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CHRISTMAS EVE ADVICE

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 2002

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 118 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 19,402 )
Across
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Famed family of auto racers : UNSERS
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Not lost : CLAIMED
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Drug for a poison victim, maybe : IPECAC
20
Kind of eyes : GOOGOO
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Lallygags : LOITERS
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In-flight : MIDAIR
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Start of a Christmas verse : HANGUPYOURSTOCKINGSDO
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Sandpapered : SMOOTHED
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Airport abbr. : ETD
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Article in Die Zeit : EIN
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"Damage" director : MALLE
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Part of a car test course : ESS
33
Rub : ABRADE
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Mrs. John ___ (Pocahontas) : ROLFE
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"___ calls?" : ANY
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Not brilliant : PALE
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They're uplifting : BRAS
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Event covered by paparazzi : GALA
45
1917 Theda Bara role, informally : CLEO
46
Mosque head : IMAM
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Verse, part 2 : BUTPLEASEDONOTSUPPOSE
53
Oklahoma Indian : OTO
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Utah skiing resort : ALTA
55
Field for a gov. or a sen. : POLIT
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Gulf sight : OILER
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Casual time to start work : TEN
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"O ___ babbino caro" (Puccini aria) : MIO
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Removing one's hat in an elevator, e.g. : CUSTOM
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Where grapes are grown : VINERY
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1930's-60's columnist who wrote "Washington Merry-Go-Round" : PEARSON
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Not straight : SNAKING
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Epistle of the New Testament : ROMANS
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Pals : AMIGOS
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Not an exact fig. : EST
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Big shock? : MOP
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Nuclear event, in headlines : ATEST
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Rugged ridge : ARETE
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Came down : ALIT
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First of a Latin trio : AMO
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Verse, part 3 : THATSANTAYEARNSTOVIEW
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Withered : SERE
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Skinny : DIRT
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Roman called "the Censor" : CATO
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Abbr. after some church names : AME
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One cycle per second : HERTZ
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Enter the picture : APPEAR
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Vacation locale : SPA
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James ___, who wrote "The Thin Red Line" : JONES
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Go astray : ERR
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Hilton rival : HYATT
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Tolkien cannibal : ORC
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Whispers : BREATHES
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End of the verse : SWEATSOCKSORPANTYHOSE
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"Put your rear down!" : PARKIT
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More squalid : SEEDIER
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Head car, maybe : HEARSE
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California county or its seat : FRESNO
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Purely extra : ADDEDIN
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On high : ARISEN
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Terse critiques : UGHS
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Mozart's "Dove ___" : SONO
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Brand in the frozen foods section : EGGO
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Put to flight : ROUTED
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Actress Marceau of "Braveheart" : SOPHIE
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Knucklehead : CLOD
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Baseball's Piniella : LOU
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Melody : AIR
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Intensifying word : ITSELF
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Grit : METTLE
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Wear away : ERODE
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Hero's medal: Abbr. : DSC
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Comment from a lonely-heart : IMISSYOU
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Half-___ (pipsqueaks) : PINTS
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Cusp : EDGE
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One of the Mamas and the Papas : CASS
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A helping hand : AID
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Urge : YEN
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Most acute : KEENEST
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Marilyn Monroe feature : MOLE
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"When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
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"The Name of the Rose" figure : ABBOT
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Beast : BRUTE
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Betray, in a way : RATON
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45-Across had one : ASP
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Nissan sedan : ALTIMA
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Ornamental cord on clothing : PIPING
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Kind of beam : LASER
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File : EMERY
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Florida collegian : GATOR
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They precede many lists : COLONS
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Bewails : LAMENTS
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Photo ___ : OPS
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False : NOTSO
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Indicate : POINTTO
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Attack : COMEAT
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Central principle of Baha'ism : UNITY
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Stay : VISIT
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Soft shade : PASTEL
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"The Flies" dramatist : SARTRE
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Scottish town of Sir Walter Scott's youth : KELSO
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"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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Survey choice : OTHER
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Funny Anne : MEARA
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Relative of "Hmm ..." : GEE
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Down East : MAINE
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Last of a series : OMEGA
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Might : POWER
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Lively : ANIMATO
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Film cartoon with the voice of Woody Allen : ANTZ
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Gets comfortable with : ADAPTSTO
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Growing amount? : ACRE
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Lab subjects : RATS
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Limo occupant, perhaps : VIP
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Played (around) : HORSED
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Hide, in a way : ENCODE
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Self-titled 1986 R & B album : ARETHA
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Grace, e.g. : PRAYER
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Robe material : SATIN
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Wisecracked : JOKED
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Directional suffix : ERN
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On earth : HERE
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Rattles on : YAKS
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Country dance locale : BARN
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Popular cuisine : THAI
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___ de combat : HORS
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
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No longer secret : SEEN
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Suntan lotion letters : SPF
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Combat : WAR
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Davis was its pres. : CSA
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Disencumber : RID
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Can. province : PEI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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