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New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 2001

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {GJQXZ} This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 19,023 )
Across
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Spiral : CORKSCREW
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Clobber : TROMP
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Be that as it may : ATANYRATE
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Beginning of a conclusion : HENCE
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Slightly built-up : SEMIRURAL
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Slew : OCEAN
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Developer's reference : PLAT
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Donkey follower : DEMOCRAT
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High peak : ALP
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See : BISHOPRIC
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Good vantage point : ROOF
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Noted caravel : PINTA
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Film no. : ASA
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"M" star, 1931 : LORRE
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Stiff drink : BRACER
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Guarded : ENSURED
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Crate : CLUNKER
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Pleases, with "to" : CATERS
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Perjurer's admission : ILIED
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Street sign abbr. : CIR
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Composer Dohnányi et al. : ERNOS
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Dog star : ASTA
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1920's-30's lawman : ELIOTNESS
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Like some signals, for short : UHF
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Crabs : KVETCHES
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Person who's a zero?: Abbr. : OPER
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Lead : STEER
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Simple : EASYASPIE
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Bread and butter, e.g. : NOUNS
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Conserved : SPENTLESS
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Slip : LAPSE
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Starts : SETSFORTH
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Former Defense Secretary Weinberger : CASPAR
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Opera with the soprano aria "Ave Maria" : OTELLO
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New York/New Jersey's ___ Mountains : RAMAPO
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Come together : KNIT
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Its monetary unit is the pound: Abbr. : SYR
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Rubbish : CRUD
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Quite an oddity : RAREBIRD
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Plain weave fabric : ETAMINE
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Game report : WELOST
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Utter, briefly : THORO
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News segment : RECAP
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Narrow : ONETRACK
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Co. that bought Motown in 1988 : MCA
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Cooler : PEN
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French town or its product : CHABLIS
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Shrink rap? : ISEE
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Mystery writer who created Dr. Gideon Fell : CARR
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Drawing device : FLUE
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Show : PRESENT
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1949 Peace Prize winner Lord John Boyd ___ : ORR
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Way of France : RUE
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Q ___ : ANDA
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Look, at the Forum? : ECCE
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Catch, and how! : NAIL
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Start : STRIKEUP
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Like the teeth of many combs : CLOSESET
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Fit : INSHAPE
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It's a relief : RECESS
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Kind of party : SUPPER
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Believer : THEIST
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Over : AFRESH
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Places for racks : OVENS
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Not going on : TERSE
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O.E.D. listings : SYNS
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Karl Johans Gate is its main thoroughfare : OSLO
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Inits. in comedy : SNL
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___ man : TOA
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Treasury Dept. division : ATF

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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