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New York Times, Monday, September 22, 2003

What Santa's making (and checking twice)

Author:
Marjorie Berg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marjorie Berg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Berg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times9/22/03 ( No. 19,676 )

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Across
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Atlas contents : MAPS
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Sonny's partner, once : CHER
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Jazz style : BEBOP
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Spanish water : AGUA
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Composer Schifrin : LALO
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French romance : AMOUR
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Snuggles in : GETSCOMFY
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Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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Shirt part : ARM
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Flops down : TAKESALOADOFF
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Have a look : SEE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Start of long-distance dialing : ONE
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Piles : HEAPS
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What Santa's making (and checking twice) : LIST
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Ho-hum : BLAH
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"If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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5K, e.g. : RACE
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Way off shore : ASEA
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Muslim holy man : IMAM
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Deluxe sheet fabric : SATIN
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Hit, as the knuckles : RAP
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Shower alternative : BATH
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Mag. staffers : EDS
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Gets ready to sit : PULLSUPACHAIR
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Prefix with metric : ISO
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Health resort : SPA
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Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
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Surgeon's assistant : NURSE
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Stays awhile : SETTLESIN
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Fortuneteller's aid : TAROT
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Duet plus one : TRIO
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Count (on) : RELY
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Snow sliders : SLEDS
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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"Jurassic Park" menace, briefly : TREX
Down
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O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
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Got gray : AGED
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Helped to relax : PUTATEASE
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"Peter and the Wolf" bird : SASHA
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Skeleton's place? : CLOSET
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Western omelet ingredient : HAM
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North Pole toy maker : ELF
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Palace dweller : ROYAL
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Michael Keaton title role, 1989 : BATMAN
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Drum played with the hands : BONGO
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Words before sight and mind : OUTOF
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Conclusive evidence : PROOF
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Fountain orders : COKES
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Genealogy : ROOTS
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Oregon's capital : SALEM
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Poor woodcutter of folklore : ALIBABA
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Actress Winger : DEBRA
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Ballpark near Ashe Stadium : SHEA
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Snakelike fish : EELS
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Oyster's prize : PEARL
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Shrub with red fruit : SUMAC
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Early bird's opposite : LATERISER
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___ reflux : ACID
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Egg layers : HENS
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Shred : RIPUP
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"___ we dance?" : SHALL
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Desirable qualities : ASSETS
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Comic 1982 Richard Pryor film : THETOY
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Pub orders : PINTS
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Typical : USUAL
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"Casablanca" actor Peter : LORRE
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Sticky stuff : PASTE
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Not moving : INERT
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World's longest river : NILE
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Cameo stone : ONYX
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Outfield surface : SOD
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Hosp. areas : ERS
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Start to fall : TIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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