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New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Author:
Hal Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Hal Moore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Moore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Hal Moore notes:
I'm thrilled to see my first published puzzle on my favorite day of the puzzle week — the Times Thursday! First, I'd like to thank ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Loved the rationale of A LITTLE BIRDIE leading to rebusized birds. I also liked that Hal picked four birds, each with four ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 24,551 )
Across
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To wit : SUCHAS
7
Weakness : ANEMIA
13
One traveling in a basket : BALLOONIST
14
Place where people are rushing : FRATERNITY
15
Lively : UPTEMPO
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
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Lively : SPRY
18
White House pets for Reagan and both Bushes : SPANIELS
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Le Duc ___, decliner of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize : THO
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"Huh! No kidding!" : GEE
22
Black ___ : OPS
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End of some business names : SONS
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Actress Benaderet : BEA
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Prophet who anointed Saul : SAMUEL
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"Spit it out!" : TELLME
35
___ fries : CURLY
36
Secret's source ... that can be found four times in this puzzle : ALITTLEBIRDIE
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Up : ALOFT
40
Bowled over : AMAZED
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One whose business has a lot of overhead? : ROOFER
43
Dec. 31 : NYE
44
It keeps a team together : YOKE
48
Ice cream purchase : CUP
49
"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
51
Reject : NIX
52
Greek : HELLENIC
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Percolate : SEEP
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Voting requirement in some states : PHOTOID
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"Let's go someplace private" : NOTHERE
62
Best Picture subject nine inches shorter than the actor who portrayed him : TELAWRENCE
63
Whisky first produced for King George VI's 1939 visit to Canada : CROWNROYAL
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Refines, in a way : SMELTS
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Intensify : DEEPEN
Down
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Plato's "tenth Muse" : SAPPHO
2
Supervillain in a 2015 "Avengers" sequel : ULTRON
3
Rosemary, for one : CLOONEY
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That guy : HIM
5
Ancient symbols of sovereignty : ASPS
6
Station : STOP
7
Forces : ARMIES
8
Common spot for a sunburn : NAPE
9
Constant : ETERNAL
10
Subject of an 1820 compromise : MISSOURI
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"___ alive!" : ITS
12
Word of support : AYE
13
Exceeds 21, in a way : BUSTS
14
Dandy : FINE
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Aeschylus tragedy : AGAMEMNON
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Sports star with a signed jersey in the Vatican : PELE
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Foxy : SLY
26
Not tip : STIFF
27
Club alternative : BLT
28
"___ & Duke at the Côte D'Azur" (1966 jazz album) : ELLA
30
1 chain x 1 furlong : ACRE
31
Obfuscate : MUDDY
33
Rock follower? : ETTE
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Fortune 500 company founded in 1995 : EBAY
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Name of a family with a combined 7,228 hits : ALOU
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One may be exploited : LOOPHOLE
38
Suffix with real : IZE
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"The ___ of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice": M.L.K. : ARC
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All that is left? : RELICS
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Feature of many a minion in "Despicable Me" : ONEEYE
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Actor Culkin of "Igby Goes Down" : KIERAN
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Boot : EXPEL
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Give up : CEDE
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Bibliography abbr. : ETAL
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Shabby : LOWRENT
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Cool people : INCROWD
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Ice cream purchase : CONE
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Ice cream ___ : SHOP
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Scoreboard figure: Abbr. : PTS
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Start to hesitate? : HEM
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Afternoon hour in Italy : TRE

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

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