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New York Times, Friday, December 9, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 22,676 )
Across
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Visigoth king who sacked Rome : ALARIC
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Play book? : SCOREPAD
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Black, yellow and white, say : CALICO
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One that's in your field? : HOMEGAME
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Crabtree & ___, purveyor of skin care products : EVELYN
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Bug out : RUNFORIT
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Bring into the business : HIRE
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"The worst is upon us" mentality : CRISISMODE
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Income source on a 1040: Abbr. : INT
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Pig of children's lit : OLIVIA
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Sighed word : ALAS
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"CSI" forensic scientist Grissom : GIL
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Yiddish for "connoisseur" : MAVEN
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Went down, in a way : KNELT
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Summer ailment : HAYFEVER
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Parent company of Reebok : ADIDAS
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Hoppy beverages : ALES
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Poet ___ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
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Wedding reception groups : TABLES
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Pop singer born Ellen Naomi Cohen : MAMACASS
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Discharge : EGEST
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Think of, to some surprise : HITON
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1.0 is not a good one : GPA
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Musica, e.g. : ARTE
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Window holder : CASING
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"Awesome!" : RAD
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Longest-serving French president : MITTERRAND
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"Twin Peaks" actress Sherilyn : FENN
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Join in one place : SPOTWELD
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#1 Dolly Parton country hit with the lyric "I'm beggin' of you, please don't take my man" : JOLENE
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Forced to leave home : UPROOTED
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Supplies an address : ORATES
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Versatile openers : PASSKEYS
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"Oh me, oh my!" : YEGODS
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First-rate : ACEHIGH
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Second wife of Aeneas : LAVINIA
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With eyes wide open : ALERTLY
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Rub the wrong way : RILE
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Dangerous to drive on, say : ICY
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Private meetings : CONCLAVES
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McGovern's 1972 running mate : SHRIVER
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"The Country ___" (1936 Oscar-winning Disney short) : COUSIN
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In ___ paratus : OMNIA
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Hand signal users : REFS
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Number one fan? : EGOMANIAC
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Removed from the can? : PAROLED
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Queen who becomes a senator in the "Star Wars" saga : AMIDALA
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Has no love for at all : DETESTS
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Tears apart : RIVES
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Egg foo yung, essentially : OMELET
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1992 Grammy winner for "Constant Craving" : KDLANG
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Female impersonators use them : FALSETTOS
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Product once pitched with the line "Sometimes you feel like a nut" : ALMONDJOY
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Have a home-cooked meal : EATIN
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Joins (with) : TEAMSUP
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Victorious fleet commander at Actium : AGRIPPA
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Racetrack regulars : BETTORS
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Screws up totally? : MISADDS
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Go along with : AGREETO
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Reached across : SPANNED
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Depression : SADNESS
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Heavy cycle : HARLEY
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El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
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Furry denizen of Endor : EWOK
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Standard : FLAG
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Sudbury Basin export : ORE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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