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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Stephen ___, Justin Trudeau's predecessor as Canadian P.M.

Author:
Julie Bérubé
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Bérubé.
Julie Bérubé notes:
How many crossword grids has the New York Times published that are not square (not counting acrostic puzzles)? I have to admit I have not ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Go forth and procreate! SHEEP, you and KOALA shall make a SHEEKALA! To keep things interesting, let's toss two YETIS into the mix. Ooh la la, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

To answer Ms. Bérubé's question, this is the 229th non-square grid in the Shortz Era. Check out these examples.

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© 2019, The New York Times10/15/19 ( No. 25,543 )
Across
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The limit when there's no limit : SKY
4
Old rocket stage : AGENA
9
Penne, say : PASTA
14
Clear weeds, say : HOE
15
In good, playable condition, as a piano : TUNED
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Stephen ___, Justin Trudeau's predecessor as Canadian P.M. : HARPER
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Accept as a loss, informally : EAT
18
Frank discussion, perhaps : MANTOMANTALK
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Same old, same old : RUT
23
Caper : ANTIC
24
Courses without letter grades : PASSFAILCLASSES
28
Baltimore or Las Vegas newspaper : SUN
29
"Don't Bring Me Down" grp., 1979 : ELO
30
Classic sci-fi film with a sequel 28 years later : TRON
32
Armed guard, maybe : ESCORT
35
Loosen, as laces : UNDO
38
Order in a pub : ALE
39
Fish-to-be : ROE
40
Road Runner's call : BEEPBEEP
43
Animal that grazes : COW
44
The Spouter in "Moby-Dick," for one : INN
45
"Ugh!" : YECH
46
Pessimist's "optimally" : ATBEST
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Small criticisms : NITS
50
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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God, in Italy : DIO
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By whatever means : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Taste that is neither sweet nor salty nor sour nor bitter : UMAMI
61
Sashimi fish : AHI
62
Collect, with "in" : RAKE
63
1970 W.W. II drama with a repetitive name : TORATORATORA
67
Kitten's plaint : MEW
68
Things doctors see when patients say "aah" : UVULAS
69
Animal in a Shakespearean title : SHREW
70
Building wing : ELL
71
Animal in some ancient cave art : BISON
72
Choice in a coin flip : HEADS
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Put (down) : LAY
Down
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Animal in an insomniac's count : SHEEP
2
Animal in old Qantas ads : KOALA
3
Abominable Snowmen : YETIS
4
Convenience at a convenience store : ATM
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Something you should get in writing : GUARANTEE
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Stinging weed : NETTLE
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Big fuss : ADO
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What a belt holds up : PANTS
10
Klee or Klimt : ARTIST
11
Cold War competition : SPACERACE
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Address book no. : TEL
13
Holder of the contents of the circled squares? : ARK
16
Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
19
"Cheers" bartender Sam : MALONE
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"Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
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Late 1990s "must-have" toy : FURBY
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Elks ___ : CLUB
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Some concert pieces : SOLOS
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Animal in a creek : NEWT
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CNN anchor Burnett : ERIN
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Hedgehog of video games : SONIC
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Constellation with the body of a horse : CENTAURUS
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Pooped : DEADTIRED
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Of the eyes : OPTIC
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Oblong pastry : ECLAIR
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Some college Greeks : PHIS
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Physics Nobelist Niels : BOHR
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Walled city on the coast of France : STMALO
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Lash into : SCATHE
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Trading board game with "settlers" : CATAN
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Med. care providers : HMOS
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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Animal on a cigarette pack : CAMEL
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Wolf in "The Jungle Book" : AKELA
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Just now : NEWLY
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Spot for a soak : TUB
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Sturdy hardwood : ASH
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Reactions to puppy videos : AWS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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