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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Author:
Zach Jesse
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zach Jesse

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Jesse. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 20,126 )

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Across
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To the rear : AFT
4
Cold war winner : NATO
8
Raft wood : BALSA
13
For : PRO
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"You ___ kiddin'!" : AINT
15
Attach, in a way : GLUEON
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With 38-Across, a punny riddle : HOWDIDTHEOAKASK
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Points in a lofty speech : IDEALS
20
Long tale : EPIC
21
Simpson exclamation : DOH
22
Dummy : DOLT
23
Short-sheeting and others : PRANKS
25
Slightly open : AJAR
28
SeaWorld attraction : SHAMU
32
Things that are burned nowadays : CDS
35
Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
37
Moon of Mars : PHOBOS
38
See 16-Across : OUTTHEMAPLETREE
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Partner of above : BEYOND
42
Set straight : TRUE
43
Dummy : ASS
44
Tobacconist's offering : BLEND
45
"Baseball Tonight" channel : ESPN
47
Fake : ERSATZ
51
Like ripe cheeses : AGED
55
Each : PER
58
Bush's alma mater : YALE
59
Designer Pucci : EMILIO
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Answer to the riddle : IWOODPINEFIRYEW
64
Cajoles : COAXES
65
PBS matters : ARTS
66
Word with rolling or bowling : PIN
67
City whose daily newspaper is the Beacon Journal : AKRON
68
Come together : MASS
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Today, in Tijuana : HOY
Down
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Ladybug's prey : APHID
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Tolkien ring bearer : FRODO
3
Sauna attire : TOWEL
4
Get exactly right : NAIL
5
Pitches in : AIDS
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Explosive stuff : TNT
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None of the above : OTHER
8
Family pariah : BLACKSHEEP
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Diving bird : AUK
10
Extraction from galena ore : LEAD
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Hardly thrilling : SOSO
12
Pharaoh's symbol : ANKH
15
Enter : GOIN
17
Numbers to crunch : DATA
18
Ecol. watchdog : EPA
23
Where a queen may be crowned : PROM
24
Title chance : SHOT
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Restoration poet : JOHNDRYDEN
27
In the sack : ABED
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Start of an incantation : ABRA
30
Tavern in "The Simpsons" : MOES
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Plays for a fool : USES
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Baseball's "Georgia Peach" : COBB
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Pacers' contest? : DUEL
34
Eye problem : STYE
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"Dig in!" : EAT
37
And : PLUS
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Muscle ___ : TONE
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White House resident, informally : PREZ
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Depilatory brand : NAIR
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Con artists' prey : SAPS
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Will Smith title role : ALI
50
Coffee break time, maybe : TENAM
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Informational symbol : GLYPH
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Soft, like cotton : DOWNY
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Typewriter type : PICA
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"Star Wars" critter : EWOK
57
Not just chuckle : ROAR
59
Young newts : EFTS
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Fail to make : MISS
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Useless tic-tac-toe row : OXO
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Big time : ERA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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