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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Author:
Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Kantor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kantor. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 21,218 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Snookered : HAD
4
Discourse topic : THEMA
9
Raced the Super G, say : SKIED
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Butterfly ___ (sash) : OBI
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Underwater wave generator : SONAR
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Vegas request : HITME
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21 in two cards : BLACKJACK
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Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
20
"The Lion King" queen : NALA
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Andean tuber : OCA
22
Sapphic works : ODES
23
Circular seal : ORING
25
Happy hour offering, maybe : TWOFORONE
29
Drinking sprees : BENDERS
31
Ex-G.I.'s grp. : VFW
32
"Hurrah!" : YAY
33
Dander : IRE
34
Fruits de ___ (seafood) : MER
35
Use a ewer : POUR
36
C.E.O. protector : GOLDENPARACHUTE
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___ fixe : IDEE
42
Ranch moniker : TEX
43
Ranch call : MOO
44
Annual Scripps event : BEE
45
Drum site : EAR
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Gymnast's helper : SPOTTER
50
Huge amount, slangily : BAJILLION
53
Runway asset : POISE
54
Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
55
___ Kovic, role for Tom Cruise : RON
57
Machu Picchu dweller : INCA
58
Like melted caramel : GOOEY
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What 17-, 25-, 36- or 50-Across is : AGOODDEAL
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Citified : URBAN
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Initiates, in a cruel way : HAZES
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Quick to learn : APT
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Brit's blade : SABRE
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Fishhook attachment : SNELL
67
Carlos or Felipe : REY
Down
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Pal around (with) : HOBNOB
2
Loud, like trumpets : ABLARE
3
Try to reach a talk show, say : DIALIN
4
Sound uttered while shaking the head : TSK
5
"28 Flavors" chain, for short : HOJO
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Puts into effect : ENACTS
7
Brilliantly colored bird : MACAW
8
Neighbor of Mo. : ARK
9
Follow secretly : SHADOW
10
Seven-time N.L. home run champ : KINER
11
Dress shop compliment : ITSSOYOU
12
Funny Philips : EMO
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Iniquity site? : DEN
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1956 Bernstein operetta : CANDIDE
22
Means of exit : OFFRAMP
24
"Primal Fear" star, 1996 : GERE
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Recovered from : OVER
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Suffix with aqua : NAUT
28
Brontë heroine : EYRE
30
Bowling shoes, often : RENTALS
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Mel Gibson's "mad" role : MAX
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Airport security request : PHOTOID
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Bee Gees' surname : GIBB
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Willy Loman player on Broadway : LEEJCOBB
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Gilpin of "Frasier" : PERI
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Place to brood : COOP
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Comic Boosler : ELAYNE
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Catch some Z's : SNOOZE
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Musical inability : TINEAR
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Go over the wall, maybe : ESCAPE
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Donald Trump's field : REALTY
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Rumormonger's start : IHEAR
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Item with pedals : ORGAN
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December air : NOEL
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Gloomy guy? : GUS
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"... ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Starts of sneezes : AHS
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Fast www link : DSL

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