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New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Author:
Adam Cohen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Cohen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Cohen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 21,967 )

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Across
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Iditarod vehicle : SLED
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Tay and Lomond : LOCHS
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Film format sometimes in 3-D : IMAX
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Internet cafe offering : WIFI
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With 68-Across, "Carry on" : ASYOU
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___-Coburg-Gotha (old British royal house) : SAXE
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Letter preceding bravo : ALFA
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Wallace ___ of "Manhattan" : SHAWN
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January 1 title word : AULD
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Company with the stock ticker symbol BKS : BARNESANDNOBLE
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Strawberry Fields pilgrimage figure : ONO
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Page, for example : AIDE
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Company with the stock ticker symbol DNA : GENENTECH
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Tree sacred to the Druids : ALDER
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Panama, for one : HAT
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Green of "Radio Days" : SETH
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1973 Paul McCartney & Wings hit : MYLOVE
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Russian city on the Oka : OREL
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Company with the stock ticker symbol ZZ : SEALY
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Feudin' with : AGIN
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Unyielding : STRICT
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Syrup brand : KARO
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Stash of cash : WAD
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Herb with antiseptic properties : THYME
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Company with the stock ticker symbol PZZA : PAPAJOHNS
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Order whose members have included five U.S. presidents : ELKS
52
Rubina ___ of "Slumdog Millionaire" : ALI
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Company with the stock ticker symbol HOG : HARLEYDAVIDSON
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Many diva performances : SOLI
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Amtrak debut of 11/17/2000 : ACELA
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Ophthalmologist's concern : STYE
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Cartel led by a secretary general : OPEC
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Former Fox series set in Newport Beach : THEOC
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Art Deco architect William Van ___ : ALEN
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Part of a Zippo : WICK
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Competitor of 39-Across : SERTA
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See 15-Across : WERE
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DNA collector, perhaps : SWAB
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Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
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Chutzpah : EFFRONTERY
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Wiest of "Radio Days" : DIANNE
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Bonny gal : LASS
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Dept. of Labor division : OSHA
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Printer's color : CYAN
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Elephant rider's seat : HOWDAH
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Many a Muslim : SUNNI
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Queen in events of 1492 : ISABELLA
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Rough up : MAUL
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Highway toll unit : AXLE
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Struck (out) : XED
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Seemingly forever : EONS
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Jazz singer who took her surname from pig Latin : ODAY
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Pac-Man enemy : GHOST
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Image on eco-friendly products : EARTH
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Try to prove : TEST
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Time off from l'école : ETE
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Grammy winner ___ Khan : CHAKA
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Item used with high frequency? : DOGWHISTLE
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Competitor of Aquafina : EVIAN
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Rips to pieces : RENDS
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Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Often-bawdy verse : LIMERICK
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Michael Phelps workout unit : LAP
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Word on a business card : CELL
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Ventura County's ___ Valley : OJAI
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Freudian topic : PSYCHE
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"He who hesitates is lost," e.g. : OLDSAW
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Colleague of Byron and Shelley : KEATS
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Pueblo language : HOPI
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Hinds, e.g. : DEER
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Zillions : ALOT
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Explorer Cabeza de ___ : VACA
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___ and terminer : OYER
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Endangered state bird : NENE
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Barnyard mother : SOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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