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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 2010

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 137 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 22,319 )

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Across
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Progress too slowly : LAG
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Joe Btfsplk's creator : CAPP
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Effective salesman : CLOSER
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Tavern : ALEHOUSE
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Micro wave? : RIPPLE
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Popular name for tolnaftate : TINACTIN
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Things holding up the works? : EASELS
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Image that stays with you : TATTOO
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Traffic reporter, you might say : CBER
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TV show whose opening music is the Who's "Who Are You" : CSI
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Where Alfred Krupp was born : ESSEN
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Frequent flier : BIRD
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What an only child lacks : SIBS
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Lump in one's throat? : UVULA
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"The Cryptogram" playwright, 1995 : MAMET
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Noisy vehicles : MOTORSCOOTERS
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Meeting in which one person is anxious to leave : PAROLEHEARING
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Staples of old police work : WALKIETALKIES
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PayPal transactions, e.g. : ETAIL
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Lock : TRESS
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Welsh word in a Pennsylvania college name : BRYN
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Held back : KEPT
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"I Just Can't Wait to Be King" singer : SIMBA
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Subj. of Stansfield Turner's "Burn Before Reading" : CIA
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Attain success : RISE
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A term may end with one : RECALL
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Full-blown : ALLOUT
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Declutter : NEATENUP
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Malicious sort : MEANIE
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Aids in breaking shells : EGGTEETH
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Arthur who wrote "The Symbolist Movement in Literature" : SYMONS
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Part of the American Greetings logo : ROSE
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1950 film noir : DOA
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Milky drink : LATTE
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Cover : ALIAS
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Bathroom door sign : GENTS
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Natural skin moisturizer : COCONUTOIL
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Caddy, e.g. : AUTO
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Clairvoyance and such : PSI
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Means of getting the lead out : PENCILSHARPENER
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Ecclesiastical council's formulation : CREED
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Embroidery expert : LIAR
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Black ___ : OPS
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Lab stock : SPECIMENS
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Analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers : ELLSBERG
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Puts up a fight : RESISTS
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Word on Harry Powell's left fingers in "The Night of the Hunter" : HATE
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Common glow-in-the-dark item : BRACELET
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Liquid dispensers in laboratories : BURETTES
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"Vexations" composer : SATIE
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Mouse lookalike : VOLE
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Canadian singer with a 1995 album that went 16x platinum : MORISSETTE
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Language that reads the same backward and forward : MALAYALAM
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___ Man, commercial symbol since the 1950s : ORKIN
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Dumbarton ___ Conference (1944 meeting that laid the groundwork for the U.N.) : OAKS
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Three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : PATRILEY
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Monitor toppers : WEBCAMS
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High-strung items? : KITES
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Slush Puppie alternative : ICEE
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Like horses : MANED
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Comic strip bully : BLUTO
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Series opener : ALPHA
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Leave destitute : RUIN
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Unimpressive attire : RAGS
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1969 bed-in participant : ONO
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Roman I : EGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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