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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 21,589 )
Across
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Inundated : AWASH
6
Trailblazed : LED
9
Caught congers, e.g. : EELED
14
Entrance : MESMERIZE
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They may have a view of a bridge : XRAYS
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Nut in a can of premium mixed nuts : MACADAMIA
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Bitmap bit : PIXEL
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On occasion : EVERYSOOFTEN
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Salon job : TINT
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"One ___ Soldier" (antiwar song) : TIN
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Yuppie ___ (chronic fatigue syndrome) : FLU
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Wind up : END
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Yesteryear, nostalgically : GOODOLDDAYS
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : RGS
33
Hyatt alternative : OMNI
34
"A Thousand Acres" novelist Smiley : JANE
35
Order of the Arrow members : BOYSCOUTS
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Low-___ diet : CARB
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Competitor of uBid : EBAY
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Emergency PC key : ESC
46
Makes something better in a big way : DOESWONDERS
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Kind of jacket : MAO
51
Tricky : SLY
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Leatherworker's tool : AWL
53
Singer/songwriter Aimee : MANN
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Ducky : FINEANDDANDY
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One of the Gandhis : RAJIV
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Sherwood Forest minstrel : ALANADALE
63
Like lapis lazuli : AZURE
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"Two cents plain" drink : SODAWATER
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Staff members, and what the circled letters in this puzzle represent : NOTES
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Celestial Seasonings product : TEA
67
Suffix with road and speed : STERS
Down
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Electric gauge : AMMETER
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Not staying in one's lane : WEAVING
3
Climbs : ASCENDS
4
Natty : SMART
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
6
Door-to-door delivery service? : LIMO
7
Opera singer Pinza : EZIO
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Ignoring : DEAFTO
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Lay out : EXPEND
10
Land o' leprechauns : ERIN
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Not enforcing all the laws : LAX
12
CBS logo : EYE
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Alternative to dial-up : DSL
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___ Tafari (Haile Selassie) : RAS
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___ Tuesday (53-Across's pop band) : TIL
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"Black box" regulator: Abbr. : FAA
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Former White House adviser Nofziger : LYN
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Exhaust, with "up" : USE
27
Schmaltz : GOO
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"Peg ___ Heart" : OMY
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Turn-___ (thrills) : ONS
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Cut into small cubes : DICED
31
Spinners of the Spinners, e.g. : DJS
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Air gun ammo : BBS
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U.K. honor : OBE
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Onetime Mideast letters : UAR
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Game show host Treadway and others : TYS
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Music store stock : CDS
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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Spain's Carlos I or II : REY
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Spring : EMANATE
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"Happy Gilmore" star, 1996 : SANDLER
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House Judiciary Committee chairman John : CONYERS
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Gives up : WAIVES
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"The devil looks after his ___" : OWN
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Div. for the Mets and Marlins : NLEAST
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Angry with : MADAT
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Boot : FIRE
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First-aid salve : ALOE
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Zippo : NADA
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Some evidence : DNA
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Crow cousins : DAWS
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Fled or bled : RAN
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___ dye : AZO
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Project : JUT

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

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