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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Author:
Louis Zulli
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zulli. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 22,695 )

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Across
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Roommate, informally : COHAB
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Parade honoree, perhaps : HERO
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Brewer's need : MALT
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Big name in handbags : PRADA
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Withdrawn apple spray : ALAR
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James who won a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
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Gift to an outgoing member of Congress? : LAMEDUCKPRESENT
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Hanukkah pancakes : LATKES
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Billing cycle, often : MONTH
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The University of the South, familiarly : SEWANEE
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Em, to Dorothy : AUNTIE
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Y sporter : ELI
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Rancher's land : SPREAD
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Camera type, for short : SLR
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Plant anew : RESOW
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Like some elephants : ASIAN
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Dialect coach's slogan? : ACCENTSHAPPEN
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Tot's wheels : TRIKE
42
"The usual," say : ORDER
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A Bush : JEB
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Carl Sagan book : COSMOS
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"Michael Collins" org. : IRA
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Too firm, perhaps : UNRIPE
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Modern crime, briefly ... or a hint to 17-, 36- and 59-Across : IDTHEFT
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Computer screen lineup : ICONS
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He "was here" : KILROY
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European gin mill? : CONTINENTALDIVE
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Romain de Tirtoff's alias : ERTE
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Hence : ERGO
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Hale who won three U.S. Opens : IRWIN
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Nostradamus, e.g. : SEER
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Small songster : WREN
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Spoke sweet nothings : COOED
Down
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Radar's rank on "M*A*S*H": Abbr. : CPL
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"... Mac ___ PC?" : ORA
3
Cured fare : HAM
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Miss Quested of "A Passage to India" : ADELA
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"You shouldn't have said that!" : BADANSWER
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Cyber-nuisance : HACKER
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Sommer on screen : ELKE
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Speaks ill of : RAPS
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Notable #4 on the ice : ORR
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Grand Lodge member : MASON
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Most major-leaguers have them : AGENTS
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Campbell's variety : LENTIL
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Restrain, in a way : TETHER
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Sun Bowl Stadium sch. : UTEP
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Grounded avian : EMU
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Sun. talk : SER
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Zeno's home : ELEA
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Cheesehead's state: Abbr. : WISC
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Moves carefully : EASES
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Mountain ___ : ASH
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Leaf-turning time: Abbr. : OCT
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Pontifical : APOSTOLIC
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D.C.-based media giant : NPR
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Riviera city : NICE
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Bout ender, briefly : TKO
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Pop singer Brickell : EDIE
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Soft ball material : NERF
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Wharf pest : RAT
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Breakfast offerings : JUICES
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Shout at a concert : ENCORE
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Literary family name : BRONTE
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Poet who wrote "They also serve who only stand and wait" : MILTON
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Wroclaw's river, to Poles : ODRA
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The "I" of ICBM : INTER
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Tire letters : PSI
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Prefix with foil or phobia : HYDRO
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Deborah of "Tea and Sympathy" : KERR
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Just out : NEW
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1945 battle site, briefly : IWO
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Go head to head : VIE
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What this is, fittingly : END

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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