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New York Times, Friday, March 11, 2011

What the narrator "threw up" in "The Night Before Christmas"

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJKQ} Spans: 6, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 2011, The New York Times3/11/11 ( No. 22,403 )

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Across
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Cosmonaut's craft : SOYUZ
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Runner, of a sort : CANDIDATE
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Eat up : ADORE
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Suggestions : OVERTONES
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Signal withdrawal : SOUNDTHERETREAT
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Cabinet dept. since 1965 : HUD
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Range rovers : HERDS
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Mailing courtesy, briefly : SASE
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Second-rate : LOWRENT
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Cows : SCARES
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Bulls, e.g. : HES
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Designer's deg. : BFA
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Fields in which 6-Acrosses are found : POLITICALARENAS
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Much to do : ALOTONONESPLATE
39
Concentration for an English major : LITERARYSTUDIES
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Glamour types, for short : EDS
42
Super ___ (1990s video game console) : NES
43
Game keeper : ARCADE
47
Tipped off : ALERTED
51
Colorado's ___ Mountain : VAIL
52
Food quality : SAPOR
54
Verdi's "___ giardin del bello" : NEI
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They may keep you up : ANTIDEPRESSANTS
60
Outlines : SCENARIOS
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Long-distance commuter's home, maybe : EXURB
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Pretty good poker hand : THREETENS
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Superman, for one : ALIEN
Down
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What the narrator "threw up" in "The Night Before Christmas" : SASH
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Baseball's Lefty : ODOUL
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"Seriously?" : YOUDO
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Columbarium object : URN
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Letter in the Globe and Mail : ZED
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Ben of Ben & Jerry's : COHEN
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Parry : AVERT
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Square type : NERD
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Hooks, of a sort : DRESSFASTENERS
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Onetime owner of Sheraton Hotels : ITT
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Backs : DORSA
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Close, poetically : ANEAR
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One likely to get men's attention : TEASE
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Children's author Eleanor : ESTES
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Egyptian expanse : THESINAIDESERT
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Etiolate : WHITEN
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Made a comeback : RETORTED
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Hi-tech auto device : CARPUTER
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Hallowed : BLEST
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___ Pinto (Texas county or its seat) : PALO
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Lena of "Havana" : OLIN
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French novelist Pierre : LOTI
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Bulblike bases of stems : CORMS
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Daughter in "The Cherry Orchard" : ANYA
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Cain, e.g. : ELDEST
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Shaving alternative : NAIR
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"Lemme ___!" : ATEM
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Legis. period : SESS
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Sailor's stopper : AVAST
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Russian alternative : RANCH
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Bartlett, notably : CITER
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Slimming cut : ALINE
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Part of a stage : APRON
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Good earth : LOESS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Raison follower : DETRE
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Tom T. Hall's "Mama Bake ___" : APIE
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Novel ID : ISBN
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Daniel ___ Kim of "Lost" : DAE
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Main : SEA
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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