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New York Times, Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fast-food chain with a smiling star in its logo

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Fagliano.
Will Shortz notes:

As with most of Joel's puzzles, this one has a super-tight theme and a very clean construction. Almost all the clues are his, too.

Jeff Chen notes:
Fun pre-Halloween puzzle today. Joel's constructions are always so nice, the time and care he takes in his work so readily apparent. ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/30/13 ( No. 23,367 )
Across
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What quoth the raven? : CAW
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Moving well for one's age : SPRY
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1988 Salt-N-Pepa hit : PUSHIT
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Washington in D.C., e.g. : AVE
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Idiot : YOYO
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Country on el Mediterr√°neo : ESPANA
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Coastal inlet : RIA
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Part of a Halloween dinner? : SWEDISHFISH
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Girl in tartan : LASS
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Moisten, in a way : BASTE
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Upstate N.Y. college : RPI
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Soft-shell clam : STEAMER
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"Prince Igor" composer : BORODIN
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Part of a Halloween dinner? : JELLYBEANS
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"Me neither" : NORI
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Ways to go: Abbr. : RDS
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Breathtaking creatures? : BOAS
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Checks out : CASES
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Part of a Halloween dinner? : CANDYCORN
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Pricey violin : STRAD
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Icicle site : EAVE
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___ salad : EGG
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Bed size : TWIN
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Part of a Halloween dinner? : HOTTAMALES
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One pushing the envelope? : POSTMAN
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Something found on a chemist's table : ELEMENT
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Certain Halloween costumes, for short : ETS
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"Battling Bella" of '70s politics : ABZUG
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State : AVER
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Part of a Halloween dinner? : TOOTSIEROLL
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Man's name that's another man's name backward : ARI
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Recruit : ENLIST
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Stagehand : GRIP
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Part of the alloy britannium : TIN
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___ Peanut Butter Cups : REESES
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What a colon represents in an emoticon : EYES
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Heart chart: Abbr. : ECG
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Fast-food chain with a smiling star in its logo : CARLSJR
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Flew : AVIATED
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Deceitful sorts : WEASELS
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Part of GPS: Abbr. : SYS
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Punch line? : POW
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Deli loaf : RYEBREAD
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Jedi Council leader : YODA
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Basil-based sauces : PESTOS
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Walk down the aisle : USHER
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Lotion inits. : SPF
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Bob and others : HAIRDOS
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Give rise to : INSPIRE
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Pastes used in Middle Eastern cuisine : TAHINIS
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Publisher's ID : ISBN
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Pizzeria owner in "Do the Right Thing" : SAL
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"Whoops" : MYBAD
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Jet : EBON
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___ impulse : ONAN
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Heretofore : ASYET
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Thick, sweet liqueur : CREME
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Tilt : CANT
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"Jeopardy!" column : CATEGORY
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42-Across shape : OVAL
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First pope : STPETER
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Black and blue, say : TWOTONE
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Savory deep-fried pastry : RISSOLE
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Lift : ELEVATE
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Not brand-name : GENERIC
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Spare wear : GSTRING
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Nuns' wear : HABITS
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Dix + 1 : ONZE
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Org. with a snake in its logo : AMA
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Billiards trick shot : MASSE
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Impulse : URGE
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"___ So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" : TIS
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Say "I do" when you don't? : LIE
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Groovy music? : LPS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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