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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 2010

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 22,306 )
Across
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Capital NE of the Gulf of Trieste : LJUBLJANA
10
Housemate in Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat" : PABLO
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With nothing on : AUNATUREL
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Outfit : TROOP
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Fiery rhetoric : BRIMSTONE
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"You're nothing but a pack of cards!" speaker : ALICE
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Becomes fixed : SETS
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File stuff : EMERY
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Sparkle : ELAN
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With 3-Down, collectively : ASA
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Fringe group? : TASSELS
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Easter egg design : SWIRL
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Spell : STINT
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Stop running : DIE
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Victoria's "Dallas" role : PAMELA
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Some shirt pocket problems : INKSPOTS
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Presbyterian-founded Michigan college : ALMA
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Stir : BUDGE
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Puma rival : AVIA
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Mrs. Dalloway in "Mrs. Dalloway" : CLARISSA
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Treasure : ESTEEM
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Get down : EAT
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Kitchen mishap : SCALD
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Not flowery : TERSE
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Dress down like a sailor? : SWEARAT
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Co. with many keywords : AOL
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Wrong : HARM
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Wind sounds : MOANS
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Monarchy since the 1740s : OMAN
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Collection of 24 books : ILIAD
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Russian famously played by an Egyptian : DRZHIVAGO
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Superhighway service site : PLAZA
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Like many former friends : ALIENATED
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"Days of Our Lives" town : SALEM
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It may have you in an awkward position : YOGACLASS
Down
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Culture development sites : LABS
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De ___ (by law) : JURE
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See 23-Across : UNIT
4
Smashing sounds : BAMS
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Some capts.-to-be : LTS
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Old Isle of Wight settlers : JUTES
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Invisible enticements : AROMAS
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New Mexican? : NENE
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Red flag's purpose : ALERTING
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Ed supporter : PTA
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"Cafe Terrace at Night" setting : ARLES
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Hit the roof : BOILEDOVER
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Settings : LOCALITIES
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"Let me in," facetiously : OPENSESAME
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One noted for ingenuity : YANKEE
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American leader? : ALL
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GPS data: Abbr. : STS
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"Avatar" craft : SPACESHIPS
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Home of Whitman College : WALLAWALLA
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Neither here nor there : IMMATERIAL
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Can : REAR
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Like some pools : TIDAL
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Sting in 1980 headlines : ABSCAM
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Brie alternative : PATE
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It has color-coded sections : USATODAY
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Its highest mtn. is Meron : ISR
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Card letters : STL
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Birthplace of Günter Grass : DANZIG
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Floor : AMAZE
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Tony-winning Tessie : OSHEA
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Joan followed him at Woodstock : ARLO
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Like olives : OVAL
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___ Hari : MATA
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Dating service data : AGES
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Signs an agreement? : NODS
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Stop from running : DAM
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Letterhead abbr. : INC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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