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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 2013

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Walden. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Byron Walden notes:
I started out picturing the grid with the two double stacks of 15s. The intersecting central 13s only came into the plan once I ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Do you quake a little when you see Byron's byline? He fills his puzzles with lots of vocabulary never seen before in crosswords, which ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Two Puzzles of the Week, can that be? I tried so hard to adhere to my own rule of highlighting a single standout puzzle of the week, ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 23,342 )
Across
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It may provide closure in a tragedy : ACTFIVE
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Discarded : OFFCAST
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City named for Theodore Roosevelt's vice president : FAIRBANKSALASKA
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Word search technique? : FREEASSOCIATION
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Webby Award winner who accepted saying "Please don't recount this vote" : ALGORE
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With 11-Down, animal called "stubbin" by locals : MANX
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Nascar stat that rises under caution flags : MPG
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Diddly : BEANS
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Opening in the computer business? : PORT
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Bad thing to lose : MOJO
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Flights : LAMS
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Taste makers? : BUDS
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Has it bad for, so to speak : LOVES
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-i relative : ESE
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Largest city in Moravia : BRNO
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Mob member, informally : ROO
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Morale : ESPRITDECORPS
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Second in command? : AIM
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Cloverleaf section : RAMP
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Flat top : LID
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Blended dressing? : SKORT
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Shutter shutter : HASP
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Literally, "I do not wish to" : NOLO
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Sauna exhalations : AAHS
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Solomonic : SAGE
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Chewed the fat : JAWED
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Watson's creator : IBM
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Lowest of the low? : ZERO
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Prankery : DUPING
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1965 Beach Boys hit : DOYOUWANNADANCE
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Mission : HOMELESSSHELTER
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Jason Mraz song that spent a record 76 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 : IMYOURS
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Outcries : CLAMORS
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Outgoing : AFFABLE
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Lot arrangement : CARLEASE
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Draws : TIEGAMES
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Some refrigerants : FREONS
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Reinforcement pieces : IBARS
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Mantel piece : VASE
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Nissan bumpers? : ENS
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Annual event since 1929, with "the" : OSCARS
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Hard to pick up : FAINT
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Cigarette paper source : FLAX
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See 19-Across : CAT
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Author of 1980's "The Annotated Gulliver's Travels" : ASIMOV
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Macedonia's capital : SKOPJE
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"El día que me quieras" and others : TANGOS
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Large monitors : KOMODODRAGONS
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Abandon one's efforts, informally : PUNT
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"The Hound of the Baskervilles" backdrop : MOOR
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It's around a cup : BRIM
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1 Infinite ___ (address of Apple's headquarters) : LOOP
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Dover soul : BRIT
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Force in red uniforms: Abbr. : RCMP
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Course data : PARS
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Palliate : EASE
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Hit hard, as in an accident : PLOWINTO
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Tip used for icing : SILENCER
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They will be missed : DODGERS
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Lightly hailed? : SAIDHI
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Major report : KABOOM
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"Yowza!" : OHMYMY
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Hound : HARASS
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Dresden decimator of 1945 : NAPALM
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Something beyond the grate divide? : SEWER
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Herod's realm : JUDEA
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1879's Anglo-___ War : ZULU
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"Fantastic Mr. Fox" author : DAHL
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War on Poverty agcy. : OEO
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Advisory grp. that includes the drug czar : NSC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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