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New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 171 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 23,042 )
Across
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Striped pet : TABBY
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Befuddled : ATSEA
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Mr. ___ (old soft drink name) : PIBB
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Variety show overseers : MCS
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Antipasto tidbit : OLIVE
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Simulate : FEIGN
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Old photo's tone : SEPIA
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Loop locale, informally : CHI
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Entry in a metalworker's personal planner? : WELDTUESDAY
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Roast a red-breasted bird? : COOKROBIN
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Gall : IRK
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Like movies and bonds : RATED
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Pounds and pence? : LONDONJACK
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Exercised caution : TOOKCARE
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Copies from CD to PC : RIPS
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Distresses : AILS
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What misbehaving kids must have inherited from their parents? : WILDERGENE
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Funnywoman Boosler : ELAYNE
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Nose wrinkler : ODOR
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They might not be on the charts : ISLES
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Holds up : ROBS
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Napoleon, e.g., prior to exile? : FRENCHVICTOR
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Stuff : SATE
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Suffix with fatal : ISM
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W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS
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Soprano role in "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
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Fishing spear? : BASSLANCE
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Verizon forerunner : GTE
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Where many last names start with "O" : ERIN
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Shirt front clip-on : IDTAG
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Like superfans : AVID
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Has a capacity of : HOLDS
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Timid swearword : DARN
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Bit of news : ITEM
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Spoke to one's flock? : BAAED
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Small sandwich : OREO
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"___ that" : ROGER
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Undergo : HAVE
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1975 TV debut, briefly : SNL
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Moocher's most valuable acquaintance? : RICHBUDDY
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Sent texts to, in bygone days : TELEXED
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Hard water : ICE
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Meaning reverser : NOT
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Claim findings : ORES
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The Salt, in Arizona? : PHOENIXRIVER
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Forum wear : TOGA
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___ Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob : SHAUN
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High-flown poetry : ODES
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Furnace worker : STOKER
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Coffee from Big Sky Country? : MONTANAJOE
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Coxswain's teammates : OARS
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It's suitable for framing : PANE
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Number one priority? : EGOMANIA
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Smarmy preprandial blessing? : SLICKGRACE
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California's San ___ County : MATEO
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Filmmaker Lee : ANG
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Official seal on a Havana cigar? : CUBANMARK
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Beverage made by squeezing fruit-filled cookies? : NEWTONJUICE
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Partook of : ATE
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Wind chime location : EAVES
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Lagoon encloser : ATOLL
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Benevolent Narnia denizen : ASLAN
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___ judicata : RES
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Looked bad in comparison : PALED
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"The Christmas That Almost ___" (1966 holiday film) : WASNT
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Specifically : TOWIT
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Last Oldsmobile to be made : ALERO
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Conniving sergeant of 1950s TV : BILKO
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Hanes competitor : BVD
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Up to now : YET
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Frightened, in dialect : AFEARD
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Proctor's charge : TESTEE
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Debating choice : SIDE
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"Holy cats!" : EGAD
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More than none : ANY
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Low class : PEONS
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Device with a click wheel : IPOD
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Soweto uprising figure : BIKO
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Stock holder : BARN
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Ed who wrote the 87th Precinct novels : MCBAIN
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Chewing gum ingredient : CHICLE
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Goes under : SINKS
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Checks (out) : SCOPES
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It flows through Orsk : URAL
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"Love Train" group, with "the" : OJAYS
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Passenger ship : LINER
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Tae ___ do : KWON
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Venn diagram sets, usually : CIRCLES
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Trade magazines? : RELOAD
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___ law (acronymic 1970 measure) : RICO
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Minor suit? : GSTRING
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Timeline divisions : ERAS
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Plenty : LOTS
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Early fratricide victim : ABEL
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Sacred piece : ORATORIO
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Click again, maybe : DESELECT
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Turn signal? : FOGHORN
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"Have You Seen ___" (1971 hit) : HER
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Word written across a bad check : VOID
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Central parts : INNARDS
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Certain female grouse : SAGEHEN
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Like biopsies : INVASIVE
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Logical things to study? : SCIENCES
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Busybody : MEDDLER
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Try for a hit : BAT
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Minor-league classification : AAA
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Exhaust : TIREOUT
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Cry from Homer : DOH
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Country's Acuff or Clark : ROY
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Ankle-length : MAXI
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Rest area : BEDROOM
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Petroleum component : ETHANE
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Tick off : VEX
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Portable diversion : BOOK
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Longing : URGE
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Honey : DEAR
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"Girls" creator Dunham : LENA
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One called upon to talk? : PHONE
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Suspicion : IDEA
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"Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
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Loud osculations : SMACKS
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Private action? : SALUTE
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Iroquois factions : TRIBES
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Source of irritation : NETTLE
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Timeworn : AGEOLD
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"Benny & ___" (1993 rom-com) : JOON
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Player's trophy : OSCAR
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Lessened : PARED
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Barrelful at a hardware store : NAILS
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Like Cuzco's builders : INCAN
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Insurance seller : AGENT
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Place to rest a guitar : KNEE
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Fibbie : GMAN
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Musician Shankar : RAVI
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Carpal or tarsal starter : META
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Unable to pass muster, say : AWOL
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Refresher : NAP
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Uppercut target : JAW
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G8 nation : USA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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