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New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JPQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: We asked some favorite Times crossword contributors, "What would you like to do in a daily Times crossword that has never been done before?" This week's puzzles, Monday to Saturday, are the result.
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1014 ( 24,081 )

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Across
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Home for José : CASA
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Bawls (out) : CHEWS
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Target of a blood thinner : CLOT
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Full moon or dark clouds, maybe : OMEN
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Not let lapse : RENEW
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Goddess involved in Hercules' labors : HERA
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Like a movie about people making a movie : META
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The Muppet Sam, e.g. : EAGLE
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"Sign me up!" : IMIN
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Hush-hush : ONTHEDL
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Diner employee : FRYCOOK
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Q: ___ / A: There are two, in the third and seventh squares below : DOESITHAVEANN
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Q: ___ / A: Indeed, in the fourth square : ISTHEREAG
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Sunburn remedy : BALM
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It can be casual: Abbr. : FRI
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Cuatro y cuatro : OCHO
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What a shutout lowers, for short : ERA
36
Q: ___ / A: There's one in the fifth square : IGUESSM
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Alternative to Gmail : AOL
41
Option for a graffiti artist : AEROSOL
43
Sporting great with the book "You Cannot Be Serious!" : MCENROE
45
Word seen twice on a U.S. map : DAKOTA
46
Bun, e.g. : HAIRDO
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Q: ___ / A: Correct! In the first square : HOWABOUTH
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Company endorsed by LeBron James : NIKE
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Q: ___ / A: Yes, two, in the second and sixth squares : ANYAS
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Website for film buffs : IMDB
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It may leave marks : SKID
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Letter sign-off : YOURS
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"Downton Abbey" title : LADY
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Bog : FEN
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Pet that's often aloof : CAT
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Jokester : WAG
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- : HANGMAN
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Survey : EYE
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"___ te llamas?" : COMO
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Put a rider on, say : AMEND
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Blowup : SETTO
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Disneyland's locale : ANAHEIM
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Checkout option : CREDIT
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Salubrious : HEALTHFUL
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An official U.N. language: Abbr. : ENG
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Policy of widespread government social programs : WELFARISM
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Avoid a pothole, maybe : SWERVE
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Best Picture of 2002 : CHICAGO
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It makes a whiskey sour sour : LEMON
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Hunter at night : ORION
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Fail miserably : TANK
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Important Scrabble tile : ESS
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Floor support? : YEA
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"Take this" : HERE
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Bit of sweat : BEAD
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Science or humanities, in college requirements : AREA
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Merry adventure : LARK
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Novelist Caleb : CARR
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Place with homies : HOOD
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Spread on bread : OLEO
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Analogy phrase : ISTO
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"Shoo!" : GOAWAY
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Go downhill fast : SCHUSS
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Gist : MEAT
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Gasped in delight : OOHED
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Nothing, in Latin : NIHIL
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2015, por ejemplo : ANO
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Mitt Romney's alma mater, for short : BYU
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Something to dip in water : OAR
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Tag for inappropriate online photos : NSFW
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Furniture giant : IKEA
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Cowboy, in poker slang : KING
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Medieval weapon : MACE
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Make-or-break date : DDAY
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10100110, e.g. : BYTE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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