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New York Times, Friday, December 23, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 22,690 )

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Across
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Couldn't stop obsessing about : GOTHUNGUPON
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Bolted : MADEARUNFORIT
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Nehru jackets have them : MANDARINCOLLARS
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Decides to try : INDICTS
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Branch of mathematics : LOGIC
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Man of steel? : STATUE
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Add numbers to, say : PAGINATE
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Flower named for its resemblance to a turban : TULIP
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Typesetting no-no : WIDOW
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Paul in politics : RON
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Bread box? : SAFE
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Renaissance painter Botticelli : SANDRO
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Member of a caste system : ANT
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Stealing from the collection plate, e.g. : SACRILEGE
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Org. whose roots go back to the Civil War : IRS
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Violent upheaval : THROES
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Maintain : AVER
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"Evita" narrator : CHE
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Change for the better : AMEND
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"I'm very impressed!" : BRAVO
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Insects : HEXAPODS
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Trees sought by leaf peepers : MAPLES
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Twig used in wickerwork : OSIER
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Murderer in P.D.Q. Bach's spoof opera "A Little Nightmare Music" : SALIERI
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Game you can't lose twice : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Nationwide Series events : STOCKCARRACES
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Initiated, as an undertaking : SPEARHEADED
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Visitor at the beginning of "The Hobbit" : GANDALF
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Material for the Guinness Book : ODDITIES
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Part of a service : TEACUP
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"The Luck of Roaring Camp" writer : HARTE
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"Trinity" novelist : URIS
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Poor Clares member : NUN
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Seller of supplements : GNC
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Overhead light, perhaps : UFO
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It grows older and then croaks : POLLIWOG
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Woollike acrylic fiber : ORLON
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River flowing between two Great Lakes : NIAGARA
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Birthplace of Virgil : MANTUA
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Largest moon in the solar system with a retrograde orbit : TRITON
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Morning weather phenomena : MISTS
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Trail : SCENT
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Steering system components : PINIONS
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Slaphappy, say : ADDLED
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Sticks : GORES
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Battled : WARRED
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Nobody : SCHMO
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How Pyrrhic victories are won : ATAPRICE
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Secret Service agent's accouterment : EARPIECE
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Blood shed on Mount Olympus : ICHOR
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Popular test animal in medical research : RHESUS
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They put half the world down : SEXISTS
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Did Jeeves's job : VALETED
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Turns out : EVERTS
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Albert's love in "Bye Bye Birdie" : ROSIE
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Irving Berlin's "Always," e.g. : BALLAD
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Creator of many talking animals : AESOP
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Actress Tierney : MAURA
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Cross : SORE
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Rap sheet abbr. : AKA
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Manufacturer of bar code scanners : NCR
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Stadium shout : RAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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