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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 2007

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 21,223 )

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Across
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___ mater : ALMA
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Letter-shaped structural piece : IBAR
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Lesser-played half of a 45 : SIDEB
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Elementary particle : MUON
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Vex : RILE
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Gucci alternative : PRADA
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Upstate New York city and spa : SARATOGASPRINGS
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Remote areas : OUTLANDS
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Imp : RASCAL
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Head for : GOTO
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The boondocks : NOWHERE
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Honeymooners' destination : NIAGARAFALLS
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Alternative to .com or .edu : ORG
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Fix, as brakes : RELINE
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Track events : MEETS
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Asian New Year : TET
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Leaves port : SAILS
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Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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Mother ___, 1979 Peace Nobelist : TERESA
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Napkin's place : LAP
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Former president of Harvard : LARRYSUMMERS
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Kodak, Pentax and Nikon : CAMERAS
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The "L" in S.&L. : LOAN
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Is wild about : ADORES
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Mythical island that sank into the sea : ATLANTIS
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Comic who played Robin Williams's son in "Mork & Mindy" : JONATHANWINTERS
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Auto route from Me. to Fla. : USONE
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1930s migrant : OKIE
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Groups of spies : NESTS
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Fails to keep pace : LAGS
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Without: Fr. : SANS
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"I ___ sorry!" : AMSO
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Hawaiian cookout : LUAU
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Homeowners' burdens : MORTGAGES
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Like clocks with hands : ANALOG
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Shipment to a steel mill : IRONORE
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Home of the Cowboys, familiarly : BIGD
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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___ judicata : RES
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Spread out ungracefully : SPRAWL
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Isle of Man's locale : IRISHSEA
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Rumba or samba : DANCE
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Swiss city on the Rhine, old-style : BASLE
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Dwellers along the Volga : TATARS
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Working stiff : PROLE
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French city where Jules Verne was born : NANTES
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Alaskan city where the Iditarod ends : NOME
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Angers : IRES
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Raises or lowers a hem, say : ALTERS
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Passionate : FIERY
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Time before talkies : SILENTERA
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Banned orchard spray : ALAR
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Letter carriers' grp. : USPS
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Broad-minded : TOLERANT
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Pago Pago resident : SAMOAN
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Garbage : TRASH
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Besmirches : SULLIES
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Mountain ridges : ARETES
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Powerful rays : MANTAS
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Louisianan of French descent : CAJUN
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Get ___ of one's own medicine : ADOSE
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Pre-stereo recordings : MONOS
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Paul who sang "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" : ANKA
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Tiny branch : TWIG
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Tehran's home : IRAN
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Concordes, briefly : SSTS
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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