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New York Times, Monday, October 28, 2013

Words often after the lowest-priced in a series of items

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Edward Sessa notes:
I've done more than my share of puzzles (not all published) that reference nursery rhymes and songs but I guess that comes from ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

Ed packed his grid with a lot of theme material, and the 17A/62A combo is inspired. The construction is pretty solid, too, especially considering all the constraints.

Jeff Chen notes:
I've been lucky enough to have this gig for ten weeks now, and what a ride it's been. Having the opportunity to write about the NYT ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/28/13 ( No. 23,365 )
Across
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Concealed : HID
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It's wide in a May-December romance : AGEGAP
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Quaint words of worry : OHME
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"I love," to Ovid : AMO
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Elaborate architectural style : ROCOCO
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Mineral in thin sheets : MICA
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With 62-Across, question in a children's song : WHEREOHWHEREHAS
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Seoul's land : KOREA
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Yoko who loved John : ONO
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Hellish suffering : AGONY
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Yukon S.U.V. maker : GMC
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Justice Sotomayor : SONIA
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Entertain in a festive manner : REGALE
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*It's a happening place : INSPOT
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*Sophocles tragedy : OEDIPUSREX
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Rants : RAGES
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Action before crying "You're it!" : TAG
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Full political assemblies : PLENA
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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*British luxury S.U.V. : RANGEROVER
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*Star-making title role for Mel Gibson : MADMAX
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Oozed : SEEPED
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___ the Cow (Borden symbol) : ELSIE
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TV forensic series : CSI
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Old Olds model : ALERO
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TiVo, for one : DVR
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Words often after the lowest-priced in a series of items : ANDUP
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See 17-Across : MYLITTLEDOGGONE
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Sorority's counterpart, for short : FRAT
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Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
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Extra periods of play, in brief : OTS
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1970s-'80s sitcom diner : MELS
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Secret get-togethers : TRYSTS
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Oink : pig :: ___ : cow : MOO
Down
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Dove's opposite : HAWK
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"If you ask me," in chat rooms : IMHO
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Thinker's counterpart : DOER
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Localized charts : AREAMAPS
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Liquidy gunk : GOO
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Verbal feedback? : ECHO
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Fancy dresses : GOWNS
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Sneezer's sound : ACHOO
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"The Raven" writer : POE
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Pricey watches : OMEGAS
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Song syllables before "It's off to work we go" : HIHO
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Thom ___ shoes : MCAN
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"Duck soup" : EASY
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Jackson a k a Mr. October : REGGIE
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Reason for a game delay : RAIN
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Gulager of "The Last Picture Show" : CLU
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Veto : NIX
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Rodeo rope : REATA
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Sidled (along) : EDGED
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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"Pet" annoyance : PEEVE
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Possessed : OWNED
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Tiny bit of crying : TEAR
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City near Provo : OREM
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Managed : RAN
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Messy Halloween missiles : EGGS
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Forewarns : PRESAGES
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Cantering : LOPING
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Doc's written orders : RXS
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Common Market inits. : EEC
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Scouts earn them : MERITS
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Tons : ALOT
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Aesop's grasshopper, for one : IDLER
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The "E" in EGBDF : EVERY
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Having two bands, as most radios : AMFM
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Apollo plucked it : LYRE
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Airline to Israel : ELAL
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Food label figs. : RDAS
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"Indiana Jones and the Temple of ___" : DOOM
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"Do ___ others as ..." : UNTO
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Cuban money : PESO
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Tit for ___ : TAT
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Giant among baseball's Giants : OTT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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