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New York Times, Monday, January 13, 2014

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 65 for Ms. Lempel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lynn Lempel notes:
This was a relatively easy puzzle to do once the idea struck. I do remember regretting the need to scrap MONEYBALL, because I didn't ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
For someone solving this crossword from top to bottom, the puzzle's structure is like a joke. You wonder where the theme is going and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
An absolutely beauty of a Monday puzzle. It has everything I personally look for: 1.) innovative theme, 2.) spicy long fill and 3.) ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
That SERIES at 33 Across is, of course, the famous Fibonnaci sequence. Oh, and that GOOSES at 28 Across is from the same constructor ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 23,442 )
Across
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Bid : OFFER
6
+ : PLUS
10
Police officer : COP
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Actor Nick : NOLTE
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Countless centuries : EONS
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Arrow-shooting Greek god : EROS
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Buy a meal for : TREAT
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An operator may help place one : PHONECALL
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Hem and ___ : HAW
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Letter after theta : IOTA
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Luxurious country house : VILLA
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Suffix with shepherd : ESS
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Wine-producing area of SE France : RHONEVALLEY
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Pokes in the rear : GOOSES
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Assistance : AID
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Fabric amts. : YDS
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Exclusively : ONLY
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1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 ..., e.g. : SERIES
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Flown into a rage : GONEBALLISTIC
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In a composed manner : CALMLY
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Distant : FAR
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Cry loudly : SOB
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Widespread food shortage : FAMINE
50
Refused to cooperate : STONEWALLED
54
Savor, as fine wine : SIP
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Marisa of "Anger Management" : TOMEI
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Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
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President before D.D.E. : HST
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Everybody ... or part of the contents of 18-, 25-, 36- and 50-Across : ONEANDALL
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Adhesive : PASTE
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Go separate ways : PART
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Rights group, for short : ACLU
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Message in 140 or fewer characters : TWEET
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British bathroom : LOO
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"Porgy and ___" : BESS
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___, Roebuck and Co. : SEARS
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Always rushing, rushing, rushing : ONTHEGO
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Very inexpensively : FORASONG
3
Went without a copilot : FLEWSOLO
4
When a plane is due in, for short : ETA
5
Stop working at 65, say : RETIRE
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___-Bismol : PEPTO
7
"Freaky Friday" actress Lindsay : LOHAN
8
First numero : UNO
9
Nine-digit fig. : SSN
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Filmmaker ___ B. DeMille : CECIL
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Through word of mouth : ORALLY
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Surveyed, as before an election : POLLED
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Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
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Avoids, as capture : EVADES
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Noncommittal replies : OHS
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Late's opposite : EARLY
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Britain's last King Henry : VIII
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In ___ (working harmoniously) : SYNC
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Rio carnival dance : SAMBA
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Building wing : ELL
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Flower's support : STEM
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Enter gently : EASEIN
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Hard hit : BLOW
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Isle of Man's locale : IRISHSEA
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Flour or sugar container : CANISTER
43
Groups like Disney's dwarfs : SEPTETS
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Camera setting : FSTOP
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Lacking a key, musically : ATONAL
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Cesar who played the Joker : ROMERO
48
Turkish topper : FEZ
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Accepts formally, as a resolution : ADOPTS
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Lies languidly : LOLLS
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Real doozies : LULUS
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Apply lightly, with "on" : DAB
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Snoopy, in his dreams : ACE
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Stupefaction : AWE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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