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New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Author:
Kurt Mengel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Mengel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Mengel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 20,132 )
Across
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Headquartered : BASED
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
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Links numbers : PARS
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"Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
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Six Flags attraction : RIDE
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Pull a sulky, perhaps : TROT
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She appeared in "Thelma & Louise" with 24-Across : GEENADAVIS
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Top of the heap : ACME
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Say "cheese," say : SMILE
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Cut and paste : EDIT
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Bard's "always" : EER
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She appeared in "The Witches of Eastwick" with 53-Across : SUSANSARANDON
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Wide of the plate : OUTSIDE
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Hospital fluids : SERA
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G.I.'s mail drop : APO
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Opposite of sud : NORD
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Aggressive, personalitywise : TYPEA
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Sticks up : ROBS
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An absence of musical skill : NOEAR
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Layered do : SHAG
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Quarterback's ploy : SNEAK
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Iron or gold source : ORE
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Bonny one : LASS
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Unrestricted, as mutual funds : OPENEND
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He appeared in "A Few Good Men" with 63-Across : JACKNICHOLSON
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Big bird : EMU
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Bounce back : ECHO
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Storage spot : ATTIC
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Ankara native : TURK
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Actor famously connected to many other actors : KEVINBACON
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Canadian gas brand : ESSO
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Sign from above : OMEN
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Not straight : ATILT
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Marsh plant : REED
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Woods plant : FERN
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Not o'er : NEATH
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Megaproportioned : BIG
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Mars, to the Greeks : ARES
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Appears : SEEMSTOBE
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"Annales" poet Quintus ___ : ENNIUS
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Buys and sells : DEALSIN
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Mound stat : ERA
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"What ___?!" : GIVES
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Nike rival : ADIDAS
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Hanker for : DESIRE
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School org. : PTA
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Rainbow-shaped : ARCED
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Star-crossed lover of fiction : ROMEO
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Violinist Isaac : STERN
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Exactly right : DEADON
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Lip-puckering : TART
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"Quo Vadis?" emperor : NERO
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Second half of a vote : NAYS
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Propels a shell : OARS
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Well-versed in : UPON
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Society girl : DEB
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Tyre's ancient land : PHOENICIA
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Be worthy of : EARN
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Got mellower : AGED
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Polio vaccine developer : SALK
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Map out again : REPLAN
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Classic Welles role : KANE
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Antinuclear treaty : TESTBAN
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Fed up with : SICKOF
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Hatch a plot : SCHEME
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Represent with symbols : NOTATE
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Shortstop Derek : JETER
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Elicit a chuckle from : AMUSE
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Say "@#$%!" : CURSE
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Hang like a hummingbird : HOVER
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Stallion-to-be : COLT
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Down for the count : KOD
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Overnight spot : INN
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Ultimate degree : NTH

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

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