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New York Times, Saturday, December 31, 2005

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 7, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Wolfe. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 20,507 )
Across
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Some bait : INSECTS
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Best-selling novel featuring lawyer Mitch McDeere : THEFIRM
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Central Vermont, e.g. : MOUNTAINOUSAREA
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Element of irony : OPPOSITEMEANING
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Ship, to a poet : KEEL
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Not separate : WED
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Possessive on a Chinese menu : TSOS
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Semidome sites : APSES
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Cry of disbelief : PAH
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Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
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Far from welcoming : ICY
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___-Mex : CAL
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Cut : LOP
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Not take risks : BEONTHESAFESIDE
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Neighbor of a Prussian : ALSACELORRAINER
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Unsentimental practicality : TOUGHMINDEDNESS
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F1 neighbor : ESC
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He played Sam on "Cheers" : TED
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Expert finish? : ISE
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Rob Roy's rejection : NAE
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Movie inits. : HBO
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Related Nobel-winning physicists : BOHRS
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Film critic Balázs : BELA
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"I get it!" : AHA
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They have no grace : OAFS
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1994 Christopher Walken comedy : ABUSINESSAFFAIR
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Townsman : LOCALINHABITANT
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Dry, in a way : INKLESS
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Sail : GOBYSEA
Down
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Comment after an accident : IMOK
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Informal rejection : NOPE
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Apartment V.I.P. : SUPE
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Col. Paul Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
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Pieces of bread?: Abbr. : CTS
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Popular sushi fish : TAI
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Host's invitation : SIT
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Substantial volume : TOME
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In color : HUED
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Spanish pronoun : ESA
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Coca-Cola Company brand : FANTA
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Material for tablecloths and doilies : IRISHLINEN
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City named for a Civil War general : RENO
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They're often sold with papers : MAGS
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Intelligence : NEWS
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Target : PITCHTO
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Project : SCHEME
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Shadow site : EYELID
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One before a tribunal, maybe : PLEADER
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Moderate : ABATE
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Slangy moves : RELOS
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"It didn't work out" : NOSUCHLUCK
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Part of many workouts, informally : CARDIO
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From the top : AFRESH
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Ukrainian port, to natives : ODESA
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As such : PERSE
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Peck at : NAG
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Many a delivery : SON
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Anger, e.g. : SIN
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Primary : BASAL
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Big do : BASH
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Movable type : SOFTY
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Part of Indonesia : BALI
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Dark, in verse : EBON
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French cordial flavoring : ANIS
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Natural incubators : HENS
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Some batteries : AAAS
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Something to be slapped with : FINE
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Abbr. on Mexican mail : SRTA
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Part of l'Indonésie : ILE
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Decline in price : SAG
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Typing system : ABO
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Inconsequential invention : FIB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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