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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 2011

Author:
Doug Peterson and Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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442/20/20065/5/201925
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1.63200
Doug Peterson
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929/1/20037/8/20166
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358532741
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1.651215
Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 22,683 )
Across
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Like Celsius : SWEDISH
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Alchemist's goal : PANACEA
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Early Appalachian crossers : CONESTOGAWAGONS
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Like friendly acquaintances : ONSPEAKINGTERMS
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Google Maps offering : ROUTE
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Prepare for gardening, maybe : KNEEL
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Last article in the Constitution : VII
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Striking things about rec rooms : CUES
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Creature on the New York coat of arms : EAGLE
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They're grounded when they're misbehaving : JETS
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Columbia ___, Minn. : HTS
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Betrays one's blue state : CRIES
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Four front? : PETIT
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Rat race remedy, briefly : RANDR
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Pariahs and others : CASTES
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Where to make tracks : STUDIO
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Drops for dirty clothes : CHUTES
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"Les Mots" autobiographer, 1964 : SARTRE
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Pieces for grilling : COALS
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Govt. instrument : TNOTE
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Place for grilling : PATIO
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Option for a seal : WAX
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Taiwan Strait city : AMOY
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Ascribe to : PINON
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Questionnaire info : DATE
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Big mouth : YAP
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Tons : AHEAP
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One may clash with another : COLOR
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Effect used to measure astronomical distances : STELLARPARALLAX
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It does a body good : AEROBICEXERCISE
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Galore : TOSPARE
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What brains do well on : IQTESTS
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Leave a black mark on, say : SCORCH
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Carried the day : WONOUT
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Goes after : ENSUES
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Treas. and the like : DEPTS
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"Ah" : ISEE
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Point on a line: Abbr. : STA
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Japanese island : HOKKAIDO
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Triptych trio : PANELS
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"Well, golly" : AWGEE
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Fed. : NATL
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Questionnaire info : AGE
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"Route 66" car : CORVETTE
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Rancors : ENMITIES
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Goal facilitators : ASSISTS
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Teriyaki ingredient : GINGER
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Orange half of a TV duo : ERNIE
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Cuts up : JESTS
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Training unit : CADRE
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"The Alchemist" novelist Coelho : PAULO
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Rough to drive on, perhaps : RUTTY
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Staples, e.g. : CHAIN
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Daly City's county : SANMATEO
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Smokeys, so to speak : TROOPERS
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Volcano south of Quito : COTOPAXI
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Occupies : STAYSAT
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Cocktail party bite : CANAPE
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Kansas-Nebraska Act signer : PIERCE
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Simpson who was Time's first Woman of the Year : WALLIS
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Start of some salutes : ATOAST
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Loser at Salamis and Plataea : XERXES
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Rocker Liz : PHAIR
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Sweet, in music : DOLCE
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___ Longa, ancient city founded by the son of Aeneas : ALBA
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Trolley : CART
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Cut back : LOP
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Like some univ. courses : REQ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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