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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Diamond feat ... and a hint to 17-, 21-, 35-, 47- and 59-Across

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Perl.
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© 2012, The New York Times12/18/12 ( No. 23,051 )
Across
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Washer/dryer brand : AMANA
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Bygone despot : TSAR
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Cans : AXES
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Not conceal : LETON
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Adolescent breakout : ACNE
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Sister of Rachel : LEAH
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Place to see a Ferris wheel : FAIRGROUND
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Call ___ question : INTO
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Fifth-century invader : ATTILA
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Period for R&R : DOWNTIME
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Meeting of the minds? : ESP
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"After ___" : YOU
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1950s runner's inits. : AES
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Hold ___ (keep) : ONTO
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Give a good whippin' : TAN
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Super Giant : OTT
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Dorm assignment : ROOMMATE
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Composer Shostakovich : DMITRI
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Some pancakes : BLINI
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Barnyard cackler : HEN
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Online sales : ETAIL
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Pool choice : SOLIDS
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W.W. I soldier : DOUGHBOY
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"But is it ___?" : ART
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"All right!" : YES
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"Cómo ___?" : ESTA
52
Distinctive parts of a Boston accent : AHS
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Electrolysis particle : ION
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Filmmaker Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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You can plan on it : DATEBOOK
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Excite : AROUSE
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One who breaks a court oath : LIAR
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Diamond feat ... and a hint to 17-, 21-, 35-, 47- and 59-Across : DOUBLEPLAY
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In that case : IFSO
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Memo starter : INRE
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Curt summons : SEEME
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Curmudgeonly cries : BAHS
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Clears : NETS
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Classic poem that begins "I think that I shall never see" : TREES
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Bickering : ATIT
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"Me neither" : NORI
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Matter of degree? : ANGLE
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"The ___ of Steve," 2000 film : TAO
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Gulf war missile : SCUD
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Bug : ANNOY
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___ City, California locale named for local flora : REDWOOD
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Came down : ALIT
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City near Dayton : XENIA
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Wonderland cake instruction : EATME
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Some brake parts : SHOES
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Dreaded one? : RASTA
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Tree that's the source of mace : NUTMEG
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What 6-Down means : PATH
27
Spheres : ORBS
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Court plea, briefly : NOLO
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Trouble's partner : TOIL
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All, to Augustus : OMNIA
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Clinging, say : NEEDY
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Church offering : TITHE
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What a leafstalk leads to : MIDRIB
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Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
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Uproariously funny sort : RIOT
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The N.H.L.'s Kovalchuk : ILYA
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"O Come, All Ye Faithful," e.g. : NOEL
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Pinch-hit (for) : STOODIN
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Norm : USUAL
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Wing it : ADLIB
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Secret store : STASH
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#1 Alicia Keys hit of 2007 : NOONE
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Colgate rival : CREST
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Winged Greek god : EROS
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Composer Weill : KURT
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It can be found under TUV : OPER
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Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
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"___ here" : SAME
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Potato's multitude : EYES
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Wanna-___ : BES

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