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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Predecessor of 36-Across and sharer with him of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times12/24/13 ( No. 23,422 )
Across
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United rival, once : TWA
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Large number : RAFT
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With 68-Across, prison where 36-Across spent 18 years : ROBBEN
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Enjoy a repast : EAT
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Green land : EIRE
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Philippine seaport with a reduplicative name : ILOILO
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Cockpit reading: Abbr. : ALT
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With 60-Across, 1994-99 role for 36-Across : PRESIDENTOF
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Yeats's "___ and the Swan" : LEDA
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Non-U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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"Oh no!" : YIPE
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Class of automobile inspired by the Ford Mustang : PONYCAR
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In the back, nautically speaking : AFT
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Predecessor of 36-Across and sharer with him of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize : FWDEKLERK
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Dog tail motions : WAGS
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Abbr. at the end of a French business name : CIE
34
Knot : TIE
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Chicago White ___ : SOX
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Late political leader who wrote "Long Walk to Freedom" : NELSONMANDELA
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"___ a living" : ITS
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Hubbub : ADO
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___-advised : ILL
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Father, in Xhosa, and a nickname for 36-Across : TATA
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Bygone policy in 60-Across : APARTHEID
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Boycott : BAN
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Vote for : YES
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Reads carefully : PERUSES
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River that can be seen from the Uffizi Gallery : ARNO
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Geezer : COOT
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Zero ___ (near) : INON
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See 18-Across : SOUTHAFRICA
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Acid holder : VAT
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Rubbernecker : STARER
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Glitch : SNAG
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Flight board posting, for short : ETA
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See 8-Across : ISLAND
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Watch like a wolf : OGLE
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Kind of party : TEA
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Be immersed by : WALLOWIN
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Barack or Michelle Obama, at the memorial service for 36-Across : ATTENDEE
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Prepare to travel again : REPACK
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Make known : AIR
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Unlimited latitude : FREEREIN
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Finished with : RIDOF
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Corrida cry : OLE
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Skeletal : BONY
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Harsh, as winter winds : BITING
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Runs off, as Romeo with Juliet : ELOPES
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Checking account come-on : NOFEE
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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L'Oréal product : DYE
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Enlistee with a chevron above an arc: Abbr. : PFC
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Some horns : ALTOS
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Having no depth, briefly : TWOD
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Draw up new boundaries for : REMAP
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Log chopper : AXE
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Saw logs : SNORE
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Illuminated : LIT
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"Don't go anywhere" : STAY
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Evolving : ADAPTING
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Covers : LIESOVER
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Estrange : ALIENATE
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Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
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Fortunetelling decks : TAROTS
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Like many physicals : ANNUAL
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Beginning : ASOF
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Battlefield procedure : TRIAGE
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Part of Attila's legion : HUN
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Low voices : BASSI
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Online greeting : ECARD
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Other, in Oaxaca : OTRA
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Approximately : ORSO
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Rooster's mate : HEN
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Low-___ (for weight-watchers) : CAL
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Strain : TAX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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