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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 2018

Author:
Daniel Mauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Mauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {HJKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Mauer notes:
Hello solvers! This is my second published puzzle, and I'm pretty excited about it. I had the idea late last year in the context of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Dan asked me to look at this in its early stages. I felt it had a lot of potential, but I found it so hard to explain the theme. Let's ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 24,894 )
Across
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Ten cents : 12DOWN
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Yelp alternative : ARF
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When a messenger from Godot arrives in "Waiting for Godot" : ACT1
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Many-hit Wonder : STEVIE
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Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
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Make : CRE8
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Honolulu's ___ Palace : IOLANI
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[Answer found elsewhere] : MACARENA
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Century 21 competitor : ERA
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Right-angle pipe : ELL
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Nickname shared by two Spice Girls : MEL
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Virginia Cavaliers' org. : ACC
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Hill workers: Abbr. : SENS
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Indoor place in which coats are worn : LAB
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Desk chair part : CASTER
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What many grandparents do : DOTE
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"Jackie Brown" director, 1997 : TARANTINO
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One providing input : ENTERER
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Hill workers : ANTS
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Something to leave at the post office ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme? : 4WARDINGADDRESS
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Gather food : 4AGE
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Is dead serious : MEANSIT
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[Answer found elsewhere] : ALLOWEDIN
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Pairs : DUOS
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Emergency : CRISIS
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Henderson's home: Abbr. : NEV
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U.S. 1? : PRES
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In a ___ (stuck) : RUT
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Some characters on TV's "Futurama," briefly : ETS
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Last pope named Pius : XII
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Caught, as a movie : SAW
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Recurring melodic phrase : OSTINATO
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Physicist Fermi : ENRICO
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___ money : SEED
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Take to the limit, with "out" : MAX
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Key of Dvorák's Symphony No. 7 : DMINOR
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Historical group of 15, for short : SSRS
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Ask too-personal questions : PRY
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Sea cow : 48DOWN
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Toddlers' attire : 1SIES
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Gave private lessons to : 2TORED
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Name of a family from which Franklin Roosevelt was descended : DELANO
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Fallopian tube travelers : OVA
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"One of the most civilized things in the world," per Hemingway : WINE
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"The Piano" actor Sam : NEILL
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QB's asset : ARM
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500 sheets : REAM
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Kings and queens : FACECARDS
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Height: Prefix : ACR
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Powder supplement for bodybuilders : CREATINE
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[Answer found elsewhere] : TENCENTS
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Macarena : 18ACROSS
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Computer scientist Turing : ALAN
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Approached dusk : LATENED
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You might put CDs on them : STEREOS
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Real deal : BARGAIN
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Angels might come to its aid : STARTUP
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Extreme : END
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Take back, as territory : REANNEX
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Part of many a digital photo : TIMESTAMP
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Allowed in : 44ACROSS
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Blubbery ones : WALRUSES
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Twinkling : AGLITTER
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Perpetrated : DID
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Capital of Österreich : WIEN
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"If music be the food of love, play on" speaker : ORSINO
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[Answer found elsewhere] : SEACOW
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Tried to win, as a title : VIED4
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___ enemy : SWORN
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Sun : STAR
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Prisoner : INM8
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Social Security cards, e.g. : IDS
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Acne medication brand : OXY
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Disposed (of) : RID

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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