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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 19,033 )
Across
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Did away with : SLEW
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Lake Titicaca's range : ANDES
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Fail to see : MISS
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Seder, e.g. : FEAST
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"A Death in the Family" writer : AGEE
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Gillette razor : ATRA
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Like some alarms : FALSE
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City on the Tiber : ROME
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À la the author of "Candide" : VOLTAIREAN
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Graph pattern : GRID
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Tangle up : ENSNARL
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___ chi : TAI
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"Golly!" : OHMYGOODNESS
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Fairway vehicles : CARTS
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Goofs : ERRS
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Copacabana site : RIO
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Beehive State natives : UTES
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Some are inert : GASES
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___ Fein : SINN
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Drag queen's wrap : BOA
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Brewer's oven : OAST
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Feud family member : MCCOY
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Hollywood Bowl, e.g. : AMPHITHEATER
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Córdoba cry : OLE
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Wood in Hollywood : NATALIE
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Edward ___, cardinal of New York : EGAN
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Nectar-eating avian : WATTLEBIRD
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Step : PACE
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"I'd walk ___ for ..." : AMILE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Cutlass or Delta 88 : OLDS
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Aden's land : YEMEN
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Riga native : LETT
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Religious offshoot : SECT
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Hägar's dog : SNERT
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Aida was one : SLAVE
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Allow to be known : LETON
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Some nobles : EARLS
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Bric-a-brac holders : WHATNOTS
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Declare true : AFFIRM
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Just about : NEARLY
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Chip's cartoon chum : DALE
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She, in Siena : ESSA
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Loud speakers : STENTORS
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Place for doodles : MARGIN
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Stravinsky or Sikorsky : IGOR
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Highway jackknifer : SEMI
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Start a garden : SEED
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Cries at a circus : AAHS
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Magazine features : ADS
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Mine find : ORE
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Writer Ambler : ERIC
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Chinese: Prefix : SINO
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PlayStation 2 maker : SONY
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Bay of Pigs location : CUBA
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Something to smash : ATOM
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Harvest : REAP
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Entry points : GATEWAYS
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Cigar residue : ASH
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Tiles are laid in it : SCRABBLE
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Black gold : OIL
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Dole, with "out" : METE
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Like Abe : HONEST
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Buck topper : ANTLER
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Scout's quest, maybe : TALENT
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Lid or lip application : LINER
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Steamed : IRATE
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Cuts and pastes : EDITS
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPOS
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Nor'easter : GALE
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Electrical letters : ACDC
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"Absolutely!" : AMEN
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Test proctor's call : TIME

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