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New York Times, Saturday, October 24, 2015

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Zhou. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Zhou notes:
I'm pleased to make a comeback after a single, rather controversial outing a few years ago. I soon realized that cutting your teeth on ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Really dug this one. I like odd grid patterns, and this one has a cool-looking middle. Slant-stacks (answers on top of each other but ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1024 ( 24,091 )
Across
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Cover for a Muslim woman's face : NIQAB
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1-Across wearer, e.g. : ARAB
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Ones passing notes? : ATMS
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Toughen : INURE
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Pseudonym of Freud's famed hysteria patient : DORA
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Dismiss unceremoniously : SHOO
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Stir up : EVOKE
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Really, informally : UBER
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Mister abroad : HERR
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Bank opening? : CITI
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Dims : BLEARS
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Cosmopolitan place : BAR
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They're 50-50 : EVENBETS
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Epoch when horses first appeared : EOCENE
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Course material, maybe : SOD
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Religious grp. observing Family Home Evening : LDS
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Lead-in to an exalted leader's name : ALLHAIL
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Don Juans : LATINLOVERS
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Publishing option when all else fails : VANITYPRESS
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Things some people need to get off their backs : KICKMESIGNS
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Some Medal of Honor recipients : AIRACES
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Faxon who won a 2011 screenwriting Oscar : NAT
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Sch. yardstick : GPA
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8:00-6:00 routines, say : GRINDS
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Pea soup : DENSEFOG
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What you might hear halting speech in, for short : ESL
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Toughens : STEELS
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Fly-by-night? : MOTH
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Moving walkway maker : OTIS
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Willy of the "Free Willy" movies, e.g. : ORCA
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Section one : PARTA
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Ends up with : NETS
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Starter on square a1, h1, a8 or h8 : ROOK
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Cubes : DICES
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Singer who has recorded in Tolkien's Elvish language : ENYA
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Old : YORE
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See 42-Down : ALERT
Down
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Two of Ferdinand VII's wives, to Ferdinand VII : NIECES
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How many experiments are done : INVIVO
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Like Yogi Berra, often : QUOTED
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"Little Miss Sunshine" Oscar winner : ARKIN
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Fancier of melliferous plants : BEE
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Net Nanny no-nos : ADULTSITES
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Pre-bout wear : ROBES
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Scope : AREA
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Instruments for old street musicians : BARRELORGANS
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What a firefighter might leave footprints in : ASH
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N.F.L. record-holder for most retired jersey numbers : THEBEARS
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"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" star : MORANIS
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Chestnut : SORREL
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A tot often goes out in the middle of it : BEDTIMESTORY
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Nail polish removers, e.g. : SOLVENTS
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You might give them away after burning them : BLANKCDS
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"As elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you could find anywhere outside an advertising agency," per Raymond Chandler : CHESS
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Tahoe, e.g. : ALPINELAKE
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Jacques ___, French psychoanalyst who studied hysteria : LACAN
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Its motto is "Excelsior": Abbr. : NYS
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Manliness : VIRILITY
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Sen. Gillibrand : KIRSTEN
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When preliminary steps are taken? : AGEONE
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Experience of riding a roller coaster : GFORCE
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Vase maker : POTTER
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Look inside? : DECOR
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With 56-Across, a smartphone notification : EMAIL
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Sock attachment? : EROO
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Org. with an annual list of top baby names : SSA
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Reason for some averted looks, for short : PDA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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