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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times12/7/11 ( No. 22,674 )

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Across
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Had down : KNEW
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Chips go-with : SALSA
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Lineage-based women's org. : DAR
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Person dressed in black : GOTH
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Wolfed down : ATEUP
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Isao of golf : AOKI
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*What an EEG reads : BRAINWAVES
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Peat or propane : FUEL
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Stahl of "60 Minutes" : LESLEY
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Dish alternative : CABLE
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"Time to get moving!" : LETSROLL
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Reinvest, as winnings : PARLAY
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Some, but not much : ABITOF
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___-nez : PINCE
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Many a turkey : TOM
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*Back to the beginning : FULLCIRCLE
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Enclosure with a ms. : SAE
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Newbies : TYROS
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*Up-and-comer : RISINGSTAR
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Polo Grounds great : OTT
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Way up or down : STAIR
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Decides one will : OPTSTO
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Pig roast spot, briefly : BBQPIT
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Mimics convincingly : PASSESAS
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Boxing's Brown Bomber : LOUIS
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Drive like a drunk : CAREEN
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Midget car-racing org. : USAC
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Tools for ESP researchers (whose symbols are found at the ends of the answers to the five asterisked clues) : ZENERCARDS
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Ankara native : TURK
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Half-witted : INANE
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"Gotta run!" : CIAO
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Unified : ONE
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Lose one's marbles : GOMAD
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Small-screen award : EMMY
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Putin's former org. : KGB
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Scand. land : NOR
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Capt.'s guess : ETA
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As long as, old-style : WHILST
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Removes, as a branch : SAWSOFF
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Whatsoever : ATALL
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Like a pool table, ideally : LEVEL
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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H.S. courses for coll. credit : APS
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*Act of betrayal : DOUBLECROSS
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"The Jungle Book" wolf : AKELA
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Easy life, personified : RILEY
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Much removed (from) : AFARCRY
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Sleuth Wolfe : NERO
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"Zip your lips!" : CANIT
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"Gotta run!" : LATER
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Christ's literary stopping place : EBOLI
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*Scene of an annual ball-dropping : TIMESSQUARE
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Shot : PIC
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___ bargain : PLEA
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1-Down's land : USSR
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Long. partner : LAT
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Bunch of, casually : LOTTA
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These, in Toledo : ESTOS
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Sweat the small stuff, in a way : NITPICK
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Diarist Nin : ANAIS
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"Skedaddle!" : GIT
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Sister of Snow White : ROSERED
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Tiny fraction of a min. : PSEC
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Bridge combo : TENACE
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Wooer of Olive Oyl : BLUTO
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Merchant ship officer : BOSUN
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___ Games (quadrennial event) : PANAM
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Boxing venue : ARENA
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Prefix with -zoic : CENO
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Part of a slalom's path : ZIG
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What a swish shot doesn't touch : RIM
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Hydroelectricity structure : DAM
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Faux meat base : SOY

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