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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 245 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 19,026 )
Across
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Open, as an aspirin bottle : UNCAP
6
Verdant : LUSH
10
747, e.g. : JET
13
Lariat loop : NOOSE
14
Helmetlike flower petal : GALEA
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"Little" 60's singer : EVA
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"Keep it under your hat!" : MUMSTHEWORD
19
Family room : DEN
20
"Peer Gynt" character : ANITRA
21
Limit : CEILING
23
Defense planning grp. : NSC
24
Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
26
Mountain West conference team : UTES
27
Reticent : CLOSEMOUTHED
32
Astronaut's insignia : NASA
35
Blow-up: Abbr. : ENL
36
"How Sleep the Brave," for one : ODE
37
Over : ANEW
38
"You lucky ___!" : STIFF
41
Strait-laced : PRIM
42
Local fund-raising grp. : PTA
43
"Bali ___" : HAI
44
Concerning : ASTO
45
Busboy's receptacle : SILENTBUTLER
51
Flame-broil : SEAR
52
Misdeed : SIN
53
Uncle ___ : SAM
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Where to look someone up : WHOSWHO
59
State confidently : ASSURE
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Focal point : HUB
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Taciturn : TIGHTLIPPED
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Wind dir. : ESE
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Way up : STAIR
67
Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
68
Your of yore : THY
69
Empire builder of old Peru : INCA
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Les ___-Unis : ETATS
Down
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Dispirit : UNMAN
2
Article followers : NOUNS
3
"The Tonight Show" performer : COMIC
4
Like some D.A.'s : ASST
5
Low-flying seabird : PETREL
6
Size above med. : LGE
7
Detroit org. : UAW
8
Union general Henry Warner ___ : SLOCUM
9
How an addendum may be attached : HERETO
10
"Star Wars" knight : JEDI
11
Smooth : EVEN
12
Zestiness : TANG
15
Parting word : ADIEU
18
Headbands? : HALOES
22
W.W. II craft: Abbr. : LST
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"It ___ Fair" (Sammy Kaye hit) : ISNT
27
Bird call : CAW
28
Statesman Root : ELIHU
29
___ de combat : HORS
30
Ready for print : EDIT
31
Sales pitch enclosure, maybe : DEMO
32
Baby's quiet times : NAPS
33
Opposing : ANTI
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Beachball balancer : SEAL
39
Minnesota ___ : FATS
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From son to father : FILIAL
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Average : PAR
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Count ender? : ESS
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Colorful amphibians : NEWTS
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Bora Bora neighbor : TAHITI
49
Heavy shoe : BROGAN
50
Store, as fodder : ENSILE
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Opposite of infra : SUPRA
54
Relative of 25-Down : ARENT
55
Iranians of old : MEDES
56
Stimulate : WHET
57
Theater admonition : HUSH
58
Listen to : OBEY
60
Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
63
Juice brand : HIC
64
Refrain syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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