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New York Times, Saturday, October 11, 2014

Author:
Evans Clinchy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Evans Clinchy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Clinchy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Evans Clinchy notes:
I'm particularly proud of this themeless puzzle as it features the seed entry of one of my favorite pro athletes, KEVIN DURANT of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Always impressive to see a debut in a themeless grid, as the competition for themeless slots is fierce. I like what Evans did ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1011 ( 23,713 )
Across
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Quite cheaply : ATWHOLESALE
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Green piece : SOD
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Guinness record-setter for "highest-rated TV series" (scoring 99 out of 100 on Metacritic.com) : BREAKINGBAD
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Org. with a radon hotline : EPA
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Ones in praise of angels? : BABYSITTERS
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Burmese greeting : MEW
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Times in classifieds : EVES
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Looking up to : ESTEEMING
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Tom Petty's "___ So Bad" : YER
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Game of pure chance : WAR
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Group of very small stars? : DLIST
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Third party label: Abbr. : SOC
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Green piece? : ECO
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Aid for collecting some samples : SWAB
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It's shown in much storm reportage : AFTERMATH
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Biblical land in what is now Yemen : SHEBA
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Get rid of jerks? : GREASETHEWHEELS
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Mess (around) : HORSE
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Ripens : MATURATES
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Tourist city on the Yamuna : AGRA
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Common scale topper : TEN
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Spanish 101 verb : SER
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Country that includes the islands of Gozo and Comino : MALTA
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Bit of censure : TSK
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Laotian money : KIP
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Manhattan architect? : BARTENDER
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Spread of book and film : TARA
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N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
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Far from scarce : ADIMEADOZEN
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Place for a monitor, for short : ICU
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2014 N.B.A. M.V.P. : KEVINDURANT
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Omega, in physics : OHM
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Millions of people swipe them : SMARTPHONES
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Austen's "Northanger ___" : ABBEY
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Architectural crossbeam : TRAVE
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100,000,000 maxwells : WEBER
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Makes bale? : HAYS
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Clears : OKS
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Year before the emperor Trajan was born : LII
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Key key? : ENTER
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They may be in a mess: Abbr. : SGTS
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Help complete a job : ABET
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City in old westerns : LAREDO
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Villager station wagon, e.g. : EDSEL
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Like some chocolate : SEMISWEET
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Restaurant availability : OPENTABLE
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Bud, slangily : DAWG
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Catch badly? : MISHEAR
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Having gone south : WORSE
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Cartoon supplier : ACME
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It's relatively lacking in iodine : SEASALT
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"Benson" actor Phillips : ETHAN
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Baker with a trumpet : CHET
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Deep end? : BASS
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Eastern leader : AGHA
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Force to walk with the arms pinned behind : FROGMARCH
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Turtle locale, maybe : TERRARIUM
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"Look ___!" : ATME
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Animated hero of 2001 : SHREK
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Big chicken : WUSS
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One after another? : TANDEM
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Some desk materials : TEAKS
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16th-century council site : TRENT
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Best Director of 1947 and 1954 : KAZAN
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Memorable hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
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Gauchos, e.g. : PANTS
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"Soap" actor Jimmy : BAIO
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Many an exploding star : DIVA
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Eastern leader : EMIR
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Ring combatant : TORO
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Big payroll service co. : ADP
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"Of course!" : DUH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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