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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 2001

Author:
Christina Houlihan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christina Houlihan Kelly

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQW} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Kelly. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 19,032 )

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Across
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Paris paper Le ___ : MONDE
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Bennett of publishing : CERF
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They stand behind catchers : UMPS
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Old piano key material : IVORY
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Unique person, informally : ONER
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Barbershop symbol : POLE
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Insincere support : LIPSERVICE
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Demolish : RUIN
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J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
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Emulated Pinocchio : LIED
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Polished, as text : EDITED
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Agreement : PACT
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Like ___ out of water : AFISH
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More than 90° : OBTUSE
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Like a bogey : ABOVEPAR
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Dressmaker's need : CLOTH
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7-6 or love-15 : SCORE
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Statement made at a 58-Across : IDO
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___ Christian Andersen : HANS
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Tempest : STORM
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Short note : MEMO
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Fix illegally : RIG
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Curling or hurling : SPORT
40
Mugs : FACES
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Vesuvius action : ERUPTION
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Mum : SILENT
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Spiral-horned antelope : ELAND
45
San Francisco's Nob ___ : HILL
46
Rats and fleas, among others : BITERS
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Apple computer's apple, e.g. : LOGO
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
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Siberia's locale : ASIA
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Cousin of Santa Claus and the Easter bunny : TOOTHFAIRY
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Classic Christmas toy : SLED
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Advantage : EDGE
58
Church part : ALTAR
59
Some sneakers : KEDS
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Film segment : REEL
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Item on agent Mulder's desk? : XFILE
Down
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Gentle : MILD
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"Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
3
Slangy denial : NOPE
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They give you the treatment: Abbr. : DRS
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Mascara site : EYELASH
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Desire : COVET
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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___ center : REC
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Without restrictions : FREEFORM
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Ascend : UPRISE
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Telephone part : MOUTHPIECE
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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E-mail command : SEND
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Uncle Ben's specialty : RICE
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Skin or nose follower : DIVE
24
Lays (down) : PUTS
25
Cancel : ABORT
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Orange-yellow : OCHRE
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British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
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Flustered : TONGUETIED
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Kind of squash : ACORN
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Professional pitchers : ADMEN
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Perch : ROOST
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Symbolized, with "for" : STOOD
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Bachelor's counterpart : SPINSTER
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Popular teen hangout : MALL
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Phone button below the 7 : STAR
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Personal organizer : FILOFAX
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Begs : PLEADS
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Audibly lament : SIGH
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Bellhop's employer : HOTEL
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Enjoy the sun : BASK
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___ of Man : ISLE
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High-priced ticket area : LOGE
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Tubular pasta : ZITI
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Spoken : ORAL
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"Jane ___" : EYRE
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"To a Skylark," for one : ODE
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Snouted TV alien : ALF

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

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