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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Author:
Michael Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Sharp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 22,324 )
Across
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*Cry at the start of a vote : FAVOR
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Tree in California : PALM
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Soulful Redding : OTIS
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Duane ___ (New York City pharmacy chain) : READE
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Land west of the Pacific : ASIA
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"This is terrible!" : OHNO
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Greased : OILED
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"Believe" singer, 1999 : CHER
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Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
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*"Soon enough, my friend" : GOODTIME
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Big mess : SNAFU
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"Bien ___!" : SUR
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Former "S.N.L." comic Gasteyer : ANA
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French theologian who wrote "Sic et Non" : ABELARD
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Jean Sibelius, for one : FINN
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Seat of Albany County, Wyo. : LARAMIE
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Biggie ___ (rapper a k a Notorious B.I.G.) : SMALLS
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Bennett of "What's My Line?" : CERF
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"Am ___ risk?" : IAT
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Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
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*As a package : ONE
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Old man: Ger. : ALTE
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Here, in Juárez : ACA
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Bomber type : BTEN
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More agile : SPRYER
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Relinquish, as arms : LAYDOWN
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Move from site to site? : SURF
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Hall of TV fame : ARSENIO
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Oslo Accords party, for short : PLO
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One way to sway : FRO
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Many a Justin Bieber fan : TWEEN
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*Completely imagined : YOURHEAD
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Kirk's foe in a "Star Trek" sequel : KHAN
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Lofty dwelling : AERIE
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Unadulterated : PURE
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Alveoli site : LUNG
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"I love you," in a telenovela : TEAMO
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Sacred chests : ARKS
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Tense : EDGY
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Poker phrase ... or what's needed to complete the answers to the six starred clues : ALLIN
Down
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Aristophanes comedy, with "The" : FROGS
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Alphabetic pentad : AEIOU
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Bravery : VALOR
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Took too much : ODED
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Common North American hawk : REDTAIL
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Iconic chomper : PACMAN
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New York stadium eponym : ASHE
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Taradiddle : LIE
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Classic candy with nougat : MARSBAR
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"How lu-u-uxurious!" : OOLALA
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*Top-rated TV series of 1971-76 : THEFAMILY
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Madden : INFURIATE
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Lush : SOT
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Quaint lodgings : INNS
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Brand of 45-Down balls : NERF
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Direction at sea : ALEE
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Block : DETER
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Pass muster : FLY
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Where "Otello" premiered, with "La" : SCALA
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General played by Fonda (in 1976), Peck (1977) and Olivier (1982) : MACARTHUR
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*To be expected : ADAYSWORK
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MSNBC competitor : CNN
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Vintner's prefix : OENO
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Terrier's sound : ARF
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Exemplar of dryness : BONE
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Glimmer : TWINKLE
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U.S.S. Enterprise helmsman : SULU
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How some wages are calculated : PRORATA
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Popular tractors : DEERES
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See 23-Down : SPONGY
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Untamed : FERAL
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Sam who directed "Drag Me to Hell" : RAIMI
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Classic theater : ODEON
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Masculine side : YANG
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Cad : HEEL
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Where the robed are rubbed : SPA
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Movie for which Patricia Neal won Best Actress : HUD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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