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New York Times, Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Author:
John Dunn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Dunn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1227 ( 22,694 )
Across
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Head off : AVERT
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See 13-Across : RIOT
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Deviate from a course : YAW
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Sprays, as a crowd in a 6-Across : MACES
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Petrol amount : LITRE
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A pitcher should have a low one, in brief : ERA
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1954 monster film setting : BLACKLAGOON
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Busiest airport on the West Coast, informally : LAX
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Franc replacement : EURO
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Immense, in poetry : ENORM
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Friend in war : ALLY
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1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Drinker's road offense, for short : DWI
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It may have an arch or a lintel : DOORWAY
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What buoys do : BOB
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Course that you waltz through : EASYA
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It gives a hoot : OWL
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Formidable opponents : NEMESES
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Nightfall, in poetry : EEN
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___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
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Baker who sang "Giving You the Best That I Got" : ANITA
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"___ not what your country ..." : ASK
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Brahma, in Hinduism : CREATOR
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PC's brain : CPU
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The Bible, e.g. : BOOK
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City that's home to the winner of the first two Super Bowls : GREENBAY
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Pod contents : PEAS
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Catcher's position : SQUAT
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Ontario tribe : CREE
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Dartmouth or Brown : IVY
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Some Winslow Homer art ... or what five answers in this puzzle are? : WATERCOLORS
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Prefix with natal : NEO
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Sambuca flavoring : ANISE
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Tighten, as laces : RETIE
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Reasons for braces : GAPS
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Hearth waste : ASHES
Down
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Color of honey : AMBER
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Cherish : VALUE
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Virtual holiday greeting : ECARD
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3 minutes 43 seconds for running a mile, e.g. : RECORD
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"Ba-a-ad!" : TSK
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Harshness : RIGOR
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"Like ___ not ..." : ITOR
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Start of a cry by Juliet : OROMEO
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Start of the end of a countdown : TEN
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It's between Korea and China : YELLOWSEA
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Name on a map of Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan : ARAL
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Like some crayons : WAXY
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Swim meet assignment : LANE
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James of the Met : LEVINE
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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"Count me in!" : IWANTTO
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Loses it altogether : GOESAPE
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Arnaz of "I Love Lucy" : DESI
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Affirmatives : AYES
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Bronx Bomber : YANK
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Man ___ (A.P.'s Horse of the Century) : OWAR
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Linda Ronstadt hit co-written by Roy Orbison : BLUEBAYOU
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"ER" actor Epps : OMAR
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Room with few or no windows : DEN
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"Blah, blah, blah ..." : ETCETC
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Neighbor of Thailand : LAOS
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___ Baiul, 1994 Winter Olympics gold medalist : OKSANA
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Fester and Remus : UNCLES
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Take a stab : GUESS
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Hard to come by : RARE
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Very thin soup : BROTH
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Affirmatives : YESES
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Radar sound : PING
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Deadlocked : EVEN
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Stick in a medicine cabinet : QTIP
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Joker : WAG
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___ pro nobis (pray for us: Lat.) : ORA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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