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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Wescott

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wescott. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 21,603 )
Across
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Gillette razor : ATRA
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Meal-in-a-can brand : ALPO
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Alarming : SCARY
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In view : SEEN
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Noggin : BEAN
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Divided Asian land : KOREA
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Feel like quarreling about something : HAVEABONETOPICK
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Gangster's code of silence : OMERTA
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On ___ with (even with) : APAR
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___'wester : SOU
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No halfway effort : TOTALCOMMITMENT
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Rand who wrote "Atlas Shrugged" : AYN
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Sch. where Shaquille O'Neal played basketball : LSU
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Writer's guidelines : SPECS
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Spanish uncles : TIOS
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Mexican restaurant offering : TACO
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"Heads up!," e.g. : ALERT
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Letters after two slashes : WWW
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Grounds for a good night's sleep? : DECAF
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Dick Van ___ : DYKE
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Addlebrain : LOON
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Skilled : ADEPT
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"___ see it ..." : ASI
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Enterprise inits. : USS
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Basis of a false arrest, perhaps : TRUMPEDUPCHARGE
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Suffix with hotel : IER
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Richard and Jane in court : ROES
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Gain back : RECOUP
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Going past the fourth quarter, say : PLAYINGOVERTIME
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Altimeter user : PILOT
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Again : ANEW
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Like the Beatles' Sadie : SEXY
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U.K. military medals : DSOS
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Give ___ in the arm : ASHOT
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"I love you," in Spanish : TEAMO
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Support with stone, as an embankment : REVET
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"It's the end of ___" : ANERA
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Monastic jurisdiction : ABBACY
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"Bus 9 to Paradise" author Buscaglia : LEO
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___ Games : PANAM
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Common lunch hr. : ONEPM
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Women's hybrid clothing : SKORTS
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Steal, slangily : COP
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Greet the day : ARISE
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A little advance work : RECON
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Native of NE Siberia : YAKUT
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Call after a toss : TAILS
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When a football may be hiked : ONTWO
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No longer bright, as colors : MUTED
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"___ but true" : SAD
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Use diligently : PLY
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"A cockroach!" : EEK
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Alfredo sauce ingredient : CREAM
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"Sands of ___ Jima" : IWO
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Confess : OWNUP
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Dead man's hand card : ACE
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Gown's partner : CAP
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"How ___ Has the Banshee Cried" (Thomas Moore poem) : OFT
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One of a seasonal octet : DASHER
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Use as a bed : LIEON
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"Obey your thirst" sloganeer, once : SPRITE
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Off the wall : SCREWY
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Hedren of Hitchcock's "The Birds" : TIPPI
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Activated again, as a burner : RELIT
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Range extending south from the Kara Sea : URALS
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"At the Milliner's" painter : DEGAS
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Auto route from Me. to Fla. : USONE
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Did one's part? : ACTED
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Agitates : ROILS
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Okra stew : GUMBO
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They're guarded at the Olympics : EPEES
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Annoy : VEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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