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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 2015

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1218 ( 24,146 )
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Prison design that allows surveillance of any inmate at any time : PANOPTICON
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Indian drawer? : AGRA
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Nickname since 1959 : ALOHASTATE
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Drove diagonally : TOED
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High-grade sheet material : PIMACOTTON
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Smidge : MITE
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Mission directive : ABORT
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Seventy-somethings? : CEES
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Go out for a bit? : NAP
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Virginia ___, first English child born in America (1587) : DARE
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Things opened by many employees, for short : IRAS
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Tag line? : NOTIT
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It's an honour, in brief : OBE
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Sports org. founded during W.W. I : NHL
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First name in W.W. II : ENOLA
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Reality show gear, informally : CAMS
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Mutual dislike : NOLOVELOST
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"Bertha" composer : ROREM
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Company for which Rudolf Nureyev once danced : KIROV
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Products once advertised with the slogan "Hello boys" : WONDERBRAS
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___ Bank : WEST
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Spinach : Florentine :: ___ : lyonnaise : ONION
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See : EYE
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Stuff of life : RNA
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Massenet opera set in 11th-century Spain : LECID
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___ Gilbert, designer of the Supreme Court building : CASS
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Summer coolers : ADES
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Philistines, to the Israelites : FOE
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Lock horns (with) : SPAR
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Coins worth 100 kurus each : LIRAS
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Coarse, per etiquette manuals : UNLADYLIKE
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Something shown to an usher : STUB
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Volume : NOISELEVEL
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Fort ___, Kan. : HAYS
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TV host who succeeded Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" : SETHMEYERS
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Nickname of the dictator who created the Tontons Macoutes : PAPADOC
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Cassim's brother of folklore : ALIBABA
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"The gloves are off" : NOMOREMRNICEGUY
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L's end? : OHARE
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Bargain : PACT
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Eponymous general : TSO
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___ Tech : ITT
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Rude cry : CATCALL
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Tribe once along the Big Blue River : OTOES
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15-Across symbol : NENE
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Bill passer? : ATM
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Turn on the jets : GOINTOOVERDRIVE
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Goes (for) : RETAILS
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Capable of doing well : ADEPTAT
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Sign of villainy : SNEER
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Kind of circle : INNER
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Diamond, e.g. : RHOMB
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Simmering, say : ONLOW
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"Same here!" : SODOI
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Initials, perhaps : OKAYS
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Grippers : VISES
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Tears : RENDS
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Fierce and rapacious : WOLFISH
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New York home of Hartwick College : ONEONTA
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Like E.T. riding Elliott's bicycle : REARLIT
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Tennie : SNEAKER
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Curtain hangers? : TASSELS
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Portaged item : CANOE
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"Revelations" choreographer : AILEY
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Salon names like Scissors Palace and Curl Up & Dye : PUNS
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Sparky of the 1970s Yankees : LYLE
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Core components : ABS
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Camel droppings? : ASH
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Blue Stater, for short : DEM

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