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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 179 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/25/07 ( No. 21,231 )
Across
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Sword handles : HAFTS
6
Worker's due : WAGE
10
Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
14
"One for My Baby" composer Harold : ARLEN
15
Horse course : OVAL
16
One of nine in golf : IRON
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"Merry Christmas" to the French : JOYEUXNOEL
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Antique autos : REOS
20
Tipple : IMBIBE
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Winter melon : CASABA
23
"Atlas Shrugged" author Rand : AYN
24
Shooters' grp. : NRA
26
Genie holders : LAMPS
29
"Merry Christmas" to Danes : GLAEDELIGJUL
33
Spar verbally : ARGUE
36
"I can only ___ much" : DOSO
37
Sch. named for a televangelist : ORU
38
Life stories on film : BIOPICS
40
Leak fixer : PLUMBER
43
Toss in : ADD
44
Not e'en once : NEER
46
Inspiring sisters : MUSES
47
"Merry Christmas" to Spaniards : FELIZNAVIDAD
51
"Lemon Tree" singer Lopez : TRINI
52
Third after delta : ETA
53
"Pow!" : BAM
56
Federer and Nadal : NETMEN
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Collected : REAPED
62
Hgt. : ELEV
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"Merry Christmas" to Italians : BUONNATALE
66
Two capsules, perhaps : DOSE
67
Terrier sounds : ARFS
68
Animated ogre : SHREK
69
Cold war superpower : USSR
70
Sectional, e.g. : SOFA
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Makeup maker Lauder : ESTEE
Down
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Muslim pilgrim : HAJI
2
Kitchen drawer? : AROMA
3
Visit from the Blue Angels, maybe : FLYBY
4
Readying for a drive : TEEINGUP
5
Cold-shoulder : SNUB
6
Hit the jackpot : WON
7
Guacamole ingredient : AVOCADO
8
Greek earth goddess : GAEA
9
Architects' annexes : ELLS
10
Car safety device : AIRBAG
11
Prized positions : DREAMJOBS
12
Menagerie : ZOO
13
U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
18
TV's Warrior Princess : XENA
22
Thrilla in Manila boxer : ALI
25
It had a notable part in Exodus : REDSEA
27
Blender setting : PUREE
28
Pronounces poorly : SLURS
30
Waikiki welcome : LEI
31
Lively wit : ESPRIT
32
Chat room chuckle : LOL
33
Sailor's behind : ABAFT
34
Bill tack-on : RIDER
35
Piety : GODLINESS
39
It has headquarters at N.Y.C.'s Time Warner Center : CNN
41
Thurman of "Dangerous Liaisons" : UMA
42
Spa treatments : MUDBATHS
45
Make balanced : EVENOFF
48
"The nerve!" : INEVER
49
Benzoyl peroxide target : ZIT
50
"Rats!" : DARN
54
Split up : APART
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Knock-down-drag-out : MELEE
57
Corp. recruits, often : MBAS
58
Continental currency : EURO
60
Move gently : EASE
61
Apollo astronaut Slayton : DEKE
62
Campus e-mail suffix : EDU
63
Acapulco article : LOS
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Supersecretive intelligence org. : NSA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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