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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 2008

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Fill to excess : SATE
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"___ la vista, baby" : HASTA
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Milky white gem : OPAL
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Earth Day subj. : ECOL
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Less cordial : ICIER
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Many a mall outlet : CHAINSTORE
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Slaughter in the Baseball Hall of Fame : ENOS
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Scout master? : TONTO
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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"Just kidding" signals : WINKS
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The "Na" in NaCl : SODIUM
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Citizen Kane's estate : XANADU
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Nose-in-the-air type : SNOB
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Tooth covering : ENAMEL
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"Hey, over here!" : PSST
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Instruction book : MANUAL
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Dude : BRO
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Land to build a house on : LOT
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What the starts of 17- and 62-Across and 11- and 34-Down may each be a piece of : JEWELRY
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A conceited person has a big one : EGO
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Not yet taken care of : UNDONE
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Gait faster than a walk : TROT
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Devoted : ARDENT
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Dons : PUTSON
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Muscle/bone connector : TENDON
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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By way of : VIA
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Polo who visited Cathay : MARCO
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Dangerous shark : MAKO
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Place to keep a report : RINGBINDER
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Get ready, for short : PREP
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___ tube : INNER
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Carrier of coal from a mine : TRAM
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Filly's father : SIRE
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Swimmer Debbie who won three golds at the 1968 Olympics : MEYER
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Upper house members: Abbr. : SENS
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Religious splinter groups : SECTS
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Possible reaction from getting a cold shoulder? : ACHOO
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___ fro : TOAND
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Nose-in-the-air type : ELITIST
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___ and hers : HIS
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Isn't idle : ACTS
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Sitting Bull or Crazy Horse : SIOUX
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___ cotta : TERRA
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"___ we having fun yet?" : ARE
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Frozen potato brand : OREIDA
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A.T.M. access code : PINNUMBER
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Not a good way to run : AMOK
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Subtracted by : LESS
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Verb accompanier : NOUN
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In a weak manner : WANLY
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Instants : MOMENTS
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Most at hand : NEAREST
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Madam : BAWD
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Therefore : ERGO
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Plunder : LOOT
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"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Fly high : SOAR
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Five-card or seven-card game : STUDPOKER
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Ruling group after a coup : JUNTA
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Renters : TENANTS
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The Continent : EUROPE
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Powerful auto engine : HEMI
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Fool : NINNY
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Rapper with a professional title : DRDRE
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Neptune's realm : OCEAN
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Standards : NORMS
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Concert equipment : AMPS
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Mata ___ : HARI
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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What a "swish" basketball shot doesn't touch : RIM
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"It's c-c-cold!" : BRR

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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