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New York Times, Friday, October 28, 2016

Fictional character whose name is French for "flight of death"

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: I approached Jeff about another Halloween puzzle using ALL HALLOWS EVE as a seed entry. He came up with the crossing LORD ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love mini-themes in themeless puzzles — they can be such a nice little treat. The crossing ALL HALLOWS EVE and LORD VOLDEMORT did ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
They don't let me award POWs around here but this was my favorite puzzle this week. "Certain logic gate" is a tough clue for NOT but ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 24,461 )
Across
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Like the national currency known as the tala : SAMOAN
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Axilla : ARMPIT
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"Hold on there now!" : WHOAWHOA
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Chasm : DIVIDE
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Powerful pitch : HARDSELL
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Settled with : REPAID
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London locale: Abbr. : ONT
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Like the outer core of the earth : MOLTEN
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Certain logic gate : NOT
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One Direction member Payne : LIAM
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The Flying Dutchman, e.g. : SHIP
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Limb-entangling weapon : BOLA
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One nearly cut Bond in half in "Goldfinger" : LASERBEAM
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Rise up : REBEL
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1983 double-platinum album by Duran Duran : RIO
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Everyday productivity enhancer, in modern lingo : LIFEHACK
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Fictional character whose name is French for "flight of death" : LORDVOLDEMORT
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Leading newspaper that took its name from a stage comedy : LEFIGARO
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It's nothing, really : NIL
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One making introductions : EMCEE
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"You can't make me!" : IWONTDOIT
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Queen dowager of Jordan : NOOR
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Beyond repair : LOST
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Ago, in an annual song : SYNE
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Animal with horns : GNU
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Norman ___, first Asian-American to hold a cabinet post : MINETA
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Abbr. in an office address : STE
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Princess cake and others : TORTES
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Simply not done : VERBOTEN
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Show disdain for, in a way : HISSAT
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Subject of some PC Magazine reviews : EREADERS
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Mixed forecasts? : SLEETS
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer nicknamed "The Kansas Comet" : SAYERS
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Singer Twain : SHANIA
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Blood lines : AORTAS
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"Are you ___?!" : MAD
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Cries that might be made while hopping on one foot : OWS
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Slight interruption : AHEM
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Sure-to-succeed : NOLOSE
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One with commercial interests, for short : ADREP
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Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
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Chant often heard toward the end of an N.B.A. season : MVP
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Rick's, for one : PIANOBAR
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Speech habits unique to an individual : IDIOLECT
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The first one was delivered in 1984 : TEDTALK
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"___ Stop the Rain" (1970 hit) : WHOLL
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Fright night? : ALLHALLOWSEVE
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Pusillanimous : TIMID
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More festive : MERRIER
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Views : BEHOLDS
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Hiker's climb : RIDGE
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Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben : BOVA
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Invoice word : REMIT
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Actress Sherilyn who was an Emmy nominee for "Twin Peaks" : FENN
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Common ingredient in furniture polish : LEMONOIL
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"No doubt!" : OFCOURSE
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NASA spacecraft designed for travel to Mars : ORION
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Units at a horse race : LENGTHS
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Whiskered animals : OTTERS
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With 54-Down, longtime Long Island home of Theodore Roosevelt : OYSTER
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Lays to rest : INTERS
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Frigid temps : TEENS
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They may have bullets : LISTS
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Main thrust : MEAT
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Field : AREA
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The Nikkei 225 is one of its indexes: Abbr. : TSE
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See 41-Down : BAY
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Some lines of Milton : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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