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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 2011

54-Down : "Victory is mine!"

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Cee.
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© 2011, The New York Times12/12/11 ( No. 22,679 )
Across
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High praise : KUDOS
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Light bulb unit : WATT
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Ring up : CALL
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Piano practice piece : ETUDE
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Geographical datum : AREA
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Woodwind able to provide an orchestra's tuning note : OBOE
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*One who's an empty threat : PAPERTIGER
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Journal on YouTube, maybe : VLOG
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Not just any : THE
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"I concur!" : METOO
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Onionlike soup ingredients : LEEKS
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Luxurious : POSH
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"Dona ___ and Her Two Husbands" : FLOR
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*Willie Mays, positionally : CENTERFIELDER
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High: Fr. : HAUT
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Sp. lady : SRA
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Turn suddenly : SWERVE
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Amend : ALTER
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Hosp. parts ... or what the answers to the six starred clues each have twice : ERS
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Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
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Grew disenchanted : SOURED
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Visitors from beyond : ETS
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Lip-puckering : TART
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*What a waiter might be holding when he says "Say when" : PEPPERGRINDER
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Swear : AVER
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Lecher's look : LEER
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Former Houston footballer : OILER
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Heavenly body : ORB
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Music genre for Joan Baez : FOLK
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*Lawn-Boy or Toro product : POWERMOWER
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Actress Hathaway of "The Princess Diaries" : ANNE
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Actor/songwriter Novello : IVOR
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Basketball venue : ARENA
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Caboose : REAR
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Sharpies, e.g. : PENS
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Gives for a while : LENDS
Down
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Retained : KEPT
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Home of the Sundance Film Festival : UTAH
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Bamboozle : DUPE
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Poem for the praiseworthy : ODE
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Sunday morning address : SERMON
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"Don't go anywhere ... I'll be back" : WAITHERE
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Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
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Start 18 holes : TEEOFF
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Paving goo : TAR
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*Enclosure with a manuscript or résumé : COVERLETTER
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Up to the task : ABLE
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"Behold!" : LOOK
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Important parts of dancers : LEGS
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Exams : TESTS
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Major theater chain : LOEWS
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*Spider-Man's alter ego : PETERPARKER
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Prankster : CUTUP
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Not so well-done : RARER
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Gloomy, in verse : DREAR
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Last word in the Lord's Prayer, before "Amen" : EVER
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The ___ Is Too Damn High Party : RENT
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Gate hardware : HASP
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Skin soother : ALOE
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Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
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Ben and Jerry : STILLERS
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Curling of the lip : SNEER
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Settled routine : GROOVE
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Akin to skin? : DERMAL
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Come from ___ : AFAR
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The "Z" of DMZ : ZONE
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Bone paralleling the radius : ULNA
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"Victory is mine!" : IWON
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Wilson of "Wedding Crashers" : OWEN
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Tear up : REND
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They give women a lift : BRAS
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Backup singer for Gladys Knight : PIP
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Miner's pay dirt : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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