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New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 2008

With 60-Across, what a keeper of confidential information might say

Author:
Michael Vuolo
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Vuolo.
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© 2008, The New York Times12/18/08 ( No. 21,590 )
Across
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"Numb3rs" airer : CBS
4
Bearded : FACED
9
In ___ (quickly) : AJIFF
14
Where to go in Greenwich? : LOO
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It may be tragic : IRONY
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They start in the middle : RADII
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Keeper of confidential information : UNDERCOVERAGENT
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Noodle : BEAN
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Sneaking : SLY
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Wrongs : ABUSES
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The last King Edward of England : VIII
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"O terra, addio," e.g. : ARIA
26
Like a keeper of confidential information : SWORNTOSECRECY
32
Title role for Valentino : SHEIK
33
___ Majesty : HIS
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Fruit used in English jelly : SLOE
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Slippery one : EEL
36
Subject of Exodus 20:10 : SABBATH
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"Can't fool me!" : AHA
41
___ fides (bad faith) : MALA
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Cause of a scare : BOO
44
Daisylike flower : ASTER
46
With 60-Across, what a keeper of confidential information might say : IFITOLDYOUTHEN
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Leeway : PLAY
51
Unoccupied : FREE
52
Scammer's skill : DECEIT
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Certain qualifications : IFS
56
Djinn's home in a popular tale : LAMP
60
See 46-Across : IDHAVETOKILLYOU
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Buck for a song? : OWENS
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Slippery one? : ELM
66
Harnesses : TAMES
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Like the sun : RAYED
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Davy Jones's locker, with "the" : SEA
Down
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Listing in a high-school yearbook : CLUB
2
Something to pick : BONE
3
Part of many a drink order : SODA
4
Bearer of cones : FIR
5
Inverse trig function : ARCSIN
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"Enough!" : COOLIT
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Part of a famous septet : ENVY
8
Alter, in a way : DYE
9
With French, one of two official languages of Chad : ARABIC
10
Porsche alternatives : JAGUARS
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Day of destiny : IDES
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Numismatist's classification : FINE
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They may be thrown : FITS
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Poetic coda : ENVOI
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Most prized, often : RAREST
24
Gets to : IRKS
25
Part of a famous septet : ASIA
26
Stack of papers : SHEAF
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"___ never!" : WELLI
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"Yippee!" : OHBOY
29
Lift up : ELATE
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Singer/songwriter Leonard : COHEN
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Sophomores, e.g. : YEAR
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Rest stop sight : SEMI
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Wear away, as a metallic surface : ABLATE
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Factor in a wine rating : BODY
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Bad feeling? : HATE
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Tranquil : ATPEACE
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Hard case : SHELL
47
Tapenade ingredients : OLIVES
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Out of tune : OFFKEY
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Bearish : URSINE
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Legislature : DIET
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Icelandic volume : EDDA
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Confidant : CHUM
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Home of Private Ryan in "Saving Private Ryan" : IOWA
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First side to vote : AYES
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Spicy chocolate sauce : MOLE
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Big brand in athletic footwear : PUMA
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Cause of tripping? : LSD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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