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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 2013

Home of Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere

Author:
Ian Livengood & J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Livengood.
Ian Livengood notes:
This puzzle went through several rewrites before settling on the final themeless. CALVIN AND HOBBES (my favorite entry) is the perfect ... read more
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Twice a year for the past few years Ian Livengood has conducted a class on crossword construction for the Jewish Association Serving ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I wrote Ian a month ago, in mock surprise that his name WASN'T on the list for upcoming puzzles that week. His response: "If it ain't ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times12/27/13 ( No. 23,425 )
Across
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Compliment after a dive : GOODCATCH
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Word with cellar or door : STORM
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2012 billion-dollar Facebook acquisition : INSTAGRAM
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Dermatologist's case : TINEA
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Things employed to show the passage of time à la "Citizen Kane" : NEWSREELS
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Some saucers : SLEDS
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Mixed ___ : USE
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'50s-'60s sitcom nickname : BEAV
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Cant : LIST
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Identifies : PEGS
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Small jerk : TIC
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Accord : SYNCH
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Brown refreshers : COLAS
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Caustic soda, chemically : NAOH
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Gridiron datum: Abbr. : INT
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So-called "potted physician" : ALOEVERA
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Oscar-nominated film featuring a dentist-turned-bounty hunter : DJANGOUNCHAINED
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Home of Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere : AUCKLAND
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA
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Morse bit : DIT
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Contrarian's abbreviation : OTOH
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Island where Artemis was born : DELOS
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Phishing lures : SCAMS
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Disperse : SOW
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Double ___ Oreo : STUF
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Lead-in to type : TELE
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Two-master : BRIG
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Sushi fish : TAI
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Leader of Uganda's independence movement : OBOTE
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Subject of a landmark 2012 Supreme Court decision : OBAMACARE
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Dice : BONES
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Final say : VETOPOWER
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Apply : EXERT
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Like Albert Einstein, ethnically : ASHKENAZI
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Add zip to : GINUP
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"Hold on ..." : ONESEC
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Port on Lake Ontario : OSWEGO
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Result of drying out, maybe : DTS
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Pasta, e.g., informally : CARB
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"The African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
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Attempt to cure : TREAT
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"Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat" duo : CALVINANDHOBBES
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Bounty letters : HMS
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E, F and G in D.C. : STS
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Jennifer of "Bound" : TILLY
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Quite a long shot : ONEINTEN
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Cause for some blacklisting : REDSCARE
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Who's who in publishing? : MASTHEAD
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Move furtively : SLINK
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Class graded on a curve? : CALC
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Gather at harvest : SHEAVE
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Whites, informally : ANGLOS
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Brown coat : STOAT
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Expressed some delight : OOHED
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Perfume holders : VIALS
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Some Lamaze assistants : DADSTOBE
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Drink with a straw : JUICEBOX
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Have no help : ACTALONE
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Some, in Salamanca : UNOS
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Parliamentary home : OTTAWA
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Newsman Ray : SUAREZ
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What stress may be good for : METER
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"Roasted in ___ and fire": Hamlet : WRATH
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Guy with a cooking show : FIERI
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Reassuring comment after a fall : IMOK
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Wide breach : GAPE
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What means the most at the end? : EST
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Beginnings of life : OVA
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Bilk : CON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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