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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 2012

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 23,050 )

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Across
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"There Is Nothin' Like a ___" ("South Pacific" song) : DAME
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Per ___ (expense account amount) : DIEM
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Pakistani tongue : URDU
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Idaho's capital : BOISE
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Wright flight site : KITTYHAWK
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Impulses : URGES
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"It's the end of ___" : ANERA
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River near the Pyramids : NILE
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Hornets' home : NEST
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Outcome : RESULT
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The "N" of PIN : NUMBER
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Needing sign language, say : DEAF
30
Garrison of "A Prairie Home Companion" : KEILLOR
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Green gem : JADE
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Cumberland ___ : GAP
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Go over in one's imagination : RELIVE
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Hospital diagnostic : CATSCAN
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Was out front : LED
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Genghis Khan, for one : MONGOL
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Needing hospitalization, say : ILL
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Beginner : TYRO
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Place to sleep : BEDROOM
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Barely run the engine : IDLE
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Former Disney head Michael : EISNER
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Wedge fractions in Trivial Pursuit : SIXTHS
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Cartoon frames : CELS
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___ club (singing group) : GLEE
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Aid for reaching the top shelf, maybe : STOOL
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Samuel on the Supreme Court : ALITO
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James Bond film involving a Fabergé egg : OCTOPUSSY
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String quartet member : VIOLA
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Dip, as a doughnut : DUNK
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Film spool : REEL
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Having a clearer head : SANER
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Votes that are an anagram of 71-Across : YEAS
71
"No sweat!" : EASY
Down
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Senegal's capital : DAKAR
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Skirt style : ALINE
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Doles (out) : METES
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Stick out : EXTRUDE
5
Dolt's response : DUH
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It's bordered by three countries with "-stan" in their names : IRAN
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Dickens's "The Mystery of ___ Drood" : EDWIN
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Eskimo boot : MUKLUK
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Institution in Ithaca, N.Y. : CORNELL
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Perennial whose flowers are typically orange with black dots : TIGERLILY
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Avails oneself of : USES
13
Little brother, to an older sibling, say : PEST
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School where the Clintons met : YALE
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Green gems : EMERALDS
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Follow behind : TAGALONG
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"Très ___" ("Very well," in French) : BIEN
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Obese : FAT
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Atop : OVER
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Fresh take, informally : REDO
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Either side of a doorway : JAMB
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___ vera : ALOE
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Source of some fluff : DANDELION
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Omega preceder : PSI
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Dove sounds : COOS
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151, in old Rome : CLI
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Hard-to-chew piece of meat : GRISTLE
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Surface quality : TEXTURE
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Tune : MELODY
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Favor a "th" sound : LISP
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Feed the same line : RECUE
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Where navies go : TOSEA
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Water carriers : HOSES
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In a wily way : SLYLY
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Cleveland b-ball team : CAVS
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Kazan of Hollywood : ELIA
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Sicilian mount : ETNA
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It's dipped in the water : OAR
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Allows : OKS

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