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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 2016

Its Latin motto translates to "Light and truth"

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Phillips.
David Phillips notes:
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Jim Horne notes:

Oops. The clue for 34 Down has what programmers call a sign error. Marcus Claudius MARCELLUS captured Syracuse in 211 B.C.E, not A.D. 211.

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© 2016, The New York Times1/2/16 ( No. 24,161 )
Across
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Surf stuff : SPRAY
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Dangerous fall : AVALANCHE
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One with a pouch : KOALA
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Half a round : NINEHOLES
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Volunteer's offer : IWILL
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Annual June sporting event : NBAFINALS
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Promontories : NESSES
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What most adjectives end in? : EST
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Part of "Die Fledermaus" : ARIE
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Set off : TRIP
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Tricks : HAS
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Competitor of Kohl's : TJMAXX
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Set off : IGNITED
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Deception : RUSE
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Roman leader? : GRECO
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Sharp : ACERB
34
It launched Hotmail in '96 : MSN
37
Message to critics : HATERSGONNAHATE
40
"American Dad!" airer : TBS
41
Indiana Jones was on one : QUEST
42
Input signal? : CARET
43
Lines on a ski mountain map : RUNS
44
Right : ETHICAL
46
Florists' creations : POSIES
49
"Packed" letters : SRO
50
Another attempt : REDO
51
Homesickness, e.g. : ACHE
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Korean War leader, for short : HST
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1987 Emmy winner for "Moonlighting" : WILLIS
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Hoard : STASHAWAY
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One of TV's Crane brothers : NILES
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Throw the match : TAKEADIVE
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Occupied : INUSE
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Where the U.S.S. Cole was attacked in 2000 : ADENYEMEN
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Big part of one's final grade, typically : TESTS
Down
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Opposite of baggy : SKINTIGHT
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Coup : POWERGRAB
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Alternative to Goobers : RAISINETS
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Jamaican jerk chicken seasoning : ALLSPICE
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Its Latin motto translates to "Light and truth" : YALE
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___ Dunham, Barack Obama's mother : ANN
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Good or bad things to pick up : VIBES
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Santa ___ (weather phenomena) : ANAS
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"Louie" : LEFTTURN
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Bigeye, on some menus : AHI
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Star's opposite : NONAME
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Santa ___ : CLARA
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Roller coaster feature : HELIX
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County of Newark, N.J. : ESSEX
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Devil or bear lead-in : SHE
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Many clichés : ADAGES
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Mass master, in brief : JSBACH
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Force on a nut : TORQUE
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One in town for the summer, say : RENTER
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Exchange listings: Abbr. : COS
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Roman consul who captured Syracuse in A.D. 211 : MARCELLUS
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Still the most? : STEADIEST
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Red menaces? : NETLOSSES
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Visor, e.g. : SUNSHADE
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Plugs can move it forward : HAIRLINE
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German chocolate brand : RIESEN
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Request after a breakdown : TOW
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Some ribbons and shells : PASTA
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Snow White and the dwarfs, e.g. : OCTAD
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Get rid of : SHAKE
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Wooden pail part : STAVE
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Travel like a ray : SWIM
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One of two in 27-Down: Abbr. : INIT
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Horse course : HAY
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Some foreign reserves : YEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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