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New York Times, Friday, October 10, 2014

14-Across : Something a bride brings to a marriage

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle in March 2013. I had been experimenting with repeated bigrams along the staircases of wide-open grids, and ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Do you like the "stairstep" of CH- answers running through the middle of the grid? David's construction is very handsome, but I worry ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David has been exploring with this stair-step, low word-count themeless grid style, as you can see in his thumbnails. It's hard enough ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/10/14 ( No. 23,712 )

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Across
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Major artery : FREEWAY
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No longer under consideration : DEAD
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"Absolutely!" : PLEASEDO
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Raid target : PANTY
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Something a bride brings to a marriage : TROUSSEAU
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Originate : ARISE
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Like some nuts : ROASTED
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Black-and-white : CRUISER
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Sunroof, maybe : OPTION
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Count at the breakfast table : CHOCULA
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Golden Gophers' sch. : UMINN
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Woman's shift : CHEMISE
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Guilty sensation : PANG
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Italian red : CHIANTI
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Bath site: Abbr. : ENG
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Number 10-Down : CHANTEY
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Routes: Abbr. : RDS
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Indian condiment : CHUTNEY
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Sugar source : BEET
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Was a hit, say : CHARTED
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Ballerina descriptor : PRIMA
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Blackened : CHARRED
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Showed unhappiness, in a way : MOANED
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Mars, notably : WARRIOR
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1949 show tune with the lyric "Here am I, your special island!" : BALIHAI
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Olympian's first name that sounds like another Olympian's name : APOLO
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Site of the largest sports arena in Europe : BARCELONA
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Cupid's teammate : COMET
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Ranch dressing? : OVERALLS
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Small change : ONES
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Quickly reproduced : XEROXED
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Suggesting, as an idea : FLOATING
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Extending the life of : REUSING
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City where the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers meet : EASTON
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Scene of W.W. II airstrikes : ESSEN
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Do some yard work : WEED
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Org. concerned with bridges and canals : ADA
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"Unfair!" : YOUCHEATED
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Persian ruler dubbed "the Great" : DARIUSI
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Strand, in a way : ENISLE
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See 26-Across : ATSEA
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One changing locks? : DYER
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Stage assistant : PROPMAN
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Dearth : PAUCITY
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Play group : TROUPE
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Presidential candidate who wrote "No Apology" : ROMNEY
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Pulled up to a bar : CHINNED
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Yakker : CHATTERBOX
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Spanish/Mexican pastry : CHURRO
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Transportation for Helios : CHARIOT
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Judge of movies : REINHOLD
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Slights : DEMEANS
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Large bowls : STADIA
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River that flows past four universities : CHARLES
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Touch-type? : BRAILLE
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2014 Kentucky Derby winner California ___ : CHROME
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Low-tech hacker? : POLEAX
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Dinner chicken : CAPON
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Certain shortcut : MACRO
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Only major U.S. city with a radio station whose call letters spell the city's name : WACO
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Title in children's literature : BRER
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Hail and farewell : AVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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