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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
Model Chrissy who wrote the best seller "Cravings"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Trudeau.
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© 2018, The New York Times12/18/18 ( No. 25,242 )
Across
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Relative of Alt on a keyboard : CTRL
5
Be part of, as a play : ACTIN
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Pull-up muscles, briefly : LATS
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Cookie with its name on it : OREO
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One agreeing with everything you say : TOADY
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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Proper attire for taking fingerprints? : DUSTJACKET
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Enter : GOIN
20
Dramatic "You too?" : ETTU
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Bat for hitting practice fly balls : FUNGO
23
Red, white and blue team : USA
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Proper attire for picking up a series of clues? : TRAILBLAZER
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Part of m.p.h. : PER
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Took a load off : SAT
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Hicks and Judge of Major League Baseball : AARONS
30
Conveyance for Calvin and Hobbes : SLED
32
Sushi garnish : ROE
34
Accomplished : DID
35
Wearers of 17-, 24-, 50- and 59-Across? : FASHIONPOLICE
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Whose tomb was opened in 1923 : TUT
41
Stop (up) : DAM
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Weaponizes : ARMS
44
Psychological wound : TRAUMA
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Cry made with a fist pump : YES
49
Job listing abbr. : EEO
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Proper attire for detaining a perp? : HOLDINGTANK
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More of an ___ than a science : ART
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Barely beat (out) : EDGED
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Massage : RUB
56
Vittles : EATS
58
Sign gas : NEON
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Proper attire for shadowing a suspect? : FOLLOWSUIT
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Reynolds of "Boogie Nights" : BURT
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Gary who played Buddy Holly : BUSEY
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Wedge, for one : IRON
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"Planet of the ___" : APES
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"You can skip me" : IPASS
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Outbox folder : SENT
Down
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Cousin of a pollock : COD
2
Unvarnished identity : TRUESELF
3
Pull-off spot : RESTAREA
4
Former senator Trent : LOTT
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___ loss : ATA
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Parrot with a showy crest : COCKATOO
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George who played Sulu on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
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It can't be improved upon : IDEAL
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W.S.J. competitor : NYT
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Alternative to John F. Kennedy : LAGUARDIA
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Mourning : ALONZO
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Model Chrissy who wrote the best seller "Cravings" : TEIGEN
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Titles with tildes : SENORS
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Sticks (out) : JUTS
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Thrash about : FLAIL
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Co. with brown trucks : UPS
25
New Jersey river or bay : RARITAN
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Black cat running across your path, it's said : BADOMEN
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Ones far from the honor roll : DSTUDENTS
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Caboose, e.g. : END
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Like summers in Washington, D.C. : HUMID
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Balance sheet heading : PAYABLES
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Word with comfort or feature : CREATURE
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Reappearance above water, as for a submarine : EMERSION
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Wino, e.g. : SOT
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Sports org. since 1946 : THENBA
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Became uncomfortable, as some underwear : RODEUP
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"An Inconvenient Truth" author : ALGORE
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Distort : SKEW
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Put into categories : GROUP
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Arkansas River city : TULSA
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"No guarantees" : ASIS
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"Freeze! ___!" : FBI
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Jewish cries : OYS
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Prop for Wile E. Coyote : TNT

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