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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 2010

Author:
Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Hill. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bagg. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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"___ time" : ITS
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Originator of the phrase "rosy-fingered dawn" : HOMER
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Last picture in an alphabet book : ZEBRA
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Lay : SET
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Adult : OFAGE
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Ducks, in "Peter and the Wolf" productions : OBOES
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What to use to spell 30-Down, according to George Bernard Shaw, reputedly, Part 1 : THEGHFROMENOUGH
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Shout into a canyon : HELLO
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Still : SILENT
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Notorious 1999 computer virus : MELISSA
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Conservative philosophy in Britain : TORYISM
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Actress Lupino and others : IDAS
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They're usually white or brown : EGGS
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Letters from a mathematician : QED
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Books often read on Saturday : TORAH
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One of the five counties of Hawaii : KAUAI
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Part 2 : THEOFROMWOMEN
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Beginning of a saying about evil : SEENO
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Object of Andy's affection in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" : TRISH
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Flight board abbr. : ARR
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Workplace for a 23-Down : FIEF
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Goals : ENDS
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Intro : PRELUDE
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Lion's home : DETROIT
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Like some eyes and soup : WATERY
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Prefix with -pathy : OSTEO
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Part 3 : THETIFROMNATION
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Zero, in slang : BAGEL
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Lips : EDGES
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Nod, perhaps : CUE
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Noisome noise : SNORE
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The Tower, e.g. : TAROT
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Flight board abbr. : ETD
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Panama and Suez : ISTHMI
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Snickered : TEHEED
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Designer McCartney : STELLA
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Alternative to Ring Dings : HOHOS
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A little peculiar : OFF
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Spoil : MAR
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They may be deal breakers : EGOS
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Opposite of invoices : REMITS
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One fighting urban sprawl, say : ZONER
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Black : EBONY
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Shop : BOUTIQUE
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Like some gas: Abbr. : REG
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Memento from an old flame? : ASH
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Shine : GLISTEN
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Grp. with the platinum album "Out of the Blue" : ELO
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Worker on a 43-Across : SERF
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Lab gel : AGAR
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Reggae/dancehall artist ___ Paul : SEAN
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Century-starting year : MDI
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"Fish" : GHOTI
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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Ring results, for short : KOS
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One of the Five Colleges : AMHERST
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Abbr. on an old map of the West : TERR
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Shout at the top of a roller coaster : HEREWEGO
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Who'll "talk 'til his voice is hoarse," in a 1960s sitcom : MRED
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Good radio station for a bride? : WIFE
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Simpleton : SAP
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Find (out) : FERRET
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Spot : NOTICE
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Fade : DIEOUT
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High : STONED
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"Peace out" : LATER
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Of service : UTILE
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High-___ : DEF
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A goner : TOAST
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Jedi with a big forehead : YODA
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Big inits. on cable : TBS
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Old Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Boss: Abbr. : MGR
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Prefix with conservative : NEO

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

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