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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 2011

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 22,697 )
Across
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Forcefulness : PUNCH
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Is a true believer in : SWEARSBY
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Moss source : SPORE
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Deposit remover? : COALMINER
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Holder of legends : ATLAS
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What you might reach for after hearing "Don't go anywhere!" : RADIODIAL
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Drug distributors? : SHOTS
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Entertainment at a luau : UKES
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Look too closely : PRY
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Preparatory time : EVE
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Titled lady : PEERESS
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By area, the third-largest country in the E.U. : SWED
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Some attorneys' degs. : LLDS
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Money in Manila : PESOS
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Someone to hang with : PAL
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Primitive coat : PELT
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Show for which Jim Dale won the 1980 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical : BARNUM
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Kind of compound in chemistry : AZO
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Time in an airport : LAYOVER
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Hearing opening? : OTO
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Landscaping plants : HOSTAS
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Big to-do? : TASK
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Shout with cupped hands, maybe : BOO
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Untagged : NOTIT
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"That's so sad!" : OHNO
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Foil part : HAFT
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Most chic : TONIEST
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Auto loan fig. : APR
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Drug sold under the brand name Retrovir : AZT
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Site of an 1815 escape : ELBA
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Almost catch : NIPAT
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Shoots at : FIRESUPON
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Going around in circles? : ITINERANT
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Restricted parties : STAGS
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Alaska or Hawaii : TIMEZONE
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Problems with an argument : HOLES
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Some health warnings: Abbr. : PSAS
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Plentifully, in slang : UPTHEWAZOO
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Enmity : NOLOVELOST
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In a box : CRATED
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Russian chemist with a law of thermodynamics named after him : HESS
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Saturated : SOAKEDTOTHEBONE
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High boots for fishermen : WADERS
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One of Beethoven's bagatelles is dedicated to her : ELISE
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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___-X (septic treatment brand) : RID
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Impertinent one : SNIP
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Arduous challenge : BEAR
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Annual: Abbr. : YRLY
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How Simon Cowell often critiques : CRUELLY
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Hearing responses : PLEAS
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Little starter : SPARK
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Spanish 101 verb : SER
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1957 Cy Young Award winner : SPAHN
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What luxury goods have : SNOBAPPEAL
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Nowhere close : OUTOFRANGE
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___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
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Academy head : PLATO
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Cloud the judgment of with alcohol : BESOT
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"Good Will Hunting" director, 1997 : VANSANT
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Small bird : TIT
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Bottom of a crankcase : OILPAN
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Start of a presidential march : HAILTO
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Prefix with chemical : NEURO
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Throw ___ : AFIT
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Tubular pasta : ZITI
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Edging : TRIM
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Humorist who wrote "Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long" : NASH
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One of the Durbeyfields : TESS
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Memphis-to-Nashville dir. : ENE
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Expresses, informally : SEZ

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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