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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 25,249 )

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Across
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Speaker's spot : DAIS
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"Guess so" : ISPOSE
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Film buff's channel, in brief : TMC
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Have relevance to : BEARON
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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First female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award in film : JUDYGARLAND
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Plastic pipe material, for short : PVC
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Lobster ___ Newburg : ALA
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Rural's opposite : URBAN
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Spa treatment : PEEL
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Become less dense, with "out" : THIN
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Major crop of Brazil : SUGARCANE
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"Hmm ... I see now" : AHOK
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Another name for Cupid : EROS
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Debauched sorts : ROUES
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Lyricist Cahn who wrote "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" : SAMMY
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Wonderment : AWE
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California baseball pro : LOSANGELESANGEL
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Some words from Wordsworth : ODE
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Like some cereals : OATEN
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Prerequisites for some college students : LOANS
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Funny Bombeck : ERMA
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Noted Art Deco artist : ERTE
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Washington, Jackson or Ford : MOVIESTAR
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Range for yodelers : ALPS
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Hebrew letter whose name is also a body part : SHIN
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Doctor Doom, to the Fantastic Four : ENEMY
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Bagel go-with : LOX
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Big Apple N.F.L. team, on scoreboards : NYG
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Seasonal song with a hint to the last words in 17-, 25-, 37- and 45-Across : OTANNENBAUM
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Ghost's cry : BOO
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Retort to "No, you're not!" : YESIAM
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Lead-in to girl or boy : ATTA
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Junkyard dog : CUR
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Anastasia ___, woman in "Fifty Shades of Grey" : STEELE
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Sneaky laughs : HEHS
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___ vu : DEJA
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A step above the minors? : ADULTHOOD
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Here, as derived from hip-hop slang : INDAHOUSE
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Two cents' worth : SAY
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Construction girder : IBAR
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People between Hungarians and Bulgarians : SERBS
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Pacific island nation : PALAU
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Supporters of England's King William III : ORANGEMEN
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Jesus, to Mary : SON
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Put the kibosh on : END
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Like workaholics : TYPEA
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Expert : MAVEN
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Go biking : CYCLE
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Rev, as an engine : GUN
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Apples they're not : PCS
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Home furnishings giant : IKEA
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Navy and Air Force vis-à-vis the military : ARMS
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"Once in ___ David's City" (carol) : ROYAL
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"___ and Janis" (comic strip) : ARLO
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Saw logs : SNORE
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Reassure : SETATEASE
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Cakes and ___ : ALE
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Lab culture site : AGARPLATE
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Deteriorated ... or started out like Santa on December 24? : WENTSOUTH
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Word after who, what, when, where or why : ELSE
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Groups of whales : GAMS
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Seasonal song : NOEL
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German article : EIN
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Rachel Maddow's network : MSNBC
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"Stop being so silly!" : OHYOU
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Pep : VIGOR
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Hit musical with the song "Tomorrow" : ANNIE
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Kidney-related : RENAL
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Author Rand : AYN
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Something that goes viral : MEME
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December 25, informally : XMAS
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Yiddish laments : OYS
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Vietnamese festival : TET
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Cry from Scrooge : BAH

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