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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1999

Author:
John Scott Marrone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Scott Marrone

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Marrone. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 18,309 )
Across
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Santa's flight? : ORBIT
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Barry Manilow song locale : COPA
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Buster : NARC
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Seasonal songs : NOELS
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Selfish sort : USER
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Skin aid : ALOE
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Celebrity born Christmas 1924 : RODSERLING
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Certain column : TENS
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Boy or girl preceder : ATTA
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Unwrap : OPEN
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Nursery rhyme food : CURDS
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Question usually asked with raised eyebrows : MOI
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Celebrity born Christmas 1821 : CLARABARTON
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Beat : PUMMEL
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"Potemkin" setting : ODESSA
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Lift : STEAL
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Trunk's locale : REAR
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Celebrity born Christmas 1949 : SISSYSPACEK
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Teaser : PEST
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Peace on earth : AMITY
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Fatherland, to Flavius : PATRIA
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Not smooth : GAUCHE
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Celebrity born Christmas 1642 : ISAACNEWTON
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Potato chip flavor : CHIVE
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Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
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Clue hunters, slangily : TECS
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Apteryx australis : KIWI
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Celebrity born Christmas 1918 : ANWARSADAT
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Gravitate (toward) : LEAN
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Assembly : DIET
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Scolding, e.g. : ABUSE
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Bird on a cliff : ERNE
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Features of British jazz? : ZEDS
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Had : DUPED
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Accesses : ONRAMPS
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Eliminate with some effort : ROOTOUT
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Parents' concerns on Christmas Eve : BEDTIMES
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Part of an apology : CULPA
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Lawn chair material : OSIER
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Feather, to an ornithologist : PENNA
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S.A. country : ARG
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"___ does nothing without purpose": Aristotle : NATURE
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Flashing lights, say : ALERTS
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Sonata parts : RONDOS
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Many a corporate plane : CESSNA
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Resound : ROLL
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Two-timer, e.g. : CAD
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Art collectibles : CELS
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When repeated, an idyllic place : BORA
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Spring time in Paris : MAI
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Bar staple : RYE
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Part of a test track : ESS
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Inclined : APT
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Distance : SPAN
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"For the Boys" co-star, 1991 : CAAN
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Easily tamed bird : EMU
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Started again unexpectedly : KICKEDUP
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Start of a Perry Mason title : THECASE
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Fermented : YEASTED
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Spot : PICKLE
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Not so red-cheeked : ASHIER
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U.N. ostracizee : TAIWAN
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Coulee : RAVINE
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Christmas traveler's worry : ICE
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Traveler : GOER
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"It's a Wonderful Life" role : ERNIE
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Impressed and how! : WOWED
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"___ life!" : THATS
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Anthropologist's topic: Var. : TABU
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Chisellike tool : ADZ
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Down : SAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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