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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 2004

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 208 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 20,128 )
Across
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Insistence on precise standards : PURISM
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Matured nest eggs? : CHICKS
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Game played to 5,000 points : CANASTA
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Antique storage cabinet for food : HOOSIER
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Looks : APPEARS
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Open : UNLATCH
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Danger to divers : EEL
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Cashew, e.g. : NUTTREE
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___ de coeur : CRI
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Classical septet : SEAS
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Topic for Portia : MERCY
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"And so?" : THEN
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Inclined : ATILT
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The old college cheer : RAH
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Have a loan from : OWETO
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It enters things : RETURNKEY
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Linchpins : KEYSTONES
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Comment from a high chair : GOO
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Moon, to a poet : ORB
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Be in tune : SINGONKEY
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Position in a rock band : KEYBOARDS
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Pussyfoot around? : CREEP
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How-do-you-dos : HIS
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Having nice lines : SLEEK
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Weed killer? : HOER
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Precursors of suits : TORTS
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Part of an order : LAMA
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Judgment Day : END
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Travel guide? : POLARIS
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Soaking : WET
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Lost : MISLAID
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Not stag : ONADATE
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Permit : ENTITLE
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Summer Olympian : KAYAKER
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Minnesotan : GOPHER
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Longtime Disney exec : EISNER
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Capital of French Polynesia : PAPEETE
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Pull out, as braids : UNPLAIT
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"The Facts of Life" actress : RAE
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"My life ___ open book" : ISAN
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Play, in a way : STRUM
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Passe-partout : MASTERKEY
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Can opener : CHURCHKEY
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Somebody nice : HONEY
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One loved by Hercules : IOLE
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Org. of 1861 : CSA
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Galley : KITCHEN
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Conceal : SECRETE
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Gallic Wars chronicler : CAESAR
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Ones making lots of charges : RHINOS
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___-la-la : TRA
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Fly swatter : SLUGGER
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It's solid blue in pool : TWOBALL
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Hike en masse : TROOP
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Others in Oaxaca : OTROS
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Security Council veto : NON
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Kind of story : SOB
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Intrigue : SCHEME
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Work done on a collapsible table : IRONING
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Must : NEEDSTO
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Ring for openers? : KEYHOLDER
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Computer tap : KEYSTROKE
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Come back to life : REAWAKE
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Ceres to the Greeks : DEMETER
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Winter Olympian : SKATER
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Bit of finan. planning : IRA
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___ de Jouy (upholstery fabric) : TOILE
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Locale in Exodus : SINAI
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Way to go : PATH
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Hazards a guess : SAYS
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Edge : LIP
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Northernmost city of ancient Palestine : DAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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