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New York Times, Friday, January 27, 2017

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
I mailed this June 2015, and it was rejected for a single three-letter word (VBS = Vacation Bible School). I guess it just shows how ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Classic themeless grid layout, a triple-stack of long answers in each corner. I like how John pushed it, though. Very nice to get four ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 24,552 )
Across
1
Feature of the European Union : OPENBORDERS
12
Half a ten-spot : ABE
15
Slipped : MADEABOOBOO
16
Loafer alternative, for short : MOC
17
"Definitely not THAT!" : ANYTHINGBUT
18
Part of a press kit : BIO
19
Flat, e.g.: Abbr. : RES
20
See 34-Across : AWAY
21
Grave robbers : GHOULS
23
Land in which political parties are banned : OMAN
24
She created a monster : SHELLEY
25
First name in hot dogs : NATHAN
28
Goes from stem to stern, maybe? : MISREADS
29
Off : AMISS
30
Fix, as some neckwear : RETIE
31
Bambino : TOT
32
Nix : VETO
33
Sound of the Northwest : PUGET
34
With 20-Across, relocate : MOVE
35
Many a large desk or sofa : ELL
36
Ingredients in the national drink of Puerto Rico, to Puerto Ricans : PINAS
37
An elephant seal will fight for one : HAREM
38
Vassal : LIEGEMAN
40
Part-human gods : SATYRS
41
"Be my guest!" : GOFORIT
42
Moors : FENS
43
Melodious : ARIOSE
44
Romance novelist Tami : HOAG
45
TV band : VHF
48
Part of some punt returns : ZAG
49
Like marriage supported by Loving v. Virginia : INTERRACIAL
52
End of the King James Bible? : ETH
53
Fixer-upper, often : STARTERHOME
54
Unlikely to change : SET
55
Course that offers mixed results? : TOSSEDSALAD
Down
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Bradley with many medals : OMAR
2
One getting framed : PANE
3
Brand with the flavor French Silk : EDYS
4
It gets tons of traffic : NET
5
Where many Loyalists resettled after the American Revolution : BAHAMAS
6
Real name of Ben, in a sci-fi classic : OBIWAN
7
Actress Saoirse with two Oscar nominations : RONAN
8
Stray calf: Var. : DOGY
9
Decline : EBB
10
Camps in the wild : ROUGHSIT
11
"Told ya!" : SOTHERE
12
Not bedridden : AMBULATORY
13
Blew a gasket : BOILEDOVER
14
Caves and coral reefs, for example : ECOSYSTEMS
22
Cry when un gol is scored : OLE
23
Exceedingly : OHSO
24
The 4-Down has millions of them : SITES
25
Is way too introspective : NAVELGAZES
26
Take the edge off : AMELIORATE
27
Someone gets belted at the end of it : TITLEFIGHT
28
Actress Mullally with two Emmys : MEGAN
30
Rush : RUNAT
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Red stuffing? : PIMIENTO
34
Sights at a martial arts center : MATS
36
What a bad cold may do : PERSIST
37
Places to fix flaps : HANGARS
39
Too-sweet sentiment : GOO
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Prepared, as some scallops or tuna : SEARED
42
Strength : FORTE
44
For the goose, not the gander? : HERS
45
Alto clef instrument : VIOL
46
Mie ___, actress who played the Bond girl Kissy Suzuki : HAMA
47
Turned tail : FLED
50
Figures in some univ. classes : TAS
51
Dance bit? : CHA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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