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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 2012

Nominee who was the subject of a 2006 filibuster attempt

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times12/14/12 ( No. 23,047 )
Across
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She often wears hand-me-downs : SIS
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2010 best seller by Michael Lewis : THEBIGSHORT
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Homewrecker? : TNT
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Fever that reached America in the mid-1960s : BEATLEMANIA
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Org. fighting decay : ADA
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Nominee who was the subject of a 2006 filibuster attempt : SAMUELALITO
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Major Eur. oil exporter : NORW
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Matter found in briefs? : RES
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Digital evidence? : PRINTS
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Toss down tequila, e.g. : DOSHOTS
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Comedian/rapper Williams : KATT
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One may service an organ : ARTERY
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Relative of John Bull : UNCLESAM
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Carousal : SPREE
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Not clear, in a way : SMOKY
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Special handling : TLC
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They indicate shyness : IOUS
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Bazooka Joe's company : TOPPS
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Stiff : PRIM
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Sleepy co-worker? : DOC
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Rascal, in slang : GANEF
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Shooter favored by Henri Cartier-Bresson : LEICA
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Large hunter with a shaggy gray coat : ELKHOUND
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Percolate : SEEPIN
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Adept arguer: Abbr. : ATTY
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Virtuous behaviors, in Hinduism : DHARMAS
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End : DEMISE
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Due tripled : SEI
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Contemporary of O. Henry : SAKI
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L'Oréal spokeswoman of the 2000s : EVALONGORIA
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It's a sign : LEO
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Wake up and smell the coffee : FACEREALITY
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Political adviser Nofziger : LYN
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Sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper : THEREDROVER
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Lottery letters : SSS
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Take no preventive action : STANDASIDE
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Amenity in some 30-Down : INDOORPOOL
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Transported by a big name : STARSTRUCK
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"Sullivan & Son" airer : TBS
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Unrestrained : HEARTY
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___ House (Los Angeles landmark of modern architecture) : EAMES
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Energy qtys. : BTUS
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Trinité, e.g. : ILE
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Flexible injury soothers : GELPACKS
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One way to dress : SMARTLY
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Cubic crystals with perfect cleavage : HALITE
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"Go ___!" : ONIN
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"Nuts" director, 1987 : RITT
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Ute Peak's county : TAOS
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Cries on a ride : WHEES
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Bed rock? : ORE
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Publisher with a borzoi logo : KNOPF
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Worked on a field : UMPED
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Chains of chains, often : STRIPMALLS
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2001 Best New Artist Grammy winner : ALICIAKEYS
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They stand out in the neighborhood : MCMANSIONS
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Fella : SONNY
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Took up the slack? : TAUTENED
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Equals : PEERS
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Became peeved : GOTSORE
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Low location? : LEA
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Whom a hack watches out for : HAILER
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Follower of Ali : SHIITE
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Dict. info : DERIV
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Magicianlike : DEFT
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Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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Police supply : MACE
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Unbanded? : SOLO
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Fish with poisonous roe : GAR
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Scottish port : AYR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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