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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 23,038 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Decked out : CLAD
5
Like the DVD version of a movie, maybe : UNCUT
10
Bay Area force: Abbr. : SFPD
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Time for eggnog : YULE
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Challenge for movers : PIANO
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Deice, in a way : SALT
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Chinese appetizer : SPRINGROLL
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Henry VIII's house : TUDOR
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Did some modeling : SAT
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Opposite of raises : RAZES
24
Line of symmetry : AXIS
26
R and R all by oneself : METIME
28
Slop trough locale : STY
30
F.D.I.C. part : FEDERAL
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"America's Got Talent" network : NBC
35
Grade option that doesn't affect one's grade point average : PASSFAIL
37
Worldwide : GLOBAL
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Big work : OPUS
40
Campaign season org. : PAC
42
Grp. joined by Albania and Croatia in 2009 : NATO
43
When dodgeball may be played : RECESS
46
Limburger cheese quality : PUNGENCY
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"Shame!" : TSK
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Guilty one : CULPRIT
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Satisfied sighs : AHS
53
Canine coating : ENAMEL
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Blessing : BOON
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More in need of liniment : SORER
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Bridal bio word : NEE
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Major bollix : SNAFU
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Having dual props : TWINENGINE
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Arena section : TIER
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Saab or Tahari of fashion : ELIE
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Feature of this puzzle's three long Down answers : STICK
70
Has the bug, say : AILS
71
Fraternity letters : PSIS
72
2010 mining disaster locale : CHILE
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Bread with tabouli : PITA
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
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Party with a roast pig, perhaps : LUAU
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Treat on a 69-Across : ALLDAYSUCKERIII
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Betty Ford Center program, for short : DETOX
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Co. with a brown logo : UPS
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Sips from flasks : NIPS
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Treat on a 69-Across : CARAMELAPPLEIII
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George W. Bush, self-descriptively : UNITER
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Quantity of bricks : TON
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"Take a hike!" : SCRAM
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Treat on a 69-Across : FROZENBANANAIII
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Act the crybaby : PULE
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Singers Shannon and Reeves : DELS
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Barbecue : GRILL
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Jazz line : RIFF
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Privateer's domain : SEA
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Cause of a baseball out : TAG
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Hurling or curling : SPORT
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Nixon's undoing in Watergate : TAPES
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Dance move : DIP
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Cookie baker's yield : BATCH
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Becomes tiresome : CLOYS
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Vane dir. : SSE
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Start of a long-distance call : ONE
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Junkyard dog : CUR
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Near miss, perhaps : SCARE
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Bottom line : SUM
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Penpoint : NIB
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Classic muscle cars : GTOS
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120 yards, for a football field : LENGTH
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Spanish babies : NENES
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Like some beer at a bar : ONTAP
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Dance move : STEP
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Messengers at Hogwarts : OWLS
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S.A.S.E., e.g.: Abbr. : ENCL
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Sharpie tip material : FELT
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Celestial beast : URSA
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Iran-contra org. : NSC
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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