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New York Times, Friday, December 31, 2010

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 22,333 )

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Across
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One likely to die on the road? : JALOPY
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What something may go down to : THEWIRE
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Foster girl : JEANIE
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Poster girl : TEENIDOL
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Debunked? : ARISEN
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Response to great news : IMSOGLAD
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Big tin exporter: Abbr. : BOL
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Beat badly : STOMP
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Battle joiner's choice : SIDE
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Kind of replication : RNA
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Sticks up for, maybe? : ABETS
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Serbian city where Constantine the Great was born : NIS
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Org. with towers : AAA
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Luzón, e.g. : ISLA
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Thingamajig : WIDGET
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Film in which Eddie Murphy voices the dragon Mushu : MULAN
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Lit : AFLAME
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Be revolting : STICKITTOTHEMAN
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Homes within nations : TEPEES
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San Francisco's Museo ___ Americano : ITALO
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Red giants in the night sky : SSTARS
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Procure : REAP
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Big hit : POW
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Cross character : TAU
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Not dormant : ASTIR
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As : QUA
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Ice legend's family : ORRS
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Head start? : AITCH
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It's often hung illegally : UEY
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"The Humbugs of the World" author, 1865 : PTBARNUM
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Be coerced : HAVETO
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Relationship in the 2009 film "I Love You, Man" : BROMANCE
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1974 hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
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"Got it" : YESISEE
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The Allman Brothers Band, e.g. : SEXTET
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Creator of TV's "Alias" : JJABRAMS
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Blimp navigator : AERONAUT
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Boxer who wrote "Reach!" : LAILAALI
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Switch sides? : ONS
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Some county fair contest entries : PIES
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Folks getting into dirt : YENTAS
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Bait : TEMPT
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Bucks, e.g. : HES
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Rock's Brian : ENO
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Freaks (out) : WIGS
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Not going anywhere : IDLING
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Carrier of drum cases, maybe : ROADIE
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First in line, say : ELDEST
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Over and over : TIMEAFTERTIME
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Like M&M's : OBLATE
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Sacrifice fly? : SWAT
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Cartoonist, at times : INKER
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64-Across, to a cat : IMHIP
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Debugger? : DEET
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Court proceedings : ACTA
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Freak : LOSEIT
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Self, in a Latin phrase : IPSA
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Many users follow its directions : MAPQUEST
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"Gentille" one of song : ALOUETTE
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Problem for one who's trapped : NOWAYOUT
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Visit : STOPBY
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"The Transcendence of the Ego" writer : SARTRE
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Some muscle cars : TURBOS
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___ National Park : ARCHES
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It may stick to your ribs : SAUCE
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Language related to Finnish : SAMI
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Dummy on a greyhound track : HARE
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Coll. peer leaders : RAS
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Uptown's dir. in N.Y.C. : NNE
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Really try : VEX

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