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THE WISH

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 2010

Author:
Karen Young Bonin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Karen Young Bonin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {FJKQW} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Bonin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 22,314 )
Across
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Lady Bird Johnson's middle name : ALTA
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Butt : STUB
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Wolf : MASHER
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Year the emperor Frederick II died : MCCL
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Phony : SHAM
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Dancer's duds : TUTU
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Last word of Kansas' motto : ASPERA
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Wings on an avis : ALAE
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Tempo for a stringed instrument? : HARPSPEED
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Nine Muses after dieting? : THINSISTERS
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Madrileño's home : ESPANA
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Cartonfuls of eggs : DOZENS
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Indian musician's collection : SITARS
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Stop on many a Caribbean cruise : NASSAU
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River forming the borders of parts of five states : OHIO
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Maid's supply : LINEN
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Alien attackers' goal? : GLOBALHARMING
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22 of the 26 letters of the alphabet, in D.C. : STS
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Part of an Egyptian headpiece : ASP
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The Destroyer, in Hinduism : SIVA
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Part of a presidential motorcade : ESCORT
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Many unopened letters : SPAM
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Birthplace of cuneiform writing : SUMER
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Is heartbroken : ACHES
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Draped item : SARI
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Poor, as security : LAX
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Decisive time : DDAY
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Most likely to succeed : ABLEST
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Windpipe : TRACHEA
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Étienne's mine : AMOI
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Falling apart : DECREPIT
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Rush hour control? : HASTEMANAGEMENT
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Forlorn, say : DESERTED
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Turner of Hollywood : LANA
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Chicken for dinner : BROILER
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Actress de Ravin of "Roswell" and "Lost" : EMILIE
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Showy coat? : GILT
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___ Red Seal (classical music label) : RCA
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Score component : NOTE
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Blast : BALL
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Royal of 27-Across : REINA
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Mushroom-to-be : SPORE
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Ambition : GOAL
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Forcibly divides : RIVES
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Soul singer James with the 1990 #1 hit "I Don't Have the Heart" : INGRAM
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"I got ___ ..." : AGAL
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Work at : PLY
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Stout, for one : ALE
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Choice of the right door on "Let's Make a Deal"? : HINGEDVICTORY
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Lorelei's locale : RHINE
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Battlefield activity : TRIAGE
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Hawke and Allen : ETHANS
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Word before "a will" and "a way" : THERES
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"The Sopranos" roles : HITMEN
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Like tuned-in listeners? : READYTOHEAR
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Orlando team water boy, e.g.? : MAGICHAND
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Roberts's "Pretty Woman" co-star : GERE
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Fictitious Plaza resident : ELOISE
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A reed : OBOE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Billfold fillers : ONES
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Just missed a birdie : PARRED
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Accident reminder : SCAR
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No longer carrying current : DEAD
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Extremely pale : ASHEN
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Capital city whose name means "place of the gods" : LHASA
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Rain checks? : TARPS
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Oscars org. : AMPAS
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Popular German beer, informally : STPAULIS
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Voting day: Abbr. : TUE
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Salt Lake City player : UTE
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The Enlightened One : BUDDHA
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Manischewitz products : MATZOHS
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1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
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Turn in many a kids' game : SPIN
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Layers : HENS
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R.N.'s work in them : ERS
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Gingerbread man's eye, maybe : RAISIN
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Flock after a rainstorm? : CLEANSHEEP
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Caleb who wrote "The Alienist" : CARR
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Subtracting : LESS
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Hiccups, so to speak : SNAGS
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___ different tune : SINGA
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Edmonton N.H.L.'er : OILER
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See 50-Down : OBAMA
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Lo-cal : LITE
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Produce an egg : OVULATE
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Evangeline, for one : ACADIAN
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Cabo da ___, westernmost spot in continental Europe : ROCA
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Robert Louis Stevenson title character : MRHYDE
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Trunks : TORSI
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Ivanhoe's creator : SCOTT
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___ prof. : ASST
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Nautical pole : SPAR
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Law office worker, informally : PARA
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Taking out : DELETING
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With 32-Down, first lady who graduated from Harvard Law : MICHELLE
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End-of-semester event : EXAM
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Holy, to Horace : SACER
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Robert who played Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Czech city : BRNO
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Poly- follower : ESTER
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Pond denizen : MALLARD
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Blockade : EMBARGO
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Trim : EDGING
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John Irving title character : GARP
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Winger of "Urban Cowboy" : DEBRA
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Texting alternative : EMAIL
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Tortoise's opponent after finishing second? : SILVERHARE
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Coil : LOOP
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Depend : RELY
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Ring-tailed animal : COATI
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German article : EINE
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Say "cheese," say : SMILE
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Not so genteel : EARTHIER
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Polished : SHINY
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Stated : AVERRED
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Part of songwriting : LYRIC
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Synchronized (with) : INSTEP
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Earth and beyond : COSMOS
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Persephone's abductor : HADES
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"___ to Be You" : ITHAD
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"I Was ___ War Bride" : AMALE
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Columbus called it home : GENOA
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Was over : ENDED
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Logician's word : ERGO
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High schooler : TEEN
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God with a day of the week named after him : THOR
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Son or daughter, typically : HEIR
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Luxury : EASE
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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Symbol of simplicity : ABC
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Indian state once owned by Portugal : GOA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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