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New York Times, Monday, December 24, 2012

Author:
Michael Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Sharp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 23,057 )
Across
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Irish girls : LASSES
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Yacht, e.g. : BOAT
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Thérèse, for one: Abbr. : STE
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The ___ State (New York) : EMPIRE
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Roof extension : EAVE
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Rite ___ (drugstore) : AID
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Yesterday's joe : STALECOFFEE
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33 1/3 r.p.m. discs : LPS
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Cocktail with an umbrella : MAITAI
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Popular PBS pledge drive giveaway : TOTE
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Quick punches : JABS
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Scouring pad material : STEELWOOL
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Enthusiastic response to "Who wants cookies?" : IDO
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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Credits over newspaper stories : BYLINES
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Cake: Fr. : GATEAU
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Regions : AREAS
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Bonus for showing panache : STYLEPOINTS
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Not a dry eye in the ___ : HOUSE
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Protections for inventors : PATENTS
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They're worth half of TDs : FGS
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Floor cover : RUG
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What Jackie Robinson did, famously, in the first game of the 1955 World Series : STOLEHOME
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Feeling, slangily : VIBE
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Concert stage equipment : AMPS
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Had an in-flight wedding? : ELOPED
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Captain's journal : LOG
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Informant : STOOLPIGEON
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East Lansing sch. : MSU
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Unfreeze : THAW
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Savanna grazers : ELANDS
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RR stop : STN
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Big laughs : YUKS
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Snapple rival : NESTEA
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
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Automated in-box cloggers : SPAMBOTS
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Fictional weaver ___ Marner : SILAS
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Splinter group : SECT
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Prove suitable for : BEFIT
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Galoot : OAF
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Golf ball raiser : TEE
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Swinging-door establishment : SALOON
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Walk very, very quietly : TIPTOE
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1950s Ford duds : EDSELS
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Brewing oven : OAST
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Dances à la Chubby Checker, say : TWISTS
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Lively Irish dance : JIG
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Spain's longest river : EBRO
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Scrutinizing : EYEING
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South American plains : LLANOS
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The beginning : DAYONE
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Minnesota city that shares a harbor with Superior, Wis. : DULUTH
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Barrymore and Kennedy : ETHELS
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Galoot : APE
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Place to fill up in Canada : ESSO
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Loudly critical : STRIDENT
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Massage : RUB
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Ice, Iron or Bronze follower : AGE
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Source of "The Lord is my shepherd ..." : PSALMS
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No more than : ATMOST
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1986 Tom Cruise blockbuster : TOPGUN
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Tumbled : FELL
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Cat calls : MEOWS
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"What happens in ___ ..." : VEGAS
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Tournament that takes all comers : OPEN
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Heap : PILE
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Filthy digs : STY
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Wed. follower : THU
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Acorn bearer : OAK
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Keats dedicated one to a nightingale : ODE
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Secretive org. : NSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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