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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Author:
Neil Padrick Wilson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neil Padrick Wilson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wilson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neil Padrick Wilson notes:
I submitted my first puzzle to the NYT over a decade ago in college. It was soundly rejected. Importantly, Will Shortz hand-wrote a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Neil gives us words that can start IN A BOTTLE: SHIP in a bottle, TIME in a bottle ... I must admit I was puzzled for a while ... read more
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Across
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Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, e.g. : MAGIC
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Kazakhstan's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Computer company with the slogan "Explore beyond limits" : ACER
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Was a passenger : RODE
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It's always getting stepped on : SOLE
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Sign of life : PULSE
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*Vessel with a large hold : CARGOSHIP
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Camera part : LENS
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"Seinfeld" stock character? : SOUPNAZI
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*What a family spends together at the dinner table : QUALITYTIME
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Competitor of Secret : BAN
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Predecessor of the CW : UPN
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Scout's shelter : TENT
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Back on a boat : AFT
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Hilarity, in Internet-speak : LOLZ
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One side of the Pacific : ASIA
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*Branches in a storm? : FORKEDLIGHTNING
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6'11" Channing of the N.B.A. : FRYE
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Partridge's tree, in a Christmas song : PEAR
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Color TV pioneer : RCA
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Put together, as a team : YOKE
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Ham on ___ : RYE
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Singer Scaggs with the 1976 hit "Lowdown" : BOZ
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Front of a boat : BOW
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*Its arrival may be signaled by a ding : TEXTMESSAGE
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So-called "house wine of the South" : SWEETTEA
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What you might use when you say "Giddyup!" : SPUR
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Words that can follow the ends of the answers to the starred clues : INABOTTLE
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Sean who played Mikey in "The Goonies" : ASTIN
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Band with the hit "Whip It" : DEVO
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Pope who excommunicated Martin Luther : LEOX
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Elbow, maybe : SHOVE
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Garden of ___ : EDEN
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Puzzlemaker Rubik : ERNO
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Strength : SINEW
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Help at the entrance to a mall : MAP
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Aladdin's monkey : ABU
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Courage in battle : GALLANTRY
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Dan : ISSEL
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Plush fabric : CHENILLE
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Eyebrow's shape, roughly : ARC
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Criticize severely : ROAST
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Skillful : ADROIT
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Peanut, for one : LEGUME
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One of the A's in N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Roomie : COHAB
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Woman who sings "Burn" in "Hamilton" : ELIZA
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Affix again, as a badge : REPIN
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Word before air, fire or water : OPEN
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Tolerated : STOOD
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Hearty drink : QUAFF
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Willing to do : UPFOR
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Everyone, in Dixie : YALL
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Give a lickin' : TAN
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"___ your lip!" : ZIP
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First winner of horse racing's Triple Crown, 1919 : SIRBARTON
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Disguised, briefly : INCOG
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Staring : AGAZE
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Item that might be fervently wanted by a prisoner : KEY
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Start of an idea : GERM
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President after Grant : HAYES
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Encroach on someone's land : TRESPASS
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"The Simpsons" bus driver : OTTO
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"That's a fine ___ of fish!" : KETTLE
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Devon cathedral city : EXETER
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Rod Stewart's "Maggie May," e.g. : BSIDE
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Had title to : OWNED
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Work on a loom : WEAVE
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Hawk's hook : TALON
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Maki, temaki or uramaki : SUSHI
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Black, in poetry : EBON
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Prefix with planet : EXO
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"Now ___ seen it all!" : IVE
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Just-minted : NEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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