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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Author:
David Diefendorf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Diefendorf

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXY} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Diefendorf. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 20,118 )

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Across
1
Moulin Rouge dance : CANCAN
7
“That’s hardly proper” : TUTTUT
13
Shoulder adornment : EPAULET
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Riviera resort : SANREMO
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Fellow traveler : COMRADE
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One of a Yule trio : WISEMAN
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Tees off : IRES
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Inscribed stones : STELES
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Onetime Ford model : LTD
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Be more patient than : OUTWAIT
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Consumer protection org. : BBB
27
“Mornings at Seven” playwright Paul : OSBORN
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Brooklyn or the Bronx, informally : BORO
29
Dissenting votes : NOS
32
Ham or hamburger : MEAT
33
Baby talk : GOOGOO
35
Bar, at the bar : ESTOP
37
Matchsticks game : NIM
39
Strike caller : UNION
40
Overly stylish : CHICHI
42
Boot camp fare : MESS
44
Just manage, with “out” : EKE
45
Superman sans cape : KENT
46
Further amend : REEDIT
48
Droop : SAG
49
Leaf bisectors : MIDRIBS
50
Tony winner Caldwell : ZOE
53
One of the Gorgons : MEDUSA
54
Come down hard : POUR
55
From east of Europe : ASIATIC
58
CN Tower city : TORONTO
61
Faint : PASSOUT
62
Visitors to a justice of the peace : ELOPERS
63
Part of a drum kit : TOMTOM
64
Political pundit Myers : DEEDEE
Down
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Beany’s cartoon pal : CECIL
2
To the left, at sea : APORT
3
Appointed : NAMED
4
Junkyard dogs : CURS
5
C.S.A. state : ALA
6
Composer Rorem : NED
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On the heels of : TAILING
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Not hard yet : UNSET
9
“___ bien!” : TRES
10
President pro ___ : TEM
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Actress Thurman : UMA
12
Whole bunch : TON
14
Antinuclear agreement : TESTBAN
15
Use cusswords : SWEAR
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Title of this puzzle : TWOTIMERS
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Pizazz : OOMPH
23
Play for a sap : USE
24
“The Maltese Falcon” actor, informally : BOGIE
25
Babbling water : BROOK
26
Trailblazer Daniel : BOONE
28
___ vivant : BON
29
Makes out : NECKS
30
Milo of “Barbarella” : OSHEA
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Hurt bad : STING
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Kicks out : OUSTS
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World Series mo. : OCT
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Help settle : MEDIATE
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Metal in surgical tools : IRIDIUM
43
Sis or bro : SIB
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Something drawn out : EDUCT
49
Copycat’s words : METOO
50
Spaced (out) : ZONED
51
More than eccentric : OUTRE
52
Irregularly notched : EROSE
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Crow’s-nest spot : MAST
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Bishop of Rome : POPE
55
Fitting : APT
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Doctrine : ISM
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Moth-eaten : OLD
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Shad delicacy : ROE

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

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