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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 2001

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BJQZ} Grid has super symmetry. This is puzzle # 145 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 19,043 )

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Across
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Settlement : ACCORD
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Seasons : SPICES
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Big change : SHAKEUP
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Chivalrous : GALLANT
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Baton twirler, maybe : PARADER
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Grand finale? : OLEOPRY
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"... provoked with raging ___": Shak. : IRE
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Like a blind spot? : SLATTED
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Chess champion of 1960-61 : TAL
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Go (through) : SIFT
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"Get a move on!" : SCRAM
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Carry on : WAGE
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Foofaraw : HOOHA
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Besmirch : TAR
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Hollered : CRIED
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Middle of the road? : TRAFFICISLAND
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Semi-service station : TRUCKSTOP
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To a degree : INSOMEMEASURE
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Henry and June's friend in "Henry & June" : ANAIS
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Hupmobile contemporary : REO
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Sticky stuff : EPOXY
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"___ ain't broke ..." : IFIT
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Heart of France : COEUR
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Watchdog org.? : SPCA
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Make go "vroom" : REV
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Gave too much : GLUTTED
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Street shader : ELM
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Unseen troublemaker : GREMLIN
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Pogo of the funnies : OPOSSUM
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Not good, as ideas go : UNSOUND
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Unseen part of the moon : FARSIDE
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Instant, in a phrase : NOTIME
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It's a bore : YAWNER
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Venomous, as a snake : ASPISH
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Old two-wheeler : CHARIOT
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Nurse : CAREFOR
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900-plus-mile Volga feeder : OKA
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Cold war group : REDS
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Where seconds count : DUELS
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Illinois birthplace of William Jennings Bryan : SALEM
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Made a case (for) : PLED
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Team leader : CAPTAIN
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Ready to spit bullets : ENRAGED
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Like fine coifs : STYLED
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Warm-up : PRACTICEROUND
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Provoked : GOTARISEOUTOF
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Place for a pistol : TRACKMEET
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"Eureka!" : THATSIT
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News summaries : WRAPUPS
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Big dos : AFROS
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Buddy-buddy : CLOSE
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Giant syllable : FUM
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___-Puf Marshmallow Man : STA
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Hot spot : INFERNO
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Least worldly : NAIVEST
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Snags, so to speak : ROPESIN
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Rule out : EXCLUDE
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It operates by compression : AIRGUN
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Talk too much : YAMMER
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Singer profiled in "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
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Settle : REPAY
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Down at the mouth : GLUM
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___ Maar (Picasso subject) : DORA
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"Li'l ol' me?" : MOI
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Compass reading : SSW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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