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New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BDEFGJKNPQUVWXYZ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle uses only 10 different letters.

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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 20,497 )

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Across
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Corday's victim : MARAT
6
Billiard shot : CAROM
11
Convenience store sign : ATM
14
Classic game company : ATARI
15
Like World Cup crowds : AROAR
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Charles X, e.g. : ROI
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59-Across and others : COMICACTORS
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Dispenser of 47-Across : MOM
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Irritate : ROIL
21
Where to spend kips : LAOS
22
Mid fourth-century year : CCCLI
24
Results of ties: Abbr. : OTS
25
___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
26
Cheer : RAH
27
Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
28
Old Chevy : CAMARO
31
Professional grp. : ASSOC
34
Comment made while fanning oneself : IMHOT
37
Cyclades island : IOS
38
Classic Dickens title (from whose 10 letters this puzzle was constructed) : ACHRISTMASCAROL
41
___ polloi : HOI
42
Itsy bits : ATOMS
43
Must : HASTO
44
Casual walk : STROLL
46
Show : AIR
47
See 19-Across : TLC
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Commandment word : SHALT
51
___ Poly : CAL
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Wreck : TOTAL
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Sail supporter : MAST
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Colombian city : CALI
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Ebenezer Scrooge player in a 1951 movie version of 38-Across : ALASTAIRSIM
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
63
Conductor Georg : SOLTI
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Portuguese colony until 1999 : MACAO
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Entirely : ALL
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Pile up : AMASS
Down
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Introduction to economics? : MACRO
2
On ___ (carousing) : ATOOT
3
"Groundhog Day" director : RAMIS
4
Seed covering : ARIL
5
Start of a winning combination : TIC
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Major export of Ivory Coast : CACAO
7
Movie droid, familiarly : ARTOO
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Perch : ROOST
9
Stick in the water : OAR
10
Tiny Tim's mother in 38-Across : MRSCRATCHIT
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Places for theorizers? : ARMCHAIRS
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Shed item : TOOL
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Rodolfo's love in "La Bohème" : MIMI
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___ mater : ALMA
23
Suffix with mini or Web : CAM
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Working poor, e.g., in 38-Across : SOCIALCLASS
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Rocky hill : TOR
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1980's-90's TV nickname : COS
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Cheer (for) : ROOT
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Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
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Cries of delight : AAHS
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59-Across, e.g. : SCOT
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It's usually tucked in : SHIRTTAIL
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"Am ___ believe ...?" : ITO
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"Dee-lish!" : MMM
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Joke responses : HAS
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Cards, on the scoreboard : STL
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Berne's river : AAR
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Commercial suffix with Rock : OLA
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Trivial : SMALL
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"___ mañana" : HASTA
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Moving : ASTIR
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Conspirator against Caesar : CASCA
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Popular spy show : ALIAS
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Line at an airport : LIMOS
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"Bye now" : TATA
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Spoken : ORAL
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Jampack : CRAM
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John : LOO
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"Well, ___ monkey's uncle!" : IMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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