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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 2009

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 48 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 21,962 )

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Across
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Sony computer brand : VAIO
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River of Germany : SAAR
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One who worked in a "dismal little cell" : BOBCRATCHIT
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A-list wannabe : SOCIALCLIMBER
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Georgia border river : SAVANNAH
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Order in the court : DECREE
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Blanch : SCALD
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"Piece" org. : NRA
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Italy's first capital : TURIN
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Canine warnings : GRRS
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Taking too much, briefly : ODING
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With 35-Down, brother of Master Peter : TINY
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Stocking stuffer : TOY
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With 32-Across, one subjected to "incessant torture of remorse" : GHOSTOF
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Org. with inspectors : FAA
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Cause for weaving, for short : DUI
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Prepare to drive : TEEUP
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See 26-Across : JACOBMARLEY
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Something to do twice? : THINK
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It may be rolled : OAT
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"Ho, ho, ho," e.g. : LAUGH
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Burial place of Macbeth : IONA
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Apportioned, as medicine : DOSED
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Noted Bauhaus teacher : KLEE
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"Little Women" woman : MEG
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Quick-change artists? : PITCREW
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25-Across maker : ELF
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Repeated part of "Deck the Halls" : LALALA
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Agrarian concern : SOIL
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One who saw his name upon the stone of a neglected grave : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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Michael who wrote "Charmed Lives" : KORDA
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It's gross : GOO
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Tannenbaum topper : ENGEL
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Gradual : EASY
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On the ___ : SLY
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Tupolev Tu-144s, e.g. : SSTS
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Sung parts, as of carols : VOCALS
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Trapped, after "in" : ABIND
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Optimistic assertion : ICAN
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"As You Like It" hero : ORLANDO
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Mo. town : STL
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Kind of rock : ACID
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Ertegun who co-founded Atlantic Records : AHMET
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Club steak, e.g. : RIBCUT
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Emma of fiction : BOVARY
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1843 work in five "staves" : ACHRISTMASCAROL
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"Super!" : TERRIF
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Pelvic prefix : SACRO
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Spanish royal : REINA
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U.S.A.F. E-5 : SSGT
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"And Winter Came ..." artist : ENYA
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Termite tormentor : ANTEATER
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1970 hit by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young : OHIO
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Suffix with party : GOER
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It's gross : GUCK
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Like Santa's bag on Christmas Eve : FULL
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___ Perino, George W. Bush's last White House press secretary : DANA
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Prime : PEAK
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Sleigh bells and such : JINGLERS
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Pirates : BOOTLEGS
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Iconic flamers : YULELOGS
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See 24-Across : TIM
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Groundbreaking invention? : HOE
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Foam alternative : GEL
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Hutch's head, briefly : HEF
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Junot ___, 2008 Pulitzer winner for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" : DIAZ
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One with an ancestor: Abbr. : DESC
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S O S, e.g. : PLEA
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Sported : WORE
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"The ___ Williams Christmas Album" : ANDY
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Na+ and Cl- : IONS
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Manage, with "out" : EKE
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Fancy wrap : BOA
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Protein source : SOY
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Secure : GET
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Chicago runners : ELS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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