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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2012

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 23,048 )

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Across
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Java application? : HALFANDHALF
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E-mails a dupe : CCS
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Swearing-in figure : INAUGURATOR
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Onetime giant in decking : ALI
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Raphael, e.g. : NINJATURTLE
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It may have no stars : PAN
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Film producer Fayed : DODI
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Birthplace of the phonograph : MENLOPARK
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Ruling group : INS
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Heads across the pond : WCS
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Standing by : ONICE
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Cold front? : CEE
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Gran Paradiso, e.g. : ALP
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Prepares to be discharged : AIMS
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It goes over the tongue : SHOELACE
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Guitar-spinning group : ZZTOP
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City of a quarter million founded on a ranch site : CHANDLERARIZONA
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___ fit : HISSY
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Shred : RIPAPART
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Prefix with Germanic : INDO
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Three-sided carrier : HOD
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Peak periods : UPS
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Piña colada topping? : TILDE
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Web site crasher? : FLY
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M quarter : CCL
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Specifically : TOBEEXACT
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Greetings : HIS
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Bit of ancient art : CAVEDRAWING
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___ polar (animal del Ártico) : OSO
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Singer who founded Righteous Babe Records : ANIDIFRANCO
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Victor over H.H.H. : RMN
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It competed with Mail Boxes Etc. : FEDEXKINKOS
Down
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Origin of the word "cheetah" : HINDI
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F-, for one : ANION
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Secures : LANDS
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It blew in 1707 : FUJI
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Ottoman dignitary : AGA
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Real fan : NUT
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Makeup of some kits : DRUMS
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Storied slacker : HARE
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Routing abbr. : ATTN
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Move with a bobbing motion : LOLLOP
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Common cooler : FREON
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Charge storer : CAPACITOR
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Home of Pomona College : CLAREMONT
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Settle : SINK
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Big squares : PIAZZAS
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Overgrown, say : WEEDY
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Mobile : CELL
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Wii, for one : CONSOLE
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Nose-burning : ACRID
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One may be taken in faith : LEAP
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Facial site : SPA
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Its central deity is Amaterasu : SHINTOISM
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Claims : HASDIBSON
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Like sports cars, briefly : AERO
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Full of energy : ZIPPY
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Eastern energy : CHI
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1980s Argentine president Alfonsín : RAUL
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Hydrocarbon in gasoline : HEXANE
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1-Across may be added to it : DECAF
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Neighbor of McGuire A.F.B. : FTDIX
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Can : CLINK
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A third of quince : CINCO
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Toy snappers : LEGOS
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Dweller in the hall Bilskirnir : THOR
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Like a 6-Down : AVID
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Turn over : CEDE
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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N.Y.C.'s ___ Bridge : RFK
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Talent agent Emanuel : ARI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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