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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 2005

Author:
David Pringle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Pringle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Pringle. NYT links: Across Lite
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MON
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G
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R
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G
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H
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N
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FRI
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C
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D
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P
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U
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SAT
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G
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F
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B
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S
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O
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M
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SUN
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 20,484 )
Across
1
Hate or fear follower : MONGER
5
Accra's land : GHANA
10
Held up : SLOWED
14
Actress Skye : IONE
15
Like some beans : REFRIED
16
Golf club : WOOD
17
Pen denizens : CONS
18
Jumped between electrodes : ARCED
19
Retin-A treats it : ACNE
20
Jungle crusher : ANACONDA
22
Hostile incursion : INROAD
24
Line C, maybe, in a voting booth: Abbr. : IND
25
Bullet point : ITEM
26
Quaint contraction : SHANT
29
All there is : UNIVERSE
33
Fish in a John Cleese film : WANDA
34
Inner: Prefix : ENDO
35
It may follow a cut : DEAL
36
Justice Fortas : ABE
37
Athrob : PULSATING
40
Badge issuer, for short : FBI
41
Kind of crime : BIAS
43
Court statement : PLEA
44
Phantom's haunt : OPERA
46
Ready to freak out, maybe : STRESSED
48
Stable parents : MARES
49
Pencil-and-paper game : DOTS
50
Brain scan: Abbr. : EEG
51
Response to "Gracias" : DENADA
54
Brezhnev's successor : ANDROPOV
59
Scads : ALOT
60
Busey and Coleman : GARYS
62
Actress Conn : DIDI
63
Bring under control : TAME
64
Excite : ENTHUSE
65
Maple genus : ACER
66
Caught some rays : SUNNED
67
Philosopher Georges : SOREL
68
Miss Liberty, e.g. : STATUE
Down
1
Santa ___ : MONICA
2
"Tell me more" : GOON
3
Sicilian city : ENNA
4
Cancel : RESCIND
5
Thou : GRAND
6
Source of a thundering sound : HERD
7
Chad's place : AFRICA
8
Family tree word : NEE
9
Ell, maybe : ADDITION
10
Moved like army ants : SWARMED
11
Bonkers : LOCO
12
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
13
Joined at the altar : WEDDED
21
Draft status? : ONTAP
23
Calif. neighbor : NEV
25
___ rubber : INDIA
26
Mop wielders : SWABS
27
Something to kick : HABIT
28
Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
29
Still not happy : UNSATED
30
Direct elsewhere : REFER
31
Buffalo skater : SABRE
32
Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
34
Those girls, in Grenoble : ELLES
38
Forces out of the spotlight : UPSTAGES
39
Stupid oaf : GOMER
42
Gave a goofball : SEDATED
45
Asian shrines : PAGODAS
47
Groundskeeper's supply : SOD
50
Bygone auto : EDSEL
51
Bygone auto : DATSUN
52
Pizazz : ELAN
53
Iditarod terminus : NOME
54
1981 hit film with a 5'3" lead actor : ARTHUR
55
Wall St. letters : NYSE
56
Early Briton : PICT
57
Old music halls : ODEA
58
Patience, e.g. : VIRTUE
61
"I'll take that as ___" : ANO

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

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