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YULE LAUGH

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 2006

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 20,865 )
Across
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Relaxed : ATPEACE
8
Co. that makes Band-Aids : JANDJ
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Pivots : FULCRA
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Dish ladled out hot or cold : BORSCHT
20
Draw out : ELICIT
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Dominant dogs : ALPHAS
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In myth, killer of his own mother, Clytemnestra : ORESTES
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Chinese symbols on Santa's vehicle? : SLEIGHDRAGONS
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Do some tailoring : RESEAM
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Snooker need : CUE
28
Fortuneteller's opening : ISEE
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Baseball's Moises : ALOU
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Paleontological wonder at a natural history museum : TREX
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Part of old French Indochina : LAOS
33
Punching devices : AWLS
35
"March of the Penguins" director ___ Jacquet : LUC
36
8-Down, with "the" : SON
37
Rolling rock : LAVA
38
Itsy-bitsy door decoration? : PEEWEEWREATH
43
Like some chiefs : TRIBAL
45
Variety : ILK
46
Second string : BTEAM
47
Refuges : OASES
49
Spoke at great length : SPIELED
52
1994 sci-fi writer's memoir : IASIMOV
56
Makings of a coup : PLOT
57
Some 1960's coupes : GTOS
58
"Get ___ get out" : INOR
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Home's counterpart : OFFICE
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Sold out, in a way : RATTEDON
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In use : TAKEN
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Hearst's San ___ castle : SIMEON
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Delay : TIMELAG
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Scratch : DOREMI
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Tremor : SEISM
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Relief provider : REDCROSS
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Dispatch boats : AVISOS
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Spigot site : URN
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Common green house gift : FERN
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A long, long time : EONS
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"___ Rollo" (popular Mexican variety show) : OTRO
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Big test : MIDTERM
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Opposite of should : OUGHTNT
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Whitish : ASHEN
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"Don't get any ___" : IDEAS
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___-Caps : SNO
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Hot dog : WEENIE
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Sunburnt Santa? : LOBSTERCLAUS
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Greek height : OSSA
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Dandy : FOP
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River of Devon : EXE
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Kind of terrier : SKYE
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___ speak : SOTO
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Bog down : MIRE
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Big top? : AFRO
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Sight from Messina : ETNA
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It might leave tracks : MUD
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"Peter Pan" writer : BARRIE
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Santa reindeer-turned-zombie? : DONNERTHEDEAD
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Fetch : SELLFOR
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Three in one : TRIUNE
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Celebrates : EXALTS
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Woman in Sartre's "No Exit" : ESTELLE
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Texas city : ODESSA
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Goodwill : AMITY
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Sauntered : MOSEYED
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Cancels : ABORTS
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One who might grab the bull by the horns : TORERO
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Gifts you only think about giving? : PRESENTSOFMIND
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Hedingham Castle locale : ESSEX
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Court minutes : ACTA
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Place to get a reaction in school? : CHEMLAB
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Venusians, e.g. : ETS
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Manger figure : JESUS
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Everything, on the Ems : ALLE
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Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
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Early seventh-century year : DCII
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Christmas gift easily identifiable by shaking? : JIGSAW
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Away's partner : FAR
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Suffix with form : ULA
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Kraft Nabisco Championship org. : LPGA
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Spiny cactus : CHOLLA
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Expired : RANOUT
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Per se : ASSUCH
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Amazon's home : THEWEB
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Cross-out : DELETION
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Handler of gifts for the kids on the "naughty" list? : COALPORTER
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Call at sea : AVAST
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Attest : SWEAR
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Mincemeat ___ : PIE
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Corner piece : ELL
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Stretch (out) : EKE
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Dorm overseers, for short : RAS
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Popular record label : EMI
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Adjusts, as laces : RETIES
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Pogo, e.g. : OPOSSUM
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Italian tragic poet Vittorio : ALFIERI
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Stern parent's reply : ISAIDNO
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Played some songs, say : DIDASET
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Throws a Christmas tree? : MAKESTHEFIRFLY
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"Encore!" : ONEMORE
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Hunter's meat : VENISON
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Star wearer: Abbr. : GEN
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Christmas quaffs set atop a board? : NOGSONWOOD
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Dot follower : COM
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Film buff's cable channel : TMC
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Thrice, in Rx's : TER
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Grp. with the 1977 hit "Do Ya" : ELO
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Melodic pieces : ARIOSI
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"Law & Order" figs. : DAS
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Sell to a new audience, say : REMARKET
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Rescues : FREES
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Military trial, briefly : NTEST
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"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
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N.J. summer setting : EDT
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G8 member : USA
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Serengeti grazer : GNU
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Christmas laughs : HOS
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Tokyo-based carrier : ANA
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Father Time prop : SCYTHE
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1962 Paul Anka hit : ESOBESO
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Precede : LEADTO
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Stephen Hawking's alma mater : OXFORD
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Comedian ___ Mac : BERNIE
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Kansas City suburb : LENEXA
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Brooks Robinson, e.g. : ORIOLE
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Squinted (at) : PEERED
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Like dishwater : SUDSY
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1957 hit for the Bobbettes : MRLEE
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Obligation : ONUS
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Genesis man : ADAM
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QB Hasselbeck : MATT
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Hgts. : ALTS
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U.S.N. officer : ENS
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Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
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Samuel's teacher, in the Bible : ELI
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Two qtrs. : SEM

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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