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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work," per Carl Sandburg

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times12/9/08 ( No. 21,581 )
Across
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Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
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Hot night out, perhaps : DATE
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Prospector's aid : MAP
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Largest city on the Illinois River : PEORIA
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Privy to : INON
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Stein filler : ALE
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Traditional Christmas dessert : PLUMPUDDING
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Conglomerate whose N.Y.S.E. symbol is the same as the company's name : ITT
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Elhi grps. : PTAS
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Bulldozes : RAZES
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Red bird with black wings and tail : SCARLETTANAGER
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Word that can precede or follow "first" : LADIES
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Congregational area : NAVE
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They can be split or charged : ATOMS
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Traditional January event : WHITESALE
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Lincoln's home: Abbr. : NEB
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Take marks off : ERASE
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Took gold : WON
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1999 Tom Hanks film, with "The" : GREENMILE
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Simple disguise : BEARD
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See 62-Across : ROME
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Fur for a stole : ERMINE
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Home remedy for skin irritations : MUSTARDPLASTER
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Medieval tale : CONTE
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Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
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Smashable tennis shot : LOB
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Shade close to azure : PEACOCKBLUE
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Team ___ : USA
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___ of Constantine (landmark in 45-Across) : ARCH
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Mother of Calcutta : TERESA
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At any time, to a bard : EER
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Spreadsheet fill : DATA
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Area between curbs : STREET
Down
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"Killer" PC program : APP
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Theist's subj. : REL
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Whom "Uncle Sam wants" : YOU
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Get ready for war : ARM
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Parts of baby bottles : NIPPLES
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Browns, as meat : SAUTES
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"Say that thou ___ forsake me ...": Shak. : DIDST
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Cargo unit : TON
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Carve on, as a monument : ENGRAVE
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Indian corn : MAIZE
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Take in or let out : ALTER
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Strokes ... or ones stroked : PETS
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"Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man" : DAT
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A long, long time : AGES
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"Language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work," per Carl Sandburg : SLANG
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Provide party food : CATER
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Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Lens holder : RIM
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Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
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___ the Great of children's books : NATE
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More twisted, as humor : WRIER
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Mark time : AWAIT
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Michaels of "S.N.L." : LORNE
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East ___ (certain Londoner) : ENDER
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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Steno's staple : NOTEPAD
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Shelf support : BRACKET
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Dorothy's aunt and others : EMS
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Chooses : ELECTS
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Bullwinkle, e.g. : MOOSE
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Open, as a gate : UNBAR
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Russian villa : DACHA
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Grp. once led by Arafat : PLO
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Game associated with the starts of 17-, 23-, 32-, 40-, 47- and 54-Across : CLUE
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All alternative : ERA
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Deed : ACT
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December exclamation : BRR
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Actress Remick : LEE
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Function : USE
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Partake of : EAT

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

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