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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 2015

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 81 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeremy Newton notes:
"Sometimes an idea will wait 20 years to be a puzzle." - Merl Reagle I dedicate today's puzzle to the late, legendary puzzle master Merl Reagle. This theme was first attempted and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A ton of theme material packed in today — eight long ones plus the symmetrical IS NOT / IS TOO revealer. It got a little confusing to me, including a few I had to really think about, so ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 24,071 )
Across
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Bye at Wimbledon : TATA
5
Bonnie who sang "Nick of Time" : RAITT
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Needle holder : FIR
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Pop star with the fragrance Miami Glow : JLO
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Scientist Pavlov : IVAN
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Move unsteadily : DODDER
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Ike's charge during W.W. II : ETO
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What King was king of : BLUES
21
*Shrink who's always changing his diagnosis? : FICKLETHERAPIST
24
Piece in early Indian chess sets : RAJAH
25
Grasp : FATHOM
26
**What ballet patrons dine on? : DANCINGCUISINE
28
One side of a childish debate ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to the four starred clues : ISNOT
30
Take care of : SEETO
31
Lipton rival : NESTEA
32
30 Rock's location : NYC
34
Bend : ARC
37
Arias, typically : SOLI
39
Aerosol sound : SSS
40
*Oregon State's mascot played by actress Arthur? : BEAASABEAVER
47
Festoon : DECKOUT
50
Pick in class : CALLON
51
Assuming it's even possible : IFEVER
53
Cross, with "off" : TEED
54
**A deal on Afro wigs? : BUYONEGETONEFRIZZY
60
Commercial lead-in to Balls or Caps : SNO
63
"Couldn't be" : NAH
64
Not so awesome : LAMER
65
Court positions : PLEAS
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In need of a cracker, perhaps : CODED
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Listen to Christmas carolers? : HARK
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Slipshod : POOR
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Overlook : LEDGE
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Multiple-choice options : ABORC
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Post-op locale : ICU
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Cold War-era territory: Abbr. : SSR
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*How actor Bill feels about houseguests? : MURRAYLOVESCOMPANY
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Hershiser of the 1980s-'90s Dodgers : OREL
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Cannabis ___ (marijuana) : SATIVA
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Chicago suburb : SKOKIE
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Removes from a can? : PARDONS
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**Find cake or Jell-O in the back of the fridge? : DIGUPDESSERT
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Hunger : YEN
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Drawbridge locale : MOAT
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The Spartans of the N.C.A.A. : MSU
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PBS benefactor : NEA
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And other stuff : ETALIA
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Misconstrue, as words : TWIST
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Other side of a childish debate ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to the four double-starred clues : ISTOO
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*Fall colors? : AUTUMNSPECTRUM
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Talk down? : HAGGLE
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Yawnfest : SNORE
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**Question from El Al security? : AREYOUFORISRAEL
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Like lightning rounds : TIMED
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Tear-stained, e.g. : WET
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Investigate, as a cold case : REOPEN
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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Half of a classic Mad magazine feature : SPY
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County of Salem, Mass. : ESSEX
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High ___ : SEAS
Down
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Small scrap : TIFF
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New Balance competitor : AVIA
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Employing strategy : TACTICAL
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Pyramid crosses : ANKHS
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Rubbish : ROT
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Cause of some impulsive behavior, for short : ADHD
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It might begin with a "What if ...?" : IDEA
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Beach walkers : TERNS
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Mere vestige : TRACE
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They may have you going the wrong way : FEINTS
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Announcer's cry after a field goal : ITSGOOD
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What knows the drill, for short? : ROTC
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It has a variety of locks and pins : JUJITSU
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Like buffalo meat vis-à-vis beef and pork : LEANEST
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Vegas casino with the mascot Lucky the Leprechaun : OSHEAS
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Show piece : DEMO
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French cheese : BRIE
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Miss : LASS
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ESPN's McEachern a.k.a. the Voice of Poker : LON
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Edible entry at a county fair : PIE
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Social welfare grp. with a Peace Prize : UNICEF
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Neighbor of a " ~ " key : TAB
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30 Rock grp. : NBC
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Pro's position : YEA
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Check : REIN
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Brunch spot : CAFE
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"Fire away!" : LETERRIP
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Dress at the altar : ALB
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PC part of interest to audiophiles : SOUNDCARD
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Kick back : VEG
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First name in long jumps : EVEL
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Open again, as a keg : RETAP
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Sounds of fall? : KERPLUNKS
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Odette's counterpart in "Swan Lake" : ODILE
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QB Tony : ROMO
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"Over my dead body!" : OHHELLNO
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Prefix with realism : NEO
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London jazz duo? : ZEDS
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Sudden turns : ZAGS
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Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
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Play for a fool : SCAM
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Restaurant chain founded by a celebrity chef : NOBU
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Febreze target : ODOR
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Goof : ERROR
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Greeting on el teléfono : ALO
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Supercharges, with "up" : REVS
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Get one's hands on some dough? : KNEAD
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Alternative to Soave : ASTI
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Nominative, e.g. : CASE
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Administrative worker on a ship : YEOMAN
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Smoke : CIG
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Bank asset that's frozen? : OVUM
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Google ___ : MAPS
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Rap shouts : YOS
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Casino activity with numbered balls : KENOGAME
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Dander : IRE
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Part of a flight plan, for short : ETA
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Pig with pigtails : PETUNIA
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Body of science? : ANATOMY
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Kaplan course for H.S. students : SATPREP
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Hwy. violation : DUI
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Like bread dough and beer : YEASTY
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Looney Tunes bird : TWEETY
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Play the siren to : LURE
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Chatted with, in a way : IMED
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Emotionally distant : ICY
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Arsenal : STORE
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Aligns : TRUES
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Where capri pants stop : SHIN
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#2s at college : TAS
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Inhumane types : OGRES
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Lumber mill equipment : SAWS
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Hover craft? : UFOS
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Brood : MOPE
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Film character who says "I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee!" : LEIA
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Some pipe joints : ELLS
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King of old Rome : REX

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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