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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 2012

Author:
Jill Denny and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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57/5/20107/4/20165
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1.68200
Jill Denny
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987/5/20105/16/201959
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1.636212
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Denny. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 23,039 )
Across
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Needle holder : TACH
5
Substances high on the 49-Across : BASES
10
Ring : PHONE
14
Federal watchdog agcy. : OSHA
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Complete : UNCUT
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Swear : AVOW
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Half an Asian capital? : PHNOM
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Cache : STORE
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End of a haircut? : NAPE
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___-engine : AERO
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Stick (to) : HEW
22
Vixen feature : ANTLER
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Leaned in one direction : TRENDED
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
27
Verbalized : ORAL
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Won : TRIUMPHED
32
Delivery person : OBGYN
34
Programs : CODES
35
Nigerian native : IBO
36
House starter or ender : WARE
37
Substance in the middle of the 49-Across : WATER
38
Program : PLAN
39
Actress Long : NIA
40
Avid : EAGER
41
Lifts : BUOYS
42
Contemporary of Aeschylus : SOPHOCLES
44
N.L. East team, informally : PHILS
45
Place for cargo : HOLD
46
Fictional captive in carbonite : HANSOLO
49
Theme of this puzzle : PHSCALE
52
Mich. neighbor : WIS
53
Destructive pest : APHID
54
___-Tass news agency : ITAR
55
Foolable : NAIVE
57
DVR system : TIVO
58
Pop : SODA
59
Hold off : DEFER
60
Six-Day War leader Weizman : EZER
61
Some map lines: Abbr. : HWYS
62
Substances low on the 49-Across : ACIDS
63
Capitol V.I.P.'s: Abbr. : SENS
Down
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Bit of attire for Mr. Monopoly : TOPHAT
2
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star : ASNER
3
Arrange : CHOREOGRAPH
4
Deli choice : HAMONRYE
5
Whole lot : BUSHEL
6
Chipped in : ANTED
7
Cargo vessel : SCOW
8
E.E.C. part: Abbr. : EUR
9
More erotic : STEAMIER
10
Unreal : PHANTOM
11
Elliptical : OVAL
12
"Fat chance!" : NOPE
13
Pitcher : EWER
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Entre ___ : NOUS
25
Lieutenant ___ of "Forrest Gump" : DAN
26
Command : ORDER
28
Lugs : TOTES
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Speculate superficially : PHILOSOPHIZE
30
PayPal purchaser : EBAY
31
Gets into : DONS
32
Dominates : OWNS
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"Charles in Charge" star : BAIO
34
Imprisoned : CAGED
37
Big name in flying : WALLENDA
38
Beats : PULSATES
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Subj. for a forest ranger : ECOL
41
Recycling ___ : BIN
43
Scarlett's kin : OHARAS
44
Futuristic weapons : PHASERS
46
Gathered, as bees : HIVED
47
Energize : LIVEN
48
Olfactory ticklers : ODORS
49
Do some online skulduggery : PHISH
50
Place, as cargo : STOW
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Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
52
Surcharge item in many hotels : WIFI
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Federal agcy. of 1946-75 : AEC

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

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