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New York Times, Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 146 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Bernice Gordon turned 100 last Saturday. This puzzle makes her the first known centenarian ever to have a crossword in the Times (or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Bernice's 100th NYT crossword in our database! How appropriate for her recent 100th birthday, yes? She actually has more than 140 NYT ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

AP has a nice video about Ms. Gordon, her birthday, and her work.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0115 ( 23,444 )

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Furrier John ___ Astor : JACOB
6
Musical closing : CODA
10
Rum-soaked cake : BABA
14
Bouquet : AROMA
15
Request under deadline : ASAP
16
Not many : AFEW
17
It's all about location, location, location : GEOGRAPHYB
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Kansas City daily : STAR
20
Sustenance for aphids : SAP
21
Farm cry : BLEAT
22
Reverent quality : PIETY
23
Narrow wood strip : LATH
24
Willow tree : OSIER
26
Glowing coal : EMBER
29
Admit : OWNUP
31
White House advisory grp. : NSC
34
Philosopher who wrote "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere" : VOLTAIRE
36
"Angela's Ashes," for one : MEMOIR
38
West of "Batman" : ADAM
39
1955 hit for the Platters : ONLYU
41
Tops : AONE
42
Trickery : DECEIT
44
Pretends to be singing : LIPSYNCS
46
Rocky Mountain ___ : ELK
47
Insignia : BADGE
49
Causes of glowers : HATES
50
Expunge : ERASE
52
Wacko : LOON
54
Lobby : FOYER
56
Inner circle : CADRE
58
Pool tool : CUE
61
Neck and neck : EVEN
62
Environs for Blackbeard : CARIBBEANC
64
Hwy. safety org. : MADD
65
"Come ___!" : ONIN
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Have because of : OWETO
67
Home of the Brenner Pass : ALPS
68
Kind of party : STAG
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Arc lamp gas : XENON
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Sprees : JAGS
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Vicinity : AREA
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Chicken's place : COOP
4
"Horrors!," in texts : OMG
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Newswoman Walters : BARBARA
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Southern tip of South America : CAPEHORN
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Factory-inspecting org. : OSHA
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City near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base : DAYTON
9
Manhunt letters : APB
10
Count of music : BASIE
11
Occasion for sandwiches and scones : AFTERNOONT
12
Shellac : BEAT
13
Off-balance : AWRY
18
Cover girl Carol : ALT
22
Hookah, e.g. : PIPE
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"Step aside, I can handle this" : LETME
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Recap : SUMUP
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Circumvent : EVADE
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Poser : MODEL
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Soul food ingredient : BLACKEYEDP
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"Hmm, imagine that!" : WELLG
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Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Salad green : CRESS
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Bits : IOTAS
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Like some ancient pyramids : MAYAN
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Soft to the touch : YIELDING
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Building unit with flanges : IBAR
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Line of greeting cards billed as "a tiny little division of Hallmark" : SHOEBOX
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Pour, as wine : DECANT
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Rips apart : RENDS
53
Sphere : ORB
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Org. that prepares flood maps : FEMA
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Elliptical : OVAL
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Andrea Bocelli offering : ARIA
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Battle of Normandy locale : CAEN
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Golden rule preposition : UNTO
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One of the social sciences, for short : ECON
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N.Y.S.E. listings : COS
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21-Across crier : EWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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