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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 2006

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Up to the task : ABLE
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Machinist's tool : LATHE
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Study all night, say : CRAM
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Common cause of postponement : RAIN
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Rural units : ACRES
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Olympic swimmer's assignment : LANE
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Regis Philbin and others : ABCDAYTIMEHOSTS
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Hive occupant : BEE
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Ariz. neighbor : NMEX
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Actor Milo : OSHEA
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Foal's mother : MARE
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Motion picture academy honor : FILMNOMINATION
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Tureen accessory : LADLE
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Hands (out) : DOLES
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Wall St. deal : LBO
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Mystery writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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"See? … huh, huh?" : GETIT
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Emptiness : VOID
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Get older : AGE
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Lemon peels, e.g. : ZESTS
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Alumni : FORMERSTUDENTS
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Passé : OLD
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Beauty's counterpart : BEAST
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The Beatles, e.g. : BAND
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___ Na Na : SHA
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There's one in 17-, 26- and 42-Across : ALPHABETQUARTET
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Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Transnational currency : EURO
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Wines to serve with beef : REDS
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Singer Turner and others : TINAS
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Comic Sandler : ADAM
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___-Israeli relations : ARAB
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Sweetie pie : BABE
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Head case? : LICE
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Finale : END
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Nonprofessional : LAYMAN
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Part of a French play : ACTE
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Cereal "for kids" : TRIX
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Language suffix : ESE
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Place for hangers : CLOSET
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Impetuous : RASH
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A few chips, say, in poker : ANTE
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Tableland : MESA
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Japanese cartoon style : ANIME
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Jewish circle dances : HORAS
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French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
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Setting : MILIEU
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Working without ___ : ANET
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North Dakota's largest city : FARGO
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Slacker : IDLER
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Danish birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen : ODENSE
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Sacred choral work : MOTET
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Irving Berlin's "When ___ You" : ILOST
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Back-of-newspaper section : OBITS
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Nonverbal O.K.'s : NODS
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Bit of foliage : LEAF
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Reason for an R rating : GORE
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Sell : VEND
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Airline once said to be "ready when you are" : DELTA
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Nintendo's The Legend of ___ : ZELDA
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Pulverizes : MASHES
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Dunkable treats : DONUTS
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1930's boxing champ Max : BAER
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Vogue competitor : ELLE
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Mimicked : APED
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Square in the first column of bingo : BTEN
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Water : AQUA
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Simple earring : STUD
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Zeus' wife : HERA
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Molecule part : ATOM
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Flier in a cave : BAT
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___ Lilly, maker of Prozac : ELI
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Actor Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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