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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 241 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 20,868 )

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Across
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Indian chief : RAJAH
6
Spilling point : BRIM
10
Wild ___ : OATS
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Without help : ALONE
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Mystique : AURA
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Exploits : USES
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Unsuccessful batter's intro? : ITSTRIKESMETHAT
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It can take your breath away : NOSE
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___ Spiegel magazine : DER
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Sizes up or down? : ALTERS
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Koh-i-___ diamond : NOOR
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"Waterloo" quartet : ABBA
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Hot dog vendor's intro? : FRANKLYSPEAKING
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Spiritual leaders : LAMAS
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Letters on Challenger : USA
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Nefariousness : EVIL
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Blazing gun : UZI
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Belt-attachable device : PAGER
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Nicknamed : AKA
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Clouds (up) : FOGS
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Work ___ sweat : UPA
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Assign, as the blame : PINON
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Guard's intro? : FROMWHEREISTAND
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Is bedridden : AILS
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Cow-headed goddess : ISIS
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Rough-cut : COARSE
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Start and end of the Three Musketeers' motto : ALL
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Quotation citer's intro? : ASITHASBEENSAID
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Lose strength in the backstretch : FADE
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Tent event : SALE
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Hazardous : RISKY
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Regarded guardedly : EYED
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Biblical plot : EDEN
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Pays (up) : ANTES
Down
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Outdoor event planner's worry : RAIN
2
A chorus line : ALTO
3
___ stick (incense) : JOSS
4
Reception aid : ANTENNA
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Part of H.M.S. : HER
6
Napoleon's place : BAKERY
7
Regretful one : RUER
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Audit grp. : IRS
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"Goldilocks" figure : MAMABEAR
10
Dropped movie scene : OUTTAKE
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"But, ___ was ambitious, I slew him": Brutus : ASHE
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Eye drop : TEAR
13
Retired fliers : SSTS
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Hero type : IDOL
19
Napoleon's place, once : ELBA
24
Green-lights : OKS
25
Notre Dame niche : APSE
26
More and more of news shows nowadays : FLUFF
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Stubble remover : RAZOR
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Baja buddy : AMIGO
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Dearie : SUGAR
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Former Mrs. Trump : IVANA
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Olympus competitor : NIKON
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Sweat ___ : GLAND
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"Don't give me that!" : PUHLEASE
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Knuckle draggers : APES
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Hurt : SMARTED
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23rd in a series : PSI
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"That just shouldn't happen" : ITSASIN
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"Peace on earth," e.g. : WISH
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___ Collins, former space shuttle commander : EILEEN
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Tropical escape : ISLE
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Tea for two place : CAFE
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Anthem opener : OSAY
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Second : AIDE
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Fit : ABLE
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Playbill info : CAST
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Karaoke need : MIKE
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Häagen-Dazs alternative : EDYS
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Sorry : SAD
61
Piece-keeping grp.? : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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