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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 2009

Author:
Tyler Hinman and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tyler Hinman
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Hinman. This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 21,956 )
Across
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Intraclub competition rankings : LADDER
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Site of many tests : DNALAB
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Pseudopod formers : AMOEBAS
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Alert : QUIVIVE
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"Absolutely" : YOUCANCOUNTONIT
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With 4-Down, "Roger & Me" subject : URBAN
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Its leader's flag featured a black eagle: Abbr. : HRE
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Hard work : SWEAT
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Cal ___ : POLY
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Flirt : TEASE
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All-Star Cubs catcher Geovany : SOTO
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Overreact to an accident, maybe : SUE
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Hold in a ring : ARMLOCK
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"___ sher!" : FER
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More melodramatic : SOAPIER
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McCarthy cohort : SNERD
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Tigers' rival in the Southeastern Conference : CRIMSONTIDE
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Oxygen atom's protons, e.g. : OCTAD
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Make it : BEASTAR
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Carefully monitored area, for short : ICU
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Pleasant enough : NICEISH
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"Don't you ___?" : SEE
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Criticizes : RAPS
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Too quickly : EARLY
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Italian site of a 1796 Napoleon victory : LODI
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Figure in Greek myth whose name means "desired" : ERATO
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Small containers: Abbr. : PTS
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They call themselves Suomalaiset : FINNS
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Very end of a conflict : FINALRESOLUTION
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Opaque : UNCLEAR
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What flibbertigibbets make : NOSENSE
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Stayed in, say : LAYLOW
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Sandy who was national security adviser for Bill Clinton : BERGER
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Standard buckets : LAYUPS
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Loverly? : AMOROUS
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Split between roommates : DOUBLEOCCUPANCY
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See 18-Across : DECAY
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Host of PBS's "Heritage: Civilization and the Jews" : EBAN
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Made the newspaper : RAN
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Grayish shade : DUN
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Picked things : NITS
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Swears : AVOWS
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Thread used in briefs : LINEOFREASONING
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Managed banks? : AVIATED
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Certain ticket holder : BETTOR
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Emulates Iago : SCHEMES
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Chili con ___ (Tex-Mex dish) : QUESO
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"The Call" autobiographer : ORALROBERTS
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Casting device : TRIMDIE
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Transcendent state : ECSTASY
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Melliferous, perhaps : APIAN
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Offering from many a New York City street vendor : KNISH
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"Nature concentrated," per Balzac : ART
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August setting in the Capitol bldg. : EDT
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Roger who coached eight different N.H.L. teams : NEILSON
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Light wind : OCARINA
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Item sported to support Britain's Comic Relief : REDNOSE
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Boiling over : IREFUL
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"The Italian Job," e.g. : CAPER
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"The Spirit" creator Will : EISNER
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Foot-drag : STALL
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About 33.8 fluid ounces : LITER
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Muffin stuffin'? : OLEO
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Current governor : FUSE
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Unprepared : RAW
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Easy interview question : LOB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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