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New York Times, Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Elle Decor reader ... or any of the names hidden in 18-, 28-, 52- and 66-Across?

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Burnikel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
This puzzle was accepted on Sept 6th, 2014. As you can see from my original grid, Will removed the circles and re-did the upper left corner. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Very cool idea, names of fashion designers hidden within phrases (highlighted below), with INTERIOR DESIGNER as a perfect revealer. I'm a ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/12/16 ( No. 24,171 )
Across
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Like "War and Peace," famously : LONG
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Exposed : BARED
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StubHub's parent : EBAY
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Instrument that begins an orchestra's tune-up : OBOE
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Gushes onstage, say : EMOTES
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Tip of Italy, once? : LIRA
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Most of the leading characters in "Babe" : FARMANIMALS
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To-do : STIR
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Recipe no. : AMT
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Queen of Sparta : LEDA
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Downed, as a meal : ATE
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Tiny bit : TAD
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Fitness program popularized in the 1990s : TAEBO
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Things kids make in the winter : SNOWANGELS
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Skip over : OMIT
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Sitting room : PARLOR
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Where Oman Air is headquartered : MUSCAT
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Apiece : PER
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Refs. that may occupy whole shelves : OEDS
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Elle Decor reader ... or any of the names hidden in 18-, 28-, 52- and 66-Across? : INTERIORDESIGNER
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Casting need : REEL
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His, to Hilaire : SES
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"See?!" : TOLDYA
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___-Lorraine : ALSACE
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Hard-to-read character : RUNE
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Aerial navigation beacon : RADIORANGE
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"In my view ..." : IDSAY
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Poehler of "Sisters" : AMY
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Birthplace of the Baath Party: Abbr. : SYR
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Any of las Filipinas : ISLA
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Towing org. : AAA
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Karate studio : DOJO
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Serious setback for a kicker : ANKLEINJURY
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Youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, familiarly : AROD
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Think creatively : NOODLE
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Tiny matter : ATOM
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Lee side, informally : REBS
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Dashboard array : DIALS
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Trait origin : GENE
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Lite, on labels : LOFAT
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Michelle in the White House : OBAMA
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El ___ (the United States, to Central Americans) : NORTE
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Masterpiece : GEM
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Nota ___ : BENE
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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Like the numerals V and I : ROMAN
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Gate info : ETA
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The Blue Hen State : DELAWARE
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1994 P.G.A. Tour Rookie of the Year : ELS
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Conclusion of an arduous process : BITTEREND
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Plain font : ARIAL
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Things gained and lost in football : YARDS
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Cool red giant : SSTAR
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Roberto in Cooperstown : ALOMAR
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Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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"Time to Say Goodbye" tenor Andrea : BOCELLI
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Many David Brooks pieces : OPEDS
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Looked up, in a way : GOOGLED
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Old Russian space station : MIR
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Jean-Luc Godard's "___ Femme Coquette" : UNE
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Reliable source of money : STEADYJOB
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Hog the mirror, maybe : PREEN
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Madeira Mrs. : SRA
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Recognition from the Academy : OSCARNOD
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Poker great Ungar : STU
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___ Sea (Italy/Greece separator) : IONIAN
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Message that might be laid out in coconuts on a beach : SOS
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Early Indo-European : ARYAN
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Scalp : RESELL
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Missile tracker : RADAR
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Love, to Casanova : AMORE
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Radner of comedy : GILDA
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Brown a bit : SAUTE
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Sorkin who created HBO's "The Newsroom" : AARON
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"I rock!" : YAYME
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Tells a tale : LIES
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Has too much, in brief : ODS
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___ pond (ornamental pool) : KOI
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Spree : JAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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