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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 2009

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 21,963 )

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Across
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Sailing ship : WINDJAMMER
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Early education : ABCS
15
Edward James Olmos's directorial debut, 1992 : AMERICANME
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Split fish? : MAHI
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Frames that take shape? : CLAYMATION
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Scrooge's nephew : FRED
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Media ___ : KIT
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"Gotcha!" : IDIG
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Vocal quality : TIMBRE
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Cleared : OKED
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Like some noisy cats : INHEAT
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Hitch : RUB
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One who's hitched, in Hidalgo : SENORA
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Cause of rage against the machine? : TILT
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Homer Simpson's dad : ABE
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Indiana and others : JONESES
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Schmo : TWIT
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Pretend : LETON
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Acupuncturist's energy : CHI
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Sunburn remedies : BALMS
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"Universe Symphony" composer : IVES
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Sequoias, e.g. : TOYOTAS
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Something to move with : VAN
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Homer Simpson's mom : MONA
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Chinese cuisine style : HOTPOT
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Stretcher fetcher, briefly : EMT
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Social instability : ANOMIE
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"House of Dracula" director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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Mocking fun : JAPERY
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Siege of ___ (opening of the Third Crusade) : ACRE
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Operatic princess : IDA
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Confines : AREA
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Holy line : DALAILAMAS
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Moves erratically : ZIGS
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Tearing : ONARAMPAGE
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Sorbet ingredient : ZEST
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Bartles & Jaymes product : WINECOOLER
Down
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Flakes : WACKOS
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Start of many a comment in Valspeak : IMLIKE
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Pick up around : NEATEN
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Drink request : DRY
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First name at Woodstock : JIMI
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Evangeline, e.g. : ACADIAN
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Après-midi preceder : MATIN
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1999 Oscar nominee for both direction and screenwriting : MNIGHTSHYAMALAN
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Alternative to grunge : EMO
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Some DVDs : RENTALS
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Satellite precursor : AMFM
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Shots after shots? : BARBRAWL
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Guardians of Eden, in Genesis : CHERUBIM
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Some blackjack action : SIDEBETS
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Defendant in a 1970s antitrust suit: Abbr. : ITT
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Schools where students wear white : DOJOS
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Letters after many animal names : EIEIO
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Friend of Hermione at Hogwarts : RON
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Cut-rate, commercially : ECONO
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Old cigarette ad buzzword : TASTE
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Some lounge entertainment : LIVEJAZZ
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Saint in "Exodus" : EVAMARIE
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They're driven around campsites : TENTPEGS
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Vietnam's ___ Dai : BAO
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He played Beaver's big brother : TONYDOW
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Onetime snake venom antidote : THERIAC
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Nick, e.g. : MAR
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Like some fears : PRIMAL
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Senectitude : OLDAGE
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Viewer drawer : TEASER
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Words of empathy : ICARE
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Near ___ : EAST
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Must-have toy of 1996 : ELMO
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Gracklelike bird : ANI
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V-mail handler : APO

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

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