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CHRISTMAS CACHE

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1999

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 106 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 18,303 )
Across
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Pilgrims to Mecca : HADJIS
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More than a cause : CRUSADE
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Enjoyed a soak : BATHED
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Protozoan : AMOEBA
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Having a few buttons missing : BANANAS
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Fighting : UNRULY
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Start of a verse : WITHINGENUITYANDGUILE
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Quake : SHUDDER
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Fairy tale meanie : OGRESS
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Pupil's place : EYE
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Newsmaker of 2/20/62 : GLENN
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Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Not even-tempered : MOODY
38
"Out, dagnabbit!" : GIT
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"Passion According to St. John" composer : BACH
43
Like new : MINT
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Game in which the 13 spades are laid faceup : FARO
45
Buck's love : DOE
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Tortosa's river : EBRO
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More of the verse : INVENTIVENESSANDFLAIR
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To boot : TOO
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Cries of discovery : OHOS
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Prom needs : GOWNS
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Johnson's vaudeville partner : OLSEN
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Secretary of War, 1940-45 : STIMSON
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Hunk : ADONIS
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Thorny : BRIERY
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Loose : ATLARGE
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Old holder of writing fluid : INKHORN
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Loud : ABLARE
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Epoch in which mammals became dominant : EOCENE
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New York tribe : ONEIDAS
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Either of two O.T. books : CHRON
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Site of the forges of Vulcan : ETNA
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River inlet : RIA
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More of the verse : IHIDMYHOARDSOSLYLYILL
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Rain check? : TARP
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Suffix with Christ : IAN
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Nosegay : POSY
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Gr. 1-6 : ELEM
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"A one ___ two..." : ANDA
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Before, once : ERE
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Yellow shade : MAIZE
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Nita of "Blood and Sand," 1922 : NALDI
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The works : ALL
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Chili accompanier : CARNE
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Blackbird : ANI
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Kind of dame : GRANDE
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Table scrap : ORT
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Helped in a heist : ABETTED
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End of the verse : BEBLESSEDIFIKNOWWHERE
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"Mysterious" locale : ORIENT
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Strips : DENUDES
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They're seen at court bashes : TIARAS
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Aware of, slangily : WISETO
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Girl of barbershop quartets : ADELINE
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It's flashy : STROBE
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"Left!" : HAW
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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"How ___ the little busy bee..." : DOTH
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King in II Kings : JEHU
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Footnote word : IBIDEM
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Yellowish-red : SANDY
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Driver who talks : CBER
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Hightailed it : RAN
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Burma's first P.M. : UNU
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Moved easily : SAILED
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In Shakespeare, the star in "The star is fall'n" : ANTONY
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Israeli leader with an eyepatch : DAYAN
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Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Planned for, in a way : BUDGETED
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Wroth : ANGRY
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Actual : TRUE
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Sartre's "___ Clos" : HUIS
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Extensions : ELLS
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Batiking need : DYE
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Opposite of 1-Down : GEE
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Department store department : NOTIONS
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Blood's partner : GORE
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Nut : LOON
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Jimmy of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : SMITS
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Red or white wine : PINOT
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Ballade conclusion : ENVOI
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Dallas team, informally : MAVS
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Solidarity's birthplace : GDANSK
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"Coronation of the Virgin" painter : BELLINI
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Town ___ : CRIER
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Like rhinos : HORNY
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James Bond woman in "Thunderball" : FIONA
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Patent medicine, e.g. : NOSTRUM
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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Everyone has one : EGO
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___-law : SONIN
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Razorbacks : SWINE
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Actual : FORREAL
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The old folks : MAANDPA
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Ancient market : AGORA
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Designer's job : DECOR
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Pretty, to Burns : BONNY
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Sharpen again : REHONE
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How some arguments are conducted : HOTLY
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Dog with a long, curled tail : AKITA
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Satirist Brendan : BEHAN
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Nixon's first Defense Secretary : LAIRD
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Tip : END
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Part of a fire safety program : DRILL
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Felt bad : AILED
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Game ragout : SALMI
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Prague's ___ University : CHARLES
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
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Bows before : YIELDSTO
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"Wheel of Fortune" choice : SPIN
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Mud, say : OOZE
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Indeed : YEA
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Leatherneck : MARINE
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Tricky : ARTFUL
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Birdbrain : NITWIT
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Concerning : ANENT
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Like many wartime messages : CODED
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Medicine's ___ system : ABO
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Red-spotted creatures : NEWTS
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Halliwell, formerly of the Spice Girls : GERI
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Baseball stats : RBIS
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Addie's husband in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Humdrum : DRAB
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Salaam : BOW
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Writer LeShan : EDA
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Infamous Amin : IDI
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Cognizance : KEN
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Wind dir. : ESE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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