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New York Times, Friday, December 31, 2004

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 20,142 )

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Across
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Got back at someone, eventually : HADTHELASTLAUGH
16
Leave a dispute unsettled : AGREETODISAGREE
17
"And I'll skip the boring part" : YADDAYADDAYADDA
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Book before Neh. : EZR
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Notable resignee: Abbr. : RMN
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Where operators stand by?: Abbr. : ERS
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Amer. money : USD
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Handles : SEESTO
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Simple problem : SUM
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Inclined : ASLOPE
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Recommendations : PICKS
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Bach's "joy of man's desiring" : JESU
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Bornean tree-dweller : ORANG
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Popular 1940's radio quiz show : DRIQ
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"While ___ it …" : IMAT
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Thelma's player in "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
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Regard : DEEM
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Set, in Somme : FIXE
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Late name in Mideast politics : YASIR
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Dolly of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
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F.B.I. chief after Sessions : FREEH
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See 5-Down : DESIRE
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Manufacturer's need : DIE
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One of an old film duo : BACALL
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They've been tagged : ITS
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A multiple of XIX : DLI
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Monthly or quarterly, briefly : MAG
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Swell place? : SEA
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Spinner of tales : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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"Guys and Dolls" song : ABUSHELANDAPECK
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66, e.g. : NATIONALHIGHWAY
Down
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Mount ___, peak 90 miles SSE of Fairbanks : HAYES
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Goggling : AGAZE
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Eminem's discoverer : DRDRE
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A Turner : TED
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With 48-Across, deepest longing : HEARTS
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One may go after the meaning : ETYMOLOGY
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Advance : LOAN
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Also say : ADD
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Team : SIDE
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Crowned heads of old : TSARS
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Stores : LAYSUP
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Bygone dignitary : AGA
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Asian tongue : URDU
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Some students' goals: Abbr. : GEDS
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Ranch unit : HEAD
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Prepared porcini, e.g. : SAUTEED
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Piano primer reference point : MIDDLEC
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Companion of Artemis : OREAD
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Bel ___ : PAESE
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Home of the Texas Motorplex : ENNIS
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Language from which "Saskatchewan" is derived : CREE
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Mussorgsky's "The Great Gate of ___" : KIEV
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640 acres: Abbr. : SQMI
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Sec : JIFF
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Kaffiyeh-clad commander : EMIR
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___-Coburg, old German duchy : SAXE
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Conqueror of Naples, 1860 : GARIBALDI
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Cab Calloway's "kingdom" : HIDEHO
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Unkempt : RAGTAG
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Popular talk show : ELLEN
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Not even : ASKEW
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Olympus competitor : LEICA
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Squat's opposite : LANKY
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Its flag says "God is great" 22 times : IRAN
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Bass line provider : TUBA
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It's not clean : SMUT
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Land in el mar : ISLA
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Chi follower : MINH
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Chi follower : PSI
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1960's chess champ : TAL
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Geom. solid : SPH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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