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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel D. Lafargue

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Lafargue. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
For those Bee Gees fans out there, I'm sure this one resonated well. Not knowing the names of THE BEE GEES though (I might — ahem — or ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Lafargue is an experienced constructor with 53 NYT crosswords dating back to 1982. This is only his second puzzle for Will Shortz.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 23,779 )
Across
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Event with foxhounds : HUNT
5
Lottery winner's feeling : GLEE
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Cookie involved in a licking race : OREO
14
Word after Mother or Google : EARTH
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Appoint to office : NAME
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R&B singer backed by the Love Unlimited Orchestra : BARRYWHITE
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Banana discard : SKIN
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Unlikely derby winner : OLDNAG
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Thermos alternatives : CANTEENS
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When repeated, kind of pedal : WAH
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"I can ___" ("Been there") : RELATE
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Late comic genius : ROBINWILLIAMS
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Draw out : EDUCE
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Scrape by : DOOK
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It might say "A-C" or "2013-14" : TAB
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Was sick : AILED
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Bigheadedness : EGO
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Sparkly topper : TIARA
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TV diner boss : MEL
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"___ American Life" : THIS
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Robert De Niro spy thriller : RONIN
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Children's author/illustrator with a National Medal of Arts : MAURICESENDAK
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Hold protectively : CRADLE
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Massage : RUB
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No easy chore : HARDTASK
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Missouri feeder : PLATTE
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Paul who sang "Diana" : ANKA
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Trio whose members start 17-, 26- and 44-Across : THEBEEGEES
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Agenda part : ITEM
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Metalliferous rocks : ORES
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Decomposes : ROTS
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Last name of 60-Across : GIBB
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Vocalist Vannelli : GINO
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Vagabond : HOBO
2
___ Mountains (continent separator) : URAL
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One whose favorite website is Sporcle, say : NERD
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Not intact : TORN
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Showy trinket : GEWGAW
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Football Hall-of-Famer Dickerson : ERIC
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___ Place, Butch Cassidy companion : ETTA
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Canterbury saint : ANSELM
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Declare something boldly : TAKEASTAND
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Make ___ (get rich) : AMINT
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Thickheaded : DENSE
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Playwright Ibsen : HENRIK
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Expressed boredom, in a way : YAWNED
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Event with crumpets : TEA
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Cab Calloway phrase : HIDEHI
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Bawl (out) : REAM
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Cartoon dog with a big tongue : ODIE
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Something you won't see many bears in : BULLMARKET
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"Rocks" : ICE
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Sound reasoning : LOGIC
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Less literal : LOOSER
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Puccini's "Un bel di," e.g. : ARIA
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Carom : BANK
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___ clef : TREBLE
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TV network once called Pax : ION
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Tasty rewards : TREATS
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Jane who won a 1931 Nobel Peace Prize : ADDAMS
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Last: Abbr. : ULT
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Top-notch : SUPERB
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Committee head : CHAIR
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Totaled : RANTO
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Friend of Scoob : SHAG
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French army headwear : KEPI
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Open-mouthed : AGOG
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Actress Garr : TERI
57
High schooler : TEEN
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Canadian fuel name : ESSO
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Partner of weave : BOB

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

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