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New York Times, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ebenezer's partner in "A Christmas Carol"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the answers to the six starred clues will form a word ladder, starting with 4-Across, whose record of 33-/42-Across was broken by 68-Across.
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© 2012, The New York Times8/8/12 ( No. 22,919 )
Across
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Letters in front of an e-mail address : BCC
4
*Brother of Moses : AARON
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*Von Richthofen, e.g. : BARON
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Sender of much e-mail : AOL
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Campfire treat : SMORE
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Like some rial spenders : OMANI
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Country music's ___ Young Band : ELI
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It's just not done : TABOO
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Arc lamp gas : XENON
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Victoria Falls river : ZAMBEZI
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Many a PX patron : NCO
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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*Element in the cleanser 20 Mule Team : BORON
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More haggard : GAUNTER
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Second man to walk on the moon : ALDRIN
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___ Bandito : FRITO
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Subatomic particles : MUONS
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Cassandra, e.g. : SEER
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Place for many an office : HOME
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Org. that bargains with G.M. : UAW
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Manx litter : KITTENS
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Kilmer of film : VAL
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Areas in dog pounds : RUNS
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Director Joel or Ethan : COEN
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Founding member of NATO : THEUS
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Several Russian czars : IVANS
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"Will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
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Potpourri fragrance : JASMINE
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*Bklyn., Queens and others : BOROS
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Toothpaste box letters : ADA
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"The Mayor of Simpleton" band, 1989 : XTC
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Coat electrolytically : ANODIZE
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Dish alternative : CABLE
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Spokes : RADII
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1970s-'80s Pakistani leader : ZIA
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Bagel choice : ONION
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"Find ___ and fill it" : ANEED
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Ambulance org. : EMS
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*Sonny and Chaz : BONOS
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*Adheres : BONDS
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1/14 of a fortnight : DAY
Down
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Joan with a guitar : BAEZ
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Pepsi, e.g. : COLA
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Dismount : CLIMBDOWN
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Star : ASTERISK
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Fighting female of myth : AMAZON
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With 46-Down, cohort of Little John : ROBIN
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Conquistador's goal : ORO
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Baylor basketball uniform color : NEONGREEN
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Block from rebounding, in basketball : BOXOUT
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___ Zion Church : AME
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Charged : RANAT
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___ occasion : ONONE
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San Fran gridder : NINER
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Partner of bred : BORN
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Terrier type : CAIRN
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Russia/China border river : AMUR
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Pig-roasting occasion : LUAU
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Honors with style : FETES
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Creature prized for its claws : STONECRAB
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Too large : OVERSIZED
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Hawaiian isle : MAUI
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Lanchester of film : ELSA
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Quitter's cry : ICANT
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Athletes' no-nos : STEROIDS
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___ card : SIM
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See 6-Down : HOOD
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Alluring ladies : VIXENS
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Paid (up) : PONIED
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Ebenezer's partner in "A Christmas Carol" : JACOB
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Hersey bell town : ADANO
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Polio vaccine pioneer : SABIN
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When doubled, a spa city : BADEN
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Coors alcopop brand : ZIMA
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"Don't get so excited!" : EASY
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Head of Parliament? : LOO
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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