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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 2009

Author:
Tim Darling
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Darling. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 21,951 )
Across
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Musketeer with Porthos and Aramis : ATHOS
10
Bart Simpson's brainy sister : LISA
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Detach from a source of dependence : WEAN
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Musical beat : TEMPO
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Desertlike : ARID
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Acupuncture, e.g. : EASTERNMEDICINE
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Goes "A-a-a-choo!" : SNEEZES
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Tickles the fancy : AMUSES
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Go up : RISE
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The "A" in P.T.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Furnace, e.g. : CENTRALHEATER
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"___ side are you on anyway?" : WHOSE
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Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
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"___ about had it up to here!" : IVE
33
Male deer : HART
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Surface again, as a driveway : RETOP
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Extended family : CLAN
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1980s sitcom with an extraterrestrial : ALF
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One-person performance : SOLO
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"___ you glad?" : ARENT
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Rough-terrain cyclist : MOUNTAINBIKER
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Helper : AIDE
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Bolts (down) : SCARFS
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Two-page ads : SPREADS
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Samoan or Fijian : PACIFICISLANDER
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Andrea ___, ill-fated ship : DORIA
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Writer Émile : ZOLA
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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What to call Spain's Juan Carlos : ELREY
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15-percenters: Abbr. : AGTS
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Fills with wonder : AWES
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Like taking candy from a baby? : MEAN
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First, second or third, on a diamond : BASE
4
Bank accrual : INTEREST
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Motionless : ATREST
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More uptight : TENSER
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"Well, let me think ..." : HMM
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Unlock, to a bard : OPE
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Popular teen hangout 50+ years ago : SODASHOP
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Gap in a manuscript : LACUNA
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Pupil surrounder : IRIS
12
Trig function : SINE
13
Fruit beverages : ADES
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Web mag : EZINE
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"No more for me" : IMSET
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Mighty Dog competitor : ALPO
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Greek port where Prince Philip was born : CORFU
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___ Martin (James Bond car) : ASTON
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Bathroom floor installer : TILER
27
Indiana senator Bayh : EVAN
28
Payment in Monopoly : RENT
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"Kapow!" : WHAM
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Circle of angels? : HALO
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Where a hot dog stand may stand : ROADSIDE
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Sideboard : CREDENZA
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Not flexible, as muscles : STIFF
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Airport near Tokyo : NARITA
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Nickname for Elizabeth : BESSIE
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Live, as a football : INPLAY
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X-ray ___ (novelty item) : SPEX
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Have concern : CARE
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Open up ___ of worms : ACAN
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Work like ___ : ADOG
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Shoulder muscle, briefly : DELT
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Mmes., in Madrid : SRAS
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Rank above maj. : COL
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Abbr. on a clothing sale item : IRR

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

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