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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Buckley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QVXYZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 23,052 )
Across
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Bamboo muncher : PANDA
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Paparazzo's target : CELEB
11
"Very Funny" network : TBS
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Like radon : INERT
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Scout pack leader : AKELA
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Spinks's opponent in two title fights : ALI
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Start of a thought by British journalist Miles Kington : KNOWLEDGEIS
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CD-___ : ROM
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Falstaff's princely friend : HAL
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Flower-shaped decoration : ROSETTE
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Thought, part 2 : KNOWINGATOMATO
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Hardly a win-win situation? : TIE
28
Album track : CUT
29
A Monopoly token : IRON
30
Thought, part 3 : ISAFRUIT
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Salon supply : GEL
36
Places for mills, once : STREAMS
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Some varsity players : JUNIORS
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"The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the ___" (Thomas Gray line) : LEA
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Thought, part 4 : WISDOMIS
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Morales of "Caprica" : ESAI
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One of a deadly seven : SIN
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Pull down : NET
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Thought, part 5 : NOTPUTTINGITIN
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Anonymous one, in court : JANEROE
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Ingested : ATE
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Conquistador's booty : ORO
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End of the thought : AFRUITSALAD
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O. J. Simpson trial judge : ITO
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"When thou ___ down, thou shalt not be afraid": Proverbs : LIEST
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Where Sanyo is headquartered : OSAKA
66
Alternative to "smoking" : NON
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Brown ermine : STOAT
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Skewered fare : KEBAB
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Water ___, Inc. : PIK
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New England's Cape ___ : ANN
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"The Matrix" role : NEO
4
BBC time-traveling series : DRWHO
5
Counselor-___ : ATLAW
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Insensitive sort : CAD
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Heart chart, briefly : EKG
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Eye lustfully : LEERAT
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Poet whose work inspired "Cats" : ELIOT
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Low man on stage : BASSO
11
Calculus, familiarly : TARTAR
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Pie-eyed : BLOTTO
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San ___ (Hearst Castle site) : SIMEON
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Country music's ___ Young Band : ELI
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Actor Estevez : EMILIO
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Commercial ending for Sun or Star : KIST
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Warm, so to speak : NEAR
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"JAG" spinoff with Mark Harmon : NCIS
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___ reaction : GUT
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Frank McCourt memoir : TIS
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One of baseball's Alous : FELIPE
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"Norma ___" (Sally Field film) : RAE
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Thurman of "The Avengers" : UMA
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Gloomy guy? : GUS
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Wind down : END
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Spirit of Islamic myth : JINN
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Onetime Dodge : OMNI
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Nanette's "nothing" : RIEN
40
Mach 1 breaker : SST
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl console : WII
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Prohibit by judicial order : ENJOIN
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Reach an altitude of : SOARTO
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When some do lunch : ATNOON
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Den system : STEREO
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Eurasian range : URALS
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Tailored ___ (customized) : TOFIT
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Old gang heater : GAT
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"Things could be worse" : ITSOK
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Pick on : TEASE
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G8 member : USA
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Cousin of TV's Gomez : ITT
60
"CSI" setting : LAB
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Rap sheet entry : AKA
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Amount of cream : DAB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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