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New York Times, Saturday, October 22, 2016

One of "the highest form of literature," per Hitchcock

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FHJQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Mulhern. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
James Mulhern notes:
This is actually a tribute puzzle, celebrating the world's greatest dog, Mickey, who passed away a few months before I constructed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Love the long entries anchoring this one: GRAVITY'S RAINBOW and YOU'RE DARN TOOTIN'! The latter is such a fun phrase to say, and ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/22/16 ( No. 24,455 )
Across
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Rugby rival of Harvard : MCGILL
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It operates Hamburger U. : MICKEYDS
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Like many offshore rescues : AIRSEA
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Visiting only a short time : INANDOUT
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1955 R&B hit for Bo Diddley : IMAMAN
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"Ri-i-ight" : SURESURE
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Buff : MAVEN
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17-Across, to the self-titled "Bo Diddley" : BSIDE
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Took care of : RAN
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Free of shampoo, say : RINSEOUT
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Shut (up) : PENT
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"Cleopatre" artist : ERTE
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Directory listings: Abbr. : NOS
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A place antelope lope : VELDT
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Kittenish : COY
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Maugham's title girl of Lambeth : LIZA
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Suspicion : IDEA
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Live : ONSTAGE
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Uses without sharing, in slang : BOGARTS
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What there often is for improvement : ROOM
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Golfer nicknamed Long John : DALY
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Interruption of service? : NET
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Model material : BALSA
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Translation material : RNA
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Website used by a lot of artisans : ETSY
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Breeze (along) : SAIL
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"Huh ... never mind then" : GUESSNOT
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One of "the highest form of literature," per Hitchcock : PUN
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They're "made by fools like me," per Kilmer : POEMS
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Parades, with "out" : TROTS
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Rollback events : EBBTIDES
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Start, in a way : BOOTUP
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Squeaker : CLOSEONE
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Lift one's spirits? : IMBIBE
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Subterranean scurrier : SEWERRAT
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Played first : OPENED
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Unhand or disarm? : MAIM
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Oscar winner before "Grand Hotel" : CIMARRON
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1974 National Book Award winner by Thomas Pynchon : GRAVITYSRAINBOW
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Daughter and half sister of Oedipus : ISMENE
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Shows a preference : LEANS
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Shared computer syst. : LAN
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One who goes on to try to conquer the Universe? : MISSUSA
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Language akin to Yupik : INUIT
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ID : CARD
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End of a lap : KNEE
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They may reduce sentences, for short : EDS
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"And how!" : YOUREDARNTOOTIN
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Four-time N.B.A. scoring champion in the 2010s : DURANT
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Vessel opener : STENT
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Still matter? : BOOZE
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Tough nut to crack : ENIGMA
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Court position : PLEA
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Prefix with village : ECO
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Front-and-center section : VIOLAS
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Like fringe festival fare : EDGY
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It has a Marxist-Leninist ideology : LAOS
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Car payment? : TOLL
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Bêtes noires : BANES
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Aid in studying a culture : TESTTUBE
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Dump : STY
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Equipment for a rock band : DRUMSET
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Gewgaw : BAUBLE
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Coat : ENROBE
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Design info : SPECS
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Davis of film : GEENA
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Really put one's foot down : STOMP
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Berth place : PIER
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Repute : ODOR
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Was reckless, in a way : SPED
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K'ung Fu-___ : TSE
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41-Across is a topic in it, briefly : BIO

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

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