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NY Times, Sun, Nov 25, 2012 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Jeffrey Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 67, Across Lite
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C
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L
E
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B
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F
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A
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P
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P
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C
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S
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C
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S
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O
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Z
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D
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C
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A
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T
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A
N
K
A
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K
U
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D
O
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M
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A
L
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T
H
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E
F
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R
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N
T
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V
R
R
D
S
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T
H
E
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P
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B
E
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L
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C
A
R
P
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T
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E
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
1
In Canaan, he spied cold beer bottle's top (5) : CALEB
4
Bit of fiction with a different sort of reality! (5,4) : FAIRYTALE
9
Greek character pitching Pine-Sol (7) : EPSILON
10
Parrot flying around island where you can see lots of birds? (7) : AIRPORT
11
Say "attack," grabbing Ronald (9) : PRONOUNCE
12
Type part of nasty letter (5) : STYLE
13
"Calvin and Hobbes" girl settled issue (5) : SUSIE
15
I fell asleep after taking lithium on a pedestal (8) : IDOLIZED
18
Eccentric sat, drank mugs of beer (8) : TANKARDS
20
Words of praise about land near Britain (5) : KUDOS
22
Al Roker's debut interrupting morning wake-up call (5) : ALARM
23
As a result, it's picked out after a Denis Leary comedy (9) : THEREFORE
25
Old actor groomed his pets (7) : THESPIS
26
John, George and Ringo live near guitarist Paul (7) : BEATLES
27
Habitat for Humanity champion embracing pokey builder (9) : CARPENTER
28
Simplifies some contracts after removing Latin (5) : EASES
Down
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Lowest-quality copy in box (8) : CHEAPEST
2
Reportedly moderates teaching sessions (7) : LESSONS
3
Lead characters in "Bend It Like Beckham" or "The Hobbit" (5) : BILBO
4
Enthusiast taking in major lender (9) : FINANCIER
5
One game in motion picture (5) : IMAGE
6
Germany's last king taking awfully drastic measure (9) : YARDSTICK
7
Painkiller annoyed bum (7) : ANODYNE
8
Cosmetician Lauder is in France and center of Greece (5) : ESTEE
14
English boy from Mayberry eating low-fat ice cream treat (6,3) : ESKIMOPIE
16
Seafood restaurant rebuilt by a resort (6,3) : OYSTERBAR
17
Sizes up jennies? (8) : ASSESSES
19
A strangely mature beginner (7) : AMATEUR
21
Scribbles down scores (7) : DOODLES
22
Not a fan of clown's first trick (5) : ANTIC
23
Vanadium inserted into upside-down test tube (2,3) : TVSET
24
Periods of history we ultimately wipe from memory (5) : ERASE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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