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New York Times, Friday, October 18, 2013

___ system, part of the brain that regulates emotion, behavior and long-term memory

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 30 Missing: {KQV} Average word length: 6.29 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle in April 2012. I had recently solved Tim Croce's puzzle from March 9 and remember thinking the grid looked ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
David Steinberg, who turns 17 next month, has turned out an eye-popping construction here — and I accepted the puzzle over a year ago, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun solve from the puzzle prodigy. A 62-word themeless puzzle poses a significant construction challenge, and David has given us a ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/18/13 ( No. 23,355 )
Across
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1999 rap hit featuring Snoop Dogg : STILLDRE
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"Sin City" actress : ALBA
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Classic TV family : CONEHEADS
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Represent : MEAN
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45 degrees, for 1 : ARCTANGENT
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Wild things? : OATS
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Puts on eBay again : RELISTS
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Cuban province where Castro was born : ORIENTE
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Zoological groups : FAUNAS
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Diamond deal : TWINBILL
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Software plug-in : ADDON
25
Mode of transportation in a 1969 #1 hit : JETPLANE
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Filmdom family name : COEN
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Israel's Sea of ___ : GALILEE
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Silence fillers : ERS
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Informal name of the 45th state : DESERET
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Softball question : LOB
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Clean, now : DETOXED
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Songbird Mitchell : JONI
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Turkey ___, baseball Hall-of-Famer from the Negro leagues : STEARNES
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Breaks : TAMES
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They get tested : THEOREMS
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___ system, part of the brain that regulates emotion, behavior and long-term memory : LIMBIC
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2000s CBS sitcom : YESDEAR
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Sextet at Woodstock : SANTANA
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"El Condor ___" (1970 Simon & Garfunkel hit) : PASA
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Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin led it : LABORPARTY
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Division d'une carte : ETAT
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Place of outdoor meditation : ZENGARDEN
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Mock words of understanding : AHSO
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Price of an opera? : LEONTYNE
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Gangster nickname : SCARFACE
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"Carmen" figure : TOREADOR
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Covers : INCLUDES
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Share a secret with : LETINON
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From the Forbidden City : LHASAN
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Bad impressions? : DENTS
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Poverty, metaphorically : RAGS
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Dutch city ESE of Amsterdam : EDE
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Shape shifters? : AMOEBAE
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Try to hear better, maybe : LEANIN
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Knock-down-drag-out : BATTLE
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First name in shooting : ANSEL
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Winter set : SNOWTIRES
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Didn't make it home, say : TRIPLED
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Arm : INLET
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E-mail ancestors : TELEXES
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"Wordplay" vocalist, 2005 : JASONMRAZ
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"In your dreams!" : GETREAL
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Mary ___ (doomed ship) : DEARE
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Italian region that's home to Milan : LOMBARDY
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Chances that a year ends with any particular digit : ONEINTEN
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Florida's Key ___ : BISCAYNE
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Musician who arranged the theme for "2001" : DEODATO
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Fruit-filled pastry : JAMTART
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Where to bury the hatchet? : SHEATH
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Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Virtue and others : TESSAS
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___ Alley : TINPAN
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Hypercompetitive : TYPEA
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About 40-60 beats per minute : LARGO
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Volume measure : SONE
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Volume measure : BEL

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

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