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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Royal who's notably a crossword fan, for short

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Adam G. Perl notes:
The inspiration for this puzzle came from the word "mustache" when I discovered it was a perfect homophone for "must dash." I needed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I really liked the idea here. GOBI TWEEN and GO BETWEEN — what fun! PARIS ALE and PARASAIL were pretty clever as well. Neat concept, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times12/24/14 ( No. 23,787 )
Across
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A majority of : MOST
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They show which way the wind blows : VANES
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Figs. on a bell curve : IQS
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Weakish poker holding : APAIR
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Origami bird : CRANE
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Once called : NEE
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1955 Julie London hit : CRYMEARIVER
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Org. in "Argo" : CIA
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For mature audiences : RATEDR
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Glide, in a way : PARASAIL
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"Well, what have we here?!" : OHO
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Round trips, of a sort: Abbr. : HRS
26
Easy gait : LOPE
27
Pays, as the bill : FOOTS
29
Charred : SEARED
33
Intermediary : GOBETWEEN
37
Listerine alternative : SCOPE
38
Othello, for one : MOOR
39
Squelch : SITON
41
More than : OVER
42
Eye-opener? : ALARM
44
11- or 12-year-old Mongolian desert dweller? : GOBITWEEN
46
13th-century invaders : TATARS
48
Some sneaks : NIKES
49
Pickable : RIPE
51
It may be original : SIN
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Not keep up : LAG
55
Left Bank quaff? : PARISALE
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Elvis's Mississippi birthplace : TUPELO
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Upstate N.Y. campus : RPI
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Certain waterway to the Black Sea? : CRIMEARIVER
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Albany is on it: Abbr. : EST
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Subject of elementary education? : ATOMS
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French pupil : ELEVE
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Candy in a dispenser : PEZ
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Kind of chart : NATAL
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Some jeans : LEES
Down
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Large in scale : MACRO
2
What "O" on a newsstand stands for : OPRAH
3
Tell : SAYTO
4
Cons do it : TIME
5
Device with a programmable clock, for short : VCR
6
Not give ___ (be indifferent) : ARIP
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N.C.I.S. part : NAVAL
8
Summer months in Santiago : ENEROS
9
Gauchos' wear : SERAPES
10
Conquistador's foe : INCA
11
Royal who's notably a crossword fan, for short : QEII
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Christmas ___ : SEAL
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In high demand : REDHOT
18
Four computer keyboard symbols : ARROWS
22
Manatees : SEACOWS
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Old New Yorker cartoonist William : STEIG
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Maserati competitor : FERRARI
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Big East's ___ Hall : SETON
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Go here, there and everywhere : ROVE
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Abbé de l'___, pioneer in sign language : EPEE
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"Nebraska" star, 2013 : DERN
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M.B.A. hopeful's exam : GMAT
34
"Return of the Jedi" dancing girl : OOLA
35
Gravy holder : BOAT
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Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
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Premier Khrushchev : NIKITA
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Scary experience for a claustrophobe : MRISCAN
45
___ track : TENURE
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Athens rival : SPARTA
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"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
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Bank security feature? : LEVEE
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"All Day Strong. All Day Long" brand : ALEVE
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Horns in on? : GORES
55
Peeling potatoes or shucking corn, for short : PREP
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Church section : APSE
57
Classic theater name : RITZ
58
Watson who played Hermione Granger : EMMA
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Disagreeable person : PILL
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Common adult ed course : ESL

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