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New York Times, Thursday, October 6, 2016

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QVWX} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, MIDSIZE used as a rationale to put the "sigh" sound in the middle of phrases. I really liked how Tim found four distinct ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1006 ( 24,439 )

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Across
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Bedridden : LAIDUP
7
Enclosed, old-style : GIRT
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"___ on Melancholy" : ODE
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Not so current : OLDISH
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Clue : IDEA
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Children's author Asquith : ROS
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Give an "Odyssey" character a trim? : CLIPCYCLOPS
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Some media coverage : INK
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Old Testament book that asks "Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey?" : AMOS
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Take it easy : LOLL
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Japanese writing system : KANJI
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Back muscle, informally : LAT
25
Ecosystem components : FAUNAS
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Threaten : LOOM
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Cover story : ALIBI
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Favorite whack job? : PETPSYCHO
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Windshield decorations : DECALS
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Act of sedition : TREASON
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Be a crowd : TEEM
37
Hurrahs : YAYS
38
Slummy building : RATTRAP
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Rhythmic Cuban dance: Var. : RHUMBA
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Invoice a whole Mideast peninsula? : BILLSINAI
47
OPEC dignitaries : EMIRS
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Annual New York honor : OBIE
49
Letter sign-off : FONDLY
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Talk smack about : DIS
52
Shadow : UMBRA
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Barrio greeting : HOLA
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Cruising along : ASEA
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PBS backer : NEA
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Motto of a huge "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" fan? : SEMPERSCIFI
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One hailed by city dwellers : CAB
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Meticulous to a fault : ANAL
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Washington in "Philadelphia" : DENZEL
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Ticket info : ETA
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Carnival ride provider : PONY
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Silver and others : STEEDS
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Small business purchase, perhaps : LOCALAD
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Like Wabash College : ALLMALE
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Not worth considering : IDIOTIC
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Ballroom maneuvers : DIPS
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The Gamecocks of the N.C.A.A. : USC
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They're found within kingdoms : PHYLA
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Controversial fish catcher : GILLNET
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Blind love : IDOLATRY
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Sales ___ : REP
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Charge : TASK
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River that's home to the black spot piranha : ORINOCO
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"Much Ado About Nothing" villain : DONJOHN
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White house occupant? : ESKIMO
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Masterstroke : COUP
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"Sweet" plant of the mustard family : ALYSSUM
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Sole orders : FILETS
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___ gun : SPEAR
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Conflicted sort? : BATTLER
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Willie Mays descriptor : SAYHEY
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Letter embellishment : SERIF
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"Holy cow!" : MANOHMAN
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Barbecuer's supply : RIBMEAT
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Hero of a tale told by Scheherazade : ALIBABA
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Impressive collection : PANOPLY
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Neither large nor small ... or a phonetic hint to 17-, 30-, 45- and 57-Across : MIDSIZE
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Brought up to speed : BRIEFED
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Tears into : ASSAILS
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Pep in one's step : BOUNCE
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Take it easy : IDLE
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Enriches, in a way : LARDS
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"This can't wait!" : ASAP
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Bumps on the head? : ACNE
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Collaborator on several David Bowie albums : ENO
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Fixed : SET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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