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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Drill instructor's rank, often: Abbr.

Author:
Robert A. Doll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQYZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Doll.
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© 2010, The New York Times12/28/10 ( No. 22,330 )
Across
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Bookcase unit : SHELF
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Drill instructor's rank, often: Abbr. : SGT
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Animal trap : SNARE
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Tool with a bubble : LEVEL
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Poet who created the Ushers : POE
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Color variations : TONES
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Fight card venue : ARENA
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Have payables : OWE
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Comment to the audience : ASIDE
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Distance runner's skirt? : MARATHONMINI
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Catches some rays : TANS
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Beats it : SCRAMS
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Chicken, so to speak : SCARED
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Season after printemps : ETE
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Compete : VIE
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Military sandwich? : MARINESUB
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"Candid Camera" request : SMILE
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Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENCL
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Clear wrap : SARAN
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Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
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Emitted a contented sigh : AAHED
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Outstanding crowd scene actor? : FINEEXTRA
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Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Sussex suffix : ISE
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Most robust : HALEST
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Plaything with a fulcrum : SEESAW
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Defense in a snow fight : FORT
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Valuable truck? : PRECIOUSSEMI
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Company behind the game Battlezone : ATARI
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Hurler's asset : ARM
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Applied 3-in-One to : OILED
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Netflix rental : MOVIE
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Juno or NetZero, for short : ISP
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Serving a purpose : UTILE
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Antler sporters : STAGS
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Utmost in degree : NTH
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Dry runs : TESTS
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Verbal assault : SLAM
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Zeus' wife : HERA
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Partner of anon : EVER
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"Havana" actress Olin : LENA
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Render pancake-shaped : FLATTEN
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Dish's runaway partner, in rhyme : SPOON
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Graduation attire : GOWNS
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Abound (with) : TEEM
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Batting positions : STANCES
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Boot camp reply : NOSIR
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Young Skywalker's nickname : ANI
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"Curse you, ___ Baron!" : RED
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U-turn from WNW : ESE
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Where the Styx flows : HADES
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Believer's suffix : IST
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Take to the sky : AVIATE
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Four-lap runners, often : MILERS
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Witnessed in the area of : SEENAT
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Slings mud at : SMEARS
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Cocktail hour nibble : CANAPE
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Jughead's buddy : ARCHIE
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Stir up : RILE
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Not risky : SAFE
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Mentalist Geller : URI
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1140, in old Rome : MCXL
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India's longest-serving P.M. : NEHRU
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Works of Pepys and others : DIARIES
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Visits a diner : EATSOUT
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Neighbor of Nor. : SWE
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Bit of parsley : SPRIG
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Leading the pack : FIRST
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Get-up-and-go : OOMPH
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Genesis brother : CAIN
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Webmaster's creation : SITE
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Yale students : ELIS
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Disappear à la Frosty : MELT
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Fateful day for Caesar : IDES
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Pro-___ (some tourneys) : AMS
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Huggies wearer : TOT
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Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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