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New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Author:
Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVWXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Blake notes:
I'm not too good at either pop culture or sports, and this NICKELBACK theme owes much to serendipity. I was in a gym locker room, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I only know who NICKELBACK is by the snarky comments people post about them on Facebook. (I laugh along, pretending to understand.) ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 23,807 )
Across
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Soy-based soup : MISO
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Huge amount : OCEAN
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What milk will do if you add lemon juice : CLOT
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Diva's number : ARIA
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"Wake Up Little ___" (Everly Brothers hit) : SUSIE
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Diced dish : HASH
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Tourist attraction in Charlottesville, Va. : MONTICELLO
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Word after bump or break : INTO
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Lee who directed "Life of Pi" : ANG
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One of "dose," in Brooklyn : DAT
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Born earlier : OLDER
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Largest wild animal in the United States : AMERICANBISON
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Seville snacks : TAPAS
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Picnic table place : PATIO
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Roughly : ABOUT
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Turned loose : RELEASED
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Geek : NERD
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"Once upon ___ ..." : ATIME
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Neutral shade : ECRU
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School singing group : GLEECLUB
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Ran : AIRED
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Eating non-halal, to Muslims : TABOO
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All but the signal, in radio : NOISE
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"Out of many, one" : EPLURIBUSUNUM
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Inkwell item : QUILL
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Simile's center : ASA
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Berserk : MAD
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Press : URGE
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Billboard's top rock group of 2000-09 ... or where to find a 23-Across (before 1939) or 17-Across (today) : NICKELBACK
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Title for Tuck : FRIAR
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Not "fer" : AGIN
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"Sure, why not?!" : LETS
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Slants : LEANS
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
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Doll's cry : MAMA
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Press : IRON
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Country in which English and Mandarin are official languages : SINGAPORE
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Feedbag bit : OAT
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2012 award for 20-Across : OSCAR
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It's chalked in a pool hall : CUETIP
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Nonnative speaker's course, in brief : ESL
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Hurt : AIL
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"The Matrix" hero : NEO
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Potluck supper serving, maybe : CHILI
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Touches down : LANDS
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Prefix with -plasty : OSTEO
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Rose's protection : THORN
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I.e., spelled out : IDEST
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Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
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Bea Arthur sitcom : MAUDE
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Image on the reverse of a Canadian quarter : CARIBOU
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Setting for a classic Agatha Christie mystery : NILE
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Zippy flavor : TANG
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___ Prize, annual international award for mathematics : ABEL
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Run out of rhythm? : AEIOU
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Practice game, in sports : SCRIMMAGE
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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"Bro!" : DUDE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Ernest nicknamed "The Texas Troubadour" : TUBB
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Computer key near Shift : CTRL
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One year's record : ANNAL
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Resident of the so-called "Chicago of Japan" : OSAKAN
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Splenda rival : EQUAL
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Prize in horse racing : PURSE
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Ignite : LIGHT
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"___ Gold" (1997 Peter Fonda film) : ULEES
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Tech support callers : USERS
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LSD : ACID
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Big Apple-based designer label : DKNY
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Gridiron grp. : NFL
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Vexation : IRE
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Org. in "The Bourne Ultimatum" : CIA
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"Phooey!" : BAH

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

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