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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 2007

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Rather remarkably, not only are there no missing letters but the four rarest letters in Crossword puzzles, J, Z, Q, and X, are placed symmetrically in the four corners. Bravo.

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M
2
I
3
A
4
M
5
I
6
E
7
E
8
L
9
E
10
D
11
J
E
N
N
I
F
12
E
R
L
O
P
E
13
Z
14
L
A
N
D
O
C
A
L
R
I
S
S
I
A
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N
16
E
N
T
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S
A
T
I
A
T
E
18
F
D
A
19
T
G
I
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F
21
S
A
O
N
E
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S
I
O
N
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A
L
O
A
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F
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L
T
D
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O
P
E
R
A
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T
E
N
D
R
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I
L
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S
30
A
M
O
S
A
S
31
D
O
N
32
L
E
K
33
A
34
S
35
S
I
G
N
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S
37
P
E
G
A
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S
39
U
40
S
41
L
U
T
E
S
42
A
43
V
I
44
A
N
I
S
E
45
A
S
E
T
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P
I
A
N
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O
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E
D
E
N
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R
I
A
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R
E
L
L
E
N
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O
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E
T
O
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M
E
M
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B
E
R
S
O
F
T
H
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E
B
A
R
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Q
U
I
C
K
B
R
O
W
N
F
O
X
57
P
O
T
S
Y
58
R
O
O
T
Y
© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 21,234 )
Across
1
Algonquian Indian tribe : MIAMI
6
Went sniggling : EELED
11
Singer with the #1 hit "All I Have" : JENNIFERLOPEZ
14
Sci-fi character whose name is an anagram of CAROLINA ISLANDS : LANDOCALRISSIAN
16
Otoscope user, for short : ENT
17
Have quite enough for : SATIATE
18
MedWatch agcy. : FDA
19
"I'm ready for the weekend!" : TGIF
21
Chalon-sur-___, France : SAONE
22
"The Da Vinci Code" priory : SION
23
"Half ___ ..." : ALOAF
25
Bygone Ford : LTD
26
Place to find a C-note? : OPERA
27
Climber's support : TENDRIL
29
Indian pastries : SAMOSAS
31
___ Herbert, TV's Mr. Wizard : DON
32
100 qintars : LEK
33
Hands out : ASSIGNS
37
Constellation between Cygnus and Pisces : PEGASUS
41
They're plucked : LUTES
42
Bird: Prefix : AVI
44
Star ___ : ANISE
45
"___ of Six" (Joseph Conrad story collection) : ASET
46
"A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor": Ambrose Bierce : PIANO
48
1950s British P.M. : EDEN
49
Mooring site : RIA
50
Stuffed with cheese, in Mexican cooking : RELLENO
52
D-Day arena: Abbr. : ETO
53
Some licensed practitioners : MEMBERSOFTHEBAR
56
Exercise animal? : QUICKBROWNFOX
57
Hopscotch : POTSY
58
Tough to dig into, as soil : ROOTY
Down
1
Notice : MENTION
2
Home of many of the 1-Across: Abbr. : IND
3
A long time in Lisbon : ANOS
4
Fuchsite and alurgite : MICAS
5
Assuming even that : IFATALL
6
They'll give you the run-around : ERRANDS
7
Illuminati : ELITE
8
Place, e.g. : LOSE
9
7-in. platters : EPS
10
More than exalts : DEIFIES
11
Sound of change : JANGLE
12
Mr. Rosewater in Kurt Vonnegut's "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" : ELIOT
13
"Butterfly" actress, 1981 : ZADORA
14
Clear the way to : LETAT
15
Some babysitters : NANAS
20
South Beach, e.g. : FADDIET
22
Northwest tribe : SPOKANE
24
2004 Sondheim musical, with "The" : FROGS
26
Corinthian conclusion : OMEGA
28
Country ___ : INN
30
It can fill a yard : ALE
33
Elevator button : ALARM
34
1968 hit whose title is repeated three times with "Oh" and then again after "Baby I love you" : SUSIEQ
35
Make hot : STEAMUP
36
Passes effortlessly : SAILSBY
37
Miss badly : PINEFOR
38
Seaman in a ceremonial honor guard : SIDEBOY
39
Excise on some out-of-state purchases : USETAX
40
Mr. abroad : SENOR
43
Pluck : VALOR
46
Extra benefits : PERKS
47
When a football may be hiked : ONTWO
50
Geom. figure : RECT
51
"This is disastrous!" : OHNO
54
Pulitzer category, briefly : BIO
55
Red ___ (young amphibian) : EFT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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