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YULE OUTSOURCING

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 2007

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {WXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 21,229 )
Across
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Literary slips : ERRATA
7
Lost : MISLAID
14
Grade school administration, maybe : IQTEST
20
Joint : REEFER
21
Former Acura model : INTEGRA
22
Fashion's Bartley : LUELLA
23
Start of a holiday verse : SANTASHADANEASYSEASON
26
Locks : TRESSES
27
10% : TITHE
28
"___ Gold" (1997 film) : ULEES
29
Suffix with respond : ENT
30
Way overdue to take off? : OBESE
32
Former Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
34
"Being and Nothingness" writer : SARTRE
38
About : ANENT
39
Area for a reupholsterer : ARMREST
43
Comment made with a nod : ISEE
44
"___ alternative ..." : ASAN
45
"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
46
Insect repellent : DEET
48
Verse, part 2 : LYINGINHISBIGRECLINER
54
Author Deighton : LEN
55
___ the mistletoe : UNDER
56
Audibly : ALOUD
57
Expiate, with "for" : ATONE
58
Nicholas and others: Abbr. : STS
59
Ticks off : IRES
60
Church part : SPIRE
61
Intrinsically : PERSE
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A.A.A. recommendations: Abbr. : RTES
63
Sandwich shop orders : PITAS
64
Lumber : PLOD
66
"The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
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"What to do? What to do?" feeling : PANIC
70
Brown : SEAR
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Young amphibian : EFT
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Some sorority sisters : IOTAS
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Implied : TACIT
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Christmas ___ : PIE
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Verse, part 3 : IFYOUASKHIMFORAREASON
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Archer William : TELL
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Fannie ___ (investing options) : MAES
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Theodemocratic state : IRAN
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Up ___ good : TONO
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Porters : REDCAPS
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Popular cuisine : CAJUN
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Unemotional type, slangily : ICEMAN
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Certain soldier : ANT
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"Little Miss Sunshine" co-star : ARKIN
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Mentalist Geller : URI
95
Dangerous seepage : RADON
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Decorative gateway in Japan : TORII
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Classic role played by Gérard Depardieu in "The Man in the Iron Mask" : PORTHOS
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End of the verse : EVERYTOYISMADEINCHINA
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Jack of "The Apartment" : LEMMON
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Fruitcake and plum pudding, e.g. : EDIBLES
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Tickles : ELATES
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Source of "we three kings" : ORIENT
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Puts a new bottom on : RESOLES
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Blocks : DETERS
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Once, old-style : ERST
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Where the bag of gifts is stowed on a sleigh : REAR
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Auberjonois of "The Christmas Star" : RENE
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Times in classifieds : AFTS
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Promo, perhaps : TEASER
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Fictional detective Lupin : ARSENE
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Home of Christmas Lake Village: Abbr. : IND
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RR stop : STA
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Of fast times? : LENTEN
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Discriminating sort, in a way : AGEIST
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Heated : IRATE
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Word repeated in "Now ___ away! ___ away! ___ away ...!" : DASH
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French pronoun : ILS
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Line former : QUEUER
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Green-blue : TEAL
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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Blue-black berrylike fruit : SLOE
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Whips : TANS
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Longed (for) : YEARNED
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Studio sign : ONAIR
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Uncle ___ : BENS
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Univ. QB, perhaps : BMOC
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Grammy and Emmy-winning soprano : SILLS
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Until now : ASYET
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Straps in a sleigh : REINS
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Number of lords a-leaping : TEN
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Grate-ful? : ASHES
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Based on ___ story : ATRUE
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Made a long story short? : EDITED
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Title in Toledo : SENOR
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Difficult period : TEENS
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Big range : ANDES
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Stravinsky and others : IGORS
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Christmas ___ : TREE
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Garfield's assassin : GUITEAU
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Memo starter : INRE
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Initiation rite : BAPTISM
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Kind of artery : ILIAC
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French-named city on Galveston Bay : LAPORTE
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Mideast desert : SINAI
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Like the Christmas story, often : RETOLD
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What snow shovels may produce : PATHS
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Christmas cookie ingredient : PECAN
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Cub's place : LAIR
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Some : ABIT
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Career soldier : LIFER
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Peter of "Everybody Loves Raymond" : BOYLE
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Elbows : POKES
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It's a wrap : SARAN
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___ salts : EPSOM
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Singer Apple : FIONA
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Joint part : TENON
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Will likely : ISAPTTO
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"Born ___" : TORUN
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"Walk Like ___" : AMAN
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Part of Captain Cook's explorations : FIJI
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Had : ATE
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Rafting area : CANYON
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Big pickle? : CRISIS
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Out-elbowed? : AKIMBO
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Pressed : IRONED
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Group : CIRCLE
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Take for ___ : ARIDE
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News source, for short : UPI
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Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
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Swear : AVER
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Moore of "G.I. Jane" : DEMI
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"Coffee, Tea ___?" : ORME
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Court hearing : OYER
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"Take ___!" : THAT
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Author Shere : HITE
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Lulu : ONER
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Lip : SASS
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Big bang maker : TNT
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Word left off the end of the clue at 13-Down : ALL
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Poor grade : DEE
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Satisfactory grade, in kindergarten : ESS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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