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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Author:
Steven E. Atwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven E. Atwood

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Atwood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 22,673 )

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Across
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1862 battle site : SHILOH
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'Fros, e.g. : DOS
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The "A" in SEATO : ASIA
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Fruit named after a town in Turkey : CASABA
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Menace in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" : ASP
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Holders of some dry bouquets : URNS
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Valuable discoveries : TROVES
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Be healthy, like a type of meal? : FLOURISH
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Disappear, like a moving vehicle? : VANISH
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Who said "You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger" : TONTO
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Burn on the outside : SEAR
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Obtrusively bright, like a needlefish? : GARISH
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"Gödel, Escher, ___" (Douglas Hofstadter book) : BACH
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Raunchy : NASTY
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Familiar femme : AMIE
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" land : USA
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Colorado resort : ASPEN
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Cosmonaut's destination, once : MIR
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Love, like a popular singer? : CHERISH
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Annapolis inits. : USN
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Actress Sarah of "Parenthood" : RAMOS
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Steal : FILCH
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Hwy. : RTE
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Golden ___ : AGER
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Most common blood designation : TYPEO
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Phobia : FEAR
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Touch up, like a candidate for office? : POLISH
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___ al-Fayed (friend of Diana) : DODI
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Wyatt and Virgil of the Wild West : EARPS
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Hurt, like a groan-inducing joke? : PUNISH
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Wave menacingly, like a red-hot iron? : BRANDISH
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Elevator pioneer Otis : ELISHA
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___ May, surrogate mother for Spider-Man : AUNT
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Bacon amount : RASHER
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Citi Field team : METS
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What the "turn on" part refers to in "Tune in, turn on, drop out" : LSD
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Plan : SCHEME
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Onetime "S.N.L."-type show : SCTV
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___-kiri : HARA
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"The Heat ___" : ISON
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Extravagant, like a W.C.? : LAVISH
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Fat : OBESE
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Rosh ___ : HASHANAH
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Nutty : DAFT
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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Soft and absorbent : SPONGY
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Northern and southern lights : AURORAS
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___ Lankan : SRI
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Maze accesses : INS
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Cigar tip : ASH
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Make more refined : RAREFY
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Adulterated : IMPURE
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Sleep en la tarde : SIESTA
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Marilu of "Taxi" : HENNER
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Unjustified accusation : BUMRAP
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Italian cheese : ASIAGO
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California town where Clint Eastwood was mayor : CARMEL
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Unclothe : STRIP
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Followed : TAILED
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Includes in an e-mailing : CCS
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"Feels so good!" : AHH
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Aids for dog-walkers : SCOOPERS
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Points in the right direction : ORIENTS
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Excitation : THRILL
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Do away with, like a 1950s car feature? : FINISH
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Down : SAD
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Fond ___, Wis. : DULAC
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Pitchfork-shaped letters : PSIS
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Molt : SHED
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"___ Dead?" (Mark Twain play) : ISHE
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A son of Noah : SHEM
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Big-eared hopper : HARE
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Kapow! : BAM
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Regret : RUE
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Cupboard crawler : ANT

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