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New York Times, Monday, January 18, 2016

Sublime physical performance ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters

Author:
Kathy Wienberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wienberg.
Kathy Wienberg notes:
I am thrilled about my debut puzzle being published in the NYT. After solving these puzzles for over 30 years, I pursued my dream of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Impressively smooth debut from Kathy, whose husband got his debut in the LA Times just over a year ago. She gives us POETRY IN MOTION, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/18/16 ( No. 24,177 )
Across
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Bread with a pocket : PITA
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Ivan the Terrible, for one : CZAR
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Positive, as an attitude : CANDO
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Tiny building block : ATOM
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Down-on-his-luck wanderer : HOBO
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Farewell that's "bid" : ADIEU
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Rebels : RENEGADES
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Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
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2002 Tom Cruise sci-fi film : MINORITYREPORT
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___ Khan : AGA
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"___-Man," 2015 superhero movie : ANT
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Related to fireworks : PYROTECHNIC
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Alias : AKA
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All of them lead to Rome, in a saying : ROADS
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Right of way, at law : EASEMENT
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Greek liqueur : OUZO
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Square, triangle or circle : SHAPE
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On the Pacific, say : ASEA
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Boss : OVERSEER
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Small hill : KNOLL
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Put money into, as a meter : FED
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They know how to have a good time : PARTYPEOPLE
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Smith who sang the theme for "Spectre" : SAM
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Ages and ages : EON
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Sublime physical performance ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : POETRYINMOTION
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Relish : SAVOR
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Violent vortex : MAELSTROM
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Note taker : STENO
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Forest scent : PINE
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Surrender : CEDE
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Lost on purpose : THREW
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Lost traction : SLID
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Rio de Janeiro, for the 2016 Olympics : HOST
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It's not easy to shoot : PAR
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Agenda listing : ITEM
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Tennille of pop music's Captain & Tennille : TONI
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"So be it!" : AMEN
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Cry to the cavalry : CHARGE
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It starts with Aries : ZODIAC
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Assist with a heist, say : ABET
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Like Santa's cheeks : ROSY
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Rhythm : CADENCE
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Change with the times : ADAPT
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El ___ (weather phenomenon) : NINO
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Bambi, for one : DEER
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Boot from power : OUST
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Nannies and billies : GOATS
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Employee's reward : RAISE
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Prosecutor's burden : PROOF
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"___ got mail" : YOUVE
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Torn down : RAZED
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Aroma : ODOR
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Valentine symbol : HEART
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Snooze : NAP
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Creator of "The Tortoise and the Hare" : AESOP
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Mournful ring : KNELL
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Dickens's "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Hand, to José : MANO
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Sordid : SEAMY
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Counterpart of his : HER
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Fictional pirate who shares his name with a bird : SPARROW
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Smallville family : KENTS
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Saudi neighbor : YEMENI
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Put together, as funds : POOLED
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Slingshot missile : STONE
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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Vow : OATH
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Second-to-last word in a fairy tale : EVER
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Little rascals : IMPS
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Something chewed by a nervous person : NAIL
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Yen : ITCH
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Brand touted as "Milk's favorite cookie" : OREO
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Go-aheads : NODS
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New York baseballer : MET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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