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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1997

Author:
Nancy S. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy S. Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQVYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 46 for Ms. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 17,578 )
Across
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They're found on gift tags : NAMES
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Telephone device : JACK
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Unanimously : ASONE
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Mine, to Manet : AMOI
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What some vacationers do : LOLL
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Seasonal accomplishment #1 : CHRISTMASTREEUP
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Duration : LENGTH
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Med students' studies : DISEASES
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Sports event : MEET
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"Inside Politics" broadcaster : CNN
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Seasonal accomplishment #2 : WREATHONTHEDOOR
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Book before Joel: Abbr. : HOS
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One of the Churchills : SARAH
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Musical composition suffix : ETTA
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Gibbs of country music : TERRI
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Geom. shape : RECT
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Loamy soil deposit : LOESS
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Long times : AEONS
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Small: Suffix : ULE
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Seasonal accomplishment #3 : PRESENTSWRAPPED
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Harvardite's rival : ELI
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"That's a ___!" : NONO
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Dives : PLUMMETS
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Blazing : AGLARE
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Advice to the accomplisher : SITBACKANDRELAX
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Seed covering : ARIL
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View from Taormina : ETNA
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Wife of two Forsytes, in "The Forsyte Saga" : IRENE
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Yarn : TALE
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NCO : SSGT
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Bus. subordinates : ASSTS
Down
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Salt : NACL
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1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
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Literary time of day : MORN
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Elgar's "___ Variations" : ENIGMA
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Sonnet endings : SESTETS
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Gridlock : JAM
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"It's ___ world": Dickens : AMAD
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Cousin of camp : KITSCH
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Showy-flowered shrub : OLEANDER
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Shad delicacies : ROES
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Help for Nancy Drew : CLUE
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Locale of the world's longest road tunnel : ALPS
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Locale in a Dr. Seuss title : THEHAT
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Descartes and Magritte : RENES
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Pawed : TOREAT
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Have puppies : WHELP
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Kind of blade : ROTOR
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Nostrils : NARES
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Cast : THROWN
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Get the better of : ONEUP
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Sibling of a mère or père : ONCLE
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Ranked : RATED
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Make a crowd : ASSEMBLE
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Center of a 1965 voter registration drive : SELMA
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Iced drink : SANGRIA
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Clan members : NIECES
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Gondoliers : POLERS
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Academic rite of passage: Abbr. : PSAT
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Bit of Euromoney : LIRA
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Monopoly purchase: Abbr. : UTIL
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Times Square sign : TKTS
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Caroled : SANG
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Pub quaffs : ALES
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Fly off the handle : RANT
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Donald and Ivana, e.g. : EXES
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Cole who sang "The Christmas Song" : NAT

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

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