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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2012

17-, 30- and 45-Across, literally and figuratively

Author:
Jeffrey Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Harris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Barbershop floor sweepings : HAIR
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Cuts at an angle, as a mirror : BEVELS
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Car navigation aid, for short : GPS
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Balm ingredient : ALOE
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"Grease" co-star Newton-John : OLIVIA
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CD-___ : ROM
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Crisp, spicy cookies : GINGERSNAPS
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Orangutan, e.g. : APE
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Scottish form of "John" : IAN
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First son of Seth : ENOS
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Kilmer of Hollywood : VAL
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Prepares oneself : GETSSET
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In the open : OVERT
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Bit of fireplace residue : ASH
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Triangular pieces of browned bread : TOASTPOINTS
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Student transcript fig. : GPA
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Hannibal Lecter's choice of wine : CHIANTI
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"Marching" insects : ANTS
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Even the slightest bit : ATALL
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Sound boosters : AMPS
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Golf reservation : TEETIME
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Towing org. : AAA
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Orange snacks : CHEESECURLS
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Band's booking : GIG
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Friars Club event : ROAST
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U.F.O. shapes, traditionally : SAUCERS
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Prominent part of a basset hound : EAR
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Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
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Web address, for short : URL
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Ambulance destinations, in brief : ERS
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17-, 30- and 45-Across, literally and figuratively : FINGERFOODS
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Letter before omega : PSI
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Start of a play : ACTONE
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Make a show-offy basket : DUNK
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"On the other hand ..." : YET
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Nobel laureate Mandela : NELSON
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Remain : STAY
Down
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Witch : HAG
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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Charged particle : ION
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TV's Philbin : REGIS
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East Indies island famous for its 19-Acrosses : BORNEO
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Pro golfer Ernie : ELS
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Ivy growth : VINE
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Welsh form of "John" : EVAN
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Surgery that takes weight off, informally : LIPO
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Vidal ___ (shampoo brand) : SASSOON
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Carved idol : GRAVENIMAGE
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Genre for Andy Warhol : POPART
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Processes, as ore : SMELTS
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Toward the rising sun : EAST
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Lady ___ (pop diva) : GAGA
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Provider of N.F.L. coverage : ESPN
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"I can't take anymore!" : THATTEARSIT
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Strategic maneuver : TACTIC
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"La Dolce ___" : VITA
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SeaWorld whale : SHAMU
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Bathroom floor workers : TILERS
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Amigo : PAL
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Observes : SEES
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Had a meal : ATE
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Low poker holding : PAIR
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Droops : SAGS
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Gloria of Miami Sound Machine : ESTEFAN
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Goosebump-producing : CREEPY
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Like some voices after shouting : HOARSE
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Fashion icon Ralph : LAUREN
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Ride the waves on a board : SURF
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Dirt clumps : CLODS
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They're rolled in craps : DICE
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Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
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Swelled heads : EGOS
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Record producer Brian : ENO
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Not at home : OUT
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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Where clouds are : SKY

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