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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The big gray boxes contain only vowels.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 21,582 )
Across
1
Cavern : ANTRE
6
Famous : BIG
9
Bone: Prefix : OSSE
13
Mimicked some farm animals : MOOED
14
Application : USE
15
"___ to please" : WEAIM
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Song of praise : PAEAN
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Longtime morning TV host : MATTLAUER
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Iowa, for one : SIOUAN
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"From my perspective ..." : ASISEEIT
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Remote mail service: Abbr. : RFD
24
"And the ___ goes to ..." : OSCAR
26
Ranch extension? : ERO
27
Award place for a green ribbon : FIFTH
29
Discern : TELL
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Stretched much too far, as language : TORTURED
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Invite for : ASKTO
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"Yes" : IDO
39
Soviet military force : REDARMY
42
A, as in Augsburg : EIN
43
Part of U.N.C.F. : NEGRO
45
Hors ___ : DOEUVRES
47
Mesopotamia, today : IRAQ
50
___ luxury : LAPOF
51
Call letters? : ATT
53
Fab : SUPER
55
Lots of caresses, e.g., for short : TLC
57
Relative of a kingfisher : BEEEATER
59
Had dinner at a restaurant : ATEOUT
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Be idle : LIEAROUND
64
Rubbish : HOOEY
65
Query at a poker table : YOUIN
66
E-mail suffix : EDU
67
Expected : DUEIN
68
Prom coif : UPDO
69
___-pitch : SLO
70
"Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
Down
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Band boosters : AMPS
2
Condition in outer space : NOAIR
3
Ingredient in a witches' brew : TOEOFFROG
4
Check again, as the books : REAUDIT
5
"Enid and ___ dine" (palindrome) : EDNA
6
Cadge : BUM
7
Prolific Asimov : ISAAC
8
Intimates : GETSAT
9
Mice catchers : OWLS
10
Congers : SEAEELS
11
Kraut modifier : SAUER
12
Kid's song refrain : EIEIO
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Mohawked actor of 1980s TV : MRT
19
It rotates ... and may be rotated : TIRE
21
___ Dame : NOTRE
25
Lose hair : SHED
28
Uproar : FUROR
30
Easy two-pointer : LAYUP
31
Common alloy component : TIN
32
Literature class reading : ODE
33
Pop : DAD
35
Out of whack : KERFLOOEY
36
Liaison : TIE
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Slip-___ (some shoes) : ONS
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It must be cast : ROLE
41
Stiller's partner : MEARA
44
Walgreens rival : RITEAID
46
Reject, as an incumbent in an election : VOTEOUT
48
Memo start : ASTO
49
Lines : QUEUES
51
Language quintet comprising the only elements in the circled boxes : AEIOU
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Prepare for a drive : TEEUP
54
Gearshift sequence : PRNDL
56
Make aware : CUEIN
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Globe circler of 1889-90 : BLY
58
River through Pisa : ARNO
60
Seminary degs. : THDS
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Actress Daly : TYNE
63
Husband-and-wife team, e.g. : DUO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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