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New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Christmas ___ (when 17-Across planned his attack on Trenton)

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Early.
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© 2006, The New York Times7/4/06 ( No. 20,692 )
Across
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Ministers : CLERGY
7
Former federal regulatory grp. : ICC
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Nickname for a 7'1" N.B.A.'er : SHAQ
14
Guarantee : ASSURE
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Forbidden: Var. : TABU
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Hero of the American Revolution : WASHINGTON
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Auto executive Ferrari : ENZO
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Not lenient : STERN
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"As ___ and breathe!" : ILIVE
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Loony tune : NUT
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British military governor in the American Revolution : GENERALGAGE
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Campbell's soup can painter : WARHOL
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Wee, as a bairn : SMA
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Test version : BETA
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Globular : ORBED
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Celebrated event of the American Revolution : PAULREVERESRIDE
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Mr. or Mrs. : TITLE
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Midterm, e.g. : EXAM
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Poetic dusks : EENS
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Language suffix : ESE
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Intercity passenger service created by Congress : AMTRAK
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1777-78 Continental Army encampment : VALLEYFORGE
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Air-testing org. : EPA
58
___ incognita : TERRA
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Malicious : NASTY
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Golden ___ : GATE
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His surrender at Yorktown helped end the Revolutionary War : CORNWALLIS
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Intolerable ___, one cause of the American Revolution : ACTS
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Israeli weapon : UZI
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Glacial period : ICEAGE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Implement for John Hancock : PEN
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Infant food preparer : GERBER
Down
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Crows' cries : CAWS
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Exam for future attys. : LSAT
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To be, to Livy : ESSE
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Where Essen is : RUHR
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An American in Mexico : GRINGO
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Itch : YEN
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Carpet fiber : ISTLE
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Singing group : CHOIR
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John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence," e.g. : CANVAS
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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___-Barbera cartoons : HANNA
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Bella of 1970's politics : ABZUG
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"Give me liberty or give me death!," e.g. : QUOTE
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Kind of mill : GIN
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Cramped living space : GARRET
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Cried : WEPT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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30-0, e.g. : ROUT
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Jewish campus group : HILLEL
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Christmas ___ (when 17-Across planned his attack on Trenton) : EVE
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Okla. neighbor : TEX
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Coffin support : BIER
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Actress Best : EDNA
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Drawer holder : DESK
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Kind of button : RESET
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Online periodical : EMAG
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Pupil's bath holder : EYECUP
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Threaten : MENACE
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Gamblers' mecca : VEGAS
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Quickly : APACE
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Starbucks order : LATTE
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Stopped in one's tracks : FROZE
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Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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Fled : RAN
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Yank or Ranger : ALER
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Clairvoyance, e.g. : ESP
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Freak (out) : WIG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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