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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 2004

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
"Pepe ___ Skunk Tales" (assorted shorts)
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Motley. Saturday freshness: 26%
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© 2004, The New York Times12/18/4 ( No. 20,129 )
Across
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Big news in 1945, informally : ABOMB
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Gets out of Dodge : LAMS
10
Miranda de ___, Spain : EBRO
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Shopper's goal : VALUE
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"Oblomov" novelist Goncharov : IVAN
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Smidgen : DRIB
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Make blank : ERASE
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Documentary aid : VIDEOTAPE
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One for whom a street may be named : CIVICLEADER
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Critical : KEY
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Presentation preparation : CHART
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Things with outlets : RIVERS
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"Closing Bell" airer : CNBC
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Low pair : TWOS
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It may be charged in the water : EEL
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Frankfurter, maybe : HERR
33
Thinner : TURPENTINE
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One whose letters are screened? : EMAILER
39
Figure : INTEGER
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Big name in child education : MONTESSORI
42
Product of la Jamaïque : RHUM
43
Minor market fluctuation : DIP
44
Parts of chorus lines? : TRAS
45
"A Bug's Life" princess : ATTA
46
Mellifluous : DULCET
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Beat : ALLIN
51
First name in comedy : EMO
52
Modern restaurant staff : WAITPERSONS
57
Whence some cats : ABYSSINIA
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A genius, no : IDIOT
60
Kind of table : TRAY
61
Future 25-Down honorees: Abbr. : NCOS
62
La ___, Quebec : SALLE
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"The Merry Drinker" painter : HALS
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Larrups : TANS
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Tea variety : HYSON
Down
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___ permission : AVEC
2
Apulia's capital : BARI
3
Sainted European king : OLAV
4
Person working in concert with others? : MUSICCRITIC
5
Plywood source : BEECH
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Lunch meat : LIVERWURST
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One who may raise a flap : AVIATOR
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Safety org. : MADD
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Putdown : SNEER
10
Seasonal schedule abbr. : EDT
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One of many seen in stopped traffic : BRAKELIGHT
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More aged : RIPER
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Doesn't ignore : OBEYS
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___ Lines (big name in cruises) : ORIENT
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Real eye-openers : LATTES
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Service commemoration : VETERANSDAY
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___ lab : CHEM
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Explorer of science fiction : NEMO
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Staying away from the competition : BRANDLOYAL
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Quarterback's ideal : SPIRALPASS
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Maroon : ENISLE
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Like some nouns: Abbr. : NEUT
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"Aunt" with a 1979 best seller : ERMA
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"Pepe ___ Skunk Tales" (assorted shorts) : LEPEWS
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Talk : ORATION
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End : DEATH
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Shadow : UMBRA
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Trace of dishonor : TAINT
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Corkers? : IRISH
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Worshiper of Inti : INCA
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Masseur supplies : OILS
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Certain plea, informally : NOLO
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Antique weapon : STEN
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Way: Abbr. : SYS

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