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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 2012

Author:
Michael David
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael David

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. David. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 23,043 )
Across
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Pharmaceutical co. regulator : FDA
4
Mule of song : SAL
7
Go by, as hours : ELAPSE
13
___ Vegas : LAS
14
CBS forensic drama : CSI
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Boundless enthusiasm : PASSION
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Being risked : ATSTAKE
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One of seven in the Constitution : ARTICLE
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Prepare to drive a golf ball : TEEUP
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Clijsters of tennis : KIM
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See, as visitors : MEETWITH
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Author Blume : JUDY
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Quick punches : JABS
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"If I Only ___ Brain" : HADA
29
Unruly head of hair : MOP
30
Have a bug : AIL
31
Drink at a sushi bar : SAKE
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Sauce at a sushi bar : SOY
33
Twisted, as humor : WRY
34
Like December, among the months of the year : TWELFTH
36
___ Moines, Iowa : DES
39
Exxon product : GAS
40
Angers : IRES
41
Pen filler : INK
42
Drool catcher : BIB
43
Old dagger : SNEE
44
Tramp's partner in a Disney film : LADY
45
Corp. money managers : CFOS
47
Border collie, for one : SHEEPDOG
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Feedbag morsel : OAT
50
At ___ (stumped) : ALOSS
51
Milton ___, leader to Uganda's independence : OBOTE
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Cashew or hazel, in a grove : NUTTREE
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Capital of Arizona : PHOENIX
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Was a bad winner : GLOATED
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Writer Fleming : IAN
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French friend : AMI
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Maximally : ATMOST
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Science guy Bill : NYE
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Rent out : LET
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*Smooth : FLAT
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*Romantic outing : DATE
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*Legislature : ASSEMBLY
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Ending with land or sea : SCAPE
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Show curiosity : ASK
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Suffer from insomnia : LIEAWAKE
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Our planet : EARTH
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D-Day transports: Abbr. : LSTS
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"Do ___ say, not ..." : ASI
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*Light truck : PICKUP
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*Sphere or cube : SOLID
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*Foe : ENEMY
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Noodles, e.g. : PASTA
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Election day: Abbr. : TUES
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Where to find coaches at football games ... or a description of the answers to the 16 starred clues? : SIDELINES
24
Defrosts : THAWS
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Elation : JOY
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*It moves up and down when you talk : JAW
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*Broadcast : AIR
29
Kind of scale of mineral hardness : MOHS
31
Attack with a knife : STAB
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Precipitous : STEEP
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"Wheel of Fortune" bonus : FREESPIN
36
*Shortcut path, maybe : DIAGONAL
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*Finish : END
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*What's up? : SKY
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U.S. soldiers : GIS
42
*Fanny : BOTTOM
43
Did some blacksmith's work on : SHOED
44
Ear part : LOBE
45
*Cuban drum : CONGA
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*Tennis umpire's cry : FAULT
47
Winter hazard : SLEET
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Blackmore's "Lorna ___" : DOONE
50
Partner of sciences : ARTS
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*Cons do it : TIME
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*Depart : EXIT
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Way of the East : TAO
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It's pitched with a pitchfork : HAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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