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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 2013

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
___ Sendler, heroine of W.W. II's Polish Underground
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Gary Cee

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Cee. Friday freshness: 68%
Will Shortz notes:
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© 2013, The New York Times12/13/13 ( No. 23,411 )
Across
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Kid in shorts with a cowlick : ALFALFA
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Soft soap relative : SNOWJOB
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Twisting : TORSION
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Industrial production unit : MANHOUR
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What black licorice or blue cheese is, for many : ANACQUIREDTASTE
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What a parade may necessitate : DETOUR
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Goulash : OLIO
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Give the ax : HEW
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Organ showpiece : TOCCATA
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Things that are put on ... or don't go off : DUDS
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Sound of a belt : BAM
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Agitates : ROILS
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"Stand and fight" grp. : NRA
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Like agateware and graniteware : ENAMELED
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One might be made for the shower : BOOTEE
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Goosed : EGGEDON
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Consolation prize recipient : ALSORAN
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Novel followed up by "The Boyhood of Christ" : BENHUR
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Out to lunch : CLUELESS
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Need for muscle contraction, briefly : ATP
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Person who may work a lot : VALET
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One having a ball? : EYE
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Like a Madrilenian millionairess : RICA
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Apex : VERYTOP
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Geology topic : ERA
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Plot element? : ACRE
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Singular publication : ONEOFF
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Line near the end of an infomercial : HERESHOWTOORDER
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Get limited access? : ENTRAIN
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Finish line? : ITSDONE
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Rural parents : MAANDPA
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Sexual desire, euphemistically : THEURGE
Down
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Not much : ATAD
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Singular : LONE
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Rushing home? : FRAT
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Bit of chichi wear : ASCOT
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Smashed : LIQUOREDUP
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Like a common printing process : FOURCOLOR
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The Skywalker boy, for short : ANI
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Processes, as ore : SMELTS
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Tennis star Petrova : NADIA
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Not suckered by : ONTO
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Inquiry made while half awake, maybe : WHA
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Mojave Desert sight : JOSHUATREE
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Like some celebrities blogged about by Perez Hilton : OUTED
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Inn inventory : BREWS
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Chemistry Nobelist Hoffmann : ROALD
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Hernando's hundred : CIEN
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Go gaga (over) : DROOL
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English channel's nickname, with "the" : BEEB
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Being with une auréole : ANGE
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King John sealed it : MAGNACARTA
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Direct, as a confrontation : NOSETONOSE
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Israel Philharmonic maestro : MEHTA
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Technology standard named for a Danish king : BLUETOOTH
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"Calm down now ..." : EASY
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Massachusetts motto opener : ENSE
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Hitch horses : ALLY
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All-Star 18 consecutive times from 1967 to 1984 : CAREW
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"Where we lay our scene," in Shakespeare : VERONA
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Take up one more time, say : REHEM
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___ Sendler, heroine of W.W. II's Polish Underground : IRENA
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Blocker working with a receiver : VCHIP
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Out of sight : PERDU
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"Like ___ Song" (John Denver hit) : ASAD
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With 51-Down, unscented : ODOR
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Wind, in Chinese : FENG
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See 49-Down : FREE
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Midwest attachment? : ERN
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Bearded ___ (reedling) : TIT

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