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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 23 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 4 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Polin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. 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.
Timothy Polin notes:
There have been a few recent puzzles with blanks as part of the solution. David Kwong's DRACULA. Jim Hilger's "Breaks." Even Miss ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Loved this one; a perfect way to cap off my favorite theme week since the amazing Patrick Berry puzzle suite back in 2011. I've seen ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 24,084 )
Across
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Entry forms : BLANKS
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You might draw them when answering questions : BLANKS
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Abstruse knowledge : ARCANA
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Floating island visited in "Gulliver's Travels" : LAPUTA
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Barbershop relative : DOOWOP
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Van Gogh masterpiece : IRISES
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Sun blocks? : LUNARECLIPSES
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Lilliputian, informally : ITSY
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Sun : SOL
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Project that analyzes electromagnetic radiation, for short : SETI
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Not check : BET
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With 39-Across, region beyond the Kármán line ... or a literal hint to what this puzzle has : OUTER
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Part of le visage : NEZ
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Weird : EERIE
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Weird : OUTRE
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"I'm ready!" : ALLSET
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Levy : ASSESS
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Singer with the 1986 #1 hit "Rock Me Amadeus" : FALCO
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Take a ___ : FLIER
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'60s org. : CSA
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See 25-Across : SPACE
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Canola oil product : PAM
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Grub : EATS
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Exotic "Now, Voyager" setting : RIO
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Comic strip husband : ARLO
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Recurrent "Twilight Zone" plot device : ALIENINVASION
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Pitch-perfect words? : SLOGAN
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Wonder-working prophet in II Kings : ELISHA
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Typical Manhattanite : TENANT
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Irish equivalent of "Jane" : SINEAD
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Billy of infomercials : BLANKS
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Voids, with "out" : BLANKS
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Valuable things to have in Scrabble : BLANKS
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It can't be canned : ADLIB
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Up this street and down the next, perhaps : ROUTE
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Hercules or Perseus : CONSTELLATION
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"Beat it!" : AWAY
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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Jungle-themed Halloween costume : APESUIT
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French metropolis near the Belgian border : LILLE
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Man's name that's another man's name in reverse : ARI
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Spots at a casino : PIPS
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Setting for many sci-fi stories : USSENTERPRISE
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Is indecisive : TEETERS
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Old English county court sessions : ASSIZES
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Doesn't remember, as something obvious, with "on" : BLANKS
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Bird house : COTE
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Some crumbled dessert toppings : OREOS
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W.W. II poster girl : ROSIE
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Key on a computer keyboard : ESC
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Work with : USE
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What starter pistols shoot : BLANKS
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Dolphins' grp. : AFCEAST
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Explorer born René-Robert Cavelier : LASALLE
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Recesses : ALCOVES
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Willingly, once : FAIN
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It may be left at a crime scene : PRINT
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Greeting that means "love" or "peace" : ALOHA
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Unicellular organism : MONAD
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Unstamped metal discs used for making coins : BLANKS
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Creator of Saturn : SEGA
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Explanatory words : ASIN
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Bread in some ethnic cuisine : NAN
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Winning party in Clay v. United States : ALI

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

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