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PLUS TEN

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 2012

Author:
Steve Savoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Savoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1230 ( 23,063 )
Across
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Working hours : UPTIME
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Bit of a trickle : DROP
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Rental car add-on : GPS
14
Series of rounds : BOUT
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Unlikely to surprise : NORMAL
19
Megan of "Will & Grace" : MULLALLY
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High : LOFTY
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Sign-off for Spanish spies? : CLASSIFIEDADIOS
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Wee : ELFIN
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Suffix with human : OID
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Peyton Manning's former teammates : COLTS
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Chuck of NBC News : TODD
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Grub around : ROOTLE
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Zero-calorie cooler : ICEWATER
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Parched : SERE
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Scale : WEIGHER
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Hosen material : LEDER
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Two bottled liquids kept in a cabinet? : WINEANDIODINE
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Language that is mostly monosyllabic : LAO
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Lifeguard's skill, for short : CPR
40
Suffix with direct : ORY
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Some red spots : ACNE
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Early education : ABCS
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Champion model maker at the county fair? : DIORAMAQUEEN
53
Know-___ : HOW
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Drain cleaner, chemically : NAOH
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Early seventh-century year : DCV
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Singer Falana and others : LOLAS
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Ellipsoidal : OVATE
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Handel's "___ e Leandro" : ERO
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At full speed : AMAIN
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Blather : ROT
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Movies often with shootouts : OATERS
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Wacky exercise regimen? : WILDCARDIO
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20 cigarettes per unit and 10 units per carton, e.g.? : PACKRATIOS
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World capital that's home to Zog I Boulevard : TIRANE
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Volatile stuff : TNT
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Lions' din : ROARS
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"Well, looky there!" : OHO
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Sweet-talked, maybe : WOOED
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Have one's cake and eat ___ : ITTOO
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Hoppy pub quaff : IPA
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Covering : ATOP
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Forbes competitor : INC
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Green room breakfast item? : STUDIOMUFFIN
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Onetime high fliers : SSTS
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God holding a thunderbolt : ZEUS
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Expert finish? : ISE
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Tiny chastisement : TSK
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Musical composition about a lumberjack's seat? : STUMPORATORIO
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Home territories : TURFS
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Division of biology : MITOSIS
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Paperback publisher since 1941 : AVON
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Siege weapon : CATAPULT
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Swore : AVOWED
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Wally of cookie fame : AMOS
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Stunner : TASER
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Its employees might have jumper cables: Abbr. : AAA
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Shortstop Garciaparra : NOMAR
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Try-before-you-buy opportunities at knickknack stores? : CURIORENTEVENTS
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Golfer Norman and others : GREGS
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Fabricates : PRODUCES
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Part of an applause-o-meter : NEEDLE
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Sonny : LAD
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El ___ : PASO
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Analyzes, in a way : ASSAYS
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Straighten out : UNCOIL
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Some baton wielders : POLICE
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Like stocks : TRADED
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Modern communications, for short : IMS
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Purse item : MASCARA
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"Silas Marner" author : ELIOT
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Mendeleev who created the periodic table : DMITRI
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Regrets : RUES
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Timeworn : OLD
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Heavy-duty protection : PLATEARMOR
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Went smoothly : GLIDED
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Go laboriously : PLOD
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The "S" of OS: Abbr. : SYS
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Eponymous Italian city : BOLOGNA
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Like Ben-Hur and company when not racing? : OFFTHECHARIOTS
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Handy : UTILE
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Jazz pianist McCoy ___ : TYNER
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Prettify : ADORN
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Pope Agatho's successor : LEOII
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Whizzed : FLEW
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Fix the coloring of, say : REDYE
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Cymric : WELSH
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Petal pusher? : SEPAL
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Dragged (on) : WORE
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A.T.M. maker : NCR
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Alternatives to chips, say : IOUS
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One out? : ODDMAN
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Poor : NOTSOHOT
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One having a little lamb : EWE
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Over : ANEW
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Figaro in "The Barber of Seville," e.g. : BARITONE
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"Gangsta's Paradise" buyer? : COOLIOCUSTOMER
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Empathetic response : ICARE
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"Time, the devourer of all things" writer : OVID
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Skewed to one side : ALOP
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It juts into the Persian Gulf : QATAR
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Less : NOTAS
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Examine carefully : VET
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Insts. of learning : ACADS
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Capone henchman : NITTI
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Elusive African animal : OKAPI
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Unmitigated : ARRANT
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Dr. ___ : DRE
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"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
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Do : COIF
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Pacifiers : SOPS
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Grilled cheese sandwich go-with : TOMATOSOUP
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"Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" musical, with "The" : WIZ
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Logical start? : IDEO
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___ a limb : OUTON
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Invite to the penthouse suite, say : ASKUP
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Retiring : TIMID
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Mail letters : USPS
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Pro : FOR
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Hold stuff : STOWAGE
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Goes without nourishment : STARVES
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Detox patients : USERS
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Gunner's tool : RAMROD
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Skirt : AVOID
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"Just watch me!" : ICANSO
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Hops dryer : OAST
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Bantu language : RUANDA
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One way to deny something : FLATLY
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Equilibria : STASES
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Skin disorder : MANGE
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White shade : IVORY
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Singer ___ Marie : TEENA
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Glow : AURA
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Morse dashes : TEES
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Mil. team leader : CPL
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Panasonic competitor : RCA
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Certain util. workers : EES

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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