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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 2017

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roland Huget

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Huget. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Roland Huget notes:
This puzzle was constructed in November 2015, and accepted for publication in March 2016. This is one of a trio of themeless grids of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SPACE TIME crossing ARE WE GOOD in the center — love it! Themeless that feature mostly mid-to-short entries have to really make their ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 24,532 )

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Across
1
Barbecue chef's coat : MEATRUB
8
Angry Birds starting in 2010, e.g. : IPADAPP
15
Pick up : ACQUIRE
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Something on a ticket : NOMINEE
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Deeply felt : SOULFUL
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Small stabs : TWINGES
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Overused : STALE
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"Kinda" : ISH
22
Company with a buck in its logo : DEERE
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Literary character self-described as "poor, obscure, plain and little" : EYRE
24
Ostracized sort : LEPER
26
Plane wing part : SLAT
27
Inits. after a big media merger of 1958 : UPI
28
All-weather convertible? : SOFABED
30
Alternative to Food Lion or Piggly Wiggly : IGA
31
1990s "caught on tape" series : REALTV
33
Vagaries : CAPRICES
35
"No hard feelings?" : AREWEGOOD
37
Query about a phone call : WHOWASIT
40
Many a maid of honor : SISTER
44
Roach of old comedy : HAL
45
In the dictionary, say : DEFINED
47
Mitsubishi sports car, for short : EVO
48
Some thirst quenchers : ADES
50
Shrinking : TIMID
51
Seed coat : ARIL
52
Something water lacks : TASTE
54
Tranquil and minimalistic : ZEN
55
It might reveal what you've lost : SCALE
56
Up to speed, musically : INTEMPO
58
Something to pick a number from : JUKEBOX
60
One taking heat at work? : FIREMAN
61
Synthetic dye compound : ANILINE
62
"Talk to the hand" : SPAREME
63
Gives a number? : SEDATES
Down
1
One pressing the flesh : MASSEUR
2
Subspecies of a distinct geographical variety : ECOTYPE
3
Features of many doctor's office waiting rooms : AQUARIA
4
Veil material : TULLE
5
Widespread : RIFE
6
Latin American soccer powerhouse: Abbr. : URU
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It's what you think : BELIEF
8
Assured : INTHEBAG
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[Take THAT!] : POW
10
Within : AMID
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Banquets : DINES
12
Not merely good : ANGELIC
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Aristocracy : PEERAGE
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Pre-euro money : PESETAS
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What a wormhole is a tunnel in : SPACETIME
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Court blowout : LOVESET
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Took it easy : REPOSED
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Pricey strings : STRAD
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iPhone rival : DROID
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Brief topic : LAW
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D.M.V. demands : IDS
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Hot spot : WIFIZONE
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Thoughts of wishful thinkers : WHATIFS
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Imbibed modestly : HADANIP
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Ingredient in Pringles Light : OLESTRA
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Unit in superfast data transfer : TERABIT
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Old Scratch, with "the" : EVILONE
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Wearable status symbols : ROLEXES
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Stealth fighters : NINJAS
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Provide direction : STEER
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Express starting in 2000 : ACELA
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Model who wrote the 1996 book "True Beauty" : EMME
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Fall rapidly, as sales : SKID
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Grocery brand that's also a girl's name : PAM
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"Les Mille et ___ Nuits" : UNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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