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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Southernmost active volcano in the world ... or a cryptic hint to certain squares in this puzzle

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
Today's theme began as an attempt to create a "meta-rebus" puzzle—i.e., a rebus puzzle in which every rebus square contained the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MT EREBUS parsed as MTE REBUS, giving a nice rationale for why M T E are squished into a square. I've long wondered why we use the ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/26/17 ( No. 24,824 )
Across
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Doesn't lose : HAS
4
Klutzes : OAFS
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Response to a sophomoric joke : GROWUP
14
Tolkien creature : ORC
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___ party : FRAT
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Spot for a yacht : MARINA
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Grp. known as the Bureau of Chemistry from 1901 to 1927 : FDA
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Anterior : FORE
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Holders of toys : CHESTS
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Site of a famous opening shot : FORTSUMTER
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Debaters take them : SIDES
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See 60-Down : AREA
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Answer to "Who wears a long cap on his head?," in song : SANTA
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"You got it!" : DONE
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Asparagus, mostly : STEM
30
Indian beverage : ASSAMTEA
32
Unfamiliar with : NEWTO
35
Be down : MOPE
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Go down : EBB
38
Courageous and energetic sort, they say : ARIES
39
"___ my first night beneath the Sun" (Dickinson poem) : TIS
40
Featherweight champion of the world, e.g. : TITLE
42
Weekly 90-min. TV show : SNL
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Heart : CRUX
45
Pale : ASHEN
46
"Bandstand Boogie" bandleader Larry : ELGART
48
Black ___ (voodoo and such) : ARTS
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17+ million square miles of the earth : ASIA
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Certain Bach composition : SUITE
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Impress : STAMP
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Southernmost active volcano in the world ... or a cryptic hint to certain squares in this puzzle : MTEREBUS
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2007 Heisman winner who went on to play for the Broncos : TIMTEBOW
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Pointy-headed fish : PIKE
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Windy City rail inits. : CTA
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Squaring (with) : INLINE
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"The great binder and loosener," per Jung : EROS
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"For shame!" : TSK
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4 x 100 and others : RELAYS
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Split : LEFT
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Timetable word : VIA
Down
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Labor leader played by Jack Nicholson in a 1992 biopic : HOFFA
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Vim : ARDOR
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It might make you start : SCARE
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"Takes care of" : OFFS
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Vivify : AROUSE
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AA group : FARMTEAM
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Finger-wagging, say : STERN
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Sierra and Canyon maker : GMC
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Stadium sounds : RAHS
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Frozen food brand : OREIDA
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Ones down in the mouth? : WISDOMTEETH
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Like something that can't be defended : UNTENABLE
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Out of style : PASSE
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Sense of style : TASTE
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Southwestern ski resort : TAOS
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"Cleopatra" prop : ASP
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Opera that takes place in 1800 and premiered in 1900 : TOSCA
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Attack : SETAT
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"Cherry Wine" rapper, 2012 : NAS
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Lily Tomlin's "one ringy-dingy" character on old TV : ERNESTINE
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Apple employer, once? : WILLIAMTELL
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Not remain aloof : MIX
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Big thing in London? : BEN
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Frilly garment : TUTU
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Something to debate : ISSUE
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Norfolk Southern and others: Abbr. : RRS
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Its capital is an Atlantic port : GAMBIA
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Raiment : ATTIRE
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Smell like : REEKOF
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Bustling : ASTIR
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Drive : IMPEL
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42-Across airer : NBCTV
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East African people : TUTSI
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Home of Panasonic : OSAKA
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Kind of keg : PONY
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With 23-Across, picnic table locale : REST
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Director Anderson : WES

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