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New York Times, Friday, January 8, 2016

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
As you might imagine, this puzzle started with the two entries that afford it the slightest hint of a theme — DREAM GIRLS and JERSEY ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoy mini-themes in my themelesses; an unexpected bonus. I got stuck in the NW corner, so it was great to realize Pete's DREAMGIRLS ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0108 ( 24,167 )

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Across
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Hit 1981 Broadway musical made into a 2006 film : DREAMGIRLS
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Like five-star accommodations : POSH
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Pet project for a 14-Down : DOGGIEDOOR
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Regarding : ASTO
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Acts in some rituals : ANOINTINGS
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Deal with a huge catch : SCAM
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One-named New Ager : YANNI
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One who might say "Brace yourself!," in brief? : DDS
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"Don't ___!" (parental admonition) : STARE
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Mag crowning a "Bachelor of the Year" : COSMO
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Plot element? : SHORTO
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Bogus, to Brits : PHONEY
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What Indiana University's superimposed "I" and "U" looks like : PSI
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Sioux City-to-Fort Collins dir. : WSW
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Place : LIEU
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Bounty work? : ABSORPTION
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Scare : ALARM
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Treaty of Rome creation, for short : EEC
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Find x, say : SOLVE
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Aid in collecting evidence : COTTONSWAB
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It forms part of the Polish/German border : ODER
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Burgundy season : ETE
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Professional fixer : VET
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Hawkeye rival, briefly : HUSKER
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Cheesemaking need : RENNET
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___ Brava, Spain : COSTA
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Old Peloponnesian power : ARGOS
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Label a bomb : PAN
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"I'm at your disposal" : USEME
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Slender : TRIM
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Desk accessory : LETTERTRAY
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Geological units : EONS
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Make one's head spin? : BREAKDANCE
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Bit at the bottom : DREG
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Hit 2005 Broadway musical made into a 2014 film : JERSEYBOYS
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Time to strike : DDAY
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First name in gossip : RONA
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___ Krenz, last Communist leader of East Germany : EGON
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"Henry V" battle setting : AGINCOURT
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Boris or Natasha, to Fearless Leader : MINION
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Contract : GET
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Statement after a valiant attempt : IDIDMYBEST
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Common concerto closer : RONDO
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Stock to be split? : LOGS
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Ceremonially gowned grp. : SRS
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Meal, in Italy : PASTO
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Who wrote "There is no sin except stupidity" : OSCARWILDE
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Goes from the top : STARTSOVER
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One with a lot to think about : HOMEOWNER
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23-Down travelers : SHIPS
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See 21-Down : SEA
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Old geographical inits. : SSR
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Possibility considered after an air accident : PILOTERROR
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Combustion contraption : HEATENGINE
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Noted kidnappee of 1613 : POCAHONTAS
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Slashed : LACERATED
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Put in stitches : SEW
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Guessed : TOOKASTAB
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Romeo's repertoire : MOVES
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What a birdie flies over : NET
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Take all the dishes from : BUS
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Solid : STURDY
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Request to leave out for takeout? : NOMSG
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Bring all the dishes to : CATER
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Father of the mariée : PERE
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Cosmetician Laszlo : ERNO
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Gray of R&B : MACY
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Things opened in the morning : EYES
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"All the way with ___" ('64 slogan) : LBJ
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Scratch : EKE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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