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New York Times, Thursday, January 22, 2015

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 43 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Timothy Polin notes:
On Wordplay I said that the clue (not mine) for APP was the puzzle's best, inveigling solvers into confidently entering SPY (and never ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
FIFTH COLUMN is a great term, one I wasn't completely familiar with until today. And an appropriate crossword interpretation, columns ... read more
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Across
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Kind of stick : JOSS
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One may be involved in phone tapping : APP
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Go with the flow? : WAFT
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Quaint preposition : UNTO
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Decoder ring, for short? : CIA
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Distant : ALOOF
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Spa treatment : PEEL
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___ Verde National Park : MESA
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Neighbors of ulnae : CARPI
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Suffix with urban : ITE
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Against : VERSUS
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Nonlethal ammo brand : NERF
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El Niño feature : TILDE
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Put behind bars : CAGE
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Rhubarb : SPAT
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Moslem chieftain : EMEER
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Elysium : EDEN
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"___ Romeo slain himself?": Juliet : HATH
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Second coming? : RERUN
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Drag show apparel : BOAS
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Female in a pasture : EWE
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Spree : TEAR
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___ tide : NEAP
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Bolted down : ATE
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Ballpark fare : DOGS
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Prestidigitation : MAGIC
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Part of a Scottish accent : BURR
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Subject of Kaplan or Princeton Review prep : LSAT
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Sacha Baron Cohen movie after "Borat" : BRUNO
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Layered snack : OREO
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Lab assistant for Dr. Frederick Frankenstein : INGA
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'50s-era bomb : EDSEL
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Color of a sprinkled coat : ROAN
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Cut-rate worker? : BARBER
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Har-___ (tennis court surface) : TRU
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Bean, for one : ORSON
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Empty : NULL
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Quaint schoolteacher : MARM
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Mama Judd : NAOMI
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Apollo 13's Aquarius, e.g. : LEM
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River through Bath : AVON
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"Watermark" singer : ENYA
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Dot-dot-dot : ESS
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Backwoods possessive : YERS
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Planet : JUPITER
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Ex- : ONETIME
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Raven foe : STEELER
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Note on the musical scale : SOL
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Apotheosis : ACME
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James Bond portrayer : PIERCEBROSNAN
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Fencing thrust : PASSADO
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W.W. II noncombatant : WAC
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Man who walked on the moon : ALANSHEPARD
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What a dog "shakes hands" with : FOREPAW
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Maximum tax : TOPRATE
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With 45-Down, subversive groups ... or what the answers in the shaded squares comprise? : FIFTH
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Labor of Hercules : AUGEANSTABLES
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"Voyages Extraordinaires" writer : VERNE
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Brains : SENSE
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Book of the Bible : DEUTERONOMY
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Go off line? : ADLIB
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Yellow-orange : AMBER
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Nighttime phenomena : AURORAE
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Guy Fawkes's crime : TREASON
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Silencer : GAGRULE
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Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame : GUSTAVE
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Mistakenly : INERROR
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See 15-Down : COLUMNS
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Chemical element : BORON
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Massachusetts' College of Our Lady of the ___ : ELMS
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Peeples or Vardalos : NIA
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Month : MAY

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