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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 2010

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 48 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This PDF file shows how the puzzle appeared in print where the theme is more elegantly displayed. Clue numbering in the print and electronic versions differ.

Seven long Across answers are made up of shorter words. 12 Across, "One in on the founding of a company", is CHAR+TERM+EMBER. Similarly, PLAN+TMAN+AGER, WIN+ETAS+TER, OPERA+TIN+GROOM, EAR+THAN+GEL, FORT+HERE+CORD, and NOTRE+SPAS+SING.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 22,332 )
Across
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Dull shade : ASH
4
Road caution : SLO
7
Place for a hammer : PIANO
12
One in on the founding of a company : CHARTERMEMBER
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River of York : OUSE
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Record label of the Beatles' "Ain't She Sweet" : ATCO
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Spy sent by Moses into Canaan : CALEB
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Production site chief : PLANTMANAGER
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Wonder of note : STEVIE
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Yes ___ : ORNO
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One getting a bouquet? : WINETASTER
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Makes fun of : JAPES
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Profess : AVOW
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It flows near the Piazzale Michelangelo : ARNO
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Workplace where there are many openings : OPERATINGROOM
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Sorento and Sedona : KIAS
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"Our Gang" approval : OTAY
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Plentiful : AMPLE
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Song played at the school dance in "Back to the Future" : EARTHANGEL
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Kind of year: Abbr. : FISC
47
Chinese for "black dragon" : OOLONG
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Officially : FORTHERECORD
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Schubert's "Eine kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
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1996 Gwyneth Paltrow title role : EMMA
58
River in a 1957 hit film : KWAI
59
Warning to intruders : NOTRESPASSING
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Young fish that has migrated from the Sargasso Sea : ELVER
63
Rubble maker, for short : TNT
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Some Windows systems : NTS
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Rent-___ : ACOP
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Synagogues : SHULS
3
Attacks : HASAT
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Cholesterol medication : STATIN
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Helper's offer : LETME
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Sea menace : ORCA
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Certain pie toppers : PECANS
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Big bug : IMAGO
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Fit : ABLE
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Thomas Moore's "___ Ask the Hour" : NEER
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Eye, to poets : ORB
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Some passport applicants : RENEWERS
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It's all the same : MONOTONY
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Something that's stamped : VISA
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Green : RAW
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Town on Lake Geneva opposite Lausanne, Switzerland : EVIAN
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Too: Fr. : TROP
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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Setting for "Coriolanus" : ROME
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One may be running over time : JOKE
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Headquarters for Polynesian Airlines : APIA
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Schnapps flavor : PEAR
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Legal cases? : ATTACHES
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Judo maneuvers : ARMLOCKS
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Highlander : GAEL
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Song words accompanying "Sherrie" and "Susanna" : OHS
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Nervous laugh : TITTER
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Enter an Ivy League school, maybe : GOEAST
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Many a French business partner : FRERE
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"The Suze ___ Show" : ORMAN
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Kind of situation : NOWIN
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Award : GRANT
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Half-wit : FOOL
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Airing : ONTV
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Pre-___ (take the place of) : EMPT
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Pad : DIGS
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Ft. Myers-to-Orlando dir. : NNE

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

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