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New York Times, Friday, January 12, 2018

Writer who said "Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live"

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 65, Blocks: 30 Missing: {GJQWYZ} Spans: 7, (1 quad stack) Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Erik Agard notes:

Always wanted to do a quad stack. Probably won't go for the quint. Love and appreciation to the stack god Martin Ashwood-Smith, one of my favorite constructors to solve.

Jeff Chen notes:
What an unusual quad-stack arrangement! Can't remember seeing anything quite like this, featuring both mirror symmetry as well as ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/12/18 ( No. 24,902 )
Across
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"You might be asking too much" : THATSATALLORDER
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Rhyming educational proverb : EACHONETEACHONE
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Classic 1959 drama with characters from Chicago's South Side : ARAISININTHESUN
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Begin all over : MAKEAFRESHSTART
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Tillis or McDaniel of country music : MEL
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Meditation utterances : OMS
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"The Waste Land" poet's inits. : TSE
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Went back for more, in a way : REUPPED
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Blew the budget : SPAREDNOEXPENSE
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Llama, for one : CAMELID
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Pastries similar to long john doughnuts : ECLAIRS
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Attending a lecture, say : INCLASS
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Daily : DIURNAL
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Big brand of kitchenware : OXO
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Cough syrup amt. : TSP
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Big Apple? : IMAC
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Iridescent material : NACRE
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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African capital where Berber is spoken : RABAT
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15 years before the Battle of Hastings : MLI
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Coped (with) : DEALT
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Where people may order push-ups : VICTORIASSECRET
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D.C. thoroughfare with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum : INDEPENDENCEAVE
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Must : NEEDSTO
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Freddy Krueger, e.g. : SLASHER
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Squad : TEAM
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Not halal, in Arab cuisine : HARAM
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Follower of "pat" in Mother Goose : ACAKE
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Peter ___, co-founder of PayPal : THIEL
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One of Sports Illustrated's two Sportsmen of the Year in 1998 : SOSA
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"It's not ___, it's a when" : ANIF
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Length of the final fight in "Rocky Balboa" : TENROUNDS
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On time, in Tijuana : ATIEMPO
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Stat for a photographer : LENSSPEED
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Wooden strip : LATH
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Phil who described himself as a "singing journalist" : OCHS
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"Gone With the Wind" name : RHETT
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South Indian pancakes : DOSAS
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Accustom : ENURE
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Dollars for quarters : RENT
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"It's not the end of the world" : RELAX
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Motion picture pioneer : EDISON
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Pump up : EXCITE
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Bad mark : DPLUS
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Lab subj. : SCI
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Attracted to people of all genders, in modern lingo : PAN
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Rival of Regal Cinemas : AMC
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Made a move : RELOCATED
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Some Secret Service wear : EARPIECES
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Writer who said "Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live" : NIN
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Mrs., abroad : SRA
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Non-Anglophone's course, for short : ESL
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Michael : IRVIN
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New Brunswick neighbor : MAINE
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Choices on a standard Scantron test : ABCDE
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___ acid : AMINO
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Decked out : CLAD
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Hillocks : RISES
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Woman's name meaning "princess" : SARAH
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Motrin alternative : ALEVE
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Weasel family member : OTTER
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"... max" : TOPS
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Numerical prefix : DECA
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Out of the game: Abbr. : RET
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Show featuring Leslie Jones, for short : SNL

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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