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New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 2005

Author:
Ben Tausig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ben Tausig

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 20,487 )
Across
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Tailors anew : REFITS
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Swami accessory : TURBAN
13
Year "As You Like It" debuted : MDC
16
Ticker tape letters? : EKG
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Italian composer ___ de' Cavalieri : EMILIO
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Frozen potato producer : OREIDA
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Complete miss : AIRBALL
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Bulb-buyer's personal concern? : LIFEOFMYLIGHT
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Country founded by King Tomislav in A.D. 924 : CROATIA
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Lawn game : RINGTOSS
27
Estab. with closed-circuit TV : OTB
29
Seconded : ECHOED
30
Whence daybreak : EAST
31
Growth rate? : PACEOFCHANGE
34
Mil. branch : USM
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Having intervals : HIATAL
40
Way to go : ROUTE
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Lion's den? : PLACEOFPRIDE
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Left homes : ESTATES
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Fool's gold : PYRITE
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Dressing ingredient : SALADOIL
54
Enamelware : TOLE
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Drop : ELIDE
56
NASA craft : LEMS
57
"Give ___ go!" : ITA
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Dog-eared piece : CORNER
60
Manhattan component : RYE
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Brazilian hot spot : RIO
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Split bit : ATOM
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It's not clear : ENIGMA
65
Underwear and socks inventory? : CENSUSOFTHEBUREAU
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Kind of relationship : CAUSAL
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___-bodied : ABLE
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"Cribs" network : MTV
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One with a pole position? : ELF
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Rush : HURTLE
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Get going : HIE
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Sets : GELS
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Thick fur : OTTER
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Emmy winner Falco : EDIE
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Tony Clifton, to comic Andy Kaufman : ALTEREGO
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Endeavor : STRIVE
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Grandes celebraciones : FIESTAS
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[Insert your least favorite politician's name here]? : RATOFTHEYEAR
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Historic 1972 hurricane : AGNES
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You can say that again : MANTRA
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Police contest? : BATTLEOFHEAT
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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Produces : WREAKS
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Late ___ : FEE
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Turn off : ALIENATE
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Knobthorns and wattle trees : ACACIAS
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What a magazine subscriber may await? : ARRIVALOFTIME
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Rainy day resource : NESTEGG
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Joined the mob, maybe : RIOTED
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Trial balloon : FEELER
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Summer quencher : ADE
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Lush : SOT
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"Why is this night different …?" nights : SEDERS
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Young chickens : FRYERS
Down
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Jainism, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
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Title from which "admiral" is derived : EMIR
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Poodle's handle : FIFI
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"Mr. Belvedere" actress Graff : ILENE
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New York county whose seat is Owego : TIOGA
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Dancing style : SOFTSHOE
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Kids' stuff : TOYS
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They may be bookmarked : URLS
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Portuguese king : REI
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Famous : BIG
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Not permanent : ADHOC
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Go on and on : NATTER
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Jobs output : MAC
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Tells how to act : DIRECTS
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Kind of hook : CROCHET
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Use, as plates : EATON
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Movie light : KLIEG
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Sylvan locale : GLADE
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___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" band) : BAHA
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Wallpaper design : MOTIF
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Cousin of a raspberry : BOO
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Hard hats' lunch holders : PAILS
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Oscar nominee for "The Aviator," 2004 : ALDA
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Feed : FUEL
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Word with house or hand : UPPER
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On the quiet : SLYLY
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Radioactivity pioneer : MARIECURIE
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Recess : APSE
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Piccadilly Station sight : TRAM
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El ___ : CID
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Going on and on : ETERNAL
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One of TV's Bunkers : EDITH
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Places for indoor plants : ATRIA
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Speechless : TONGUETIED
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___ sch. : ELEM
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Some injections : SERA
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Tribe related to the Missouria : OTOE
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Foot : IAMB
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Reed in music : LOU
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Legal writ, for short : CERT
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Each citizen's right, in a democracy : ONEVOTE
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___ of Skye : ISLE
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Downed : ATE
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N.L. pitcher Shawn : ESTES
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Comic Mort : SAHL
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Something of yours you can't see : OBIT
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Fugitive : FLEER
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Followers of wells? : UMS
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Caterer's associate : CHEF
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BMW competitor : AUDI
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Actor Burton : LEVAR
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Partner, maybe, in a French firm : FRERE
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Insinuate : GETAT
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One of the Ghostbusters : EGON
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Toss up : LOFT
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Taste : TRY
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"This should come ___ surprise" : ASNO
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Avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
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Lose : SHAKEOFF
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Entertainment innovation of the 1920's : TALKIES
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Way, way back : AGESAGO
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Follow : TRAIL
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Worst grade : EFF
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Removers of locks : SHEARS
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Swahili sir : BWANA
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Rainbowlike : ARCED
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Fluff, in a way : TEASE
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Delicacy : TACT
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Haunting : EERIE
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Draw : INFER
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Swab's sobriquet : MATEY
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State : AVER
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Boys : LADS
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Terra-cotta piece : TILE
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Part of E.M.T.: Abbr. : EMER
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P.D. rank : SGT
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Old-fashioned punishment : ROD
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Suffix with suburban : ITE
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TV drama sites, for short : ERS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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