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New York Times, Friday, January 16, 2015

Journalist who wrote the 1943 book "Here Is Your War"

Author:
Michael Wiesenberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Wiesenberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wiesenberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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I don't have a lot of construction-specific analysis for today's puzzle, since it fits squarely in the 70-word themeless mold, so I ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Wiesenberg's first three NYT puzzles have an identical grid shape.

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© 2015, The New York Times1/16/15 ( No. 23,810 )

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Across
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12
Alsatian article : LES
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Exit line : SEEYOULATER
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___ Khan : AGA
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Good source of beta carotene : SWEETPOTATO
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Samoan staple : POI
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Regulation followers, briefly : OTS
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Weight without a load : TARE
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Recipe instruction : STIRIN
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Blood problem, maybe : FEUD
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Obesity superlative : FATTEST
25
Like tarantella dancers : AWHIRL
28
Single players : SOLOISTS
29
Alternatives to buttons : DIALS
30
Much Scandinavian landscape : PINES
31
Western leader? : MID
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One of the Brontës : ANNE
33
Drops abruptly : JILTS
34
About 4.2 millimeters, in printing : PICA
35
Doc's suggestion : MED
36
Pair of elephants? : TUSKS
37
Occasion for much cheering in '45 : VEDAY
38
Hails : ACCLAIMS
40
Symbols with supposed magic power : SIGILS
41
Brand in the grooming aisle : NORELCO
42
Volatile masses : MOBS
43
Not beyond one : DOABLE
44
Beautician, at times : DYER
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Wear down : SAP
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Capricious, magical figure : ELF
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How many practice religion : OBSERVANTLY
52
One testing woofers? : VET
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It may be found in preserves : NATURETRAIL
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Where many arrests take place, for short : ERS
55
Hemoglobin carrier : ERYTHROCYTE
Down
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Childish comeback : ISSO
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See 4-Down : NEWT
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Tour mementos : TEES
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Brew ingredient from a 2-Down : EYE
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Heels : ROTTERS
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Male reality show host in heels : RUPAUL
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Words said with the hands pressed together : OLORD
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Restrain, as one's breath : BATE
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One-time separator : ATA
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Major figure in retail : NETSALES
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Picturesque subterranean spaces : GROTTOS
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Time for Debussy's "faune" : LAPRESMIDI
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Repeating I? : EGOISTICAL
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February 14 and March 17 : SAINTSDAYS
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"Is ___?" (question in Matthew and Mark) : ITI
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Take the edge off : FILE
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Type types : FONTS
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Earliest figures? : ADAMANDEVE
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Alcopop alternative : WINECOOLER
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Embroiders, e.g. : HANDCRAFTS
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Derby duds : SILKS
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___ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
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Place to get a healthful drink : JUICEBAR
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Violin quartet : PEGS
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Highball, e.g. : TALLONE
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Violin effect : VIBRATO
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Sidon's setting: Abbr. : LEB
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To any extent, poetically : SOEVER
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Gift in a Nativity scene : MYRRH
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Book after Num. : DEUT
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Something booked on Travelocity : STAY
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Got off : ALIT
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Journalist who wrote the 1943 book "Here Is Your War" : PYLE
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Many a bachelor pad : STY
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Reactor overseer: Abbr. : NRC

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

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