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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 2009

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 21,948 )
Across
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Words of generosity : ONME
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Lack of pity : STONINESS
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Toy (with) : FOOL
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Pinch sources : SNUFFBOXES
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Where the word "Christian" is first used in the Bible : ACTS
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"The Diamond Smugglers" author, 1957 : IANFLEMING
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Results of bad trips? : HEADERS
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Determine : GETAT
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Come together : GEL
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It may be advanced : AGE
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One often planted on a window ledge? : CAT
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Doctor Who and others, briefly : ETS
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Back up a backup : RESAVE
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Daily reading for many Parisians : LEMONDE
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Question asked 12 times in Matthew : ISITI
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Celeb once called Her Royal Highness : LADYDI
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Overnight accommodation? : NEXTDAYDELIVERY
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Single halves : ASIDES
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Used as sustenance : FEDON
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Entangled by : MIREDIN
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Worth mentioning : OFNOTE
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Comfy slip-on : MOC
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Traffic reporter?: Abbr. : DEA
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Kind of filling : PIE
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Radio unit: Abbr. : MHZ
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Winner of seven Tonys in 1980 : EVITA
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"The Lion in Winter" role : HENRYII
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Logging tool : RECORDBOOK
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Brand in a medicine cabinet : ATRA
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Very abrupt meetings? : COLLISIONS
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With 7-Down, slowly remove from : WEAN
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Athlete's foot applications? : KNEESOCKS
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"Over here ..." : PSST
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___ mind : OFA
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Burger request : NOCHEESE
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Chain whose name derives from its original room rate : MOTELSIX
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Wagner's ___ of Brabant : ELSA
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Catcher : SNARE
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945-liter units : TUNS
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See 56-Across : OFF
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Org. whose members rush : NFL
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"That's what you think!" : IBEGTODIFFER
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U.S. city near Russia : NOME
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Ended a scene, say : EXITED
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Place for a page : SENATE
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Army squad cmdrs. : SSGTS
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Long period, as of illness : SIEGE
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"When You Are Engulfed in Flames" essayist : DAVIDSEDARIS
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Sign of satisfaction : GRIN
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Lets go : CEDES
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___ acetate (banana oil) : AMYL
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Certain perfume : ATTAR
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Packed : LADEN
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"Around the World in 80 Days" star, 1956 : NIVEN
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Ancient Anatolian kingdom where coins are said to have been invented : LYDIA
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12-Down worker : AIDE
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Petra's population : EDOMITES
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Suze Orman recommendations : ROTHIRAS
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California's Santa ___ Valley : YNEZ
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Continue a trip : MOVEON
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Danger during a thaw : ICICLE
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See 'n Say sounds : OINKS
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Pfizer rival : MERCK
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Low class : PEONS
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Old lampshade material : TOLE
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What many a pop song has : HOOK
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Complain : YAWP
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Award instituted by Queen Victoria: Abbr. : DSO
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Glue stick brand : BIC
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Leaf cutter, e.g. : ANT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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