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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 2005

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQW} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 20,488 )
Across
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___ Bearcat (classic car) : STUTZ
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Cover the driveway : PAVE
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Gdansk natives : POLES
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"I Just Wanna Stop" singer ___ Vannelli : GINO
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Manipulator : USER
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How often rent is usually paid : ONCEAMONTH
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Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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1950's prez : IKE
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It's nothing at all : ZERO
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Herb with the Tijuana Brass : ALPERT
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Oldtime crooner Julius : LAROSA
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What a settlement avoids : TRIAL
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Indian music : RAGA
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Difficult situations : ORDEALS
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"My Friend ___" (old radio/TV series) : IRMA
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Lovable ogre of film : SHREK
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Bellyache : MOAN
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What each of the longest words in 17A, 65A, 10D and 25D famously lacks : RHYME
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Online auction site : EBAY
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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MasterCard alternative, informally : AMEX
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Inquires (about) : ASKS
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Kodaks, e.g. : CAMERAS
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Crowd reaction : ROAR
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Jokes : JESTS
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" " " " " : DITTOS
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Rocket propulsion : THRUST
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Pudding fruit : PLUM
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Second-largest of the Hawaiian islands : MAUI
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Lone Ranger's cry : HIYOSILVER
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Writer Waugh : ALEC
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___ synthesizer : MOOG
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Din : NOISE
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Small winning margin : NOSE
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Diarist Frank : ANNE
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Xenon and neon : GASES
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Go bad : SPOIL
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Toy truck maker : TONKA
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Stomach malady : ULCER
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Golf ball raiser : TEE
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A Gabor sister : ZSAZSA
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Stravinsky or Sikorsky : IGOR
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North Dakota city : MINOT
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Picnic intruder : ANT
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Angora fabric : MOHAIR
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Military hero's award : PURPLEHEART
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___ Stadium (Queens landmark) : ASHE
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Suddenly change course : VEER
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Scanty : MEAGER
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Young fellows : LADS
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Breakfast beverage : ORANGEJUICE
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Boardinghouse guest : ROOMER
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Wall St. figures : ARBS
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Plumbing problem : LEAK
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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Apple computer : IMAC
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Italia's capital : ROMA
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Seriously injure : MAIM
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Sock hop locale : GYM
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Large-scale emigration : EXODUS
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Underground deposits : ORES
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Respiratory problem : ASTHMA
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Pointing : AIMING
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Observe furtively : SPYON
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Smiley of PBS : TAVIS
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Fatter than fat : OBESE
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Tender areas : SORES
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Fed. agent in finances : TMAN
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Saint's glow : HALO
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Regrets : RUES
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Seating section : LOGE
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Charged particle : ION
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Mauna ___ volcano : LOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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