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ON A ROLL

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 2010

Author:
Ben Pall
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ben Pall

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pall. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: This puzzle may be solved in Across Lite or the Java applet as a normal crossword. However, since it contains bonus elements that cannot be rendered electronically, we encourage solvers to print out the PDF that is also being offered.
Jim Horne notes:

Here's the PDF. There is an especially elegant aspect of this puzzle that shouldn't be missed. When every O inside the die shape is colored in, the spots on each side are properly oriented, but notice that the sides themselves are correctly aligned as well. So, for example, each pair of opposite sides adds up to seven, as they should.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 22,307 )
Across
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Hearty drinks : QUAFFS
7
Midwest city named for an Indian tribe : OMAHA
12
More sentimental : SAPPIER
19
Major diamond exporter : ANGOLA
20
Closing to some letters : ASEVER
21
Trapped : INAHOLE
22
It makes the hair stand on end : TERROR
23
First step of instructions for what to do with this finished puzzle : CUTONBOLDLINES
25
N.Y.C.'s ___ of the Americas : AVE
26
Goal of a screen test : PART
28
Many an extra on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS
29
Vacation conveniences, for short : RVS
30
Vitamin C source : LIME
31
Raise a big stink? : REEK
33
Kids : JESTS
35
"___ Us," 1995 Joan Osborne hit : ONEOF
37
Path of enlightenment : ZEN
38
European leader? : INDO
39
Black : EBON
40
Flavor : SAPOR
42
Part of PIN: Abbr. : IDENT
44
Make up : INVENT
46
"Where does it ___?" : HURT
47
Is : EXISTS
48
'60s-'70s 114-Across locale : NAM
51
Web browser provider : AOL
52
___ fide : BONA
53
Part of every month : IDES
54
Reveals : OPENS
56
Instructions, part 2 : SHADETHECIRCLES
63
Prohibition's start : DONOT
64
___ Little, "The Wire" gangster : OMAR
65
Old Philadelphia stadium, informally, with "the" : VET
66
Earthen pot : OLLA
67
Bygone Starfire, e.g., informally : OLDS
68
___ Rebellion of 1857-59 : SEPOY
70
Evicts : BOOTS
72
Org. in 2005's Oscar-winning "Crash" : LAPD
73
Hightail it : FLEE
74
Alternative to plata : ORO
75
Cellar item : CASK
76
Bedouin : NOMAD
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Instructions, part 3 : FOLDALONGDASHES
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Demagnetize, say : ERASE
83
St. in a children's rhyme : IVES
84
Coupling : LINK
85
Previously : AGO
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Half of many a business partnership : SON
88
Ticks off : PEEVES
91
Plug's place : CORD
92
It's between green and black : OOLONG
95
Viceroy, e.g. : RULER
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Snap : PHOTO
97
Aware of : ONTO
98
Nile biters : ASPS
102
"We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson : ERE
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"Beat it!" : SCRAM
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Little bit : SHRED
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Moolah : GELT
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Except for : SAVE
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Certain tankful : AIR
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___ alai : JAI
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Some funerary ware : URNS
114
See 48-Across : WAR
115
Last step of the instructions : USETAPEONEDGES
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Tie up : ENLACE
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Cell phone plan units : MINUTES
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"Pick me! Pick me!" : OHOHOH
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Long fights : SIEGES
124
Least puzzling : EASIEST
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Pedestal toppers : BUSTS
126
Barrels along : SPEEDS
Down
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Doha native : QATARI
2
Lopsided : UNEVEN
3
Said "yea" : AGREED
4
The Beatles' "___ No One" : FOR
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Edsel : FLOP
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1984 Olympics site : SARAJEVO
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The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. : OSU
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Portions : METES
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Connecticut town named for an English river : AVON
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Coop group : HENS
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Wall St. worker : ARB
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Second place : SILVER
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"___ it goes" : ANDSO
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Bud : PAL
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Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Charges, in a way : IONIZES
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Honda model : ELEMENT
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Begrudges : RESENTS
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Follows through with : ACTSON
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Ripley's last words? : ORNOT
27
Insurgent group : REBELS
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Pond fish : KOI
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Acme product in Road Runner cartoons : TNT
35
Long-running hit TV show based in Chicago : OPRAH
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___-upper : FIXER
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Farrier : SHOER
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Polly of literature, e.g. : AUNT
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Fade, maybe : DISCOLOR
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Condé ___ : NAST
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Revises : EDITS
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Doze : NODOFF
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Artemis' twin : APOLLO
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Pea observer : MENDEL
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Time for a party, in brief : BDAY
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Rapper with the 1988 platinum album "Power" : ICET
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Plummet : NOSEDIVE
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Board : HOPON
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Latin lover's word : AMO
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Elicit : EVOKE
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Alpaca relatives : LLAMAS
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Home of minor-league baseball's Diablos : ELPASO
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Depress : SADDEN
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Undersides : SOLES
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Greek god whose name is one letter off from 118-Down : EROS
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Soak up rays : BASK
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Second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
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"No problemo" : CANDO
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"On tap" sign, sometimes : NEON
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Affirms : AVERS
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Depressing darkness : GLOOM
80
Scuttlebutt : DIRT
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Device for winter sidewalks : SALTER
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Virtue : GOODNESS
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Take for granted : PRESUME
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Superstate in Orwell's "1984" : EURASIA
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Good rolls in craps : ELEVENS
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One-named singer/actress : CHARO
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"___-la-la!" : OOH
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Stampede : ONRUSH
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[That's awful!] : GAG
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The rite person? : PRIEST
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Waste : SEWAGE
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Finished second : PLACED
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Gray hair producer, they say : STRESS
104
Superman's closetful? : CAPES
105
Vista : SIGHT
108
Pin holder : ETUI
110
King in II Kings : JEHU
111
Brouhahas : ADOS
113
Trim : SNIP
116
Packed away : ATE
117
Head, in slang : NOB
118
Greek goddess whose name is one letter off from 69-Down : EOS
120
Virginia's ___ Highway : LEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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