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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 2010

Author:
Donna Hoke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Donna Hoke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Hoke. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 22,322 )
Across
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Jump : LEAP
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1960s-'70s R&B singer Marilyn : MCCOO
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Observe the Sabbath : REST
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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"Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
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Game played with strings looped over the fingers : CATSCRADLE
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Spicy Asian cuisine : THAI
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Shaking a leg : HUSTLING
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Feather pen : QUILL
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Self-description of someone who's surprised : MONKEYSUNCLE
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Farmer-turned-con man in a 1960s sitcom : MRHANEY
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Not much : ATAD
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Oklahoma city named for the daughter of its first 4-Down : ADA
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Many miles off : AFAR
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Docs' org. : AMA
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Long time : DOGSAGE
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Hole in one : ACE
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Song for one : SOLO
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Electrocute, in slang : ZAP
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Former name for Congo : ZAIRE
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Big hauler : SEMI
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Called balls and strikes : UMPIRED
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Taro : ELEPHANTSEAR
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Bosc and Bartlett : PEARS
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Move to another job, say : REASSIGN
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Smarting : SORE
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What a greedy person may grab : LIONSSHARE
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The "O" in CD-ROM : ONLY
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Disney mermaid : ARIEL
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Prayer starter : OGOD
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Meal on a military base : MESS
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Ashen, as a complexion : PASTY
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Blows away : WOWS
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___ Ness monster : LOCH
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Biblical twin who sold his birthright : ESAU
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Cockpit readings: Abbr. : ALTS
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One who "always rings twice," in an old movie : POSTMAN
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Jarhead : MARINE
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Ill-tempered : CRANKY
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Bum, as a cigarette : CADGE
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OPEC supply : OIL
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Cheer for a toreador : OLE
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Capitol feature : ROTUNDA
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Body of values : ETHIC
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Suddenly stop, as an engine : STALL
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French fabric : TOILE
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Like Dolly the sheep : CLONED
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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When said three times, "and so on" : YADA
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Fawn's father : STAG
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Many corp. hirees : MBAS
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San ___, Italian resort on the Mediterranean : REMO
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"Physician, ___ thyself" : HEAL
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Nile snake : ASP
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Place to buy cotton candy : FAIR
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Farming unit : ACRE
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Wetlands plant : REED
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Princess in L. Frank Baum books : OZMA
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Loss's opposite : GAIN
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Modern toll-paying convenience : EZPASS
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Fish-eating birds : OSPREYS
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Event for stunt pilots : AIRSHOW
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Quizzical utterances : EHS
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Early computer forum : USENET
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Pathetically small : MEASLY
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___ salts : EPSOM
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Africa's Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Some English nobles : EARLS
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Un + deux : TROIS
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Othello's betrayer : IAGO
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"Oh, ___ up!" : GROW
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Nancy Drew's beau and others : NEDS
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Napkin's place : LAP
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Savings for one's later years, for short : IRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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