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New York Times, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Author:
Evan Mahnken
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Evan Mahnken

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mahnken. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Evan Mahnken notes:
It was a big goal of mine to get a puzzle accepted into the Times before I turned 21, and I just barely got there. And boy, it was not ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun debut! At first, I thought it was a simpler concept I'd seen before — listing the very next word in the dictionary AFTER HOURS as ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1004 ( 24,802 )

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Across
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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John Glenn famously had three of them : ORBITS
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It's found by the radius : ULNA
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Bathroom sign : MEN
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Brought home : EARNED
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Poverty : NEED
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Where "house party" is in the dictionary? : AFTERHOURS
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Op-Ed writer Maureen : DOWD
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German industrial region : RUHR
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Bring home the gold : WIN
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Itches : YENS
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Where "new" is in the dictionary? : NEARMINT
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Actor Depardieu : GERARD
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___-rock : ALT
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Dwarf brother in "The Hobbit" : ORI
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Manumit : SETFREE
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Along with pain, one of "the two enemies of human happiness," per Schopenhauer : BOREDOM
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What a cartoon light bulb represents : IDEA
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Something to do with one's time : BIDE
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The day of M.L.K. Day: Abbr. : MON
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Bundle of coins : ROLL
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Edward ___, longtime archbishop of New York : EGAN
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Sit : LIEIDLE
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Water-repellent material : GORETEX
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Help for an actor : CUE
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Moo goo ___ pan : GAI
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Like a good surgeon's hands : STEADY
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Where "isolated" is in the dictionary? : BYITSELF
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Things faultfinders pick : NITS
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Arafat's grp. : PLO
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"Render ___ Caesar ..." : UNTO
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Chicken wire, e.g. : MESH
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Where "midday" and "one" are in the dictionary? : AROUNDNOON
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Procedure at a doctor's office : EXAM
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Malcolm X facial feature : GOATEE
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A small amount in science or a large amount in business : MIL
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Eye sore : STYE
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Book before Job : ESTHER
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Big name in ice cream : EDY
Down
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Cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
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Put more gas in the tank : REFUEL
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Because : INTHAT
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Anthem contraction : OER
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When doubled, enthusiastic : RAH
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Betty Crocker product : BROWNIEMIX
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Certain Alaskan : INUIT
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Bird found on all continents, including Antarctica : TERN
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Activist campus org. : SDS
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Where "flanked" is in the dictionary? : UNDERFIRE
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One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : LEONARDO
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Old-time premovie fare : NEWSREEL
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Recipe instruction : ADD
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Blunder : ERR
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Nevertheless : YET
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Herd noise : MOO
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Like some sale items: Abbr. : IRR
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Glam rock? : GEM
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One may be made with a handshake : DEAL
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Band featured in the documentary "1991: The Year Punk Broke" : SONICYOUTH
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Where "menial" is in the dictionary? : BENEATHME
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John or Jane, at court : DOE
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Pleads : BEGS
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"After this, it's my turn" : IGOTNEXT
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Lead-in to a controversial comment : DAREISAY
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Science writer Willy : LEY
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You could get one if you're over .08% : DUI
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Rent out : LET
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Scores for Seahawks and Eagles, for short : TDS
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It wasn't mapped until 2003 : GENOME
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Alternative to a Tic Tac : ALTOID
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"I wish!" : IFONLY
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Swell : BLOAT
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What Helios personified : SUN
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Arguments for : PROS
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Parisian possessive : MES
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Word after golden or old : AGE
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Once called : NEE
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German article : DER

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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