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New York Times, Friday, December 10, 2004

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 20,121 )
Across
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Big name in news : ASSOCIATEDPRESS
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ABC reality show : THEBACHELORETTE
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Eyewitness account : FIRSTHANDREPORT
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Spring arrival : ARIES
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Salvaging aid : SONAR
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They're picked in grass skirts : UKES
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Held off : ATBAY
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Editor Brown : TINA
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Taking off : LESS
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Charging need : CREDIT
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P.R. person, e.g. : AGT
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Redoubles one's efforts : TRIESHARDER
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Aid in alumna identification : NEE
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College in Northfield, Minn. : SAINTOLAF
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First name among U.N. leaders : DAG
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Not fully respected : SECONDCLASS
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___ family, which includes the citrus trees : RUE
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Sylphlike : SVELTE
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Opera synopsis heading : ACTI
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Restaurant refuse : ORTS
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First woman in the House of Commons : ASTOR
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Romeo or Juliet : TEEN
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Begins to appear : PEEPS
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End of a flight, maybe : ATTIC
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They're inseparable, sang Sinatra : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
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Ejecting device : ELECTRICTOASTER
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It may precede a fight : TENSEATMOSPHERE
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Guilty : ATFAULT
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Goldbrick : SHIRKER
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First group in a product run : SERIESI
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Is stuck on something : OBSESSES
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Alley tally : CATS
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First person in Berlin : ICH
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Recognition response : AHA
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High end of many scales : TEN
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Days of yore, in days of yore : ELD
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"L'Âge ___" (classic 1930 film) : DOR
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Firm head: Abbr. : PRES
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Move, as a plant : REPOT
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Shelley was one : ETONIAN
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Funny : STRANGE
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Fee : SETRATE
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1990's Oldsmobile : ACHIEVA
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Channeling states : TRANCES
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Poet/playwright Brecht : BERTOLT
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Extend : ADDONTO
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Beta dog, to an alpha dog : YIELDER
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Sport ___ (Ford Explorer model) : TRAC
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Show disrespect to : SASS
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Mostly level : FLATTISH
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Spray unit : DROPLET
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Corona : AUREOLE
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Enjoy payback : GETEVEN
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Film material : ACETATE
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Best Actor of 1967 : STEIGER
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Straight : SINCERE
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Technical data : SPECS
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Cram : SATE
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Daniel ___ Moi (former Kenyan president) : ARAP
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Million Mom March target: Abbr. : NRA
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Morse code tap : DIT
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Century-ending year : MCM
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Bandleader Edmundo : ROS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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