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New York Times, Friday, January 30, 2015

"___ is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness": Desmond Tutu

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Phillips.
David Phillips notes:
In my themeless solving experience, I've noticed that many constructors start with a seed entry. However, I'm not entirely satisfied ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Unusual layout today, built around pairs of feature entries intersecting. What a beautiful set in PHARAOHS / WII SPORTS / SCHOOLS OUT ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/30/15 ( No. 23,824 )
Across
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Sharp : SHREWD
7
Foreign fortress : CASBAH
13
Take for the road? : HOTWIRE
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"Parenthood" actress Bonnie : BEDELIA
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Person making pointed attacks? : EPEEIST
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Chemical synthesis component : REAGENT
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From overseas? : DES
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1972 Alice Cooper hit with the lyric "we got no class" : SCHOOLSOUT
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Line in the sand? : PHARAOHS
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Worked for Mad, maybe : CARTOONED
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Take blades to blades : MOW
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Spinning : AWHIRL
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Cell alternative : LANDLINE
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How signals from outer space may be heard : FAINTLY
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Not original, in a way : XEROXED
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Handles deftly : FINESSES
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Irate : FUMING
40
Chaud time : ETE
41
Baroque dance form : ALLEMANDE
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Between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m., maybe : OFFHOURS
46
Setting for TV's "The Mentalist" : SACRAMENTO
48
Eldest sister in a classic 1868 novel : MEG
51
Heavy-metal band with the #1 album "Far Beyond Driven" : PANTERA
52
"___ Girls" : GILMORE
54
Type, as a PIN : ENTERIN
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Basement's use, often : STORAGE
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Wallops : PASTES
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"Any problem with that?" : ISITOK
Down
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Drop off : SHED
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"___ is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness": Desmond Tutu : HOPE
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GPS options: Abbr. : RTES
4
Milk source : EWE
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Popular video game for wannabe athletes : WIISPORTS
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Sole supporter? : DRSCHOLLS
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Singer Green : CEELO
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Not much, as of salt : ADASH
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Mariposa relatives : SEGOS
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Like the sky, in France : BLEU
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"It ___ happenin'" : AINT
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One getting a tip? : HAT
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Hawke of "Boyhood" : ETHAN
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Weapon in a fantasy role-playing game : BROADAX
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Ivan Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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Barista's serving : CAFFE
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Expect : AWAIT
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___-Main-Danube Canal : RHINE
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What's the point of an eating utensil? : TINE
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Recipe instruction : MIXIN
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Upright : ONEND
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Sand ___ : WEDGE
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Queen of the Nile : NEFERTITI
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Hard-hitting musical performances? : DRUMSOLOS
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___ Linda, Calif. : LOMA
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"Sure thing, dude!" : YEAHMAN
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Liqueur flavor : SLOE
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Air space? : LUNGS
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The electrons of oxygen, e.g. : OCTET
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___ Jacques : FRERE
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Anna of the "Scary Movie" films : FARIS
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Capital near Aden : SANA
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Myrmecologists' study : ANTS
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Water under the bridge? : MOAT
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And so : ERGO
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Fanboy or fangirl : GEEK
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Bounce : PEP
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Provider of inside info? : MRI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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