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TOASTING THE NEW YEAR

New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 2009

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 139, Blocks: 80 Missing: {XYZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 173 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 21,964 )
Across
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Common toast : CHEERS
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Be ___ (constantly complain) : ACRAB
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Sounds accompanying toasts : CLINKS
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Make sacred : HALLOW
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Actress Tierney : MAURA
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Neighborhood in Queens : HOLLIS
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Store : ARSENAL
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Cousins of Drama Desk Awards : OBIES
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Most hopeful : ROSIEST
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Purported cry from 100-Across upon discovering this puzzle's subject : IAMDRINKINGTHESTARS
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Bygone Dodge : OMNI
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Vietnamese leader ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Help out in a bad way : ABET
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Tries : STABS
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"Livin' Thing" band, for short : ELO
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Honor society character : PHI
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Prepare for a bodybuilding competition : OILUP
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Actress Skye : IONE
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11:59 p.m., e.g. : ONETO
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___ double life : LEADA
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Summer shades : TANS
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Later : NOTNOW
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Cream puffs : SISSIES
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Joint seal : GASKET
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Sutherland of "24" : KIEFER
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Titleholder : CHAMP
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Beverage brewed naturally : SUNTEA
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Hoity-toity : LAHDIDAH
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Once more: Abbr. : AGN
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Follows the path of 19th-century pioneers : GOESWEST
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Nail the test : ACEIT
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Sweet talk : COO
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Eagles : AERIE
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Person on the alert for snow? : NARC
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Late choreographer Cunningham : MERCE
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Swindle : BUNKO
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Mechanic's ___ : LIEN
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Alternative to 1-Across : BOTTOMSUP
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Connoisseur of this puzzle's subject : WINELOVER
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Dressed up, maybe : INHEELS
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C : AVERAGE
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Name of seven Norwegian kings : MAGNUS
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Thai's neighbor : LAO
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Beatty of "Superman" : NED
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Ex-lib, perhaps : NEOCON
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"___ can survive everything but a misprint": Oscar Wilde : APOET
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Al dente : FIRM
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Terriers' warnings : ARFS
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___ Lodge : ECONO
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Bad end : DOOM
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Symbol of strength : OAK
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Pay back? : OLA
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Scientologist ___ Hubbard : LRON
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See 25-Across : DOMPIERREPERIGNON
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Fakes : PHONIES
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Restrained : BATED
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Italian dumplings : GNOCCHI
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Genetic material with no known function : JUNKDNA
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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Become enraged, as a comic book figure : HULKOUT
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Miss, e.g. : SHE
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Alcatraz, for one: Abbr. : ISL
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Common overseas toast : SALUT
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General name on menus : TSO
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Jump into a pool? : BET
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When said three times, a dance : CHA
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Spy Mata ___ : HARI
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Mrs. Albert Einstein : ELSA
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Na, Ne, Ni or No : ELEM
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Some Mozart works : RONDOS
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Hive mentality? : SWARM
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Berserk : AMOK
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Part of a plane : CABIN
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Having certain misgivings : RUING
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"All systems ___" : AREGO
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Rope fiber : BAST
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Went with : CHOSE
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Was beaten by : LOSTTO
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1998 Olympic figure skating gold medalist ___ Kulik : ILIA
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D-back, e.g. : NLER
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New Year's Eve action : KISS
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Grounded flier : SST
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Napkins and such : LINEN
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Up an offer, e.g. : REBID
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"Frasier" role : NILES
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What the Laugh Factory produces : HAHAS
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Do bad : SIN
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Skipped the subway, say : TOOKACAB
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Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment," e.g. : ANTIHERO
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100-Across, for one : BENEDICTINEMONK
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Of the ears : OTIC
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Slightest protest : PEEP
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Cry before "Happy New Year!" : ITSTWELVEOCLOCK
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Discovery of the explorer Louis Joliet : LAKEERIE
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More restless : UNEASIER
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LAX setting : PST
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Due : OWED
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Workplace watchdog grp. : OSHA
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Describe : LIMN
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The chills : AGUE
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The wonder ___ all : OFIT
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Wise : SAGE
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Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
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Flower arrangement : RACEME
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Super ___ (water shooter) : SOAKER
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Office PC hookup : LAN
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Equine : HORSELIKE
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Pursued tenaciously : GUNNEDFOR
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Big ___ : TEN
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Of the eyes : OCULAR
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It may be taken with a bow : QUIVER
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___ scale : MOHS
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English Derby site : EPSOM
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Swahili honorific : BWANA
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"The Good Earth" wife : OLAN
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Carpentry fastener : TNUT
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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"Are you ___?" : MAD
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Mil. address part : APO
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"Funny!" : GOODONE
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Biodegradable pipe material : CORNCOB
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Lennon's lady : ONO
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French vote : NON
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Former Saudi king : FAISAL
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Cold-shoulder : SLIGHT
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Taps, in a way : OPENS
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"___ Dei" : AGNUS
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Skirt length : MIDI
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Diamond stats : RBIS
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"___ Lama Ding Dong" (1961 hit) : RAMA
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Series ender: Abbr. : ETAL
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Arequipa is its second-largest city : PERU
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Make a long story short? : EDIT
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Start of a plea : NOLO
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Comfy evening wear : PJS
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"You talkin' to me?" : HUH
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Shade : HUE
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Cousin ___ of "The Addams Family" : ITT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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