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AGAIN?

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 2011

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {FQX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 22,685 )
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Natives of the land known as Aotearoa : MAORI
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One with eyes for a cook? : SPUD
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Implied : TACIT
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Silken construction : WEB
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Pasty : ASHEN
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Share a view : OPINE
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Split : HALVE
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Plant's grain-bearing part : EAR
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Dislike of the son of Mary, Queen of Scots? : KINGJAMESAVERSION
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Prefix with bar : ISO
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It's hard to understand : ESOTERICA
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Heavy metal rock? : ORE
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Springtime calendar hunk : MRAPRIL
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Suffragist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Catwalk no-show? : RUNAWAYMODEL
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March sisters' creator : ALCOTT
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Threatened ferociously : ROAREDAT
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Conservative : TORY
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Take the plunge : LEAP
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Southwest natives : ZUNIS
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"No introduction needed" phrase : WEMET
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Soft-spoken prayer ending? : GENTLEAMEN
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Build a publishing empire? : AMASSMEDIA
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Mosaicist, e.g. : ARTISAN
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First Arab country to have sanctions imposed on it by the Arab League : SYRIA
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Poet Pablo : NERUDA
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Radioactivity unit : CURIE
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Mag space seller, e.g. : ADREP
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Golf cup name : RYDER
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Not just my : OUR
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Practical joke used on squirrels? : PEPPERACORN
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Things may be picked up with this : ESP
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Cohesion : UNITY
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Brown, maybe : SAUTE
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Highlighter colors, often : NEONS
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Catholic university in Philly : STJOES
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County on one side of the Golden Gate Bridge : MARIN
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Hauled, in a way : TRUCKED
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What sweaty dancers create at an annual awards show? : TONYAROMAS
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Rush to get on the train? : DARTABOARD
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Jewish mourning period : SHIVA
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Dwarf with a purple hat : DOPEY
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Arm part : ULNA
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Mein ___ : HERR
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Like some cookware : ENAMELED
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"Lumber" collector in a park : BATBOY
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Where worms don't last long? : AROUNDROBINS
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It's found between the shoulders : ROAD
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Rubber man? : MASSEUR
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Lunch inits. : BLT
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"Consider it done!" : NOPROBLEM
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Air pump setting: Abbr. : PSI
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What black holes swallow to bulk up? : ANABOLICASTEROIDS
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"Horatio, thou art ___ as just a man ..." : EEN
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"___ ride" : LETIT
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10E and 40 long, e.g. : SIZES
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Former Red Sox star Garciaparra : NOMAR
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Lines with crossings: Abbr. : RRS
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Utopias : EDENS
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Mai ___ (drinks) : TAIS
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Purchase that's canceled : STAMP
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Fashion : MAKE
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"No guarantees" : ASIS
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Mil. unit below a division : REGT
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Give a shot : INJECT
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A to Z, e.g. : SPECTRUM
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University of ___, where Andrea Bocelli earned a law degree : PISA
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Italian article : UNA
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Engulfs : DEVOURS
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It may get stuck in an eye : THREAD
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Small batteries : AAS
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Desert and rain forest : CLIMATES
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Material in old mah-jongg sets : IVORY
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Common break hour : TENAM
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Kook : WEIRDO
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Less stressful : EASIER
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Brit's bumbershoot : BROLLY
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Neglect : OMIT
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Trapped like ___ : ARAT
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Shore bird : ERNE
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Some terra cotta : POTTERY
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Precipitating : RAINY
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Drink for a toddler : WAWA
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Unwanted swimming pool bit : ALGA
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What rakes may do : LEER
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Tilt : CANT
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Kind of disc : OPTIC
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Unidentified people : ONES
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Marx Brothers, e.g. : ZANIES
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Yahoo! alternative : MSN
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FEMA part: Abbr. : EMER
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The Tigers of the N.C.A.A. : LSU
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Tombstone figure : EARP
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2000 musical with the song "Every Story Is a Love Story" : AIDA
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Singer Anthony : MARC
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Bro : DUDE
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13th, at times : IDES
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40 million-member org. founded in 1958 : AARP
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Not so prevalent : RARER
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Cleanup org. : EPA
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Gigayear : EON
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Fairly : PRETTY
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Unseat : OUST
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"For ___ us a child ..." : UNTO
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Rembrandt van ___ : RIJN
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Shoe named for a cat : PUMA
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LAX data : ETAS
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Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
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Geoffrey the Giraffe's store : TOYSRUS
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"I suppose so" : YEAH
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Core : NUB
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Paid sports spectator : SCOUT
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Title of veneration : SRI
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Justin Bieber and others : IDOLS
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Ponytail locale : NAPE
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Newsman Marvin or Bernard : KALB
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Cube creator Rubik : ERNO
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When Juno and Gold Beach were assaulted : DDAY
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Think too much of : OVERRATE
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"Look ___ hands!" : MANO
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They're often sold by the dozen : REDROSES
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One who works with canines : DENTIST
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Hold back : HAMPER
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It gets the lead out : ERASER
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Prepares a bow, with "up" : ROSINS
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Monastery heads : ABBOTS
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Casting locale : MILL
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Naked : BARE
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Festoons : ADORNS
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Like much of Fire Island's shore : DUNED
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Decides : OPTS
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Foe in the first Indiana Jones film : NAZI
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Unseat : BOOT
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Certain bean : LIMA
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Dutch cheese town : EDAM
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Car sticker letters : MSRP
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Coal container : BIN
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"Three Days of the Condor" org. : CIA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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