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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 2008

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite
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TURN
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P
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 21,583 )
Across
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Part of a pay-as-you-go plan? : TURNPIKE
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She'll "always have Paris" : ILSA
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Has obligations : OWES
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Japanese brew : KIRIN
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"Mighty" things : OAKS
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District in Hawaii : KONA
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2008 Olympics tennis champion Dementieva : ELENA
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Meander, as a road : TWISTANDTURN
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That over there : YON
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Author of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" : BRADBURY
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Inventor depicted in "The Prestige" : TESLA
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Long ago : YORE
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Hinged apparatus : JAW
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Walks down the aisle : WEDS
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Supplicate : BESEECH
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Reverses course : MAKESAUTURN
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Off-color : SALTY
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
39
Like some calls left on answering machines : RETURNED
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Diet : SLIM
43
Leveler : RAZER
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Petrify : TURNTOSTONE
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Cub raiser : LIONESS
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M.P.'s concern : AWOL
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Music producer Brian : ENO
52
Walked off with : TOOK
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NATO member since 1982 : SPAIN
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Comparatively honest : SINCERER
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Bopper : CAT
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Crucial moment : TURNINGPOINT
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1836 siege site, with "the" : ALAMO
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Cadre, e.g. : UNIT
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"The Martha ___ Show" of 1950s TV : RAYE
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Scene of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
69
Gang members : PALS
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Comment about a loss : ALAS
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Upset : OVERTURN
Down
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Fully equipped and ready to go : TURNKEY
2
Kitchen light : PILOT
3
Emmy and Tony nominee Ryan : IRENE
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Blood : KIN
5
Equips : ENABLES
6
Tiny bit : IOTA
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"___ Miss Clawdy" (#1 R&B hit of 1952) : LAWDY
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Winter vehicle : SKIBOB
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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"Go ahead!" : OKAY
11
Korean money : WON
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Doomsday, with "the" : END
13
Roman god of agriculture : SATURN
19
Lock with no key? : TRESS
22
Airport installation : RADAR
24
Where the Riksdag meets : SWEDEN
26
Kraft Foods brand : JELLO
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Be a cast member of : ACTIN
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Cry from someone who's been aggrieved : WHYME
30
Seek restitution, perhaps : SUE
32
Calif. barrio setting : EASTLA
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Old country-and-western star ___ Travis : MERLE
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Over : AGAIN
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Instrument unlikely to be heard at Carnegie Hall : KAZOO
36
1965 #1 hit by the Byrds : TURNTURNTURN
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H : ETA
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Search for water, in a way : DOWSE
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Fix, as a pool cue : RETIP
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Aida, for one : SOPRANO
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Neighbor of Arizona : SONORA
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Tea, e.g. : SOCIAL
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Mount ___, second-highest peak in Africa : KENYA
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Part of Caesar's boast : ICAME
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Christener : NAMER
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Company leaders: Abbr. : SGTS
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G.P.S. output: Abbr. : RTES
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Perfectly : TOATURN
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Eventually appear : TURNUP
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___ bit : INA
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Zip : NIL
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Book after Exod. : LEV

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

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