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New York Times, Saturday, October 4, 2014

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julian Lim notes:
My big worry as I dropped this one into the mailbox was whether DURIANS were well-known enough to appear in a NYT crossword — I don't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Five things I think I think: 1.) Beautiful NW/SE corners. It's so hard to stack four long entries atop each other and keep them both ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 23,706 )

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Across
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Two-man band? : BROMANCE
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Blush-inducing : RIBALD
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Anti-spill, say : EASYPOUR
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Green machine : ECOCAR
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Exponential unknown : NTHPOWER
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"Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy" philosopher : LAOTZU
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Cause of a stinging breakup? : TEARGAS
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Less significant : DINKIER
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Sonnet extender? : EER
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Enjoyed muchly : DUG
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Mount ___, Charley Weaver's hometown : IDY
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See 41-Across : SAUCE
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Partner of many : VARIED
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Lambs, to Lucius : AGNI
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One being strung along? : MARIONETTE
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Decline dramatically : GOTORACKANDRUIN
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180s : ABOUTTURNS
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Title subject of a search in a 2003 film : NEMO
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"Twilight," e.g. : SERIES
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Gets a clue, with "up" : WISES
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With 24-Across, barbecue finger stainer : RIB
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"___ really help" : ITD
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Storm designation : SHE
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To whom Charles Darwin dedicated "Different Forms of Flowers" : ASAGRAY
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Bartending tool : STIRRER
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In-flight : MIDAIR
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Mixer for losers? : DIETCOKE
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Pioneer in literary realism : BALZAC
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"Servant of the Bones" author : ANNERICE
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"Really?" : OHYEAH
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Ditch : GETRIDOF
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Like some straws : BENT
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Have prestige : RATE
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Org. that, when spelled backward, is an old-timey exclamation : OSHA
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What Gollum calls the Ring in "The Lord of the Rings" : MYPRECIOUS
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Nadir's opposite : APOGEE
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Dove's dream : NOWAR
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Aids after blanking out : CUES
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Slip : ERR
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Service providers? : RELIGIONS
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Statement of confidence : ICAN
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Musical component : BOOK
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Last part of "Waiting for Godot" : ACTII
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Was a slug : LAZED
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___ Lane, London theater locale : DRURY
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Southeast Asian fruits with large, thick spines : DURIANS
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Burgundy or claret : DARKRED
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"Twilight," e.g. : SAGA
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Oodles : AGOB
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"Adventure most ___ itself": Emily Dickinson : UNTO
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Empty-headedness : VACUITY
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Word with deep or dead : END
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Newest fashion : DERNIERCRI
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Mother superior? : MATRIARCH
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It's named for a Scand. god of battle : TUES
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"Pencils down!" : TIME
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Nonhuman Earth orbiter of 1961 : ENOS
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Trip planner's option: Abbr. : RTE
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More like a sheet? : WHITER
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Fanatically militant sort : RAMBO
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"Veep" actor ___ Whitlock Jr. : ISIAH
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Very much : BADLY
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Widening agent in medicine : STENT
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Goggle : GAZE
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Gold-certifying grp. : RIAA
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0.5, for 30 degrees : SINE
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___ rage (result of juicing) : ROID
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Sister brand of CorningWare : EKCO
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Shipping hazard : REEF
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The U.N.'s ___ Hammarskjöld : DAG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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