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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Author:
Robert A. Doll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert A. Doll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Doll. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 21,959 )
Across
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Material for informal jackets or skirts : DENIM
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Building block brand : LEGO
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City on the Arno : PISA
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"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" writer Loos : ANITA
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Like slander, as opposed to libel : ORAL
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Bartlett's abbr. : ANON
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Attendant at a '50s dance? : HOPSTEWARD
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Occupy the throne : RULE
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Animals farmed for their fur : MINKS
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Goodyear's Ohio headquarters : AKRON
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Personnel concern for Santa? : ELFESTEEM
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Tuckered out : SPENT
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Mule of song : SAL
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Tofu source : SOY
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Item made from 20-Across : STOLE
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Goofs : SLIPUPS
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Hosiery hue : ECRU
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One given away by her father, often : BRIDE
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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Washed-up star : HASBEEN
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Grammarian's concern : USAGE
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
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Krazy ___ of the comics : KAT
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Miami-to-Boston dir. : NNE
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Street urchins : WAIFS
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Acupuncturist? : PINDOCTOR
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Pakistan's chief river : INDUS
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All lathered up : SOAPY
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Injure, as the knee : SKIN
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Addicted to shopping? : MALLMINDED
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Walk wearily : PLOD
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The brother in "Am I my brother's keeper?" : ABEL
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Item in "Poor Richard's Almanack" : ADAGE
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Places for props : SETS
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Many adoptees : PETS
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Curtain fabric : NINON
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Morse T : DAH
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Sip from a flask : NIP
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Response to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Henri who painted "The Dance" : MATISSE
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Subdued in manner : LOWKEY
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Shake an Etch A Sketch : ERASE
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Needle-nosed fish : GAR
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Jolly ___ Saint Nick : OLD
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Ads aimed at hikers and picnickers? : PARKPLUGS
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Toughen, as to hardship : INURE
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Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
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With regard to : ANENT
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Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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"Chop-chop!," on a memo : ASAP
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To be, to Brutus : ESSE
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Gate fastener : LATCH
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Botanist's study : FLORA
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Pinochle lay-down : MELD
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Gift in a long, thin box : TIE
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Money for liquor? : LUSHFUNDS
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Break a commandment : SIN
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Botanist's study : PLANT
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Musical repetition mark : SEGNO
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Gridder Roethlisberger : BEN
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Collect, as rewards : REAP
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Not e'en once : NEER
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Jazz combo member : BASS
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Ideal, but impractical : UTOPIAN
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Rounded hills : KNOLLS
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63-Across's father : ADAM
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Cirrus cloud formations : WISPS
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A spat covers it : ANKLE
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Dostoyevsky novel, with "The" : IDIOT
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It might have a single coconut tree : ISLET
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Singer Lauper : CYNDI
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Explorer's aid : MAP
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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Aykroyd of "Ghostbusters" : DAN
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Swelled head : EGO
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La-Z-Boy spot : DEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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