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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1996

Author:
D. L. Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 17,191 )
Across
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Came apart at the seams : TORE
5
Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
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Without : SANS
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Mimics : APES
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Actress Rigg : DIANA
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Show appreciation at a concert : CLAP
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Complimentary close : BESTWISHES
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___ mater : ALMA
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Smeltery input : ORE
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Old-fashioned poems : ODES
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More sedate : CALMER
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Muffin ingredient : OATBRAN
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Shrewd : CAGEY
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German spa : EMS
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Deli side order : COLESLAW
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Spanish houses : CASAS
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Singer Crystal : GAYLE
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Flamenco exclamation : OLE
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Desertlike : ARID
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Brooklyn's ___ Island : CONEY
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Czar before Feodor I : IVAN
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Ballpoint, e.g. : PEN
40
University of Florida footballer : GATOR
41
___ Litovsk (1918 treaty site) : BREST
42
Quit for the day : PACKITIN
44
Pod occupant : PEA
45
Ice skating figure : EIGHT
46
With 43-Down, a complimentary close : HUGSAND
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Old Iran : PERSIA
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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Madhouse, so to speak : ZOO
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Guinness and others : ALES
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Complimentary close : YOURSTRULY
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Madden : RILE
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Formal goodbye : ADIEU
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Lock openers : KEYS
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"You've got the wrong guy!" : NOTME
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Forbidden : TABOO
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Soap ___ : OPERA
3
Change, as a clock : RESET
4
Superlative suffix : EST
5
Sneaker brand : ADIDAS
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Out of bed : RISEN
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"A Christmas Carol" cries : BAHS
8
Singleton : ONE
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Mischievous : RASCALLY
10
Musical ladders : SCALES
11
Complimentary close : ALLMYLOVE
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Dub : NAME
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Box, but not seriously : SPAR
18
Ordinary bait : WORMS
23
James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
25
Necklace ornament : BEAD
26
More coquettish : COYER
28
Church law : CANON
29
Despondent comment : ALAS
30
Traveled : WENT
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Andy of the funnies : CAPP
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Region : AREA
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Complimentary close : SINCERELY
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"I have the answer!" : GOTIT
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Native of old China : CATHAYAN
38
Seniors' nest eggs, for short : IRAS
40
1958 movie musical : GIGI
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Sired, in biblical times : BEGAT
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See 46-Across : KISSES
44
Chase : PURSUE
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Sheik's bevy : HAREM
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Fastballer Ryan : NOLAN
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Holmes's creator : DOYLE
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Place the car : PARK
51
"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Diamonds or spades : SUIT
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Prefix with meter : ODO
57
___ blind : ROB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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