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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Author:
Nancy and Holden Baker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Holden Baker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Baker. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Baker. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 20,496 )
Across
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Command to Rover : HEEL
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Veronica of "Hill Street Blues" : HAMEL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Not taken in by : ONTO
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Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
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British man-of-war : HMSBOUNTY
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Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
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On a higher plane : ASTRAL
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Above everything else : ATTHETOP
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Nuns' garb : HABITS
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Knuckleheads : DOLTS
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Neighbor of Francia : ESPANA
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Landed : ALIT
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Yellow fruit : PAPAYA
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Nice winter coat : FUR
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Man o' War : FAMOUSRACEHORSE
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Dam-building org. : TVA
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Comparatively close : NEARER
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"What's in a ___?": Juliet : NAME
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It's gender : NEUTER
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Kafka's "In the ___ Colony" : PENAL
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The Supreme Court, e.g. : ENNEAD
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Lowly worker : SERF
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Place for things to get sorted out : MAILROOM
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Home in bed, ill : LAIDUP
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In other words : IDEST
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Portuguese man-of-war : JELLYFISH
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Copier company : RICOH
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Three-point shot, in hoops slang : TREY
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"Danse Macabre" composer Saint-___ : SAENS
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Card catalog abbr. : ISBN
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Towel embroidery : HERS
Down
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"Stop! You're killing me!" : HAHA
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Trees in an O'Neill title : ELMS
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Opera script : LIBRETTO
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They're not fair : FOULS
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Place to overnight : INN
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Jazz singer James : ETTA
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A.J., the racer : FOYT
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Rosh ___ : HASHANAH
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One-celled creature : AMOEBA
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Civilian attire : MUFTI
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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Bounds' partner : LEAPS
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Pair in a dinghy : OARS
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"Casey at the Bat" writer Ernest Lawrence ___ : THAYER
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Treat roughly : TEARAT
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A bit cuckoo : DAFT
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Sainted Norwegian king : OLAV
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Capital near the ruins of the ancient city Pachacamac : LIMA
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Bowler's pickup : SPARE
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Indiana hoopsters : PACERS
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False start? : PSEUDO
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Friend of Kukla and Ollie : FRAN
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Alma mater of D.D.E. : USMA
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Virginia dance : REEL
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Brings to light : UNEARTHS
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20% : ONEFIFTH
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A Rockefeller : NELSON
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Supplicate : PRAY
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Mideast princes : EMIRS
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Family girl : NIECE
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Sitcom that debuted in 1994 : ELLEN
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Town near Santa Barbara : OJAI
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Blanc and Brooks : MELS
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Kind of need : DIRE
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Word with fee or ID : USER
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___ Ed. : PHYS
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High ball? : LOB

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

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