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New York Times, Friday, October 31, 2014

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Mary Lou: I am constantly on the lookout for interesting and/or new/fresh words to incorporate into puzzles. COGNOSCENTI(E) fit the ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
In Mary Lou's and Jeff's manuscript for today's puzzle, they clued COGNOSCENTE (29A) as "Fortunato vis-à-vis Amontillado, e.g." I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ML pointed out how the word COGNOSCENTI (or its singular COGNOSCENTE) was both interesting and appropriate to crossword people, and as ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Shameless plug for the free radio play I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 23,733 )

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Across
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Boston and Chicago, but not Seattle : ROCKBANDS
10
Diddly-squat : JACK
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Inuit's transport : WHALEBOAT
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Oscar nominee for "Fiddler on the Roof" : TOPOL
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Recommended : ADVISABLE
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Photoshop effect : SEPIA
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Bright lights : NEONS
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What naturals have : RAWTALENT
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With 24-Across, witchcraft, e.g. : DARK
22
Up : RAISE
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Sea-___ : TAC
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See 21-Across : ART
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Ring of islands? : LEI
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Barely clear, in a way : AWEIGH
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Expert : COGNOSCENTE
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Like Fortunato, in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" : BURIEDALIVE
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"The Cask of Amontillado," e.g. : HORRORSTORY
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Ease : LOOSEN
35
Predators in the "Predator" films, for short : ETS
36
Some I.R.A.'s : CDS
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"Be on the lookout" signal, in brief : APB
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___ country (rustic locale) : AMISH
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Gallows ___ : TREE
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Anthrax cousin : METALLICA
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Prey for a dingo : KOALA
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Helpful : OFUSE
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Get ready to click, maybe : MOUSEOVER
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Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
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Having human form : INCARNATE
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___ chic : TRES
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Didn't kill each other : COEXISTED
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Where primatologist Dian Fossey worked : RWANDA
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"We're in trouble now!" : OHDEAR
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Gambol : CAVORT
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TV colonel : KLINK
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20th-century first lady : BESS
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Grp. with suits and cases : ABA
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Easy decision : NOBRAINER
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Start of an Eastern title : DALAI
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Fusses : STEWS
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Book after Hosea : JOEL
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Desire : APPETITE
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Introduction to English? : COINAGE
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Social gathering : KLATCH
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Grp. with a lot of baggage : TSA
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British kitchen accessory : TEACLOTH
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Like the words "hoagie" and "kitty-corner" : REGIONAL
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Actor with the line "Rick! Rick, help me!" : LORRE
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Small dams : WEIRS
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"___, like lightning, seeks the highest places": Livy : ENVY
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Base men? : CURS
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Topping for skewered meat : SATESAUCE
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Idiot box : BOOBTUBE
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Desire : HOPEFOR
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The son on "Sanford and Son" : LAMONT
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Adam's apple coverer : CRAVAT
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X : DELETE
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Blackened : SEARED
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Parrot : MIMIC
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Prefix with -graphic : ICONO
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Betty Boop and Bugs Bunny : TOONS
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"The way things are ..." : ASIS
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Tous ___ jours (daily: Fr.) : LES
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Actress Russell of "Felicity" : KERI
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Adolphe with an instrument named after him : SAX

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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