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NY Times, Sun, Dec 25, 2022 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
John Forbes
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69
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© 2022, The New York Times
Across
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Small computer attachment - such a fast runner! (8) : SPRINTER
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Teacher adding time to hopper (6) : RABBIT
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Different poetry after pair of idioms brought back (7) : DIVERSE
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One slip spoiled letter (7) : EPSILON
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Wild dog partly concealed in gorge (5) : DINGO
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Ran back to share story (9) : NARRATION
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Rocky inlets' glittering material (6) : TINSEL
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Gives Mafia leader a trial that's endless (7) : DONATES
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Provide evidence when "irritable" describes condition (7) : TESTIFY
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According to Caesar I came to this French or Italian city (6) : VENICE
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Australian islander's tans at sea to hide enthusiasm (9) : TASMANIAN
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Intended guy to protect front of ear and back of throat (5) : MEANT
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Time of day for ironing? (7) : EVENING
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Crew members revising a sermon (7) : OARSMEN
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Wild street dog (6) : SETTER
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Sort of heel tilts toe awkwardly (8) : STILETTO
Down
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Supported originally sending most of idea to department's head (5) : SIDED
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Bird heard talkin' wildly (5) : RAVEN
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In Nova Scotia sign contracts (7) : NARROWS
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English friend shelters marine bird forever (9) : ETERNALLY
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Don't vote for a bachelor with stigma (7) : ABSTAIN
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Kind of missile that's landing initially is in European sea (9) : BALLISTIC
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Occupants of house from Down Under net insects (7) : TENANTS
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Outfit actor Richard reportedly (4) : GEAR
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Continually urging relative to enter fashionable outdoor home (9) : INSISTENT
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Place to sit and ponder a TV broadcast (9) : DAVENPORT
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One of these river animals moves unsteadily (7) : TOTTERS
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Guess first person enigma perplexed (7) : IMAGINE
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Two say U.N. realm is in trouble (7) : NUMERAL
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Villain from Iowa to leave (4) : IAGO
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Accept spot at highly regarded school (5) : ADMIT
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Starts to test African native's grasp of dance (5) : TANGO
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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