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New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 2011

Heroine of Bulwer-Lytton's "The Last Days of Pompeii"

Author:
Tom Heilman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Thomas Heilman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {BW} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Heilman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times12/17/11 ( No. 22,684 )
Across
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Spicy blend : SALSADIP
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Building supports : JOISTS
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One who works with combs : APIARIST
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Secret target : ARMPIT
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Potential result of a 56-Across : REVERSAL
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Kind of pants : PAJAMA
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Sack : AXE
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Winner over NYY in the 2001 World Series : ARI
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Like suckers : DELUDED
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Black and white : SQUADCAR
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Have a heated phone exchange? : SEXT
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Old Testament outdoorsman : ESAU
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Make unfathomable : ENCRYPT
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"There's no hope!" : ALLISLOST
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With 60-Across, Michelle Kwan or Michelle Wie : ASIAN
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Slow exercises : TAICHI
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Record achievement : GRAMMY
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John ___, English explorer who named Lake Victoria : SPEKE
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Fax forerunners : TELETYPES
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"Go! Go! Go!" : FLOORIT
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Heroine of Bulwer-Lytton's "The Last Days of Pompeii" : IONE
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Bit of emotional damage : SCAR
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Outdoor dining place : MESSTENT
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Like stocking caps : TAPERED
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Lowest number on a clock : SIX
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TV title lawyer Stone : ELI
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Legal action : APPEAL
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Rum-flavored desserts : TORTONIS
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"Prego" preceder : GRAZIE
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See 32-Across : AMERICAN
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Still : SILENT
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Time for crisis management : REDALERT
Down
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Actress Rue of "Rules of Engagement" : SARA
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Culmination : APEX
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Denies who one really is : LIVESALIE
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Bill accompanier: Abbr. : SAE
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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Powerful friend of Queen Victoria : DISRAELI
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Reiterated refusal : ISAIDNO
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Scandalous 1980s inits. : PTL
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Jests : JAPERY
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Kind of rinse : ORAL
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"That's my two cents" : IMJUSTSAYIN
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One in a dark suit : SPADE
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Durable ticker? : TIMEX
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German town : STADT
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Feathered flier : DART
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Way to preserve food freshness : QUICKFREEZE
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Mails a dupe : CCS
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Manducates : EATS
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Response to an affront : SLAP
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Break up : PART
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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Weakness : IMPOTENCE
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"Exactly right!" : AMEN
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Where Loews is "L" : NYSE
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Run down : GETTIRED
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Drove diagonally : TOED
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Stretcher settings: Abbr. : ERS
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Easily bent : LISSOME
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Diner order : OMELET
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Dos for dudes : STAGS
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Kind of pants : CAPRI
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Dismay, in Dover : APPAL
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Spare : EXTRA
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Pour : RAIN
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One guilty of pseudologia : LIAR
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"Who ___?" : ISNT
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Pine product : TAR
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Pine product : OIL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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