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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 2014

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel and Dennis Ryall
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel
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1.62000
Dennis Ryall

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Burnikel. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ryall. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
C.C.: Dennis and I made this puzzle in the spring of 2012 when he finally settled down in Florida. Will changed the middle & lower ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Easy breezy start to the week, and we welcome another debut constructor to the mix! Some really nice "S to P" themers today, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 23,778 )
Across
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*Obstetrician's action on a newborn's behind : SLAP
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Actress Davis of "Now, Voyager" : BETTE
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Stick in one's ___ : CRAW
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Successor to the mark and franc : EURO
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Guide down an aisle : USHER
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Fury : RAGE
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Play opener : ACTI
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*Goal an N.H.L.'er shoots for? : STANLEYCUP
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*Go swimming in one's birthday suit : SKINNYDIP
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Himalayan legend : YETI
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Maestro Zubin : MEHTA
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Punishment for a mutineer : LASHES
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Spoiled kid : BRAT
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Emmy winner, say : TVSTAR
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU
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Rap's ___ Wayne : LIL
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*Visit to Vail, maybe : SKITRIP
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Piece of concert equipment : AMP
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Down, on a light switch : OFF
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Crankcase base : OILPAN
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Palm Pilots and such, for short : PDAS
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One-third of a Clue accusation : WEAPON
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Office message : MEMO
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"Midnight Cowboy" nickname : RATSO
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God with a bow and arrow : EROS
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Historical period : EPOCH
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*Sharp mind, figuratively : STEELTRAP
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*Setting for "Meatballs" or "Friday the 13th" : SUMMERCAMP
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Up to the job : ABLE
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Domain : AREA
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Actor Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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The "L" of "S.N.L." : LIVE
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Its symbol is Fe : IRON
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Island home of the Minotaur : CRETE
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"Freeze!" ... or, when broken into three parts, how the answer for each of the six starred clues goes : STOP
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Caribbean and others : SEAS
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Like lottery winners : LUCKY
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Shaw of 1930s-'40s swing : ARTIE
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Indicate with a finger : POINTAT
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Tied up, as a phone line : BUSY
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Abbr. before a cornerstone date : ESTD
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Bangkok native : THAI
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When prime time ends on most Fox stations : TENPM
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Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
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Burial vaults : CRYPTS
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Quickly take the lead : RACEAHEAD
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"Son of ___!" : AGUN
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Cried : WEPT
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F equivalent, musically : ESHARP
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It's nothing in soccer : NIL
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Seinfeld's ex on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
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___ diet (early 2000s fad) : ATKINS
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Bad to the bone : EVIL
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Austen title heroine : EMMA
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Has dinner : SUPS
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Squander : BLOW
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Teeming (with) : RIFE
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Sports car with a Spider model : ALFAROMEO
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Indy letters : STP
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Streetcar : TRAM
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Relieve of pain : SOOTHE
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Doors : PORTALS
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Game with four ghosts : PACMAN
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Gibson of "Braveheart" : MEL
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Trash-talking Muppet? : OSCAR
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Circle the Earth : ORBIT
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Round of gunfire : SALVO
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Contented cat sound : PURR
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Give's opposite : TAKE
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Send out : EMIT
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Fencing implement : EPEE
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"Not a ___ out of you!" : PEEP
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Bird of Arabian myth : ROC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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