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New York Times, Friday, October 2, 2015

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 203 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Hardly anyone attempts 4x8 corners because they're so hard to fill cleanly and snazzily. And that middle, such a giant chunk of space ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Jeff and I don't always agree. To me, "Fits on a hard drive" is a Clue of the Year candidate.

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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 24,069 )

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Across
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Threads : GARB
5
Continental ___ : SHELF
10
1930s film canine : ASTA
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Jesus in the outfield : ALOU
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Pacific island country that uses U.S. currency : PALAU
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Veal cut : CHOP
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Result of standing too long, maybe : STAGNATION
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Merlin Olsen's team : RAMS
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Mixed numbers? : MEDLEY
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Cause of "fainting in the air" : GFORCE
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Dropped the ball : ERRED
24
Colorer of papers? : MEDIABIAS
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Material problem : TEAR
28
Horror author who wrote "The Call of Cthulhu" : LOVECRAFT
29
Breakfast dish with hollandaise sauce : EGGSBENEDICT
31
Fish hatchery yield : ROE
32
Ruin a private moment : INTRUDE
33
Diminution : EBB
36
The Sun King's infamous declaration : LETATCESTMOI
38
Black winds : CLARINETS
40
Provided backup, say : SANG
41
Civil War ships : IRONCLADS
42
Paying attention, with "in" : TUNED
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Señor seen on "The Ed Sullivan Show" : WENCES
44
With 6-Down, bit of summer wear : PANAMA
45
"I will wear my heart upon my sleeve" speaker, in Shakespeare : IAGO
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Came up with : ORIGINATED
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Stalk : STEM
51
Not working out? : UNFIT
52
"Beowulf" beverage : MEAD
53
"___, boy" : HERE
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Cadaverous : PASTY
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How doodles are drawn : IDLY
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It's read for a bill : GASMETER
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You again? : ALTEREGO
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Fits on a hard drive? : ROADRAGE
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Base players : BUGLERS
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Fix : SPAY
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See 44-Across : HAT
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Typical Bulldogs fan : ELI
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Southeast Asian tongue : LAO
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Some crop-dusting chemicals : FUNGICIDES
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Worker with a flexible schedule? : ACROBAT
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Streisand's "Funny Girl" co-star : SHARIF
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Promiscuous guy, in slang : TOMCAT
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Cathedral features : APSES
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Land in a nautical adventure : NED
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Plot-heavy comedies : FARCES
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Cattle drive destination in "Lonesome Dove" : MONTANA
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Turned inside out : EVERTED
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Takes away : DEDUCTS
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Food that Esau sold his birthright for : LENTILSOUP
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"The Devil's Dictionary" author : BIERCE
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Gave out : EMANATED
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Organic fertilizer : BONEMEAL
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Plantation owner in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" : BIGDADDY
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Popular name in cosmetics : LANCOME
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Coastal hazard : TSUNAMI
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Fashion : CREATE
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Like the small intestine vis-à-vis the large one : LONGER
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Words of longing : IWISH
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Khaki : TAN
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Regrettable situation : PITY
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Single-stranded macromolecule : RNA
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They may or may not happen : IFS
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Dogpatch yell : GIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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