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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 2008

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 21,587 )
Across
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Copycat : APER
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Alternative to MasterCard and Visa, informally : AMEX
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"Aw, quit your joshin'!" : PSHAW
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Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
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Spy from within : MOLE
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Erie Canal city : UTICA
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Secular : LAIC
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Poet Ezra's favorite desserts? : POUNDCAKES
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Give in (to) : ACCEDE
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Have a gander : LOOK
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It transcends sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch : ESP
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City with ships at docks : SEAPORT
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Christmas carol : NOEL
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Eye parts : UVEAS
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In need of a nap : DROWSY
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Main part of a knife : BLADE
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When said three times, a film about Pearl Harbor : TORA
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Taboo : NONO
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Skin of a fruit : RIND
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Hollywood's Dennis or Randy : QUAID
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Magician Henning : DOUG
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Prefix with present : OMNI
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Officials who cry "Yer out!" : UMPS
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River to the Caspian : VOLGA
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Activity in a darkened room : SEANCE
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Become established : SETIN
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Lady's man : GENT
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Attempt at getting a tan : SUNBATH
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Bank offerings, briefly : CDS
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Belgrade's land : SERBIA
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Essayist Charles's favorite entree? : LAMBSHANKS
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Opposite of dry, as hair : OILY
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Not scheduled to compete : IDLE
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Impressionist Edgar : DEGAS
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Voice quality : TONE
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Minus : LESS
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Book often stored horizontally : ATLAS
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War's opposite : PEACE
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Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
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Writer Anne's favorite dessert? : RICEPUDDING
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Electric current unit : AMPERE
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Call to a calf : MOO
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Hebrew month : ELUL
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Gas in arc lamps : XENON
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Purse the lips, with "up" : PUCKER
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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QB's cry after a string of numbers : HIKE
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Perfect tennis serves : ACES
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Stinging flier : WASP
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Thingamajig : DOODAD
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Antiwar advocate : DOVE
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Actress O'Neal : TATUM
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Writer Jack's favorite entree? : LONDONBROIL
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Afternoon TV fare : SOAPS
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Winter coat material : WOOL
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Like a bug in a rug, according to an expression : SNUG
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Exercise with crossed legs : YOGA
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Parker ___ (game co.) : BROS
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Lemon-___ (Kool-Aid flavor) : LIME
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Tennis's Kournikova : ANNA
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Reacts to yeast : RISES
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Satisfy, as thirst : QUENCH
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Plant with tendrils : VINE
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Puts an end to : CEASES
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Tug-of-war : TUSSLE
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Stubbornness or kindliness, e.g. : TRAIT
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Money drawers : TILLS
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President after Grant : HAYES
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Decked out (in) : CLAD
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Stupefy : DAZE
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Contentedly confident : SMUG
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Aware of : ONTO
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Playtex product : BRA
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State west of Mo. : KAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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