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New York Times, Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 20,867 )

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Across
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Wounds with a grenade, in slang : FRAGS
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___ carte : ALA
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Just squeeze by : EDGE
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"The Bathers" painter : RENOIR
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Naked Pooh? : BAREBEAR
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"An Inconvenient Truth" presenter : ALGORE
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Sources of free drinks : OPENBARS
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Bullwinkle's salon application? : MOOSEMOUSSE
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Abbr. after many a major's name : RET
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Lop-___ : EARED
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Opposite SSW : NNE
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Blue : SAD
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Omaha Beach time : DDAY
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Hollywood's Alan and Diane : LADDS
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Country's McEntire : REBA
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Luau fare : POI
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Think the world of : ESTEEM
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Hunk : GOB
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The Bruins' #4 : ORR
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USA Today chart shape : PIE
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___ Irvin, classic cartoonist : REA
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Washed away : ERODED
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Aardvark's morsel : ANT
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"Beowulf" quaff : MEAD
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"___ bleu!" : SACRE
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P. & L. statement preparers : CPAS
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___ judicata : RES
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Anonymous John : DOE
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Struck down : SLAIN
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Sphere in space : ORB
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Quick Draw McGraw with laryngitis? : HOARSEHORSE
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Laconic president : COOLIDGE
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Many a realty deal : RESALE
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Bugs Bunny's coat? : HAREHAIR
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Indigent one : NEEDER
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Black cat, to some : OMEN
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Hails from Rocky : YOS
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Reporters : PRESS
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Set up for a fall : FRAMED
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Prepare for another shot : RELOAD
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Silky-coated cat : ANGORA
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Loosey-___ : GOOSEY
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Begot : SIRED
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Be plentiful : ABOUND
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Ran out : LAPSED
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Bellicose god : ARES
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Fall back : EBB
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Beloved Bambi? : DEARDEER
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"___ Saint-Lazare" (Manet painting) : GARE
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Once, old-style : ERST
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Sleep acronym : REM
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Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
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Being broadcast : ONAIR
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Oils, busts, etc. : ART
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Some members of Parliament : LORDS
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Left Bank locale : SEINE
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Domesticated insect : BEE
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Org. with a noted journal : AMA
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Creator of the Ushers : POE
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Get firm : SET
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Ring insert : GEM
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It needs refinement : ORE
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Porky Pig's home movie presentation? : BOARBORE
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Cuts back : PARES
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1950's political inits. : DDE
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Slow, on a score : ADAGIO
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Tools for apples : CORERS
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Ninth-inning pitcher : CLOSER
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Main Street event, maybe : PARADE
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Market areas : AISLES
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Villainous looks : SNEERS
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___ Tzu : SHIH
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Shorn animals : SHEEP
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Twice cuatro : OCHO
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Gad about : ROAM
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Anita of jazz : ODAY
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West ender? : ERN
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Grid great Dawson : LEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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