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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 2013

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.94 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
I submitted this one towards the beginning of 2011, but it had to sit on the shelf for an extended period because coincidentally two ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This is the second themeless puzzle I've published in the Times in which SPACE JAM sits atop COCA-COLA in the upper-right corner ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Part of the next generation of xw constructors, Peter fills his themeless puzzles with fresh, contemporary fill. Entries like WHATS UP ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1019 ( 23,356 )
Across
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1980 new wave classic : WHIPIT
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1996 hybrid animation/live-action film : SPACEJAM
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Cole ___, 2008 World Series M.V.P. : HAMELS
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"Ahh" sloganeer : COCACOLA
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Juices : AMPSUP
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Hot numbers : HITSONGS
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"Bait Car" channel : TRUTV
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Some hotels and old cars : OMNIS
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Lays flat : KOS
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It can precede masochism : SADO
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Kind of mile: Abbr. : NAUT
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Location from which the phoenix rose : PYRE
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Ulan-___ (city in Siberia) : UDE
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Biographer biographized in "Poison Pen" : KITTYKELLEY
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Wear for Teddy Roosevelt : PINCENEZ
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Amt. of copper, say : RDA
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Surmounted : GOTOVER
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Dirty Harry fired them : MAGNUMS
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Upstate N.Y. sch. : RIT
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1985 #1 whose video won six MTV Video Music Awards : TAKEONME
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Rhode Island cuisine specialty : JOHNNYCAKES
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Rapper with the 2000 single "Party Up (Up in Here)" : DMX
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"___ Story" (2007 Jenna Bush book) : ANAS
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Symbols of strength : OXEN
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Zales inventory : GEMS
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Give some juice : REV
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Benefits : HELPS
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Have thirds, say : GORGE
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Jockey competitor : JOEBOXER
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Jin dynasty conqueror : MONGOL
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Female novelist whose real first name was Howard : ANNERICE
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Rhyme for "drool" in a Dean Martin classic : FAZOOL
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Something between 49-Downs : RESTSTOP
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Out of alignment : ATODDS
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"How's it goin', dawg?" : WHATSUPG
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Hobby with Q codes : HAMRADIO
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Fresh : IMPUDENT
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Gnocchi topper : PESTO
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"___ It" (2006 Young Jeezy single) : ILUV
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100 metric drops: Abbr. : TSP
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Dirt, in slang : SCHMUTZ
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Like the Simpson kids' hair : POINTY
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Dramatic opening : ACTI
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Lewis ___, loser to Zachary Taylor in 1848 : CASS
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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1995-2013 senator from Arizona : JONKYL
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1985-93 senator from Tennessee : ALGORE
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Raymond who played Abraham Lincoln : MASSEY
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Cowboy feature : OATER
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What a leadfoot may do : NINETY
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City that's headquarters for Pizza Hut and J. C. Penney : PLANO
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Former Australian prime minister Rudd : KEVIN
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Supposed sighting off the coast of Norway : KRAKEN
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Where faces meet : EDGES
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Tight shoe wearer's woe : CORNS
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Mercury and Saturn, once : MAKES
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Follower of one nation? : UNDERGOD
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Soup line : MMMMGOOD
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Marketing mantra : SEXSELLS
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Return service : TAXPREP
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Sci-fi's ___ Binks : JARJAR
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Many an early tie : ONEONE
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Safe spots : HAVENS
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First marketer of Cabbage Patch Kids : COLECO
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Outrageously freewheeling : GONZO
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___ concours (unrivaled: Fr.) : HORS
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Last file menu option, often : EXIT
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Bearded mountain dweller : GOAT
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Bit of action : BET
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Deg. from 37-Across : MFA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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