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New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Author:
Jonathan Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 22,680 )

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Across
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Name associated with honesty : ABE
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Snake sound : HISS
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Takes as one's own : COOPTS
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Switzerland's ___ de Genève : LAC
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West Coast gas brand : ARCO
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Marketing pro's magazine : ADWEEK
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : BERTLAHR
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With 63-Across, where to find all the characters at the starts of 17-, 24-, 40-, 52- and 66-Across : SESAME
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Bright blue : AZURE
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Shed tears : WEEP
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Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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"The Odd Couple" slob : OSCARMADISON
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Ghostly spirit : WRAITH
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Nile menace, informally : CROC
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Author Fleming : IAN
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"To be," to Titus : ESSE
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Big brawl : MELEE
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President who was once New York's governor : GROVERCLEVELAND
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Hawkins with a day named for her : SADIE
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Took a ferry, say : RODE
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Despot Amin : IDI
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Put down some chips : ANTE
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"This is totally new!" : AFIRST
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Kojak portrayer : TELLYSAVALAS
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Stella D'___ (cookie brand) : ORO
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Give off : EMIT
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Singer with the 1995 12x platinum album "Pieces of You" : JEWEL
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See 19-Across : STREET
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2011 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame : ERNIEELS
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Stately trees of Lebanon : CEDARS
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Big brawl : RIOT
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Health advocacy grp. : AMA
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"This I ___ you ..." : ASSURE
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"The Lord of the Rings," e.g. : SAGA
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Drawing : LOT
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Francisco Goya's "Duchess of ___" : ALBA
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Joan who sang at Woodstock : BAEZ
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Stationery hue : ECRU
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In the best of health : HALEST
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Former terrorist org. : IRA
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Unstressed vowel : SCHWA
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More peeved : SORER
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1980s defense secretary Weinberger : CASPAR
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"___ to Billie Joe" : ODE
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Pain reactions : OWS
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Compote fruit : PEARS
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Presto or allegro : TEMPO
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Cat's plaything : SKEIN
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Counselor on the Enterprise : TROI
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Like awards shows, typically : EMCEED
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Winner of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and three Golden Globes : CHER
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Jefferson Memorial topper : DOME
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Nordic land: Abbr. : ICEL
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Freaks (out) : WIGS
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___ avis : RARA
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Give ___ of approval : ANOD
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1996 slasher film with the villain Ghostface : SCREAM
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___-mo : SLO
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Hideout : LAIR
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Closes out : ENDS
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Rework a document : EDIT
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Serum container : VIAL
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Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
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Young beef? : VEAL
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African fly : TSETSE
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Tex-Mex wrap : FAJITA
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"Got it!" : ISEE
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Some Art Deco pieces : ERTES
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Nobles : LORDS
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Contenders : VIERS
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Open-air rooms : ATRIA
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Pal of the starts of 17-, 24-, 40-, 52- and 66-Across : ELMO
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Atty. wannabe's hurdle : LSAT
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Mer contents : EAU
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Miswrite, say : ERR
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Holiday quaff : NOG

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

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