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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKX} This is puzzle # 199 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 23,037 )

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Across
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It'll curl your hair : PERM
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Hushed "Wanna hear something?!" : PSST
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Lou who sang "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" : RAWLS
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Sharpen : HONE
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Force out : EVICT
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Small treat for a coffee break : MINIDONUT
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Post-lecture session : QANDA
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Weapons-testing area : PROVINGGROUND
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Govt.-issued ID : SSN
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Monogram in '50s politics : AES
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Holy communion, e.g. : RITUAL
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Prefix with polar or cameral : UNI
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Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
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Actress Zadora : PIA
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Subject of a Euclidean treatise : PLANEGEOMETRY
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Former home of the Mets : SHEA
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FedEx competitor : DHL
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Deep-six : TOSS
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Cheap seating area in a theater : PEANUTGALLERY
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Lob's path : ARC
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Some coll. tests : GRES
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France's ___ de Ré : ILE
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Hawaiian "thank you" : MAHALO
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French article : UNE
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"Very interesting ..." : HMM
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Bride in 1956 news : PRINCESSGRACE
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Idaho's capital : BOISE
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"As requested ..." : HEREYOUGO
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Lunchbox treats : OREOS
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Earth, to Brahms : ERDE
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From the top : ANEW
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"The Man Who ___ There" : WASNT
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U.S. 1, e.g. : ROAD
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U.S. 1 and others: Abbr. : RTES
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Gussies up, in modern slang : PIMPS
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Mideast moguls : EMIRS
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Kept talking and talking : RANON
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Year of Super Bowl XXXVIII : MMIV
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Call a radio host, say : PHONEIN
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Troubadour's repertoire : SONGS
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"The children were nestled all ___ in their beds" : SNUG
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Four: Prefix : TETR
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"Dies Irae," e.g. : REQUIEM
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___-garde : AVANT
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Clapping monkey or chattering teeth : WINDUPTOY
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TV screen choice, for short : LCD
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Subway stop: Abbr. : STA
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William and Harry's mother : DIANA
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Ricelike pasta : ORZO
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What hoity-toity people put on : AIRS
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Major chip maker : LAYS
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Eastern leaders : AGHAS
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Big name in computers : DELL
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August bake sale inventory : PEACHPIES
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Slight advantage : EDGE
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To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
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Target of a filter : SPAM
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Queen in Greek myth : HERA
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Least pulchritudinous : UGLIEST
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1982 Jeff Bridges flick : TRON
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Kind of oil : LINSEED
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Somber song : ELEGY
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Hot crime topic? : ARSON
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Nutritional datum, in brief : USRDA
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Visit in a ghostly way : HAUNT
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"Me and Bobby ___" : MCGEE
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Cat calls : MEOWS
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"Burlesque" co-star, 2010 : CHER
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Jet engine sound : ROAR
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Cellist's purchase : BOW
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___ pro nobis : ORA

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

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