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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 2009

Author:
Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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491/17/20088/25/20197
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Matt Ginsberg
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1.60250
Pete Muller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1203 ( 21,940 )
Across
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Contents of many files: Abbr. : LTRS
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McCartney, e.g. : SIR
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"___ for you!" ("Seinfeld" refusal) : NOSOUP
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Virgil, for one : POET
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U.N. observer since '74 : PLO
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Lock up : SECURE
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Restricted zone : NOGOAREA
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Temperamental one, supposedly : ARTIST
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Slowpokes : LAGGARDS
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Big brand in basketballs : VOIT
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English monarch who shared the throne : MARYII
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Citi Field predecessor : SHEA
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A, in Alsace : UNE
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"___ be my pleasure" : ITD
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___ budget : ONA
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More eager : ITCHIER
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Hold as : DEEM
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Author of "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship" : GOETHE
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Dish with ham : DENVEROMELETTE
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Trident wielder, typically : SEAGOD
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Improve : HONE
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Hare follower : KRISHNA
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Volleyball action between bump and spike : SET
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Hesitate in speaking : HEM
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Call : REF
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Connection means, for short : ISPS
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Uses : AVAILS
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"And giving ___, up the chimney ..." : ANOD
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Observatory references : STARMAPS
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Classic camera : KONICA
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Michael Jackson genre : URBANPOP
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It's well-positioned : OILRIG
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Base figure, for short : NCO
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Buggy locale? : DUNE
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Most twisted : WRYEST
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Lot : GOB
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"Mi casa ___ casa" : ESSU
Down
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I.C.U. worker : LPN
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"You missed it" : TOOLATE
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Seen : REGARDED
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Howard the Duck prop : STOGY
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Sidelining cause : SPRAIN
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"The Sopranos" actor : ILER
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There are four hidden in this puzzle, which together suggest a familiar five-word saying (3,5,4,2,4) : ROADS
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Code-breaking central, in brief : NSA
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"___ the hills and far away" : OER
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Old sketch comedy show : SCTV
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"Absolument!" : OUIOUI
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Bearish : URSINE
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Attentive dog owner : PETTER
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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U.S.S. Enterprise defenses : SHIELDS
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Night's start? : MID
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Little: Suffix : ETTE
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Zwei x vier : ACHT
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Features of May-December marriages : AGEGAPS
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The "H" in Hanukkah : HETH
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Play (with) : MESS
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Cry from Juliet : OROMEO
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Radar selection : NEHI
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Hotel transportation : VANS
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Ancestor of the modern horse : EOHIPPUS
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Holds on a mat : NELSONS
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Medium on the outside? : EMS
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Polish capital, 1038-1596 : KRAKOW
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"La Grenouillère," e.g. : RENOIR
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Words of regret : IFONLY
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Bit of jewelry : EARBOB
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Adult rating for the small screen : TVMA
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Scammed : STUNG
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Cable choice : AANDE
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Presaging disaster : DIRE
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Not pizzicato : ARCO
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U.S.S.R.'s successor : CIS
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Bond, e.g.: Abbr. : AGT
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Little, in Lille : PEU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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