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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 2010

Author:
Byron Walden and Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.62132
Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Walden. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 22,311 )

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Across
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Opposite of race : PLOD
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Pyramid schemes, e.g. : SCAMS
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Its scores are used in selecting Natl. Merit Scholars : PSAT
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For all grades : ELHI
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Shanty : HOVEL
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Prefix with -pod : OCTO
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Comical Martha : RAYE
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Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
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See 44-Down : TROY
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Five Jacksons : CNOTE
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*Dramatically expose : BLOWOPEN
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*Home near a shore : HOUSEBOAT
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
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They're shown in a beauty pageant : TALENTS
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Madam : BAWD
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Just out : NEW
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Where to find eBay and Google : NASDAQ
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Govt. watchdog since 1970 : OSHA
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Miller products? : DRAMAS
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Big Ten sch. : OSU
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Co. bought by Verizon : MCI
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One leading a cheer, perhaps : MASCOT
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1998 Roberto Clemente Award winner : SOSA
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Like a vampire's victims : BITTEN
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Classification for some popular Spanish music : ORO
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Push : PROD
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Mount Whitney's range : SIERRAS
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Et ___ : ALII
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'Fore : TIL
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*Massachusetts college : HOLYCROSS
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*1975 Southern rock hit stereotypically requested at concerts : FREEBIRD
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Words mouthed to a camera : HIMOM
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Pro team? : YEAS
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Beef type : ANGUS
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Tropical vegetable also known as elephant's-ear : TARO
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"I ___ dead!" : AMSO
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Part of 41-Across : STATE
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Short race, briefly : ONEK
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Paula of TV news : ZAHN
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Whom Raskolnikov confesses his crime to in "Crime and Punishment" : SONYA
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Word that can combine with the ends of the answers to the six starred clues : FIRE
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Stool, perhaps : PERCH
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Southwest plain : LLANO
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Words to a kidder : OHYOU
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Fresca, e.g. : DIETSODA
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Maroon 5's "___ Will Be Loved" : SHE
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Dos that are don'ts? : COMBOVERS
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St. Teresa's place : AVILA
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Youngest Hall-of-Famer (at age 22) to hit 100 home runs : MELOTT
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Whole bunch : SLEW
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Baked entrees : POTPIES
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*Porch feature : SCREENDOOR
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Lots : ATON
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Nerf ball, e.g. : TOY
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Sinuous swimmer : EEL
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Pueblo pots : OLLAS
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Outlaw's accessory : BANDANA
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Late Soviet diplomat Dobrynin : ANATOLY
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Italian poet who was the subject of a Goethe play and a Donizetti opera : TASSO
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___ car : SQUAD
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Turkeys : BOMBS
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PC character set : ASCII
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*Hillbillies' put-down : WHITETRASH
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Baylor's home : WACO
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Kantian concern : MORALDUTY
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Oberon of "Wuthering Heights" : MERLE
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With 19-Across, U.S.C.'s marching band : SPIRITOF
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Checks the fit of : TRIESON
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Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
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I, to Wilhelm I : ICH
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Silent film accompaniment : ORGAN
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Certain rial spender : OMANI
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More peeved : SORER
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Word that can combine with the starts of the answers to the six starred clues : SMOKE
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Org. criticized in "When the Levees Broke" : FEMA
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See 64-Down : BASS
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Bosox legend : YAZ
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With 60-Down, big Chilean export : SEA

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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