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New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 2017

Author:
Erik Agard and Laura Braunstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard
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Laura Braunstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 88 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Agard. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Braunstein. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
LAURA: I've been solving crosswords all my life, it seems — my grandfather, who was an immigrant, would solve puzzles to practice English, and he used to ask for my help when I was a kid. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great theme around actors, BIT PARTS hinting at "rebusized body parts." I never noticed this property about DENZEL WA(SHIN)GTON and DON C(HEAD)LE, even though they're some of my favorite ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 24,869 )
Across
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Take ___ on the wild side : AWALK
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Cartoonist Silverstein : SHEL
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Before you can say Jack Robinson : INNOTIME
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Academy Award-winning Marisa : TOMEI
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Hip-hop's ___ Kweli : TALIB
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Crisis connections : HOTLINES
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Boo-boos : OWIES
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Brings up : EVOKES
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"Batman" actress, 1967-68 : EARTHAKITT
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A-list topper : MEGASTAR
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Nine-time Pro Bowler John : ELWAY
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Curriculum ___ : VITAE
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"Traffic" actor, 2000 : DONCHEADLE
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Winter Olympics event : SLALOM
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___-de-France : ILE
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Sat ___ (GPS, to a Brit) : NAV
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"Super Mario Bros." actor, 1993 : JOHNLEGUIZAMO
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Comic book onomatopoeia : ZAP
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Irish form of Mary : MOIRA
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Figure on a foam finger : ONE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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School that lent its name to a collar : ETON
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Like many laundromats : COINOP
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Seat of Penobscot County : BANGOR
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"Bride of Frankenstein" actress, 1935 : ELSALANCHESTER
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Traditional Filipino dish marinated in vinegar and soy sauce : PORKADOBO
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Turn up : ATBAT
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Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
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Yves's evening : SOIR
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Like many write-in candidates: Abbr. : IND
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"Training Day" actor, 2001 : DENZELWASHINGTON
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Old C.I.A. foe : KGB
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Where people get off : STOP
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Growing art form? : BONSAI
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"A ___ From St. Nicholas" : VISIT
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Roadside establishment much seen in the Southwest : TACOSTAND
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"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress, 2000 : MICHELLEYEOH
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Connive : SCHEME
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Shaman, e.g. : HEALER
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When tripled, a "Seinfeld" catchphrase : YADA
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Eastern European capital : KIEV
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Simple top : TEE
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Cell exchanges : TEXTS
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Deteriorate : ROT
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"Crash" actor, 2004 : RYANPHILLIPPE
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Scottish form of John : IAN
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Operate : USE
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Deliverance person : SAVIOR
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"Frost/Nixon" actor, 2008 : OLIVERPLATT
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Kidney-related : RENAL
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Dame modifier : NOTRE
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Bear claws and such : PASTRIES
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What eight actors took on for this puzzle? : BITPARTS
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Written deeply : ETCHED
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"Mea ___" : CULPA
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Daughter of Oedipus : ANTIGONE
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Kama ___ : SUTRA
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Hermione's Patronus, in the Harry Potter books : OTTER
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Lure in Vegas : NEONSIGN
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Leader wearing the Great Imperial Crown : TSAR
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10 cc's and others : DOSES
Down
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Thing whose size is measured in picometers : ATOM
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Floored : WOWED
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Pal : AMIGO
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Country singer Womack : LEEANN
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What might show participants going neck and neck? : KISSCAM
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Cop : STEAL
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Le ___ (French port) : HAVRE
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"Mr. Blue Sky" band, for short : ELO
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This way : LIKESO
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"Gotcha" : IHEARYOU
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Word implied on Opposite Day : NOT
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Name of five Norwegian kings : OLAV
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Word with torch or bar : TIKI
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Ab ___ (from the beginning) : INITIO
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Genre for Black Sabbath : METAL
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Hotel attendant : BELLHOP
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Proust protagonist : SWANN
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L.G.B.T. magazine since 1967 : THEADVOCATE
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State as fact : ALLEGE
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Mosque tower : MINARET
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Primatologist Goodall : JANE
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Crash, with "out" : ZONK
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Pond growth : ALGA
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Emotional states : MOODS
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N, seen from the side : ZEE
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Where I-20, I-65 and I-85 all meet : ATLANTA
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Some advanced researchers, for short : POSTDOCS
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Particle named by Faraday : ION
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Most caloric : RICHEST
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Catch : NAB
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Face-to-face challenges : ORALS
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Pot holder : BONG
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1947, for Jackie Robinson : ROOKIEYEAR
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Stripling : LAD
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Depress : PUSHIN
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Ruckus : BIGTODO
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Sphere : ORB
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J.F.K.'s former ___ Terminal : TWA
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"Je ___" (French words of affection) : TAIME
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Suffix with novel or Nobel : IST
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Standout hoopsters : NBAMVPS
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City planners' designation : ZONE
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Undoing : END
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Leaves a lot on the table? : OVERTIPS
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Nothing : NIL
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Chocolate-coated snack stick : POCKY
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Like some winks : SLY
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Branch of Islam : SHIA
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Any of the Ninja Turtles : TEEN
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"Must've been something ___" : IATE
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The Browns, on a scoreboard : CLE
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Bad spell : HEX
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See 102-Down : HAT
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Vertical landing spots : HELIPORTS
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Program saver : TIVO
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Like SEALs : ELITE
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Cured and dried fish : SALTCOD
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Have as a tenant : RENTTO
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"Dear Evan ___," Best Musical of 2017 : HANSEN
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Like florists' flowers that are already in vases : PRECUT
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Best-selling Japanese manga series : NARUTO
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___ Outfitters (retailer) : URBAN
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Where Javert drowned in "Les Misérables" : SEINE
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With 84-Down, bit of black attire : OPERA
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Real-time tool for meteorologists : LIVERADAR
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Isn't level : TILTS
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Where one might raise a flap about a reservation? : TEPEE
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So quiet you can hear ___ drop : APIN
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Isn't up to date : LAGS
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Early 2000s outbreak, for short : SARS
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Old résident at Versailles : ROI
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"Star Trek" spinoff, to fans : TNG
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Elevs. : HTS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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