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New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 2018

Author:
Trenton Charlson and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVWZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Charlson. This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Something so pleasing about this grid design. I couldn't put my finger on it during my solve, but I think it's a simple factor: most ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This is a terrific puzzle. Thanks, Obama!

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 25,232 )

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Across
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Informal font : COMICSANS
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Rock climber's challenge : CRAG
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Out and about? : OPENLYGAY
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Break : LULL
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Symbol created in 1958 as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament : PEACESIGN
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Ermine predator : SABLE
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It follows directions : ERN
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Talisa Maegyr's portrayer on "Game of Thrones" : OONACHAPLIN
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Like "Wonder Woman" : PGTHIRTEEN
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They're no good : ILLS
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Doctors Without Borders, e.g., briefly : NGO
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Open courts : ATRIA
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Really clicks with a partner, say? : TAPDANCES
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Film villain with one eye : HAL
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Access to the slopes : SKIPASS
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Plot device? : HOE
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Deep-fried ball of cornmeal : HUSHPUPPY
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Goody two-shoes : SAINT
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John, overseas : IAN
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Honey : DOLL
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"You decide" : SURPRISEME
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High in the Andes? : ALTO
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Sarcastic political meme that started in 2009 : THANKSOBAMA
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Vietnam's Dien Bien ___ : PHU
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Some "Lord of the Rings" characters : RUNES
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Cleansing ritual : DETOXDIET
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Female name that's the name of a female assistant backward : IRIS
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Forger's mark? : ARTDEALER
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Trashes : PANS
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Color achieved during tempering : STEELBLUE
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Gets along : COPES
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Word with light or rock : OPERA
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2004 movie featuring a clique called the Plastics : MEANGIRLS
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Business end? : INC
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Last Ptolemaic ruler, informally : CLEO
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Post masters? : SYSOPS
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Subject of gerontology : AGING
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Plague : NAGAT
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Match (up) : SYNCH
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Only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : CLAPTON
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Second-oldest national currency : RUBLE
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Half of a 1980s sitcom duo : ALLIE
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John in space : GLENN
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Sea with no land boundaries : SARGASSO
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Female deer : HINDS
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"Moonlight" actor : ALI
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2016 WNBA champs, informally : LASPARKS
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"That hits the spot!" : AHH
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Greek letter that once symbolized life and resurrection : TAU
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Pro ___ : TIP
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Skype or FaceTime, e.g. : APP
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Info in many a help wanted ad : PAY
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Metaphorical prescription : CHILLPILL
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Long division? : EON
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Go down : SET
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Mila of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" : KUNIS
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Cool air? : HIPNESS
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___ plancha (pan-fried) : ALA
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Out of fashion : DEMODE
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High-traffic commercial area : STRIP
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Bridge officer on the original Enterprise : UHURA
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Arrested : RANIN
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Pops : SODAS
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He said "I learned to be a movie critic by reading Mad magazine" : EBERT
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Dull and flat : MATTE
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2012 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, informally : THEEU
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Weird : OUTRE
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"Double" or "triple" move : AXEL
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Touch : DAB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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