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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 2004

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 20,136 )

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Across
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Sch. with a Jack Benny Award for comedy : UCLA
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College application parts : ESSAYS
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Stole : FUR
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What Mao Zedong once led : PEASANTARMY
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Purpose : USE
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Continental breakfast items : CROISSANTANDJAM
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Lines in some grids: Abbr. : STS
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Irrational numbers, in math : SURDS
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Much more than respect : DEIFY
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"Diff'rent Strokes" actress : RAE
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Kid : RIB
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Campaign activities : PARTISANTACTICS
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Shakespearean character who asks, "Do you love me, master?" : ARIEL
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Break : STOP
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Moralist's target : SMUT
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Home of the River of No Return: Abbr. : IDA
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Czar attribute : SILENTC
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Org. known for strikes : PBA
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Reply of innocence : NOTI
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Hide : MASK
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Trap at a ski lodge, say : ICEIN
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Mt. Markham's range : TRANSANTARCTICS
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Farm female : DAM
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Secures : HAS
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Charlton Heston title role : ELCID
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Faked out, in hockey : DEKED
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The person in question? : WHO
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Tums alternative : ROLAIDSANTACIDS
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"Patriot Games" villains: Abbr. : IRA
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Holiday gift-giving pool … or a feature of 14-, 17-, 24-, 46- and 60-Across? : SECRETSANTA
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Logical conclusion : QED
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Muddles : MESSES
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Raft : BEVY
Down
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Short lines at a store: Abbr. : UPCS
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Part of C.P.A.: Abbr. : CERT
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Big tin exporter : LAOS
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"___ Lay Me Down" (1995 hit) : ASI
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Supervenes : ENSUES
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Commendation : STAR
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Bank deposit : SAND
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Fine ___ : ARTS
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Business agent : SYNDIC
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Digital camera brand : FUJI
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Colorado academy grp. : USAF
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___ Martin cognac : REMY
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Goes hard at : ASSAILS
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Some are outstanding : DEBTS
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Mail no. : RTE
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Unblinking : RAPT
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Make up : PAINT
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Fire : ARDOR
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Calf catcher : RIATA
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Lion in Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ASLAN
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Big blast, briefly : NTEST
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Maker of light trucks? : TONKA
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Architect of M.I.T.'s Green Building : IMPEI
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Like some measures : CUBIC
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Nixon cabinet member Maurice : STANS
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Prayer leader : IMAM
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Flying noisemakers : CICADAS
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British Commonwealth member : INDIA
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Coupon amt. : CTS
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Bit of inhumanity : SADISM
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Country singer Akins and others : RHETTS
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LaSalle of "ER" : ERIQ
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Shared knowledge : LORE
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Not bare : CLAD
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Some mil. awards : DSCS
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Body parts that may be bent : EARS
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Body part that may be bent : KNEE
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___ list : WINE
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Plasma medium? : HDTV
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Key opening? : OSAY
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Wallace of "E.T." : DEE
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Hack : CAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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