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New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 2008

47-Across : Object of many an appraisal

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times12/20/08 ( No. 21,592 )
Across
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"The Mod Squad" co-star : OMAREPPS
9
Architecture that gets to the point? : AFRAME
15
One of a notorious pair in Genesis : GOMORRAH
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Arctic : FRIGID
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When the beat goes on ... and on ... and on? : DRUMSOLO
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Presidential first name : RONALD
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Maneuver gently : EASE
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Brontë classic : AGNESGREY
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Frequent ad-libber on "The Steve Allen Show" : NYE
23
Least definite : HAZIEST
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"Man!" : GEEZ
26
1960s dance showcased on "Laugh-In" : THEFRUG
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Able to stand the heat? : OVENPROOF
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Connecticut delegate to the Continental Congress : DEANE
36
Classic name in copiers : MITA
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Australian export : OPALS
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"___ Rose" (song from "The Music Man") : LIDA
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One of two in Canada? : SCHWA
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Neighbor of the Caucasus : ASIAMINOR
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Blood : KINSMEN
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___ 360 : XBOX
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Object of many an appraisal : ANTIQUE
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Onetime bodyguard of Muhammad Ali and Michael Jackson : MRT
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World capital long beset by civil unrest : MOGADISHU
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Time after le soleil sets : SOIR
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Papal capes : ORALES
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Science concerned with aging : OENOLOGY
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Quantity of peanut butter : JARFUL
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Missions : PURPOSES
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Trying to get home : ONBASE
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It's put on before pulling away : SEATBELT
Down
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City near the Wasatch Mountains : OGDEN
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Reef predator : MORAY
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Keep from being bored : AMUSE
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Capitoline Museums locale : ROME
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Beginnings of hedges? : ERS
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Backing : PRO
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Woman's loose-fitting garment with flared legs : PALAZZOPANTS
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Game played on an 81-square board : SHOGI
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From square one : AFRESH
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Like some cakes and hair : FROSTED
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Token that you're taken : RING
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It helps a culture advance : AGAR
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League part : MILE
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Certain air current : EDDY
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It has things you want to see : NETFLIXQUEUE
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Zoot-suited, say : HEP
24
Prefix with car : AERO
25
Vexes, with "at" : GNAWS
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Aspirin pioneer Hoffmann : FELIX
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Mac user's motivation : RAIN
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Reverse : UNDO
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Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
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Trans-Siberian Railroad stop : OMSK
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Part of a Latin trio : VICI
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People: Prefix : ETHN
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Grp. formed in Bogotá in 1948 : OAS
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One-named film star of the 1930s-'60s : SABU
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Broadway play with the role of Emperor Joseph II : AMADEUS
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Bart Simpson's prank call victim : MOE
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Maroon : ENISLE
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Units of a chain with links? : IHOPS
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Jock in "Archie" comics : MOOSE
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Orion's left foot : RIGEL
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Subject of many a billet-doux : TRYST
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Lucky mystique : MOJO
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Birthplace of Yves Saint Laurent : ORAN
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Threads : GARB
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Soviet sub class : ALFA
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One likely to leave things out? : SLOB
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Org. with the Eddie Eagle safety program : NRA
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Elect : OPT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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