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New York Times, Friday, December 2, 2011

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 22,669 )
Across
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Cries from a litter : MEWS
5
Bazaar dish : SHISHKEBAB
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End notes? : OBIT
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"The Birdcage" drag queen player : NATHANLANE
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Kind of boots popular in the '60s : GOGO
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State capital with Yeager Airport : CHARLESTON
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Old English : ANGLIC
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Take a bath : LAVE
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Chemical ending : IDE
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Prospero's dukedom : MILAN
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West Coast ZIP starter : NINE
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"Dream on!" : ASIF
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Chophouse choice : BEEFSTEAK
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Actress Gaynor : MITZI
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"Cloak and Dagger" org. : OSS
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Least powerful member of the board? : PAWN
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Course using a fridge : HOMEEC
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Earful for one getting an eyeful : DONTSTARE
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Pieces of eight? : OCTETS
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Hamlet's cousin : TOWN
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Luck, old-style : HAP
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Quaint ladies with buns, often : MARMS
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Ones who may get you into hot water? : CANNIBALS
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"Indeed" : ITIS
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Big burst : GALE
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Crackers : NUTSY
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Some washers and dryers : GES
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Twain's "celebrated" frog : DANL
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Thing spun by a spider : EGGSAC
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Field of vision? : ORTHOPTICS
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Currier and Ives product: Abbr. : LITH
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Muckrakers? : STABLEBOYS
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Opera star Pinza : EZIO
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Savvy : HORSESENSE
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Their arms are wet : SEAS
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1953 film classic with a Swahili title : MOGAMBO
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Piano's 36, familiarly : EBONIES
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Emulates a hula dancer : WIGGLES
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Coll. founded by Norwegian immigrants : STOLAF
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Grp. organizing '60s sit-ins : SNCC
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"In your face!" : HAH
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Master of Disaster's ring rival : ITALIANSTALLION
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Downsized : SHRANK
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Downsize, in a way : HALVE
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Stocking part : KNEE
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Hollow center? : ELS
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Fine, soft, sheer fabric : BATISTE
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Coat by electrolytic action : ANODIZE
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Of some good : BENEFIC
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Here and there : INSPOTS
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"She turned me into a ___!": Monty Python : NEWT
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"Je vous ___" : AIME
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Salon offerings : TANS
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Eastern daylight time? : MORNING
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Best Supporting Actress for "Cactus Flower" : HAWN
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House party members, briefly : DEMS
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Cosmetology concern : TONE
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"No way!" : OMIGOSH
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Mollycoddle : CATERTO
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Studio with a Pegasus logo : TRISTAR
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Bowler's number : HATSIZE
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Ancient French region : ALSATIA
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Whack jobs : PSYCHOS
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"No way!" : CANTBE
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Some mating calls : BUGLES
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Opens wide : GAPES
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James who was known as the Pineapple King : DOLE
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They, in Rome : ESSE
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N.F.L. ball carriers : HBS
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Composer Coleman and others : CYS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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