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New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 2001

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.35 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 19,037 )
Across
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They include the viaticum : LASTRITES
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Old plantation term of address : MASSA
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Active : ONTHEMOVE
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Toulouse-Lautrec album of women : ELLES
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Ships' "coach cabin" sections : STEERAGES
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Sharp rebukes : SLAPS
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Sugar substitutes shown chemically as C6H8(OH)6 : SORBITOLS
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French tale : CONTE
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Bandleader Skinnay ___ : ENNIS
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"___ Inferno" (Spencer Tracy film) : DANTES
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Some computer consultants : SYSTEMSANALYSTS
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Against : NOTFOR
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Remote selection : MUTE
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Wears out : SAPS
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Wife of Elimelech : NAOMI
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Didn't dillydally : SPED
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Avis features : ALAE
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1948 creation : ISRAEL
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Detroit player, 1984 American League M.V.P. : WILLIEHERNANDEZ
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Film releases? : STILLS
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Gold medalist Nurmi of the 1920, '24 and '28 Olympics : PAAVO
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Language related to Malayalam : TAMIL
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Employee needed by a bicycle manufacturer? : SPOKESMAN
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Set apart : ALONE
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Best Picture of 1932-33 : CAVALCADE
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Gymnastic event : RINGS
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Not just psyched : OVEREAGER
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State, at one time : SAYST
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It lacks a waistline : TENTDRESS
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Standings column : LOSSES
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Hero of Dryden's "All for Love" : ANTONY
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Aftermasts' locations : STERNS
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It may be champed at : THEBIT
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Up again : RERISEN
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"While ___ it ..." : IMAT
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Ordering option : TOGO
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Big name in stunt riding : EVEL
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Cong. period : SESS
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Intoxicant : MESCAL
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Pen names derived from real people : ALLONYMS
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Has a certain bias : SLANTSUP
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Snow White's Dwarfs, e.g. : SEPTETTE
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Sized up : ASSESSED
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"Silent, upon a peak in ___": Keats : DARIEN
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Tender forms : MONIES
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Put away : STASH
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It might be said ahead of "said" : AFORE
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Shortstop Garciaparra : NOMAR
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Reacted to a blow, in a way : SAWSTARS
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Offerer of Magnifica Class : ALITALIA
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Cost of certain breakups : PALIMONY
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Some Wall Street activity : SELLINGS
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Like most jackets : LAPELED
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Least sound : ILLEST
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Its season includes the Winston : NASCAR
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Kind of control : DAMAGE
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Skirts : EVADES
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Urban planners, at times : ZONERS
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Angus, maybe : SCOT
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Smooth : PAVE
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Place to wear gloves : OVEN
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Go-___ : KART

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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