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New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 2014

Subject of "The Word" on the first episode of "The Colbert Report"

Author:
Evan Birnholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Birnholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Evan Birnholz notes:
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Will Shortz notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times10/18/14 ( No. 23,720 )
Across
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Some military settings? : MESSKITS
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Pants part : CROTCH
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Part of a bar code? : AGELIMIT
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"Annie ___," old Scottish love song : LAURIE
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Atlantis section : NOSECONE
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Sharp : ASTUTE
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Car radio button : SEEK
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Droids have them : APPS
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When repeated, aerobics class cry : STEP
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The Joker, e.g. : PSYCHOPATH
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Certain punch : AWL
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One in a one-on-one session : TUTEE
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With 14-Down, literary yes-man : URIAH
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Connecting word : VIA
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"Wait ___!" ("Hold on there!") : AMIN
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Strong ale, in British lingo : STINGO
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One who didn't make it to the office? : ALSORAN
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Classic British cars that pioneered in rear engines : COOPERS
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They may be picked up by dogs : SCENTS
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Integral course of study, briefly? : CALC
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"The thing is ..." : SEE
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Bakery purchase : TORTE
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Competition where the last one standing wins : ROLEO
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Current setting : SEA
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Scorpio hunter of film : DIRTYHARRY
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Noted avoider of the color red : CRIP
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Be full : TEEM
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Court star Nadal, informally : RAFA
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Really move : HUSTLE
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Oner : RAREBIRD
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Parts of the Navy's full dress blues : ASCOTS
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Actor with Adam Sandler in "Funny People" : ERICBANA
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Leave one's company? : DESERT
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Like some business letters : DICTATED
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"Sheesh!" : MAN
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Big things on Capitol Hill : EGOS
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Former Zairian leader Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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"A hint of lovely oblivion," per D. H. Lawrence : SLEEP
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Modern kind of campaign : KICKSTARTER
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Letters with a view : IMO
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Brand once plugged by John Madden : TINACTIN
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First Christian martyr : STEPHEN
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Grip : CLASP
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"Batman" villain ___ al Ghul : RAS
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Exceed : OUTSTRIP
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Subject of "The Word" on the first episode of "The Colbert Report" : TRUTHINESS
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Recognize : CITE
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See 30-Across : HEEP
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Literary figure whose name is a letter short of something he wrote : POE
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Native Arizonans : YUMAS
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Aid for clumsy thumbs : AUTOCORRECT
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"Stop" at 44-Across : AVAST
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"Consider it done" : WILCO
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Abandoned storage units? : LASERDISCS
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Say "amen," say : AGREE
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Gomer's biblical husband : HOSEA
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Cobbler, at times : SOLER
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Walking very quietly, say : ONTIPTOE
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Dish whose name comes from the Latin for "ink pot" : CALAMARI
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Stuck : COHERED
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Kvass component : RYE
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Statistical method for comparing the means of two groups : TTEST
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Start of a cartoon cry : YABBA
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Waste of a vote? : CHAD
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Wile : RUSE
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Order : FIAT
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Egg chair designer Jacobsen : ARNE
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Xerox option: Abbr. : LTR
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Wrestler Flair : RIC
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Pap : DAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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