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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 2003

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Underwood

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGJQ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Underwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 19,770 )

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Across
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"Gosford Park" character ___ Novello : IVOR
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Zool. or astron. : SCI
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Stiffness : STARCH
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Street crossing Hollywood : VINE
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Razor-billed ___ : AUK
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"Yeah, right!" : OHSURE
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x, for one : AXIS
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Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : CPO
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One on the go : DASHER
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Juicy fruit : NECTARINE
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Hackneyed : TIRED
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Took surreptitiously : SNEAKED
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1953 Jean Simmons title role : BESS
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Disencumber : RID
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Lightning bolts, in Germany : BLITZEN
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Sirens, e.g. : WOMEN
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Fish eaten whole : SMELT
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W.W. II map: Abbr. : ETO
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It comes to mind : IDEA
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Owner of eight other answers in this puzzle : SANTA
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Daring 1960's Ralph Ginzburg magazine : EROS
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···---··· : SOS
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Lincoln and Ford : AUTOS
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Be a poor public speaker : DRONE
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Cavorter : PRANCER
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Slip into : DON
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Prefix with meter : OCTA
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Wild ones : MANIACS
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Zulu, for one : BANTU
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The Tigers : PRINCETON
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Good-for-nothing : OTIOSE
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Cable inits. : AMC
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"Forever, ___" (1996 humor book) : ERMA
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California's ___ Pass : DONNER
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Take in : SEE
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One who waits in ambush : LIER
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Split-second : SPEEDY
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___ favor : POR
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Stuff : SATE
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Several czars : IVANS
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Female fox : VIXEN
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Opposite of neat : ONICE
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Stopping-off place : RESTAREA
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Like some ground : SACRED
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Matchmaker : CUPID
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Religious image: Var. : IKON
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Turf : SOD
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"Aha!" : THATSIT
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Basketball datum : ASSIST
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German valley : RUHR
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Chief Big Bear, for one : CREE
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Reindeer group : HERD
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Parallel : AKIN
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Dodgers' field, once : EBBETS
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"___ Cinders" (old comic) : ELLA
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Nil : ZERO
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School attended by Ian Fleming : ETON
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Rudolph's beacon : NOSE
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Bit of a shock? : WISP
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Musk or must : ODOR
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City near Phoenix : MESA
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Subordinate bureaucrat : SATRAP
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6 on a phone : MNO
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Mincemeat ingredient : SUET
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : ERNIEELS
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Criminal defendant, with "the" : ACCUSED
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Therefore: Fr. : DONC
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Nil : NOTONE
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Ballerina : DANCER
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Photocopy precursor : MIMEO
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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Cleaning brand : COMET
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Net : SNARE
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What gymgoers show off, slangily : BODS
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On : ATOP
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Reindeer team, counting Rudolph : NINE
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Sound gravelly : RASP
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Suffix with mock : ERY

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

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