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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Author:
Don West
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donald E. West

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. West. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 19,034 )

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Across
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Mrs. Lincoln's maiden name : TODD
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Looked over larcenously : CASED
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Move sideways : CRAB
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Old name in railroads : ERIE
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In reserve : ASIDE
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No-goodnik : HEEL
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Bohr's study : ATOM
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Haloes : RINGS
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Stocking shade : ECRU
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Beginning of a quotation : COURAGEISFEAR
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Frost production : POETRY
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Conglomerate in White Plains, N.Y. : ITT
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Military store : ARSENAL
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Cossack's turf : STEPPES
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Stan who created Spider-Man : LEE
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Rat's place : LAB
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Gen. McAuliffe's retort : NUTS
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Quotation, part 2 : HOLDINGON
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Fictional hunchback : IGOR
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Cross shape : TAU
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Match : SEE
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Shook hands with : GREETED
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Indicated : BESPOKE
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Ages and ages : EON
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Roy G. Biv septet : HUES
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Gadabout : ROAMER
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End of the quotation : ONEMOREMINUTE
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Faith healer's directive : RISE
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Quartz varieties : OPALS
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Break one's back : TOIL
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"The Waltons" actor : GEER
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Hostess Mesta : PERLE
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Long ago : ONCE
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Not sitting well? : ANTSY
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Have to have : NEED
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Society affair : TEA
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Leftover morsel : ORT
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Bishop's domain : DIOCESE
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Bump down : DEMOTE
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Roomy bag : CARRYALL
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Where Marco Polo traveled : ASIA
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Scorch : SINGE
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Landscaping tools : EDGERS
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"Avast!" : DESIST
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White hat wearer : CHEF
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Register printout : RECEIPT
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Does a greenskeeper's task : AERATES
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Says suddenly : BLURTS
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Coffee ___ : URN
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Kind of pool : STENO
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Bud : PAL
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You can dig it : ORE
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Little kiltie : LAD
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Bit of Cerf humor : PUN
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0 or 1, digitally : BIT
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Clod chopper : HOE
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Garden products brand : ORTHO
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Collar : NAB
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Dairy animal : GUERNSEY
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O. Henry twists : IRONIES
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Subject of a DNA map : GENESET
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Important sort : SOMEONE
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
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Ballad's end? : EER
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With 50-Down, speaker of the quotation : GEORGE
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Satellite of Jupiter : EUROPA
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Dredge : DEEPEN
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Trifling amount : SOU
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See 45-Down : PATTON
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Like some bombs : SMART
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Insignificant : MERE
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Troubles : ILLS
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Hotel sign : ICE
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Called the shots : LED

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

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