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New York Times, Friday, October 16, 2015

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 47 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Note: When completed, the outer squares in this puzzle will contain each of the 26 letters of the alphabet exactly once.
Joe Krozel notes:
It seemed natural to build a puzzle with 26 unchecked squares — given my checkered past in the crossword world — so I did. (And in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Note anything unusual about all those unchecked letters around the perimeter? Not surprisingly, this puzzle is a pangram! At first, I ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 24,083 )

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Across
8
Do some financial planning for old age : ROLLOVERANIRA
15
2000 Britney Spears hit : OOPSIDIDITAGAIN
16
Board hirees : CEOS
17
Take a load off : SIT
18
One of the Everly Brothers : PHIL
19
Means of enlightenment : ZEN
20
Some Mexican beers : TECATES
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Big roll? : SIX
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Vaccine letters : DPT
26
2000s teen idol, to fans : MILEY
27
Justin who directed four of the "Fast and the Furious" films : LIN
28
Like museum exhibits : CURATED
30
Payback : REVENGE
32
Ohio or Illinois, but not Indiana : RIVER
33
Sharp tastes : TANGS
34
Some June arrivals : GEMINIS
36
Italian-American composer who won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Saint of Bleecker Street" : MENOTTI
37
Postgrad degrees : MAS
38
Cantina order : TACOS
40
Moo ___ pork : SHU
41
Shake : JAR
42
Certain hotel fee : DAYRATE
44
School extension? : EDU
45
Long-leaved palm : NIPA
47
Introduction for Pedro or Diego? : SAN
48
One of the officemates on "The Office" : GABE
50
Anne and Victoria : QUEENSOFENGLAND
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If absolutely necessary : ASALASTRESORT
Down
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How-to guide at an office : PROCEDUREMANUAL
2
Adding to that : ALSO
3
Dad ___ (not exactly a male ideal) : BOD
4
Phone button : REDIAL
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Factory container : VAT
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What you might microwave something on : HIGH
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One measure of a school's success : FAILINGSTUDENTS
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Events with crossover voters : OPENPRIMARIES
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Not be upright : LIST
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Sticky : VISCID
12
John of old sitcoms : RITTER
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Preschool breaks : NAPS
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Setting increased standards : RAISINGTHEBAR
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Many a retired academic : EMERITA
22
Series of letters to read? : EYETEST
25
First name on PBS : TAVIS
27
"Jay ___ Garage" (Emmy-winning auto series) : LENOS
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Hamilton's place : TEN
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Purchase for many a church or motel : VAN
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Final approvals : SAYSOS
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Clearly unhappy person : MOANER
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Working with subterfuge : CRAFTY
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Frontiersman Boone, informally : DANL
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Quiche needs : EGGS
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Where people are drawn to scale? : PEAK
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Abundantly : ALOT
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"Cheers" role : SAM
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Not previously seen : NEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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