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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 2006

Author:
Donna Levin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donna S. Levin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Levin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 20,859 )
Across
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Cry after "Forward!" : MARCH
6
Solder : WELD
10
Belgrade native : SERB
14
Central Florida city : OCALA
15
Words of understanding : ISEE
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Peter, Paul and Mary, e.g. : TRIO
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Holiday decoration : CHRISTMASWREATH
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Retain : KEEP
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Numbered work of a composer : OPUS
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"Come in!" : ENTER
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Preservers of preserves : JARS
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"This looks bad!" : OHNO
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Cleopatra's lover : ANTONY
30
Hissy fit : SNIT
31
Air blower : FAN
34
Like a pitcher's perfect game : NOHIT
35
Flub : GOOF
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Look into a crystal ball : GAZE
37
Holiday decoration : KWANZAAUNITYCUP
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Fabric fuzz : LINT
41
Memo opener : INRE
42
Plural of 21-Across : OPERA
43
U-turn from WSW : ENE
44
Assns. : ORGS
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Frigate or ferry : VESSEL
46
Fleeting trace : WISP
47
Neat : TIDY
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Offspring : SCION
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Butcher's cut : LOIN
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Shopping place : MART
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Holiday decoration : HANUKKAHMENORAH
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Abbr. before a colon : ATTN
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Make amends : ATONE
63
General emotional state : MOOD
64
Some boxing decisions, briefly : TKOS
65
Snapshot : PHOTO
Down
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Make fun of : MOCK
2
Liniment target : ACHE
3
Like one in a million : RARE
4
Business that routinely overcharges : CLIPJOINT
5
Possesses : HAS
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Ones likely to chicken out : WIMPS
7
Biblical pottage purchaser : ESAU
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First chapter in a primer : LESSONONE
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Morning moisture : DEW
10
Shorthand pro : STENO
11
The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Baptism or bar mitzvah : RITE
13
Danish Nobelist Niels : BOHR
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British Conservative : TORY
19
What homeowners don't have to pay : RENT
24
1998 animated bug film : ANTZ
26
Player of 45's : HIFI
27
Site for a monitoring bracelet, maybe : ANKLE
28
Hopeless, as a situation : NOWIN
29
Feudal landholder : THANE
30
Whiskey drinks : SOURS
31
Confronts : FACES
32
Sky-blue : AZURE
33
View from Mount Everest : NEPAL
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Ship-to-shore accessway : GANGPLANK
36
Insect whose larvae destroy foliage : GYPSYMOTH
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Broadcasts : AIRS
39
___ the line (behaved) : TOED
44
Pig's sound : OINK
45
Handful for Tarzan : VINE
46
Coiled : WOUND
47
Multiplied by : TIMES
48
Pillow cover : SHAM
49
Famed Roman censor : CATO
50
Diggin' : INTO
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"___ be in England": Browning : OHTO
54
Suffix with buck : AROO
55
Long, angry discourse : RANT
56
Lt. Kojak : THEO
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Krazy ___ of the comics : KAT
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Doze : NAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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