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New York Times, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Story mapped out in this grid, from lower left to upper right

Author:
Jared Banta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jared Banta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Banta.
Jared Banta notes:
I've always been very much in awe of past puzzles that contained "maps," and was very interested in the idea of re-telling a story ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Constructor Jared Banta of Superior, Colo., makes his debut today with a very clever theme idea. Generally solvers (especially new ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea today; I really like puzzles visually representing something. The formation of a trail of bread crumbs from HOME to the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/22/14 ( No. 23,451 )
Across
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Arcing shots : LOBS
5
Liberal arts subj. : HIST
9
2010 Jennifer Aniston movie : THESWITCH
14
Spread unit : ACRE
15
Keen on : INTO
16
Drop off : ABATE
17
"South Park" boy : STAN
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"Where America's day begins" : GUAM
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"___ pray" : LETUS
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With 23-Across, giant in fairy tales : HANSCHRISTIAN
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See 20-Across : ANDERSEN
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___ Quimby of children's lit : RAMONA
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Rock band named for an inventor : TESLA
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Do some diner work : BUS
29
Tough spot : FIX
30
Kicked to the curb : EVICTED
34
Ending with tea or cup : CAKE
35
Story mapped out in this grid, from lower left to upper right : HANSELANDGRETEL
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Much binary code : ONES
40
Flat takers : LESSEES
41
Music genre that influenced No Doubt : SKA
42
Top point value of a Scrabble tile : TEN
43
Debussy masterpiece : LAMER
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Purposely loses : THROWS
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View from a highway overlook : PANORAMA
52
Publishers of 35-Across, with "the" : BROTHERSGRIMM
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Hungry as ___ : ABEAR
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Trial fig. : ATTY
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Answer to "That so?" : ITIS
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Associate with : TIETO
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Like many highlighter colors : NEON
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Where many Sargents hang, with "the" : TATE
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Do-it-yourself libation : HOMEBREW
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Ray of fast-food fame : KROC
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Bad marks for a high schooler? : ZITS
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Criticize severely : LASHAT
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Pump figure : OCTANE
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Ranch irons : BRANDS
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Lacking reason : SENSELESS
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Weather map notations : HIGHS
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Get used (to) : INURE
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Woodworker's supply : STAIN
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Some cats : TOMS
9
Actresses Shire and Balsam : TALIAS
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Letter-shaped girder : HBEAM
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Emulate Jack Sprat : EATNOFAT
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Ungar of poker : STU
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Broomstick riders : WITCHES
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Ache for : CRAVE
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Walk through deep snow, say : TRUDGE
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Company endorsed by Tiger Woods : NIKE
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Relative of a lutz : AXEL
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Hospital count : BEDS
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Most cool, in slang : ILLEST
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City east of St.-Lô : CAEN
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Weigh station wts. : TNS
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Swiss "king of hoteliers" : CESARRITZ
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Rio vis-à-vis the 2016 Olympics : HOST
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Egyptian "key of life" : ANKH
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It has a low percentage of alcohol : NEARBEER
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Record again : RELOG
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Like some farm cultivators : TWOROW
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Drink sometimes served in a hollowed-out pineapple : MAITAI
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N.F.L. career rushing leader ___ Smith : EMMITT
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One of 11 pharaohs : RAMSES
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Provide an address? : ORATE
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Fizzle (out) : PETER
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"Star Wars" droid : ARTOO
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Justin Timberlake's former group : NSYNC
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Hammerin' ___ : HANK
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In the house : ATHOME
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Dribble catcher : BIB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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