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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1229 ( 21,966 )
Across
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Hipster's jargon : JIVE
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Shrewd : CAGEY
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Yank's foe : REB
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Black, to bards : EBON
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Outranking : ABOVE
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"A ___ bagatelle!" : MERE
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*Did a dog trick : ROLLEDOVER
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Toiling away : ATIT
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The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
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Took charge : LED
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Rebounds, shooting percentage, etc. : STATS
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*One who's often doing favors : MISTERNICEGUY
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Tylenol alternative : ALEVE
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Martinez with three Cy Youngs : PEDRO
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Shrimp-on-the-barbie eater : AUSSIE
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Fancy dresser : FOP
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*Affordable, as an apartment : LOWRENT
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*Tugboat rope : TOWLINE
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"Bed-in" participant Yoko ___ : ONO
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Most dangerous, as winter roads : ICIEST
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Pullers in pairs : OXEN
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"You can't teach ___ dog ..." : ANOLD
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Sprinkle holy water on : BLESS
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*Aldous Huxley novel : BRAVENEWWORLD
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Hawkeye State native : IOWAN
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"___ on parle français" : ICI
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Mangy mutt : CUR
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Door-busting equipment : RAMS
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*Bar patron's request for a refill : ANOTHERONE
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"Dang it!" : DRAT
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Al ___ (pasta order) : DENTE
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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ID with two hyphens : SSN
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Mythical lecher : SATYR
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School attended by 007 : ETON
Down
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So-and-so : JERK
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Nigerian natives : IBOS
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"B," maybe, in an encyclopedia : VOLUMETWO
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Photo lab abbr. : ENL
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Officer-to-be : CADET
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"Humble" dwelling : ABODE
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White House Web address ending : GOV
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Eden exile : EVE
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"___ out!" (ump's call) : YER
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Mark down for a sale, say : RETAG
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Verdi aria : ERITU
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___ Wetsy (old doll) : BETSY
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San ___ (Bay Area county) : MATEO
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Additional : ELSE
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Hinge holder : SCREW
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Songwriter Novello : IVOR
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Rotational speed meas. : RPS
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Homes for 46-Down : NESTS
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___-proof (easy to operate) : IDIOT
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Guthrie who sang about Alice's Restaurant : ARLO
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Nut case : LOON
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Cornice support : ANCON
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Of service : UTILE
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Salaries, e.g., to a business owner : FIXEDCOST
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Leftmost compartment in a till : ONES
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Parker products : PENS
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German indefinite article : EINEN
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Lounge around : LOLL
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Part of P.E.I.: Abbr. : EDW
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Salt's "Halt!" : AVAST
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Creamy cheese : BRIE
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Things hidden in the answers to this puzzle's six starred clues : BIRDS
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Zoo noises : ROARS
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"Gimme a break!" : AWMAN
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Quick with the zingers : WITTY
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Autumn shade : OCHER
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"Render ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
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Horse halter : REIN
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PC pop-ups : ADS
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Singer Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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