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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 2009

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQXZ} This is puzzle # 184 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 21,961 )
Across
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Light in a bad way : TORCH
6
Emmy-winning character actor James : COCO
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In : AMID
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Novelist Calvino : ITALO
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Astronomer's sighting : NOVA
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In perpetuity : FOREVERANDEVER
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Twin : DUAL
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Sense : FEEL
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Locks : HAIR
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Edible tubes : PENNE
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Concertedly : ASONE
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Monopoly token : HAT
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How the obvious may be disguised : THINLY
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Fight night highlight : MAINEVENT
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Green, to Goya : VERDE
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Go "pfffft" : STALL
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Dakota Indian : REE
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35mm camera type : SLR
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Fate-tempting motorcyclist : EVELKNIEVEL
40
Suffolk female : EWE
41
One in the charge of un instituteur : ELEVE
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Sources of filets mignons : LOINS
43
"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Deluge : TORRENT
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With a saucy style : PERTLY
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French possessive : SES
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Ho-hum : BLASE
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Big pictures : EPICS
53
Belly laugh : ROAR
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Monopoly token : SHOE
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Tony winner Neuwirth : BEBE
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Pan's place : NEVERNEVERLAND
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Has a blast : REVELS
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Tough trip : TREK
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Opposite of hindered : AIDED
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Olympian ___ (classical works) : ODES
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Delilah portrayer Lamarr : HEDY
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Relish : ENJOY
Down
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Bit of a dustup : TIFF
2
Plains Indian : OTOE
3
Red inside : RARE
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Cavaliers' home : CLEVELAND
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26-Down adjustment: Abbr. : HOR
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Big name in late-night : CONAN
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Any song on a 78 : OLDIE
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Sharp : CLEVER
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It may be part of a bank : OAR
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Like vicuñas : ANDEAN
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It was conquered in 1953 : MOUNTEVEREST
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Novelist Turgenev : IVAN
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Cartoon chipmunk : DALE
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Ship-to-ship call : AHOY
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2008 World Series champs : PHILLIES
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Like tank tops : SLEEVELESS
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Tube : TVSET
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"Is anybody listening ...?" : HELLO
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Impossible to change : IRREVERSIBLE
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"___ oui!" : MAIS
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Tylenol competitor : ALEVE
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Flight support : NEWEL
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Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
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"The Tonight Show" piece : SKIT
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Onetime C&W channel : TNN
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Chaney of "The Wolf Man" : LON
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"The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" novelist : BRESLIN
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Judge's announcement : RECESS
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Made without milk or meat : PAREVE
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Feeling ho-hum : BORED
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Squat's opposite : LANKY
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River that ends in Tarragona : EBRO
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Put out : PEEVED
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Midnight alarm giver : REVERE
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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"___'Clock Jump" (Basie hit) : ONEO
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Whirling water : EDDY
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Ultimate : NTH
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Scottish explorer of the Arctic : RAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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