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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 2004

Author:
Levi Denham
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Levi Denham

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Denham. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Hatch plots : SCHEME
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Busy activity : TODO
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Little devil : IMP
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Broadway musical based on Dickens : OLIVER
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In the thick of : AMID
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Lao-tzu principle : TAO
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Gets noticed, as an actor? : MAKESASCENE
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Mustache site : LIP
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Paradises : EDENS
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___ Kong, China : HONG
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Hawkeye player on "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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"The Nutcracker" attire : TUTU
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Resentful : BITTER
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Cable film channel : AMC
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Gets noticed, as an acrobat? : PULLSASTUNT
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Newspaperman William Randolph ___ : HEARST
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Book before Job : ESTHER
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"It was ___ mistake!" : ALLA
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Tiny hill builder : ANT
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Noisy insect : CICADA
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Harmonize : ATTUNE
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Gets noticed, as a chef? : CAUSESASTIR
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"Harper Valley ___" : PTA
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Napping : ASLEEP
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Count ___, villain in Lemony Snicket books : OLAF
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Neighbor of Niger : CHAD
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Get ___ a good thing : INON
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Telegraph pioneer : MORSE
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Do-it-yourselfer's purchase : KIT
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Gets noticed, as an artist? : DRAWSACROWD
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Sign after Cancer : LEO
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Period after dark, in ads : NITE
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Shabby : RAGTAG
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Go wrong : ERR
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Causing goosebumps : CREEPY
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Not all : SOME
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Dressed : CLAD
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Nature walk : HIKE
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Super Bowl or the Oscars, e.g. : EVENT
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Boo-boos : MESSUPS
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Mesozoic, for one : ERA
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Mexican serving : TACO
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Mysterious sign : OMEN
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Nutcake : DINGBAT
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Poetic tribute : ODE
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"We'll find it" : ITLLTURNUP
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Whom a dragon threatens in a fairy tale : MAIDEN
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Certain 1960's paintings : POPART
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Swear (to) : ATTEST
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When repeated, "For shame!" : TUT
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Suffix with devil : ISH
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"Now I see!" : AHA
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Gibson who directed "The Passion of the Christ" : MEL
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Texas Instruments product : CALCULATOR
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Horne and Olin : LENAS
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Grounded jet, for short : SST
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Reared : RAISED
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Org. for tooth doctors : ADA
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Bankbook abbr. : INT
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Drink with one lump or two : TEA
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Middle grade : CEE
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Headache queller : ASPIRIN
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Have headaches, say : AIL
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Trolley : TRAMCAR
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Witch's laugh : CACKLE
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More grayish : ASHIER
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Truck scale units : TONS
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Blacksmith's workplace : FORGE
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Defense grp. since 1949 : NATO
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Actor Wilson of "Shanghai Noon" : OWEN
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Monotonous learning : ROTE
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Give this for that : SWAP
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Nervously irritable : EDGY
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Paternity identifier : DNA
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Bowlike line : ARC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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