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New York Times, Monday, October 27, 2014

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stanley Newman notes:
The genesis for today's puzzle was my noticing the DVD monogram of Dick Van Dyke. Curious whether any other famous person had that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Crossword veteran Stan Newman works to bridge a generation gap (or two), tying older DVDs together with a DVD RECORDER revealer. I ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 23,729 )

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Across
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Topmost points : ACMES
6
Tennis champ Kournikova : ANNA
10
Scribbles (down) : JOTS
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Target number to hit : QUOTA
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Jetty : PIER
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Southern vegetable that's often deep-fried : OKRA
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Opposite of rural : URBAN
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1/640 of a square mile : ACRE
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Banister, e.g. : RAIL
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Muscles that are crunched : ABS
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Eponymous star of a 1960s sitcom, the only American TV star with his three initials : DICKVANDYKE
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Author Gay : TALESE
25
Desert rest stops : OASES
26
Subsequent prescription order : REFILL
29
Abel's brother : CAIN
31
"Top Chef" appliance : OVEN
32
___ Corner (Westminster Abbey locale) : POETS
34
Gasoline additive brand : STP
37
Long-running western anthology, the only American TV series with its three initials : DEATHVALLEYDAYS
41
Make a misstep : ERR
42
Urge to act : IMPEL
43
Downloadable programs : APPS
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Any "Salome" solo : ARIA
45
Very beginning : OUTSET
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Gettysburg general George : MEADE
50
New Hampshire senator Shaheen : JEANNE
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TV hookup option ... or what you are by solving this puzzle? : DVDRECORDER
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TV host Dobbs : LOU
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Chocolate ___ cake (dessert with a molten center) : LAVA
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River that starts at Pittsburgh : OHIO
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Amherst school, in brief : UMASS
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Peeling potatoes in a mess hall, say : ONKP
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Stew-serving utensil : LADLE
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Maui or Kauai : ISLE
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Standardized H.S. exam : PSAT
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Toys on strings : YOYOS
Down
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Pastel blue : AQUA
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Street's edge : CURB
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Angry crowds : MOBS
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Pilot's in-flight announcement, for short : ETA
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Beach footwear : SANDAL
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Speedily : APACE
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Shaving mishaps : NICKS
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Place for an axon : NERVECELL
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Field of expertise : AREA
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Amman's land : JORDAN
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Approves : OKAYS
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Tot's three-wheeler, informally : TRIKE
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They're rung up on cash registers : SALES
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Sick : ILL
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Raucous : NOISY
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Slight coloration : TINT
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Went in a vehicle : RODE
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Ceaselessly : EVER
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Haunted house feeling : FEAR
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Corroded : ATE
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Rival of Domino's : PAPAJOHNS
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Hispanic hurray : OLE
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Drains, as one's energy : SAPS
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Ilk : TYPE
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"Hey, I've got a secret ..." : PSST
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New person on staff : HIREE
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Sch. known as the West Point of the South : VMI
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Social engagement : DATE
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Charge for a commercial : ADRATE
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Result of dividing any number by itself : ONE
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Hard to control : UNRULY
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1552, on a cornerstone : MDLII
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Bob ___, restaurant chain : EVANS
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Aleve alternative : ADVIL
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Eleniak of "Baywatch" : ERIKA
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Get a pet from the pound, say : ADOPT
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Chicken house : COOP
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Lord's partner : LADY
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Applications : USES
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His portrait is at the entrance to Beijing's Forbidden City : MAO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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