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New York Times, Monday, December 7, 2009

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 21,944 )
Across
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___ Club (discount chain) : SAMS
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Pain : ACHE
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Country adjacent to the Dominican Republic : HAITI
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"Quickly!," on an order : ASAP
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Runaway victory : ROUT
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More peculiar : ODDER
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Blended fruit-flavored drinks : YOGURTSMOOTHIES
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Available from a keg : ONDRAFT
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Opposite of naughty : NICE
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Hawaii's Mauna ___ : KEA
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Christmastime : YULE
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Old-time singer Julius : LAROSA
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"Jumpin' Jehosaphat!" : HOLYMACKEREL
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News anchor Williams : BRIAN
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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___ tai (cocktail) : MAI
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Oodles : LOTS
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Nothing fancy : PLAIN
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"Woof!," e.g. : BARK
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Tummy muscles : ABS
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Peacock's distinctive feature : TAIL
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Past, present or future : TENSE
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TV character who says "It's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids" : HOMERSIMPSON
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Shorthand pros : STENOS
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Before long : SOON
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1970s Dodgers All-Star Ron : CEY
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Harbor vessels : TUGS
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Thrust out : OBTRUDE
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Words after the starting syllables of 17-, 29- and 43-Across : ANDABOTTLEOFRUM
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Oven setting : BROIL
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Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
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What high rollers roll : DICE
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Golf score of two under par : EAGLE
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Pea holders : PODS
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"... ___ and not heard" : SEEN
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Give permission : SAYOK
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Unanimously : ASONE
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A Gabor sister : MAGDA
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Cowboy boot feature : SPUR
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Wily : ARTFUL
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High-priced : COSTLY
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What you can do if you don't know the words : HUM
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British prep school : ETON
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Flapjack : HOTCAKE
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Stick (to) : ADHERE
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Uganda's ___ Amin : IDI
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Summer shirt, for short : TEE
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Org. with a 4/15 deadline : IRS
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Silky synthetic fabric : RAYON
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Squirter at an auto garage : OILCAN
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Mummifies : EMBALMS
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Financial adviser Suze : ORMAN
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Roebuck's partner in retailing : SEARS
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Look-___ (twin) : ALIKE
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Owns : HAS
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Bush spokesman Fleischer : ARI
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Sense of tedium, with "the" : BLAHS
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C-3PO or R2-D2 : ROBOT
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Informal reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Collect $200 in Monopoly : PASSGO
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52, in old Rome : LII
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London's Big ___ : BEN
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Reason for a 911 call : TROUBLE
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Lone Ranger's companion : TONTO
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Call for : ENTAIL
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Combined, as assets : POOLED
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Recovers from a bender, with "up" : SOBERS
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Physics Nobelist Marie : CURIE
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Draw out : EDUCE
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Modern locale of ancient Sheba : YEMEN
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Rung : STEP
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Country mail rtes. : RFDS
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Lincoln, informally : ABE
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Gun rights org. : NRA
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Woofer? : DOG
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Duet number : TWO

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

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