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LAUGHING ALL THE WAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 2008

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 68 Missing: {FQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 164 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 21,593 )
Across
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Hog lovers : BIKERS
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Cheesy snack : NACHO
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Bad sport : SORELOSER
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Kind of valve in the heart : AORTIC
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Potato source : IDAHO
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Begin : ORIGINATE
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Like some chocolat : SUISSE
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Prefix with -logy : PATHO
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Witnesses giving written testimony : DEPONENTS
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Barbecue sound : SSS
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Wrap up by : ENDAT
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Round dances : HORAS
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Bother no end : EATAT
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Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
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Repeat calls? : ECHOES
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N.F.L. coach with a perfect 17-0 record in 1972 : SHULA
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Like preowned cars : RESOLD
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Spin-producing tennis shot : CHOP
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Like Silly Putty : SHAPABLE
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Oslo's land: Abbr. : NOR
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Wave off : SHOOAWAY
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Fulminate (against) : RAIL
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Gets ready to go out in the cold : BUNDLESUP
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Book in which the destruction of Samaria is foreseen : HOSEA
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Gang brawl : RUMBLE
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Violent behavior, in British slang : AGGRO
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It means a lot to Jorge : MUCHO
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Oktoberfest souvenir : STEIN
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Candied holiday serving : YAM
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Former Toyota : CELICA
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Pacific salmon : COHOS
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Invited to one's penthouse, say : HADUP
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"Hooked on Classics" record company : KTEL
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Cry when a surprise guest arrives : LOOKWHOSHERE
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Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
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Having bristles : SETAL
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View from a beach house : SHORE
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Elizabeth Ann and others : SETONS
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With 83-Down, early learning aid : ABC
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Greases : LARDS
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Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
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Like some fireplaces : TILED
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Warm blanket material : MOHAIR
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Virile : MACHO
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Answered the phone : SAIDHELLO
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G.M. or G.E. : CORP
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Top-Sider, e.g. : BOATSHOE
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1501, on a monument : MDI
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TV's Science Guy and others : NYES
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Abscond : SKIPTOWN
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Sound: Prefix : PHON
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Memorable parties : BLASTS
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Cracks up : SLAYS
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Regis Philbin, e.g. : COHOST
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Stretchy : ELASTIC
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Admit : LETIN
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Bug-B-Gon maker : ORTHO
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Beginning : ONSET
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Code-cracking org. : NSA
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Without delay : IMMEDIATE
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Venerable : HOARY
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Georges Braque, for one : CUBIST
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Fruitcake flavorings : AMARETTOS
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Wanderers : HOBOS
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Throat soother : TROCHE
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Boot camp pals : MESSMATES
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Landing spot for 74-Down : HOUSE
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Plumbers' drain openers : SNAKES
Down
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Banquo in Verdi's "Macbeth," e.g. : BASSO
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2008 documentary about the national debt : IOUSA
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December 25 answer to 69-Across? : KRISKRINGLE
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U.F.O. fliers : ETS
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Choir supports : RISERS
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Act opener : SCENEONE
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Basketry palm : NIPA
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"We've got ___!" : ADATE
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Rum Tum Tugger, for one : CAT
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Greeting from 74-Down : HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO
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Tabs in the fridge? : SODAS
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Buried treasures : ORES
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Open indelicately : RIP
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Maniacal leader? : EGO
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Schedule of TV programs : LINEUP
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Mild chili designation : ONEALARM
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Song whose subject is encouraged to "hurry down the chimney tonight" : SANTABABY
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Singer James : ETTA
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What remains : REST
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Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
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Towers' attachments : REPOS
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Grape graspers : TENDRILS
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Includes in an e-mailing : CCS
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Rustic excursions : HAYRIDES
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Bongo, e.g. : DRUM
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Wrap fully : SWATHE
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Country singer McCann : LILA
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K-6 sch. designation : ELEM
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By surprise : ABACK
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Sound of the Northwest : PUGET
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D.D.E. opponent : AES
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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One reaching a goal? : PUCK
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"Burma Looks Ahead" author : UNU
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Bossy types? : COWS
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Listener : EAR
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Mass production figure? : ALTARBOY
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C.I.S. members, once : SSRS
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Whom psychiatrists see : PATIENTS
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Stick in the water? : OAR
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Pops : OLDMAN
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Three French ___ : HENS
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December 25 answer to 69-Across? : JOLLYSTNICK
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Anoint with sacred oil, old-style : ANELE
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Early PC interface : MSDOS
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QB Manning : ELI
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Archaic verb ending : ETH
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Javelins and Hornets, e.g. : AMCS
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See 82-Across : BOOK
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Father ___ : CHRISTMAS
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Succeeded at musical chairs : SAT
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Poet's foot : IAMB
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Paintbrushes and such : APPLIERS
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It's worth 100 smackers : CSPOT
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Lays off : IDLES
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Manners of speaking : DIALECTS
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Cries of pain : OWS
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U.S.N. rank : ENS
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A couple of people may work in it : TANDEM
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Subject for Galileo : SATURN
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Leaves for a buffet? : CRESS
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Ring figures : TOROS
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Joe Jackson's "___ Really Going Out With Him?" : ISSHE
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Phoebe of "Gremlins" : CATES
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Neeson of "Rob Roy" : LIAM
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Single-named supermodel : EMME
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Siouan speaker : OTOE
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It's closed on Dec. 25 : NYSE
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"Let's call ___ night" : ITA
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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"Aladdin" monkey : ABU
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Neck wrap : BOA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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