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New York Times, Friday, October 27, 2017

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
This puzzle dates back to September 2015, right before I started college. The seed entry was PINK VIAGRA . . . give me a break, I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David started with the typical "four stacks of longish answers, one in each corner" themeless style, but gave himself an added layer ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 24,825 )

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Across
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Line judge? : PALMREADER
11
Disney exec Bob : IGER
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The Soviet Union, to Reagan : EVILEMPIRE
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Title character abducted in a hit 2003 film : NEMO
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Sex drive enhancer introduced in 2015 : PINKVIAGRA
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Heaps : ATON
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Gab : YAK
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Three-striper: Abbr. : SGT
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Steal : PIRATE
23
Fruit throwaway : STEM
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Titaness in Greek myth : RHEA
28
Bad thing to do when you see a yellow light : GUNIT
29
Alternative to .net : EDU
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Aid for establishing rapport : EYECONTACT
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Verizon Fios or CenturyLink, for short : ISP
34
Billy Crystal was his first guest : LENO
35
Other side : FOE
36
English car with a winged logo : BENTLEY
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Serious talking-tos : SERMONS
42
Facebook Messenger, e.g. : APP
43
Noted evictee : ADAM
45
Part of a jug : EAR
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Bit of foul play : DIRTYTRICK
50
Triumphant cry : YES
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Best Original ___ : SCORE
53
French Christian : DIOR
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Not many : AFEW
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Have the means for : AFFORD
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Loony tune : NUT
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It might come with baggage : FEE
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Polish place : NAIL
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"Come on, lighten up!" : ITWASAJOKE
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Bill collector : TILL
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Resentful : EMBITTERED
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Flanders red and others : ALES
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Log unit : DIARYENTRY
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Samuel of English history : PEPYS
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Do aerobatics, e.g. : AVIATE
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It might list your accomplishments : LINKEDINPROFILE
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___ Day (fed. holiday) : MLK
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Races before a race? : REVS
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Expat : EMIGRE
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Opposite of drive : APATHY
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Like, man : DIG
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Transgress : ERR
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Collect : REAP
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Stuck : INARUT
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Have one's hard work recognized : GETANAFOREFFORT
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Something that's had its head turned? : EMOTICON
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1960s pop trio in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with "the" : RONETTES
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Pass over : IGNORE
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Evidence of disuse : MUST
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Anago or unagi : EEL
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Wonderful, in old slang : ACES
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With 33-Down, like solitaire : ONE
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See 31-Down : PLAYER
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2003 film set in a mall : BADSANTA
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Facepalm inducer : EPICFAIL
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Summer hrs. in Somerville : EDT
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Ending with school or steel : YARD
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People encountered by the conquistadors : MAYA
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Early second-millennium year : MII
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Forum annoyances : TROLLS
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Big maker of small appliances, or, as two words, a 1997 action film : CONAIR
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TV clown name : KRUSTY
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Quidditch position : SEEKER
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Like a neglected garden : WEEDY
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Broke down : DIED
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Allen ___, onetime U.S. poet laureate : TATE
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Letters for the detail-averse : TMI
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Ring org. : WBA
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___ Psaki, White House communications director under Obama : JEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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