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New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Author:
Sam Buchbinder
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Buchbinder

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Buchbinder. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The circled letters in this puzzle provide a hint to the starts of the answers to the four starred clues.
Sam Buchbinder notes:
I really enjoy puzzles that have a visual component to them, since it is something that adds an extra dimension to a crossword puzzle. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A visually represented ROULETTE wheel, fun! I liked seeing EVEN / ODD and BLACK / RED in the themers too, covering the bets most ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 24,087 )
Across
1
Genesis brother : ABEL
5
An "art" for Donald Trump : DEAL
9
"If you want to throw a fit, fine" : BEMAD
14
Japanese electronics giant : PANASONIC
16
Like lambs and rams : OVINE
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*Oil, informally : BLACKGOLD
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Some titillating messages : SEXTS
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Perpendicular to a ship's midline : ABEAM
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Amounts after a decimal point : TENTHS
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Longtime Lorne Michaels-produced show, for short : SNL
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Lady ___, first female member of Parliament : ASTOR
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Long-eared hopper : HARE
27
Bitter : ACERB
30
Home on the range: Var. : TIPI
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On ___ with (comparable to) : APAR
32
Passover meal : SEDER
33
Trounce : ROUT
34
Call from behind the deli counter : NEXT
35
Feature of Rome's Pantheon : DOME
37
Modern paint no-no : LEAD
39
Droids : BOTS
42
Feminine ending : ETTE
44
Monopoly card listings : RENTS
48
Has ___ (is connected) : ANIN
49
Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
50
Dodo : IDIOT
51
Yemeni capital : SANA
52
"___ how I roll" : THATS
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Stick with a blue tip, maybe : CUE
55
"Blade" star Wesley : SNIPES
57
Casino staple : POKER
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Skilled : ADEPT
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*"Weird, huh?" : ODDISNTIT
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Misplaces : LOSES
66
Surprise winner : DARKHORSE
67
Diary part : ENTRY
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Captain Hook's sidekick : SMEE
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Small memory amount : BYTE
Down
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Alert for a fleeing prisoner, in brief : APB
2
Account amount : BALANCE
3
Made possible : ENABLED
4
Veil material : LACE
5
You better believe it : DOGMA
6
Ambient musician Brian : ENO
7
Suffer : AIL
8
20, for 1/4 and 1/5, e.g.: Abbr. : LCD
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Big name in stereo speakers : BOSE
10
*Fair : EVENHANDED
11
Personal music compilation : MIXTAPE
12
Hazardous mailing : ANTHRAX
13
Back-page menu item, maybe : DESSERT
15
Cousin of reggae : SKA
20
Overused : TRITE
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Carrier to Sweden : SAS
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Warm up before exercising : STRETCH
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Juan's uncle : TIO
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Lavish : OPULENT
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*Colorful Gulf Coast fish : REDSNAPPER
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Homie : BRO
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Big track events : MEETS
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Bush press secretary Fleischer : ARI
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Popular British brew : BASSALE
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Endlessly : ONANDON
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Like the pinky compared to the other fingers : TINIEST
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Burned ___ crisp : TOA
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"Almost got me!" : NICETRY
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One seeing the sites : TOURIST
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Canonized woman of Fr. : STE
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Feature of a punk hairdo : SPIKE
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Online crafts site : ETSY
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___Kosh B'Gosh : OSH
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Radio dial : KNOB
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Has too much, informally : ODS
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Beaver's construction : DAM
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Hip-hop's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Gym shirt : TEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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