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New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 2011

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kristian House

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1222 ( 22,689 )
Across
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___-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 2010 : DODD
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Playlet : SKIT
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Small spade, maybe : DEUCE
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Mideast bigwig: Var. : AMIR
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1951 historical role for Peter Ustinov : NERO
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"Nope!" : IXNAY
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Beaut of a butte? : MESA
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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Autumn shade : OCHRE
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Uncool Eskimo? : ARCTICSQUARE
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Original Beatles bassist Sutcliffe : STU
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Sound on Old MacDonald's farm : MOO
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Title cartoon boy : CALVIN
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"The Big Chill" director : KASDAN
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Part of a baseball : SEAM
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Khan married to Rita Hayworth : ALY
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Percussion instrument owned by a New York newspaper? : TIMESTRIANGLE
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7/5/75 winner over Connors : ASHE
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Who wrote "It was many and many a year ago, / In a kingdom by the sea ..." : POE
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Depose : OUST
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Close-knit group at a popular island destination? : BERMUDACIRCLE
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Topic of Objectivism : EGO
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Company car, maybe : PERK
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Aphrodite's love : ADONIS
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Lite : LOWCAL
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Champagne chum : AMI
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Mo. of the hunter's moon : OCT
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Werewolf, e.g. ... or the one responsible for 20-, 34- and 41-Across? : SHAPESHIFTER
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"Shine On, Harvest Moon," e.g. : OLDIE
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Fair : EXPO
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Opera that premiered on Christmas Eve of 1871 : AIDA
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Red-haired ogress of film : FIONA
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Brim : TEEM
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Nothingness : VOID
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Pink ___ : FLOYD
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It can make the face red : ACNE
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Early Beatles tune subtitled "Go to Him" : ANNA
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Reversible fabric : DAMASK
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Code of silence : OMERTA
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Olympic event dating back to ancient Greece : DISCUSTHROW
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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Carnival treat : SNOCONE
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Chief of medicine on "Scrubs" : KELSO
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"The Hurt Locker" locale : IRAQ
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Food that wiggles : TOFU
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Kid's art project : DIORAMA
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Shine : EXCEL
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The Wildcats of the America East Conf. : UNH
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Roller coaster part : CAR
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Cyclone part : EYE
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Worship leader : IMAM
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Popular source of antioxidants : ACAI
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Inkling : VAGUENOTION
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Drugs and crime, e.g. : ILLS
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Security Council vote : NYET
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Soup base : STOCK
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Go at it : SPAR
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Court plea, for short : NOLO
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Biblical brother : ABEL
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State symbol of Utah : SEGO
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In the near future : UPAHEAD
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Writer François ___ Rochefoucauld : DELA
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Make forcefully, as a point : RAMHOME
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Year of the Battle of Pollentia : CDII
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Immobilized by a storm, maybe : ICEDIN
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Italian road : STRADA
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Hit TV series starring Gary Sinise : CSINY
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Part of a mountain forest : ASPEN
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Sponsor of ads famous for nudity : PETA
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Not jud. or leg. : EXEC
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Kind of bean : FAVA
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Slightly askew : OFF
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Wee : LIL
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Scooby-___ : DOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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