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A LITTLE LAUGHTER

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 2005

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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2015151219278
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.52700
Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 20,501 )
Across
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A list of the A-list : WHOSWHO
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Polish port : GDANSK
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Footwear name : THOMMCAN
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Gazetteer data : AREAS
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With freedom of tempo : RUBATO
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"Dunno" : SEARCHME
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Source of a little laughter : SAINTNICHOLAS
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Nether world : TARTARUS
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General breakout : ACNE
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Off course : ASTRAY
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Old propaganda source : TASS
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List : TILT
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Driver's opportunity : TEESHOT
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People aren't usually drawn to this : SCALE
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Make out : SEE
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Yule decorations : BOUGHSOFHOLLY
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Place in a Robert Redford flick : ETTA
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Foofaraws : HOOHAS
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Godiva product : TRUFFLE
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One working close to Washington? : ADAMS
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Breakfast cereal : BRAN
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Learn via a third party : HEAROF
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Berth place : MARINA
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Excessive suavity : OILINESS
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Off : ERRING
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Virginia, once : COLONY
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Terse truths : APHORISMS
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Drew on : USED
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Almond Joy nuts, perhaps : CHOCAHOLICS
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Waiting for a pickup : ONHOLD
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Diner on "Alice" : MELS
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Backyard game : HORSESHOES
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Red and blue : PURPLE
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Big Ten inits. : PSU
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Makes right : AMENDS
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Unwrap impatiently : TEAROPEN
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Son of Mary Stuart : JAMESI
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"Good grief!" : HORRORS
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Give a little : BEND
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Health, in Le Havre : SANTE
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Free : ATLARGE
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Paris pops : PERES
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Start of a 1940's-60's world leader's name : HOCHI
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Vehicles that may be under the Yuletide tree : CHOOCHOOTRAINS
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Blowing away : AWING
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Not even : ASLOPE
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Cultural character : ETHOS
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Creaky, maybe : AGED
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Prepares, as chestnuts : ROASTS
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History chapters : ERAS
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Prepares for a ride : STRAPSIN
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Season's greetings : HAPPYHOLIDAYS
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Laments loudly : ULULATES
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Capital of Somme : AMIENS
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Render helpless : HOGTIE
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Old dinero : PESETAS
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Fly with a long proboscis : TSETSE
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Pounding parts : PEENS
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Attended : WASAT
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Poet who wrote "I have executed a memorial longer lasting than bronze" : HORACE
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Saint-Germain's river : SEINE
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Drops off : WANES
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Multitude : HOST
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Cubism pioneer Juan : GRIS
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Way in or out : DUCT
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Can't take : ABHOR
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Simba's love in "The Lion King" : NALA
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Doesn't touch again : STAYSOFF
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Levels, briefly : KOS
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Thistlelike plant : TEASEL
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Winter frosts : HOARS
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Mohawk-sporting actor : MRT
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Hurdle for future docs : MCAT
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Present seeker : CHRISTMASSHOPPER
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Juju and mojo : AMULETS
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Popular drink mix : NESTEA
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Stable place : STALL
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Cold war side : NATO
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Chevrolet model : TAHOE
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Quoits pegs : HOBS
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Sports org. north of the border : CFL
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Chief Jack House and others : UTES
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Foie ___ : GRAS
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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West Coast airport inits. : SFO
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Fishermen bring them back to shore : YARNS
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Suffix with Ecuador : EAN
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Bum place to stay? : HOBOCAMP
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1983 World Series winners over the Phillies : ORIOLES
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Handel bars? : HALLELUJAHCHORUS
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About half of table salt, chemically : ANIONS
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"Capeesh?" : DIG
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"Get your hands off me!" : HEY
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Richie's mother, to the Fonz : MRSC
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Sights : AIMS
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Calgary-to-Edmonton dir. : NNE
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Director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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New York City park name : RIIS
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Greek : HELLENE
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Sum parts : ADDENDS
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Breezed through : ACED
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Get by : PASS
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Merry sound of the season : HOHOHO
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Strip : UNROBE
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Mus. increase in volume : CRES
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First name in Egyptian politics : HOSNI
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"It is the night of ___ dear Savior's birth" : OUR
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Course for course preparers : HOMEEC
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Speaker systems, briefly : PAS
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Invoice no. : AMT
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Garb for 2-Down : TOGA
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"I kiss'd thee ___ kill'd thee": Othello : EREI
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Nickname for the young Darth Vader : ANI
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Some credit card security features : HOLOGRAMS
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Snake in the grass : RAT
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Elementary school trio : RRR
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Sink : SCUTTLE
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Biting : ACID
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Ending with tele- : THON
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Ltr. afterthoughts : PSS
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Lies low : HOLESUP
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Heroes : HOAGIES
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1936 Olympics star : OWENS
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Pelé's org., once : NASL
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Mantel : LEDGE
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Hold forth : ORATE
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Contribute : PAYIN
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Lots of sissies? : ESSES
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16-Down's desire : SALE
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Fictional wirehair : ASTA
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Mayberry kid : OPIE
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In ___ (worked up) : APET
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Assn. and org. : SYNS
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"Just hear ___ sleigh bells jingling …" : THOSE
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Too rehearsed : PAT
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Santa has a red and white one : HAT
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Restaurant chain since '58 : IHOP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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