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TAKING OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1996

Author:
F. Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 92 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 17,211 )
Across
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Madrid's Paseo del ___ : PRADO
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Swagger : BRAVADO
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Modern dance giant : GRAHAM
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Reading on the Richter scale : TREMOR
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Declaimed, as "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : RECITED
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Barrio resident : LATINO
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Start of a verse : SOFARIHAVENTMADEITFIT
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Outdid : UPSTAGED
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Introduction to conservatism : NEO
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Not the lowest prices : RETAIL
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Social reformer Dorothea : DIX
29
Word with guard or chard : SWISS
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Take steps : ACT
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Order to the "Ship of State" : SAILON
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Like Atalanta : FLEET
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Its point is to make holes : AWL
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Swarthy : DARK
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Yearn : PINE
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Zoom : SOAR
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Matty or Moises : ALOU
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Chief Theban deity : AMON
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Part 2 of the verse : IMPOSITIVEITCANBEDONE
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Writer Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Plains Indian : OTOE
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Slickers : MACS
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Word from a fencer : GARDE
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Seat of an empire? : OTTOMAN
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1980 Oscar winner : SPACEK
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Theodor ___ (Dr. Seuss) : GEISEL
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Name that means "heavenly" : CELESTE
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Wild asses : ONAGERS
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"Passages" writer Gail : SHEEHY
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Most like the Magi : WISEST
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Joining forces : UNITING
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Thomas of TV : MARLO
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Tolkien tree-men : ENTS
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It has a Minor part : ASIA
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PBS benefactor : NEA
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Part 3 of the verse : AHNOWIVEGOTITTHISISIT
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Cobbler's form : LAST
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Rival of Scipio : CATO
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Hecuba's home : TROY
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Mariposa lily : SEGO
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W.W. II landing craft : LSTS
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Printers' widths : ENS
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Letter opener? : STEAM
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Famous Christian : SLATER
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Bee: Prefix : API
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On the sordid side : SEAMY
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Rubble : DEBRIS
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Socks, e.g. : CAT
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D'Oyly Carte offering : OPERETTA
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End of the verse : MERRYCHRISTMASEVERYON
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New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
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Engine fluid : COOLANT
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She played Anastasia in "Anastasia" : INGRID
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Begets : SPAWNS
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Popular Mouseketeer : ANNETTE
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Chart holder : EASEL
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Shore (up) : PROP
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Zebras : REFS
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Last of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Fish also called mahimahi : DORADO
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Source : ORIGIN
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Padre, for short : REV
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It's not returnable : ACE
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Barbarino on "Welcome Back, Kotter" : VINNIE
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Certify : ATTEST
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Deejay's disks : DEMOS
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Harem room : ODA
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Group in robes : GLEECLUB
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"Nick of Time" Grammy winner : RAITT
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Girl lead-in : ATTA
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Sound setup : HIFI
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Indigo source : ANIL
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Epigram : MOT
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Nashville sch. : TSU
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Put the whammy on : HEX
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Make use of : DRAWON
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Pole, for example : SLAV
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"The stockings ___ hung..." : WERE
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Gerald's predecessor : SPIRO
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Shoot for : AIMAT
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Ideas, opinions, etc. : INPUT
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Sign of summer : LEO
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Liver, in Le Havre : FOIE
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Subject of an 1867 sale : ALASKA
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67-Down, for one : DADAIST
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Cherubs : AMORS
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1950 Max Ophuls film "La ___" : RONDE
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Prepare to propose : KNEEL
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Pit : STONE
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Sign of stress? : ACCENT
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By hook or by crook : SOMEHOW
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Po land : ITALY
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Muldaur's "___ Woman" : IMA
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They have edible shells : TACOS
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Women advisers : EGERIAS
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Cousins of margays : OCELOTS
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Strong ale : STINGO
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Genoese creation : PESTO
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Bottled spirits? : GENII
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Dieter's bane : SWEETS
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Not reserved : GUSHY
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Slight : SMALL
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Laugh track sounds : HAHAS
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Artist Max : ERNST
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N.Y.C. zone : EST
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Enlargement, maybe : INSET
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Mont Blanc covering : NEIGE
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Burt Reynolds flick : GATOR
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Energy source : ATOM
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They produce chips off the old block : ICEPICKS
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Leave no trace : VANISH
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News squib : ITEM
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Carhop's burden : TRAY
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O.T. book : ISA
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"'Tis the ___ to be jolly" : SEASON
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Be a snitch : TATTLE
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Glenda Jackson biopic : STEVIE
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Name in 1993 headlines : LORENA
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Offshoot : SCION
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Galoot : APE
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Like still waters, maybe : DEEP
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"Das Rheingold" earth goddess : ERDA
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Knitted item : BROW
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Work units : ERGS
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King Hiram's home : TYRE
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Drudgery : TOIL
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What's more : AND
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"___ Winterbourne" : MRS
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Elvis's label : RCA
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Welcome giver : MAT
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Sugar lover : ANT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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