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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 21,584 )
Across
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Mandrake the Magician's sidekick : LOTHAR
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Sheepskin leather for bookbinding : ROAN
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Unwavering : SET
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Get quite hot : ENRAGE
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Billy Graham's "___ the Hills" : UNTO
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Org. with an annual televised awards ceremony : CMA
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Thing on a string : TEABAG
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Call after which someone fills a box : BATTERUP
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Unit in a physics textbook : OHM
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Be way off : MISSBYAMILE
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Sch. staff : FAC
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Its employees get a lot of perks : ESPRESSOBAR
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Unchanged : FLAT
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Flawlessly : TOAT
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Where le nez is : TETE
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Where rushing strategies are often discussed : FRATROW
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Like three-legged race contestants : PAIRED
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Capital of Shaanxi province : XIAN
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Course that has its limits, briefly : CALC
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One may be in a stew : DIPPER
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26-Down's schedule : IRSFORM
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About three-fourths of la Tierra : AGUA
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Release : EMIT
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Well-executed : NEAT
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Fictional manager of a "psychiatric help" booth : LUCYVANPELT
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Stink : ADO
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Setting of Main Duck Island : LAKEONTARIO
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It may come in vin : COQ
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Noble thing : INERTGAS
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God commonly depicted with four arms : VISHNU
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Pitching asset? : EAR
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Home of the ancient Olympics : ELIS
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Half-sister of King Arthur : ELAINE
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Org. in which one's number may be up : SSS
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Drop : DELE
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Held to be : SEENAS
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Release : LETOFF
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Fair share, maybe : ONEHALF
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Rock roller? : TRAMCAR
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Bell Centre team member, familiarly : HAB
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NPR's "Only ___" : AGAME
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Record collector? : REGISTRAR
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Chafes : RUBSRAW
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How money is often lost : ONABET
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Some advisers: Abbr. : ATTYS
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Less : NOTAS
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Carpenter's scoring tool : SCRIBER
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Use as a model : EMULATE
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Getting to the point? : TAPERED
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Face sideways? : EMOTICON
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Piece of silver : SPOON
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38-Across completer : TAXPAYER
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Yoke : TIE
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Pre-reincarnation periods : PASTLIVES
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1980s sitcom title role : ALF
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Quaint news source : CRIER
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Lollygags : DALLIES
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Desert denizens : IGUANAS
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Irregular folds : PUCKERS
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You can't escape from it : IMPASSE
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Try to get something from a grab bag, say : REACHIN
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One who's often with child? : MADONNA
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Call for : ENTAIL
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Kitchen headgear : TOQUES
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Picked a ticket : VOTED
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Point of view : ANGLE
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Cotton variety : TOILE
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Reply facilitator: Abbr. : SAE

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

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