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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What the ends of 16-, 26- and 42-Across mean in Hebrew, French and German, respectively

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Stulberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2015, The New York Times12/9/15 ( No. 24,137 )
Across
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Brainiac : WHIZ
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Make a mouse hole, say : GNAW
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One of the Baldwins : ALEC
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With 40-Down, enter gradually : EASE
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Give a face-lift : REDO
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Taper off : ABATE
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Israeli P.M. before Ariel Sharon : EHUDBARAK
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Honda Accord, e.g. : SEDAN
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Mushy fare : PAP
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Fertility clinic cell : OVUM
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Slant skyward : UPTILT
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In a heap : PILED
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See 17-Down : TIE
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Randomizing cube : DIE
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Custard-filled treat : CHOCOLATEECLAIR
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Sometimes-pierced body part : NOSE
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Worshiper of Jah, for short : RASTA
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Can't do without : NEEDS
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Play like Phish, say : JAM
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Gladiator's weapon : SPEAR
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Word on "Wanted" posters : ALIAS
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World's fair, e.g. : EXPO
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Luftwaffe attack on the British Midlands, 1940-43 : BIRMINGHAMBLITZ
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Record producer Brian : ENO
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Wino's affliction, for short : DTS
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Awaken : ROUST
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Grp. formed in a 1955 merger : AFLCIO
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Seemingly endless : VAST
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Neckline shape : VEE
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Female warrior in a Disney movie : MULAN
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What the ends of 16-, 26- and 42-Across mean in Hebrew, French and German, respectively : LIGHTNING
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Taking habitually : USING
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Woodwind descended from the shawm : OBOE
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Locale of many emerging markets : ASIA
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Staples of bank counters : PENS
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Fudge, as a rule : BEND
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Org. advocating breath-testing ignition locks : MADD
Down
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Cry : WEEP
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Laugh : HAHA
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"It's possible" : ISUPPOSE
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End of the Oxford English Dictionary : ZED
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Driveway material : GRAVEL
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Poet Pablo who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature : NERUDA
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Old Testament patriarch : ADAM
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Lo mein vessel : WOK
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Partner of aid : ABET
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Artsy-fartsy, say : LADIDA
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And others, in footnotes : ETALII
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Tallest player on the court, usually : CENTER
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Things to consider : ASPECTS
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With 24-Across, item of western haberdashery : BOLO
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180s : UIES
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Gutter blockage in winter : ICEDAM
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Diamond nine : TEAM
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Anderson Cooper's channel : CNN
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Do a preplanting chore : HOE
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Totally destroy : TRASH
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Places to pin squirting flowers : LAPELS
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Like some doors or scales : SLIDING
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Pricey British cars, for short : JAGS
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Permit to leave a country : EXITVISA
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Well put : APT
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The New Yorker cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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See 13-Across : INTO
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Bring back to the Enterprise, say : BEAMUP
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Introduce, as flavoring : INFUSE
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Arrive like fog : ROLLIN
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Home to Henry VIII's Catherine : ARAGON
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Danced in a "pit" : MOSHED
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Joke's target : BUTT
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Sends packing : CANS
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Intuitive feeling, informally : VIBE
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Home of the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma : ENID
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"Great Scott!" : EGAD
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Arcing shot : LOB
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Where Forrest Gump fought, for short : NAM

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