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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 2007

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 248 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 21,220 )

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Across
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
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Watches in astonishment : GAPESAT
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Went for unhesitatingly : LEAPTAT
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Luxembourg grand duke in whose name an annual art prize is awarded : ADOLPHE
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Tropical spots : LAGOONS
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Plant material used for fuel : BIOMASS
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Brawl-ending cry : STOPIT
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Beta tester, e.g. : USER
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Commandment word : NOT
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French city where William the Conqueror is buried : CAEN
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Work an aisle, slangily : USH
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Monk's title : DOM
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Ba preceder : ALIF
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"Salome" role : HEROD
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Snap out of it : RETURNTOREALITY
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Much work to get done : ALOTONONESPLATE
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Place for good deals : CLEARANCECENTER
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Some bridge players : EASTS
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Titan's place : SILO
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Blade : OAR
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"Baudolino" novelist : ECO
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It may be kept in a boot : TYRE
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Hand tool : AWL
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Unclear : HAZY
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Spill the beans : TATTLE
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Cook first, as pie crust : PREBAKE
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Cardiff Giant or Piltdown man : BIGHOAX
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Went through : PIERCED
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Away : ONLEAVE
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University with campuses in New York and Rome : STJOHNS
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Zealots have them : AGENDAS
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Sorry situations : ILLS
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Gist : MEAT
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Guam's ___ Bay : PAGO
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Each : APOP
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Bite-the-bullet type : STOIC
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Leader of the Alamo siege : SANTAANNA
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"The X-Files" subj. : ETS
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Schmoozes : GABS
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Something to bid : ADIEU
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Dilapidation : POORSHAPE
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Gypsy moth target : ELM
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Period of time : SPAN
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"Now I see!" : AHSO
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See 36-Down : TEST
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Neighbor of Hoboken, N.J. : UNIONCITY
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Singer John and others : ELTONS
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"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : HELLNO
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Renaissance artist Piero ___ Francesca : DELLA
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Relatives of the Missouria : OTOES
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Change : MUTATE
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Without hindrance : FREELY
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Steer stopper : RIATA
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Sea ___, denizen of the North Pacific : OTTER
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Wayne W. ___, author of "Your Erroneous Zones" : DYER
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Tear : RACE
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With 14-Down, something that can have you seeing things : RORSCHACH
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Keeping company with : ESCORTING
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Of a durable wood : OAKEN
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It's seen on the back of a U.S. quarter : EAGLE
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Some programs, briefly : APPS
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Judge's order : WRIT
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Actor ___ Cobb : LEEJ
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British ends : ZEDS
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"And so?" : THEN
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Loathsome sort : TOAD
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Flow in a coulee : LAVA
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Two from sixty-six? : EXES
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Bart, to Maggie : BRO
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Feather ___ : BOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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