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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQVX} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Warm fuzzies evoked by this puzzle, a beautiful PA-RUM-PUM-PUM-PUM refrain of "The Little Drummer Boy," ending with ME AND MY DRUM. ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 24,500 )

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Across
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Parts of a crab that grab : CLAWS
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Archie Bunker, notably : BIGOT
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Fig. on an auto sticker : MPG
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Indian prince : RAJAH
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Hi in HI : ALOHA
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Wrath : IRE
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Broadcasting sign : ONAIR
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Away from the office : NOTIN
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Hither's opposite : YON
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End of a heated exchange, perhaps : PARTINGSHOT
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H.I.V. drug : AZT
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Endures : LASTS
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Kingly : REGAL
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Make messy, as a blanket : RUMPLE
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Pedicurist's stone : PUMICE
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Pedicurist's stick : EMERY
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Poise : APLOMB
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Goose liver spread : PATE
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Game show hire : EMCEE
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Spring : LEAP
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Rapid tempo : PRESTO
43
Dessert that jiggles : JELLO
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Heart, essentially : PUMPER
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Beat the stuffing out of : PUMMEL
48
Boxer Patterson : FLOYD
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It'll take you to another level : STAIR
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Addams Family member : ITT
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Following the shaded squares, the end to a seasonal song : MEANDMYDRUM
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Teen blemish : ZIT
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Filmdom's Flynn : ERROL
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Witherspoon of "Four Christmases" : REESE
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Fashion look with long 6-Down and eye liner : EMO
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Drive ahead : IMPEL
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Dorm monitors, for short : RAS
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Cartridge filler : TONER
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Criminal evidence, with "the" : GOODS
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Alfalfa or buckwheat : CROP
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Pop singer ___ Del Rey : LANA
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Not completely shut : AJAR
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"Hold on a sec!" : WAIT
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In a piercing voice : SHRILLY
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Hair over the forehead : BANGS
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Admission of defeat : ILOST
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Invaders of ancient Rome : GOTHS
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Home of Wright State University : OHIO
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Display of bad temper : TANTRUM
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Mr. ___ of "The Karate Kid" : MIYAGI
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Mood-enhancing drug : PROZAC
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Softhearted : GENTLE
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Not, to a Scot : NAE
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Maple leaf, for Canada : EMBLEM
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Exercise segment : REP
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Thurman of "Kill Bill" : UMA
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New York City cultural venue, with "the" : MET
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Like some boarding schools : PREPPY
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"The Bells" poet : POE
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Sales tax fig. : PCT
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MGM lion : LEO
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Always, in verse : EER
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Street of film fame : ELM
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Keg contents : ALE
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Capitol Hill sort, for short : POL
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What's your beef? : REDMEAT
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Assemble in a makeshift way : JURYRIG
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Big pharma company : PFIZER
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Final syllable of a word : ULTIMA
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Things seen on many state license plates : MOTTOS
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Milne's "Mr. ___ Passes By" : PIM
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Wrap brand : SARAN
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Historically safe investment, informally : TNOTE
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Alfred who was a follower of Freud : ADLER
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Thus, to Gaius : ERGO
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Car in a showroom : DEMO
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Car in a tow lot, perhaps : REPO
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Preowned : USED
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Diner on TV's "Alice" : MELS

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