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New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Janney who plays one of the moms on TV's "Mom"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2015, The New York Times12/2/15 ( No. 24,130 )
Across
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Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
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See 14-Across : MOTH
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Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
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With 5-Across, lime-green nocturnal insect : LUNA
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Reebok competitor : AVIA
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Feats of Keats : POEMS
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Easy two semesters at school? : LIGHTYEAR
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Euphoric, after "on" : AHIGH
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Sleetlike precipitation : ICERAIN
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Score to shoot for : PAR
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Highway caution : SLO
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Monica who won nine tennis majors : SELES
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Lech Walesa, for one? : POLESTAR
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Kimono accessory : OBI
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Caffeine nut : KOLA
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Literary alter ego : MRHYDE
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iPod model : NANO
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Bring home : NET
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Broadcast : AIR
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Attire during an X-ray exam? : RADIATIONBELT
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Bank acct. entry : INT
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"Little" name in 1960s pop : EVA
43
Word after direct or drunk : DIAL
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Starbucks selection : GRANDE
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Table salt, to a chemist : NACL
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Computer file extension : EXE
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Lenin, say? : REDGIANT
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Area explored by Lewis and Clark : IDAHO
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Animal in Darwin's "The Descent of Man" : APE
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Live and breathe : ARE
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One going head over heels? : ACROBAT
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"GoodFellas" Oscar winner : PESCI
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Fabulous deli delicacy? : SUPERNOVA
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Kind of kitchen : EATIN
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Shadow : TAIL
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Another time : OVER
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Fajita filler : STEAK
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Whack with a newspaper, perhaps : SWAT
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Tear apart : REND
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Janney who plays one of the moms on TV's "Mom" : ALLISON
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Place to get a smoothie : JUICEBAR
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Ballerina of children's lit : ANGELINA
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Phil ___, 1984 Olympic skiing gold medalist : MAHRE
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"Would you mind?" : MAYI
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Place for a roast : OVEN
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Actress/model Carrere : TIA
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Horn-honking brother of old comedy : HARPO
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Part of a restaurant rack : SPARERIB
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"Very impressive!" : OOH
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Spirited : FEISTY
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"That's good to hear" : IMGLAD
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Where sailors go on leave : ASHORE
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Job : TASK
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It's full of tables for reading : ALMANAC
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Like Job : PATIENT
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Tiny amount : SHRED
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Bingeing : ONATEAR
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Word before fly or rip : LET
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Going too far, in a way : ODING
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Calligrapher's purchase : INDIAINK
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Fallopian tube travelers : OVA
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Rest on : LIEABOVE
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Cayman Islands, e.g. : TAXHAVEN
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Exercise piece? : LEOTARD
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Napa Valley sight : GRAPES
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Previously shown episode : REPEAT
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Carol opening : ADESTE
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Train to N.Y.C. : LIRR
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Flight destinations? : NESTS
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Benefactor : DONOR
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Capital of Samoa : APIA
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Knick rival : CELT
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"Homeland" org. : CIA
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Detroit-based labor grp. : UAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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