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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Author:
Jay Giess
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jay Giess

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Giess. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1229 ( 20,140 )

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Across
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Nerd : DWEEB
6
Colorless : DRAB
10
Sign of poor schoolwork : EFFS
14
Philly footballer : EAGLE
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Plains cylinder : SILO
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Strasbourg school : ECOLE
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Nay sayer : ANTI
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Bell sound : PEAL
20
Places for American Beauties : ROSEGARDENS
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Slalom : SKI
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"Country Grammar" rapper : NELLY
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Cleaned up : DUSTED
27
Dolt : ASS
30
Tarzan portrayer Ron : ELY
31
Proof part, sometimes : LEMMA
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Pals : CHUMS
34
Military strength in the sky : AIRPOWER
37
Cloak for Claudius : TOGA
38
What the starts of 20- and 53-Across and 11- and 29-Down are : BOWLS
40
Intoxicating Polynesian drink : KAVA
41
Painting with crashing waves, maybe : SEASCAPE
43
Rosie of "White Men Can't Jump" : PEREZ
44
Mode of hobo transportation : RAILS
45
Conflict : WAR
47
Buffalo-to-Rochester dir. : ENE
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Modern phone feature : REDIAL
50
Enjoy greatly : SAVOR
52
Little ___, who sang "The Loco-Motion" : EVA
53
Breakfast staple : ORANGEJUICE
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Bunks : BEDS
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Food product that melts : OLEO
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Died down : EBBED
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Computer correction command : UNDO
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An eclipse, some think : OMEN
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Static ___ : CLING
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Charon's river : STYX
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Snickers alternative : MARS
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Hardly easygoing : TESTY
Down
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Bucks and does : DEER
2
Baylor's home : WACO
3
They may be involved in shouting matches : EGOS
4
Popular 1990's sitcom : ELLEN
5
"Saturday Night Fever" trio : BEEGEES
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So very much : DEARLY
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Lustful : RANDY
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"Vissi d'___," "Tosca" song : ARTE
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Horse focuser : BLINDERS
10
Mind-reading skill, for short : ESP
11
Colorful dishes : FIESTAWARE
12
Goofball : FLAKE
13
Like a rock : SOLID
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Everyone : ALL
22
Cesspool : SUMP
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Sign of an engine problem : SMOKE
27
Follower of John : ACTS
28
Pump : SHOE
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Wealthy boyfriend, perhaps : SUGARDADDY
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Dogpatch diminutive : LIL
33
Kenyan tribe : MASAI
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Wonderment : AWE
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On a par : EVEN
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Tear down : RAZE
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Dance venue : BALLROOM
39
Photo ___ : OPS
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"Ta-ta!" : CIAO
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Speak so the back row can hear : PROJECT
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Conestogas : WAGONS
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Michigan, e.g., in Chicago: Abbr. : AVE
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Shot put or 100-meter dash : EVENT
50
Curl one's lip : SNEER
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Moscow money : RUBLE
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___ mater : ALMA
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Wading bird : IBIS
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1/100 of a euro : CENT
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Like some modern filmmaking : EDGY
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White or Red follower : SOX

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

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