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BYWORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 2012

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 114 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Side-by-side circled words combine with "by" to form new phrases like KNEW by HEART.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 23,056 )
Across
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Sewer, at times : MENDER
7
Dregs of society : SCUM
11
"I'm not doing so well" : AHME
15
___ it up (dress flamboyantly) : GLAM
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Sherpa's tool : ICEAXE
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Kind of street : THRU
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Accurse : DAMN
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Grams : NANA
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Drank quickly : DOWNED
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Allocated dollars for digs : RENTMONEY
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&&& : ANDS
27
"___ time now" : ANY
28
Smoker's convenience : CIGARSTAND
30
Toiling away : ATWORK
32
Santa's bootblack? : SOOT
34
"___ ever!" : DOI
35
Paisley refusals : NAES
37
Gets up : RISES
38
Density symbol : RHO
40
Anti-apartheid org. : ANC
42
1970 hit for Neil Diamond : SHILO
43
De novo : ANEW
44
Lies in the hot sun : BAKES
46
Shacks : LEANTOS
48
Marine rescue grp. : USCG
50
Fancified : ORNATE
52
Really desire, with "over" : DROOL
53
Precipitate : LEADTO
57
House of the speaker? : STEREO
58
Writer : PENNER
60
Big guns : MORTARS
61
F = ma formulator : NEWTON
62
Very wide shoe spec : EEEE
63
Text changes : EDITS
65
Rocket center, once : YAO
66
___ admin : SYS
67
"Not doable" : CANT
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Govt. money guarantor : FDIC
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Its capital is Sydney: Abbr. : NSW
70
"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Just ___ ... or "Just '___" : CAUSE
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Crones : HAGS
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From way back : AGEOLD
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It's needed for self-checkout : BARCODE
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Alternative to broadband : DIALUP
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Fixed rate : SETFEE
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Capital north of Cyprus : ANKARA
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Mat material : SISAL
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Not yet out of the closet? : UNWORN
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Attach a handle to : NAME
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Preceded : FORERAN
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Give a rude awakening, say : ROUST
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Flexible, electrically : ACDC
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Derby features : BRIMS
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Turn blue, say : DYE
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Do wrong : ERR
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Bubbling up : ABOIL
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Ruination : BANE
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Leonard Nimoy's "___ Not Spock" : IAM
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"Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
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Rapper who played Brother Sam on "Dexter" : MOSDEF
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1996 Olympian noted for performing on an injured ankle : KERRISTRUG
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Form letters? : IRS
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"No ___" ("Don't ask me") : IDEA
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Basically : INESSENCE
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Breaks one's back : SLAVES
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Boston player, for short : CELT
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Triple Crown winners must lead their league in these : RBIS
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Too-good-to-be-true offer, often : SCAM
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Roman tragedy writer : SENECA
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Florida's Sanibel, e.g. : ISLE
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Zebra feature : MANE
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They're run up : TABS
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Like some dough : YEASTY
Down
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Unhappy king of legend : MIDAS
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Prefix with -metrics : ECONO
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Vegas casino : NEWYORKNEWYORK
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Roseanne's husband on "Roseanne" : DAN
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Suit : EXEC
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Made de novo : REDID
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Certain baby food : STRAINEDPEAS
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So-called "Goddess of Pop" : CHER
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Samovars : URNS
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It's part this, part that : MUTT
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Whom Shelley wept for : ADONAIS
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"Water Music" composer : HANDEL
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Fr. title : MME
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"Watermark" vocalist : ENYA
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Really bugging : GNAWINGAT
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Woolly : LANOSE
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English royal : ANDREW
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Covers up : MASKS
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Street opening : MANHOLE
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Sports announcer's scream : GOAL
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Lost-parcel inquiries : TRACERS
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Newspaper section : THEARTS
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It's almost nothing : SOU
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Prefix with -porosis : OSTEO
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Took turns recklessly : CAREENED
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Things may be written in it : STONE
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Cap'n's mate : BOSN
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Kind of well : ARTESIAN
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Piece for nine : NONET
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Hockey area in front of the crease : SLOT
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Seemingly forever : EON
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Long-running TV show featuring the Hortons and the Bradys : DAYSOFOURLIVES
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Fishing boats : TRAWLERS
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South American zoo animal : OSO
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Revolutionary 1960s Chinese youth : REDGUARD
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Open ___ : MIC
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They're often behind glass : DISPLAYITEMS
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Prompt : CUE
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Apocryphal : FALSE
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ABC, for one : NETWORK
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Wall St. credential : MBA
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Small boat made of wickerwork : CORACLE
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"___ / Had 'em" (classic two-line poem about fleas) : ADAM
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Quibblers split them : HAIRS
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The Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
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Sci-fi or western : GENRE
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Result of a bang-up job? : DENT
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One running : CANDIDATE
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Beta carotene and others : ISOMERS
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Go out : EBB
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Trick-winning attempt in bridge : FINESSE
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___ beer : NEAR
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Dwellings : ABODES
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TV announcer who broke the news of John Lennon's murder : COSELL
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Earn hand over fist : RAKEIN
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Firenze friends : AMICI
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Rumpled : MUSSY
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Put up : ERECT
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Lamb specialty : ESSAY
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Unwilling to budge : FIRM
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Kick back : REST
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People conquered by the Spanish : INCA
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Wound protector : SCAB
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Much merriment : GLEE
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Heat org. : NBA
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Got ___ (did great) : ANA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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