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New York Times, Friday, December 24, 2004

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 37 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 20,135 )
Across
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Parts of some Correggio paintings : SERAPHS
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Handheld shooter : MINICAM
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Beyond the blue : OVERSEA
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Calixa Lavallée composition : OCANADA
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1962 #1 hit for five weeks : BIGGIRLSDONTCRY
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Natural shades : ECRUS
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Idea of a musical composition : THEMA
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Fortune : HAP
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Drivers' choices: Abbr. : RTES
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"I Was ___ War Bride" : AMALE
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Mother of Artemis : LETO
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Umpire's call : LET
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Tarzan film actress Markey and others : ENIDS
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Stop along the way : MOTEL
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"It's not clear-cut" : YESANDNO
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It may be hair-raising : MOUSSE
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Some jars and bottles : SCREWTOPS
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Out of the blue? : ASHORE
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Bugbear : BOGEYMAN
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Not to be taken seriously : INANE
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Veins : MODES
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Had : ATE
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Boxer's attire : ROBE
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Recipe phrase : MIXIN
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Protein unit : GRAM
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Opening for light? : TWI
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Plain ___ : TOSEE
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Romance in verse : GESTE
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Senior's complaint : IMTOOOLDFORTHIS
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Bar : MEASURE
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Activity of one who's paper-trained? : ORIGAMI
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Became involved in : ENTERED
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Cobbles, in a way : RESOLES
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How best to judge : SOBERLY
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Adam or Eve : EVICTEE
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Terse R.S.V.P. : REGRETS
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Victim of Hermes : ARGUS
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They're pitchfork-shaped : PSIS
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"Talk to ___," 2002 Almodóvar film : HER
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Drudge's place : SALTMINE
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Types : MODELS
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"Where ___ from …" : ICOME
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Dog of literature : NANA
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Some income: Abbr. : INT
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Document seals : CACHETS
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Magazine publishing info : ADRATES
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What some celebrations are centered around : MAYPOLE
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Didn't really hit : SHADOWBOXED
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Automaker Citroën : ANDRE
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Rotten : LOUSY
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Ink, in Isère : ENCRE
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Puts on an unhappy face : MOPES
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Together : ASONE
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___ David : MOGEN
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So-o-o scrumptious : TODIEFOR
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Station slot : AIRTIME
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White guys? : SNOWMEN
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Home : HABITAT
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Lead ceremoniously : MARSHAL
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Together : ATATIME
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Ruin : NEMESIS
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Used weasel words : MISLED
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Her "Collected Poems" won the 1952 Pulitzer : MOORE
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Start : GETGO
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See the sights : TOUR
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1912 painter of Picasso : GRIS
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Suffix with malt : OSE
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Underground wealth : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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