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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 2010

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 22,329 )
Across
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Half of the Dynamic Duo : BATMAN
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33 1/3, e.g., for a record: Abbr. : RPM
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Envision : SEE
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Stir up : AROUSE
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Prefix with space : AERO
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Word after sales or income : TAX
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Second-stringer : BENCHWARMER
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One thing ___ time : ATA
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Window framework : SASH
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Milan opera house La ___ : SCALA
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Rapper ___ Wayne : LIL
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Compensation in bills and coins : CASHPAYMENT
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Put a cork in : STOPUP
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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"Great taste ... less filling!" sloganeer : MILLERLITE
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Still red, as a steak : RARE
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Loosened, as a 57-Down : UNDID
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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Miss ___ USA : TEEN
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1986 Keanu Reeves film : RIVERSEDGE
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Tip of a boot : TOE
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Gets rigid : TENSES
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Car in the Playmates' 1958 hit "Beep Beep" : NASHRAMBLER
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Suffix with rational or civil : IZE
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Someone who gives you the willies : CREEP
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Opened one's eyes in the morning : WOKE
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Place : PUT
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Classic TV intro ... or a hint to the starts of 16-, 22-, 30-, 42- and 47-Across : HERESJOHNNY
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Not con : PRO
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Magazine manager : EDITOR
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Hankering : YEN
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Banned insecticide, for short : DDT
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Take down a peg or two : DEMOTE
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Nickname for Barbara : BABS
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Environs : AREA
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A lot : TONS
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A lot : MUCH
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___ Wednesday : ASH
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Just off the assembly line : NEW
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Chart again : REMAP
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Church dignitary : PRELATE
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Some eels : MORAYS
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Like week-old bread : STALE
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Glorify : EXALT
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Design feature over many a gate : ARCH
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Stupidhead : ASS
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Prompted : CUED
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Easter mo., often : APR
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Fish-tailed males : MERMEN
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Porn : SMUT
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Fork prong : TINE
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Merrie ___ England : OLDE
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Base of a column : PLINTH
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Newspaper columnist Kupcinet : IRV
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Golf peg : TEE
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Assists : AIDS
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Fulminate : RAGE
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Barely manages, with "out" : EKES
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Consumer : USER
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Ram into from behind : REAREND
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___ 1 (Me.-to-Fla. highway) : RTE
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Flower often used in a 31-Down : ORCHID
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A bit cold : NIPPY
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Sky-blue : AZURE
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Place atop : SETON
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Kind of badge for a Boy Scout : MERIT
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Reddish-purple bit in a salad : BEET
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Records turning at 33 1/3 7-Across : LPS
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Capricious desire : WHIM
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"Hold ___ your hat!" : ONTO
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Shoelace problem : KNOT
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Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
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___ Bartlet, president on "The West Wing" : JED
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Poem of praise : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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