : SPEC
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Jane who said "I can live alone, if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do" : EYRE
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1987 declaration from Michael Jackson : IMBAD
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Dispositions : MOODS
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Mach3 forerunner : ATRA
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Marc who painted "Russian Village Under the Moon" : CHAGALL
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Cancel, as a mission : ABORT
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Exhibiting the most machismo : MANLIEST
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Wield : PLY
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Top roll of a die : SIX
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Radiator sound : HISS
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They form when water freezes at a roof's edge : ICEDAMS
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"Fine by me" : OKAY
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Marshal under Napoleon : NEY
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Pre-stereo format : MONO
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Partner of Vixen in "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : PRANCER
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Guant√°namo Bay locale : CUBA
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Tinged : HUED
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___Kosh B'Gosh : OSH
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Angers : IRES
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"Looks like trouble!" : UHOH
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The Monica of "Monicagate" : LEWINSKY
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Soon-to-be grads: Abbr. : SRS
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Something to roll up your windows for : CARWASH
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Capital of Qatar : DOHA
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Daughter of King Cymbeline in Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" : IMOGEN
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Pulled a fast one on : FOOLED
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Alpine shouts : YODELS
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Yea and nay : VOTES
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Turkish pooh-bahs : AGHAS
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Prolonged attack : SIEGE
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Something perfect acoustics eliminate : ECHO
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Ending with metal or mal- : WARE
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Kind of tide : EBB
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1947 Hope/Crosby "Road" movie destination : RIO

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