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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 2004

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 20,115 )
Across
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Tiara wearer : MISSAMERICA
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Parisian pronoun : ILS
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Ave Maria phrase : ORAPRONOBIS
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Neat end? : NIK
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2004 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : LEBRONJAMES
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___ Friday's : TGI
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Japanese airline : ANA
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Cherry, e.g. : WOOD
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"Ixnay" : NOSOAP
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Romance novelist's award : RITA
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Sylvia ___, whom Sinatra once called the "world's greatest saloon singer" : SYMS
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Total : RUNTO
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"Teach not thy lip such ___": "Richard III" : SCORN
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Railroad hub on the Mississippi : SAINTPAUL
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Floppy top : TAM
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Whiz-bang : PRO
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Issy infinitive : ETRE
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Incense : MAKEMAD
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Some socials : SOIREES
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Much may follow it : INAS
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Right call : GEE
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Carrier to Schiphol airport : KLM
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It's lighter than air : DIRIGIBLE
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___ living : EARNA
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Feminist Eleanor : SMEAL
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GlaxoSmithKline brand : TUMS
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Brand in the shaving aisle : NEET
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"The Human Condition" author Arendt : HANNAH
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Sets (on) : SICS
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Midwest setting: Abbr. : CST
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"And another said, Is ___?": Mark 14:19 : ITI
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Dogs have prominent ones : CANINETEETH
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Corral : PEN
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Totally unhelpful answer : IHAVENOIDEA
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F.I.C.A. funds it : SSA
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Tardy attendee's request : SAVEMEASEAT
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They have more than one root : MOLARS
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Conciliatory : IRENIC
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Day between venerdi and domenica : SABATO
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Part of some resort names: Abbr. : SPR
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In ranks : AROW
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Some old recordings : MONOS
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Eats up : ENJOYS
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One may show you the exit : ROADMAP
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Notebook maker : IBM
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Hundred, in Juárez : CIEN
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Marshal : ASSORT
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Chant : INTONATE
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Binding : LIGATURE
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Ones stuck in the snow : SKIPOLES
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Not just your average Joe : SUPERMAN
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Kind of well : ARTESIAN
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Some nobility : SIRS
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"China Beach" setting : NAM
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Hiding place : NOOK
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Star followers : MAGI
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Sailing center? : MIDSHIPS
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Buoys : ANIMATES
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Object of Vronsky's love, in literature : KARENINA
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Burden : DEBT
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Martinique, e.g. : ILE
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Hard to get : ELUSIVE
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Gentle slope : GLACIS
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Singer with the 2004 album "Encore" : EMINEM
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Withdraw : RECEDE
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Snapple alternative : NESTEA
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Besides : ATTHAT
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Something to shoot : SCENE
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Response to sarcasm : HAHA
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Ancient gathering place : STOA
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From part of the military: Abbr. : NAV
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Cologne cooler : EIS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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