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New York Times, Saturday, January 25, 2014

She wrote "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands"

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mulhern.
James Mulhern notes:
This was my first attempt at themeless construction. It has some definite creakiness I'm not thrilled with, looking at it with today's ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I accepted today's puzzle by James Mulhern in August 2012. A few weeks ago, just as I was editing it, he wrote me again out of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Now that's a great 1-across clue. (For all you non-physics nerds out there, Newton's first law of motion is often quoted as "a body at ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/25/14 ( No. 23,454 )
Across
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Body that doesn't remain at rest? : ZOMBIE
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Having way too much on one's plate : SWAMPED
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It's not normal : ANOMALY
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Dismissive confession follower : SOSUEME
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Start liking a lot : GETINTO
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Rare electee : WRITEIN
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___ B : ATO
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Ingredient in an Americano : SODA
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Like Fabergé eggs : DAINTY
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Repeated battle cry : TORA
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Megadyne fractions : NEWTONS
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Chef DiSpirito : ROCCO
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Dog it : LOAF
30
Texts, e.g.: Abbr. : MSGS
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"The Valley of Amazement" novelist, 2013 : AMYTAN
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Org. for female shooters : LPGA
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Inuit knife : ULU
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Writer of the ethnography "Germania" : TACITUS
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Get out of the blasted state? : SOBERUP
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What isn't the small print?: Abbr. : ENL
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Suffocating blanket : SMOG
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Get off the drive, say : DELETE
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Food factory stock : DYES
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Ninny : BOOB
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Utter : SHEER
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20th-century treaty topic : TESTBAN
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Priceline possibilities : INNS
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Release : UNLOCK
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2012 Pro Bowl player Chris : SNEE
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Once-common "commonly" : OFT
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Game that can't be played : RAINOUT
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She wrote "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" : DRLAURA
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"Spread the happy" sloganeer : NUTELLA
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Queen's weapon : STINGER
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Producing zip : STERILE
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Strips at a pageant : SASHES
Down
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Given a 20 for food, say : ZAGATRATED
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Drink that often makes a person sick : ONETOOMANY
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Road hog : MOTORCYCLE
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Record label abbr. : BMI
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Johns of Britain : IANS
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John of Britain : ELTON
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Recife-to-Rio dir. : SSW
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Bible : WORDOFGOD
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Like Huns : ASIAN
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Refusal to speak : MUTISM
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Flatten, as a rivet : PEEN
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Throw out : EMIT
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Keep from : DENY
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Demonstrate a wide range on a range? : YODEL
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Gone private? : AWOL
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Early CliffsNotes subheading : ACTI
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Restin' piece? : TAPS
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Energy bar ingredients : OATS
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"You guessed it ..." : SUREENOUGH
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Like some diets that avoid pasta : GLUTENFREE
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People people : SUPERSTARS
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Ninny : NUMBSKULL
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Lincoln and others : ABES
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Diesel discharge : SOOT
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Primary and secondary, briefly : ELHI
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Bunches : GOBS
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Habitual high achiever? : STONER
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Label stable : BANDS
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C.D.C. concern : ECOLI
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"Phooey!" : NERTS
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Some heavy planters : URNS
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Like some flags: Abbr. : NAUT
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Not full-bodied : LITE
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"Modern Gallantry" pen name : ELIA
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Swimming gold medalist Park ___-hwan : TAE
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Key component: Abbr. : ANS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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