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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
This puzzle was inspired by an issue of Spielbox, a magazine devoted to the German boardgaming scene. After reading about some Martin ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great catch, the 500th anniversary of MARTIN / LUTHER's posting of the "Ninety-Five Theses." Such a transformational point in history ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 24,829 )

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Across
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With 65-Across, author of the "Ninety-Five Theses," posted on 10/31/1517 : MARTIN
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Leatherworker's tool : AWL
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Numbers on a golf course : PARS
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Each : APIECE
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Tell a tall tale : LIE
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Home of Zion National Park : UTAH
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With 24-Across, movement resulting from the "Ninety-Five Theses" : PROTESTANT
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Flight board info : GATE
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Lo-fat : LITE
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Not wild : TAME
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Ernie of the World Golf Hall of Fame : ELS
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See 17-Across : REFORMATION
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Contents of a bog : PEAT
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Pet food brand : IAMS
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Muslim woman's head covering : HIJAB
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___ Lingus : AER
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Breakfast bar bits : OATS
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Building where the "Ninety-Five Theses" were posted : ALLSAINTSCHURCH
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Boxing stats : TKOS
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Bambi's mother, for one : DOE
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Genre for the "Pokémon" series : ANIME
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What sac flies produce : RBIS
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Whole bunch : SCAD
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Practice condemned in the "Ninety-Five Theses" : INDULGENCES
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Distant : FAR
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Give a leg up : BOOST
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Part of the 36-Across where the "Ninety-Five Theses" were posted : DOOR
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___ Korbut, 1970s Olympic gymnastics star : OLGA
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[Ugh, here we go again] : SIGH
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City where the "Ninety-Five Theses" were written : WITTENBERG
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J. D. Salinger title character : ESME
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"___ Maria" (hymn) : AVE
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"It's all clear to me now!" : AHISEE
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Not distant : NEAR
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"With pleasure!" : YES
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See 1-Across : LUTHER
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Kind of syrup : MAPLE
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Easter's month, usually : APRIL
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Runs amok : RIOTS
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French bean? : TETE
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Freezer buildup : ICE
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Lipton rival : NESTEA
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"Remember the ___!" : ALAMO
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Many Napa establishments : WINERIES
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Give permission to : LET
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Body of water bordering Seattle : PUGETSOUND
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Company that made Pong : ATARI
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"Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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Charlie of "Two and a Half Men" : SHEEN
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Only U.S. president also to serve as chief justice : TAFT
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Cooking spray brand : PAM
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Sack seeker : PASSRUSHER
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Bowler or boater : HAT
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Type : ILK
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Self-titled #1 pop album of 2001 : JLO
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Cleaned the dishes? : ATE
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NPR host Shapiro : ARI
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Channel with an annual month-long Oscar celebration : TCM
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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"That's cool with me!" : IDIG
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Plummet : NOSEDIVE
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Actor Lukas of "Witness" : HAAS
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Three-layer sandwich, for short : BLT
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Person whose name might start with Mc- : SCOT
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Post production? : CEREAL
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"Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
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Static, e.g. : NOISE
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Something taken on faith : DOGMA
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Memos : NOTES
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Edible part of a fruit : FLESH
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Concur : AGREE
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Wild party, in slang : RAGER
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Newspaper piece that always starts at the end? : OBIT
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Course of action : WAY
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Madame ___ of 1960s Vietnam : NHU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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