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New York Times, Saturday, January 20, 2018

Novelist who wrote "I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living"

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Vratsanos notes:
I don't remember exactly when I came up with this grid, but the seed for it may have been planted all the way back in summer 2011, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful, eye-catching grid! Jim curates our Grid Art page, and he tends to put in more than I would. But this one I have no doubt ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/20/18 ( No. 24,910 )
Across
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Blondie's maiden name in "Blondie" : BOOPADOOP
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Post something : SENDALETTER
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One taking a lot of credit, maybe? : BIGTICKETITEM
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Sly remarks? : YOS
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Many necklines : VSHAPES
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Spot for Spot : LAP
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Abbr. on a foundation stone : ESTD
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Mosaicist : TILER
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Pomeriggio follower : SERA
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High-grade? : STEEP
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Novelist who wrote "I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living" : NIN
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Hamburger order : PLAIN
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Nocturnal predators of fiction : MORLOCKS
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"Because I said so" is not one : REASON
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Tony ___, official character voice of Donald Duck : ANSELMO
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Spartan, e.g. : HELLENE
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Land north of England, in poetry : SCOTIA
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Turned sickly yellow : SALLOWED
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Aligns : TRUES
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Song royalties org. : BMI
35
Pasquale ___, baritone at the Metropolitan Opera : AMATO
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Meals for seals : EELS
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Standard & ___ : POORS
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In ___ (untouched) : SITU
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"The Big Bang Theory" character : RAJ
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Like certain ecclesiastical councils : SYNODAL
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Critically examine : VET
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Democratic principle : MAJORITYRULES
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Setup for a Netflix film, say : HOMETHEATER
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Gigantic : TEXASSIZE
Down
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Canine command : BEG
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Airing : ONTV
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William Wordsworth, e.g. : ODIST
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Its player may have a yen for gambling : PACHINKO
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Things that cover all the bases? : ALKALIS
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Grow, as sympathies : DEEPEN
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Whiskered, fish-eating creature : OTTER
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Maker of thousands of cars annually : OTIS
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Term of endearment : PET
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Hip-hop icon born Lisa Williamson : SISTERSOULJAH
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Paper signed before filming begins : RELEASEWAIVER
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Kind of pie that's actually a cake : BOSTONCREAM
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Howdy Doody and others : MARIONETTES
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Toadyish response : YESMASTER
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Was successful in the end : PANNEDOUT
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Files away? : DELETES
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Doesn't go straight, in a way : SLALOMS
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Sparta, e.g. : POLIS
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Big name in windows : PELLA
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Nashville awards org. : CMA
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Subj. of tax exemption : REL
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Changers of locks : HAIRDYES
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Sands : SMOOTHS
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Beautiful, in Bogot√° : BONITA
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Material for a baking vessel : PYREX
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Name changed in Genesis 17:15 : SARAI
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A taste : SOME
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Turn on the ice : LUTZ
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Tiny amount : JOT
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Gray head? : LEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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