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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Author:
Ernest Lampert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lampert. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 20,504 )
Across
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Symbol of blackness : COAL
5
Stone of many Libras : OPAL
9
Radio-active one? : CBER
13
Excessive indulgence : ORGY
14
Monte ___ : CARLO
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Some learning : ROTE
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Take it on the lam : SCAMPEROFF
18
___ Barak, former Israeli P.M. : EHUD
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Sport fisherman's catch : TARPON
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Coffee-flavored liqueur : TIAMARIA
22
Dash : HOTFOOTIT
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Toon's place : CEL
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It's occasionally 5 : PAR
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Part of a stereo player : TUNER
32
Dollar rival : AVIS
34
Deviate : VEER
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Hideous one : CRONE
38
Bolt : TAKETOONESHEELS
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Diuretic's target : EDEMA
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Place to brood : NEST
43
Crate part : SLAT
44
Make even deeper : REDIG
45
Grp. formed in Bogotá : OAS
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Cheer syllable : SIS
48
Scoot : CUTANDRUN
53
Lamp filler : KEROSENE
56
Yule scene : CRECHE
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Lionel layout, maybe : OVAL
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Skedaddle : HITTHEROAD
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Building toy brand : LEGO
64
John of the Broncos : ELWAY
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Susan B. Anthony's goal : VOTE
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Give ___ for one's money : ARUN
67
Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
68
River of Flanders : YSER
Down
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Go for : COST
2
Sea predator : ORCA
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Thickening agent : AGAR
4
A serous fluid : LYMPH
5
Stroke's need : OAR
6
First: Prefix : PROTO
7
"Cavalleria Rusticana" baritone : ALFIO
8
Lite : LOFAT
9
Some Halloween costumes : CREATURES
10
1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
11
Place for pins : ETUI
12
Hester Prynne's stigma : REDA
14
Chump change, abroad : CENTAVO
17
Inside dope : POOP
21
Musical Miller : MITCH
23
Aerosol gas : FREON
24
Handle the food for a party : CATER
25
Duck : EVADE
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Went for : LIKED
29
Seasonal airs : NOELS
30
China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
31
Doesn't play : RESTS
33
Pause indicator : SEMICOLON
35
Suffix with benz- : ENE
36
Surface anew : RESOD
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Lisbon's river : TAGUS
40
Like taro or sago : STARCHY
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"No sweat" : SURE
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[Titter] : TEHEE
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Dye-yielding plants : ANILS
51
Cereal box fig. : NETWT
52
Having chutzpah : NERVY
53
Stimulating nut : KOLA
54
"Did you ___?" : EVER
55
Prego competitor : RAGU
57
___ Bay, Ore. : COOS
58
Kind of mail : HATE
59
Linda of Broadway : EDER
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___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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