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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kind of soup ... or a hint to the answers to the five starred clues

Author:
Julian Lim
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJKQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times12/20/11 ( No. 22,687 )
Across
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Serenade, as the moon : HOWLAT
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4.0 is a good one : GPA
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Exam for a future dr. : MCAT
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Colored part of the iris : AREOLA
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Contents of some wells : OIL
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Final measures? : CODA
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Enter via osmosis : SEEPIN
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Dems' foe : GOP
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Baby buggy, to Brits : PRAM
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*Wish desperately : HOPEAGAINSTHOPE
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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1983 Barbra Streisand musical drama : YENTL
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Evening for Yves : SOIR
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*Be worry-free : SLEEPEASY
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Sample passage : EXCERPT
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"Riddle-me-___" : REE
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"You got me there" : NOIDEA
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Org. with the Sprint Cup Series : NASCAR
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Letters for a prince or princess : HRH
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Facebook competitor : MYSPACE
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*Muhammad Ali ring tactic : ROPEADOPE
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Caustic cleansers : LYES
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.454 kg. : ONELB
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Holy, in Latin phrases : SANCTI
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*John Constable or Camille Pissarro : LANDSCAPEARTIST
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"Clair de ___" : LUNE
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Cell messenger : RNA
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Like an acrobat's limbs : SUPPLE
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Indians who gave their name to a state : UTES
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Whichever : ANY
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Had dinner at a restaurant : ATEOUT
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Left at sea : PORT
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Ovine call : BAA
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Wear on a sunny day : SHADES
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Dinner from previous dinners : HASH
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Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
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Partner of "read 'em" : WEEP
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*Like some bunnies and puppies : LOPEARED
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Not the real name : ALIAS
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Zesty flavors : TANGS
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"You can do it!" : GOGIRL
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Davy Crockett, e.g. : PIONEER
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Terrain of northern Italy : ALPS
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Writer John who won a Pulitzer for "Annals of the Former World" : MCPHEE
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Popular Mexican beer : CORONA
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Conforms as needed : ADAPTS
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Without excitement : TAMELY
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Down Under land: Abbr. : AUST
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"Go, go, go" sorts : TYPEAS
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D.C. legislator : SEN
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Kitchen gadget brand : OXO
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Here, to Hugo : ICI
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Start of a playground rhyme : EENY
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Fixes up, as an old house : REHABS
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Fellow cowboy : PARD
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Kind of soup ... or a hint to the answers to the five starred clues : SPLITPEA
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Many an island in the Bahamas : CAY
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Good card in blackjack : ACE
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___ ipsa loquitur : RES
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Christian word of exultation : HOSANNA
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Word on a biblical wall : MENE
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Furl : ROLLUP
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Acting without thinking : ONAUTO
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Writer : PENNER
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First in line to the throne : ELDEST
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Tropical fruit : PAPAYA
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Homes, to José : CASAS
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"The ___ is out there" (catchphrase on "The X-Files") : TRUTH
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Shore dinner staple : CRAB
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Destination for many a music download : IPOD
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Turn on a pivot : SLUE
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Holidays in Hanoi : TETS

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

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