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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 2013

Author:
George Barany and Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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George Barany
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Although this puzzle can be solved in Across Lite, there are elements in the print version that cannot be duplicated electronically. We recommend using the PDF for the best solving experience.
Constructor notes:
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 23,417 )
Across
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Cool dude : CAT
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Woo : ROMANCE
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A train? : BCD
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Times column: Abbr. : ARR
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Canceled : EXEDOUT
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Falstaff's quaff : ALE
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Org. that usually meets in the evening : PTA
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Living room fixture since the '50s : COLORTV
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Born : NEE
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Food wrap : TINFOIL
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Light for Aladdin : OILLAMP
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Asks in public, say : ACCOSTS
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Flight simulator : TRAINER
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Makeup of les Caraïbes : ILES
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Extreme : ULTRA
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A pride of lions? : MANE
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Great finish? : NESS
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Chicken for dinner : BROILER
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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Incompatible : LIKEWATERANDOIL
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Cow, perhaps : AWE
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Together : ATATIME
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Sch. with a campus in Providence : URI
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Shrinking : SHY
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Soother of an aching joint : HOTWATERBAG
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Computer key : TAB
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It may come in loose-leaf form : TEA
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Poetic paean : ODE
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Alfred Hitchcock title : SIR
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Env. contents : LTR
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Quarter or half : PERIOD
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"L'chaim," literally : TOLIFE
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1960s British P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
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Either the top or bottom half of this puzzle, figuratively speaking : LAYER
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Taking care of business : ONIT
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Kind of wave : SINE
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Send : ELATE
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Sold (for) : WENT
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Brine : SEAWATER
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Bulldozed : RAZED
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Wakeboard relative : WATERSKI
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___ America : CAPTAIN
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It gives Congress the power to declare war : ARTICLEI
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Séance phenomena : TRANCES
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Jumps back : RECOILS
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Tic-tac-toe loser : OXO
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Blanc who voiced Bugs Bunny : MEL
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Foofaraw : ADO
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King Harald's land: Abbr. : NOR
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Director's cry : CUT
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Cry at an unveiling : ETVOILA
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Fruit or nuts : BANANAS
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Fourth pope : CLEMENTI
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Crimson : DEEPRED
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"All That Jazz" director : FOSSE
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Treated, in a way, as a lawn : LIMED
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Big band member : TUBA
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Camera type, briefly : SLR
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Numero di R's in "arrivederci" : TRE
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___ avis : RARA
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Lightly scented perfume : TOILETWATER
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Final maneuver : LASTPASS
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Seattle Center Coliseum, since 1995 : KEYARENA
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Rebel yell : WAHOO
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London gallery : TATE
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Razzes : RIBS
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Rio ___ (Amazon feeder) : NEGRO
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Silhouettes : OUTLINES
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Opera texts : LIBRETTI
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Cyclist's stunt : WHEELIE
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Wee one : TODDLER
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Two- or four-seater, maybe : MAITRED
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Snitch : RATFINK
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Restaurant freebie : ICEWATER
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Ideal condition in which to ford a stream : LOWWATER
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Yellowhammer State: Abbr. : ALA
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Longtime Red Sox nickname : YAZ
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Somme summer : ETE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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