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YEARS ON END

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 2004

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.60100
Lee Glickstein
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 134 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 20,123 )
Across
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Fan's sound : WHIRR
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One of the Brothers Karamazov : DMITRI
12
Collapsible lid : OPERAHAT
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Ran very slowly : OOZED
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Like most sonnets : IAMBIC
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Multiply like an amoeba : REDIVIDE
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Amazed telegram recipient's cry? : WHATAMESSAGE
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One who gets a reaction : ELICITOR
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In order : SOAS
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Jerk : ASS
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Letter getter : ATHLETE
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"Dennis the Menace" airer on old TV : CBS
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One going down fast : SKIER
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PC key : ESC
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Palliate : EASE
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Indian butter : GHEE
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Midshipmen's gridiron gains? : NAVYYARDAGE
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Fairylike being of myth : PERI
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Where a lot of fed. govt. workers live : DCAREA
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Playwright Peter who wrote "Marat/Sade" : WEISS
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TV Guide data : AIRINGS
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Water, chemically : HOH
50
Ignored, as authority : FLOUTED
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Calling "chicken," perhaps : EGGINGON
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Colorful circle : AREOLA
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Saw out of the blue? : POPUPADAGE
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Supporting : PRO
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Got milk : LACTATED
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Correspondence : PARITY
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Famous murder defendant of the 1920's : LOEB
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Silent authority? : KOP
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Unstimulating : ARID
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Lengthy sentence : LIFE
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Carol contraction : TIS
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Silent army : ANTS
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Some multiplayer deals : TRADES
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"You don't say!" : ISTHATSO
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Book before Esther: Abbr. : NEH
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What a local news broadcast leads with? : HOTFOOTAGE
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Announce : HERALD
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Darkening : TWILIGHT
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Impetuously, perhaps : ONADARE
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Gloomy guy : GUS
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"Don't worry" : ITSOKAY
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Clinton's first secretary of defense : ASPIN
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Relatively rare : REDDER
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Falls behind, in a way : OWES
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Tramp class? : BUMSTEERAGE
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One of 12 popes : PIUS
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"See ya" : TATA
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Namath put it on the map: Abbr. : AFL
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Grounds for a good night's sleep? : DECAF
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Table scrap : ORT
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Befuddled : ATALOSS
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Land's end? : DEE
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Kind of theater : IMAX
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"Darned if I know" : SEARCHME
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Result of a vacuum cleaner mishap? : HOOVERDAMAGE
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One tooting a horn : ENGINEER
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Joins in : ENTERS
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Busted : RANIN
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Diving areas : DEEPENDS
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Hate with a passion : DETEST
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Primary strategy : PLANA
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Blows away : WOWS
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Ding Dong alternatives : HOHOS
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"The Compleat Angler" author Walton : IZAAK
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Strong Greek wine : RETSINA
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Nutritionist's fig. : RDA
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Goes belly up : DIES
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Raymond of "Dr. Kildare" : MASSEY
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Chats online, for short : IMS
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Course list abbr. : TBA
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Cool brews : ICETEAS
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"You don't even want to know the alternative!" : ORELSE
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Canada's Point ___ National Park : PELEE
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Polish : EDIT
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Wedding fling? : RICE
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
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Cost of a mail-order bride? : HITCHINGPOSTAGE
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Building material : ADOBE
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Clipped : TERSE
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Get bug-eyed over : MARVELAT
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Gorgons : HAGS
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Cold weather protector : EARFLAP
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Tread stealthily : CREEP
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Alfred E. Neuman feature : GRIN
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7' 5" Ming : YAO
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Made fancy : DIDUP
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Little digit : PIGGY
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Lake tribe : ERIE
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Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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Order to a power plant worker? : CHECKTHISOUTAGE
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Small types : AGATES
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Cheney's predecessor : GORE
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Hoity-toity one : SNOB
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Prince of Broadway : HAL
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Kite aid : UPDRAFT
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Nourished the mind : EDIFIED
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Early Nebraskans : OTOS
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Bro : PAL
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Coarse : EARTHY
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Moonshine maker : LIAR
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Pledge of allegiance : IDO
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___ gratias : DEO
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Early seafarers feared going over it : THEEDGE
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Not behind : ANTI
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"Eye of ___ …" : NEWT
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Robes of office, once : TOGAS
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Breaks off : STOPS
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Like some nuts : THREADED
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Putdown : SLUR
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Has too much, briefly : ODS
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Lift : HIKE
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Baker of song : ANITA
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Swindler, slangily : GANEF
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Some stock quotes : LOWS
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Sheet music abbr. : ARR
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Road runner : AUTO
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Lit : SMASHED
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It usually has a point : DECIMAL
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Some farm machinery : BALERS
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Respected ones : ELDERS
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Put forward : POSED
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Broken : TAMED
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Range from Iowa : AMANA
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Twisted character in "Oliver Twist" : FAGIN
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Bad spots for a date : ACNE
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Next : THEN
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Unit of volume : SONE
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Once, once : ERST
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TV warrior : XENA
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Initials in stone : RIP
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Giant of old : OTT
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Sign of a winner : VEE
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Surrealist sculptor : ARP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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