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New York Times, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
I'm sure a few people out there will look at my D-N-As winding down the grid and say "Hey, that's a single helix, not a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The DOUBLE / HELIX is so ripe for crossword brainstorming. One of Liz Gorski's a while back was particularly memorable, as was one of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0111 ( 24,536 )
Across
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Infomercial pioneer : RONCO
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Tough to grasp : DEEP
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Mid-16th-century year : MDLI
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Add bling to : ADORN
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Cross initials : INRI
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18 Louises : ROIS
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"Enough said!" : GOTIT
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Apothecary container : VIAL
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Historic 2016 Obama destination : CUBA
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Scorpion, for one : ARACHNID
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Short and thick : STUBBY
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Ball of yarn : SKEIN
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Turns on, as notifications on a smartphone : ENABLES
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In the past : AGO
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Farmworker in a Millet painting : GLEANER
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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Mickey Mouse's dog : PLUTO
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PC drive insert : CDROM
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Lacoste product : POLO
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Spanish baths : BANOS
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Three or four : AFEW
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Jazz singer Carmen : MCRAE
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___ strike : DRONE
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Cousin of FWIW : BTW
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Broadcast time : AIRDATE
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Like all primes except 2 : ODD
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Inflation-adjusted econ. stat : REALGNP
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"Gute ___" (German bedtime words) : NACHT
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Not in a knot, say : UNTIED
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Accepts : AGREESTO
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Moscow news source : TASS
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Object of admiration : IDOL
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Food Network host Brown : ALTON
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Rent-___ (security guard) : ACOP
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Clean, in product names : SANI
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Attack on a walled city, maybe : SIEGE
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Light beam bender : LENS
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"I had no ___!" : IDEA
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First Canadian M.L.B. team : EXPOS
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Music often heard in Bollywood films : RAGA
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Concern regarding a litter box : ODOR
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Absolutely nobody : NOTASOUL
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Co-discoverer of the contents of the circled letters : CRICK
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Constantly moving : ONTHEGO
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What "to forgive" is : DIVINE
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Children's author Blyton : ENID
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Baseball's dead-ball ___ : ERA
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Pale lagers : PILSNERS
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Ernie Banks, to fans : MRCUB
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With 55-Down, form of the contents of the circled letters : DOUBLE
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Ad-___ : LIBBER
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Close of a parental veto : ISAYSO
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Zilch : NIL
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Poi base : TARO
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Prefix with -morphic : ENDO
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Smartphone download : APP
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Mop & ___ : GLO
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Spotted at the prom, perhaps? : ACNED
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Lead-in to boy or girl : TOM
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Spray-paint, say : MAR
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Port city at one terminus of the Appian Way : BRINDISI
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Org. whose magazine was once called Modern Maturity : AARP
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Fitbit datum : FOOTSTEP
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One may be bitter : END
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Enter an altared state? : WED
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Pet store purchase : CAGE
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Death : DECEASE
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Like winters in Antarctica : BRUTAL
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Highish bridge combo : TENACE
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Co-discoverer of the contents of the circled letters : WATSON
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East ___ (Norfolk and Suffolk's locale) : ANGLIA
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Cigarette stat : TAR
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Talks like Sylvester : LISPS
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See 11-Down : HELIX
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Top-shelf : AONE
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Deli option : TOGO
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___ place : ONES
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Junior's senior : DAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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