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New York Times, Friday, December 5, 2014

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tim Croce notes:
I did this one the (sort-of) good old-fashioned way — by hand. I say "sort of" because I didn't quite use pencil and graph paper, but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some beautiful long entries today. The NW and SE stacks contain such goodness! Six answers, all pure gold. A colloquial bit in GOD I ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 23,768 )
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"Perish the thought!" : GODIHOPENOT
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Many a delivery participant : DAD
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It has a "Complete My Album" service : ITUNESSTORE
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It'll slow down traffic : ICE
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He played Maxwell Smart in 2008 : STEVECARELL
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Energy : VIM
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Idée origin : TETE
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The end of Samson? : ITE
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"Absolutely" : YESIDO
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Ingredients in bowstring waxes : ROSINS
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Marks, as a box : XESIN
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One-sixth of diciotto : TRE
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What may drop in disbelief : JAW
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Certain union member : WIFE
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Show signs of life : STIR
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Kind of acid used in fireproofing : BORIC
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"Encore!" : BIS
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Made a comeback, say : TURNEDTHETABLES
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Greenwich-to-New Haven dir. : ENE
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They might come with trains : GOWNS
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Old show horse : MRED
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Athletic conf. for UMass : ATEN
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Title bird in a Rimsky-Korsakov opéra : COQ
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One may be smoked out : BEE
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"If I Were a Carpenter" singer : DARIN
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Province : Canada :: ___ : Russia : OBLAST
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Part of a large kingdom : ANIMAL
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Umami source, briefly : MSG
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16-season N.H.L.'er Fleury : THEO
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Start to sense? : NON
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Totally break up : DIELAUGHING
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One smoked, informally : CIG
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Renowned long jumper : EVELKNIEVEL
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Causes of street rumbles? : ELS
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National coming-out day? : RELEASEDATE
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Drift : GIST
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Furry oyster cracker : OTTER
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By dint of : DUETO
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Get a share of, say : INVESTIN
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Chuckle bit : HEE
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Of songbirds : OSCINE
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They have 125 questions and last 130 mins. : PSATS
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French soliloquy starter? : ETRE
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Arche de ___ (boat in la Bible) : NOE
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General-aviation alternative to Le Bourget : ORLY
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Early text messager : TELEX
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Like any number by itself : DIVISIBLE
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Soured : ACIDIFIED
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Succubus, e.g. : DEMONESS
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Secure, with "up" : SEW
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Like "come" and "go": Abbr. : IRREG
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2002 Denzel Washington thriller : JOHNQ
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Frequent foe of Wonder Woman : ARES
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What "many a man hath more hair than," in Shakespeare : WIT
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Browning selection? : SUNTANOIL
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Aids for dating : TREERINGS
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Riboflavin, familiarly : BTWO
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Transport over dry land? : CAMEL
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Social event in "No, No, Nanette" : TEADANCE
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Rx writer : DOC
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Showed signs of life : BREATHED
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Ancient game much studied in game theory : NIM
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Options for target practice : BBGUNS
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Early touter of air bags : NADER
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Home to baseball's Orix Buffaloes : OSAKA
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Sanskrit for "the auspicious one" : SHIVA
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Canon element : TENET
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Unexploded : LIVE
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"___ Modiste" (Victor Herbert operetta) : MLLE
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Eyeball, in a way : OGLE
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Gulper ___ : EEL
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Bestow, to Burns : GIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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