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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Author:
Jonathan Porat
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Porat

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4 Scrabble average: 1.90 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Porat. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 21,960 )
Across
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"I dare you" : JUSTTRYME
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The Hawks of the Atlantic 10 conference, informally : STJOE
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This very moment : ASWESPEAK
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Conscious : AWAKE
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1970 Santana hit : BLACKMAGICWOMAN
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Orch. section : STR
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It might pass une loi : SENAT
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Reuters competitor : UPI
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Tiny recipe amount : ADASH
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Idol worshiper? : GROUPIE
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Kind of pit, briefly : BARBQ
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Burgundy or Chablis : VIN
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Evidence in the Watergate scandal : WHITEHOUSETAPES
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"Without ___, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable": Shaw : ART
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Instantly fry : ZAP
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In vitro cells : OVA
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Macho types : REDBLOODEDMALES
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Lone Star State cowboy : TEX
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Trekkies' genre : SCIFI
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Impulsively : ONAWHIM
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Medical insurance portion of Medicare : PARTB
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Extinct cousin of the kiwi : MOA
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Break point score, perhaps : ADOUT
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Artist Lichtenstein : ROY
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Varying wildly : ALLOVERTHEPLACE
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Misanthrope : HATER
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Part of a postal address for Disneyland : ANAHEIMCA
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+ end : ANODE
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Answer to an old riddle alluded to by the starts of 17-, 32-, 42- and 64-Across : NEWSPAPER
Down
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Pointed criticisms : JABS
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Org. that used to bring people to court? : USLTA
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Stretch of grass : SWARD
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Sam Spade type : TEC
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"Uh-uh, bad!" : TSK
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Tach reading : RPM
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Votes for : YEAS
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Gandalf, for one : MAGE
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Barely making (out) : EKING
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Took care of business : SAWTOIT
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See 32-Down : TWO
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Become blocked : JAMUP
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Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
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Start of a counting rhyme : EENIE
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Have turkey-serving duty, say : CARVE
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U.S. dance grp. : ABT
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It facilitates replying to a MS. : SAE
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Buckingham Palace letters : HRH
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Article in El Mundo : UNA
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Schmo : BOZO
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Campus areas : QUADS
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Card game for 11-Down : WAR
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Onetime realm of central Eur. : HRE
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"___ be an honor" : ITD
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A writer may work on it : SPEC
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Washington pro : POL
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
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"Oh yeah ...," in a text message : BTW
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France's second-busiest port : LEHAVRE
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Nitrous ___ : OXIDE
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Brief swim : DIP
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Design deg. : MFA
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Lungful : AIR
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1935 Triple Crown horse : OMAHA
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Christopher who directed "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
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Finnish architect Alvar ___ : AALTO
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Erin of "Happy Days" : MORAN
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Charlie Chaplin persona : TRAMP
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Ball-rolling game : BOCCE
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Midwinter phenomenon, sometimes : THAW
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Strangely, it's shorter than a day on Venus : YEAR
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Orthographer's ref. : OED
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Frequent Canadian interjections : EHS
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Vim : PEP
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___ Fáil, Irish coronation stone : LIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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