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New York Times, Monday, October 7, 2013

Author:
Amy Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amy Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Johnson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Amy Johnson notes:
Ah, my first NY Times crosswords. I'm very happy to be here. For me, this puzzle was a lesson in "fresh and lively." As a newbie, ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
There have been a couple of puzzles over the years whose themes involved words that combine with BLUE, but this is the first one that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A great debut from Amy. I've said before how difficult it is to make a Monday puzzle, and this one fires on all cylinders. I really ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 23,344 )
Across
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Pat down, as pipe tobacco : TAMP
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Trade : SWAP
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Carpenter's file : RASP
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Grammy winner McLachlan : SARAH
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Heading on a list of errands : TODO
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Salt lake state : UTAH
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1959 hit by the Drifters : THEREGOESMYBABY
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Stock market index, with "the" : DOW
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Collaborative Web project : WIKI
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Helpers : AIDES
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What children should be, and not heard, they say : SEEN
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Pudding or pie : DESSERT
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1970 hit by Eric Clapton : AFTERMIDNIGHT
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Barbie and others : DOLLS
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180 degrees from WNW : ESE
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Close by : NEAR
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Letter after pi : RHO
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Belly muscles, for short : ABS
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Magazine with an annual "500" list : INC
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___-la-la : TRA
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Forever and ever : EONS
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"___ in apple" : AAS
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Nutso : BATTY
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1978 hit by Journey : WHEELINTHESKY
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Something to scribble on : NOTEPAD
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"Hurry!," on an order : ASAP
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11- or 12-year-old : TWEEN
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Therefore : ERGO
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One may be under a blouse : BRA
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What the artists of 16-, 27- and 49-Across are doing (in reference to the last words of their hits)? : SINGINGTHEBLUES
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"___ and the King of Siam" : ANNA
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On the Adriatic, say : ASEA
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Brings in, as a salary : EARNS
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Piece of fly-casting equipment : REEL
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Roseanne, before and after Arnold : BARR
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Exercise that may involve sitting cross-legged : YOGA
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California/Nevada border lake : TAHOE
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"Can anybody hear us?" : AREWEALONE
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Feb. follower : MAR
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"Close call!" : PHEW
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Bram who created Dracula : STOKER
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"Alas!" : WOEISME
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Billboards, e.g. : ADS
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Certain lap dog, informally : POM
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Gloat : RUBITIN
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Slightly : ATAD
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Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger) : SABE
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___ ed. (gym class) : PHYS
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Nobel-winning author André : GIDE
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Fisherman's tale : YARN
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Org. for the Bears and Bengals : NFL
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"But of course, amigo!" : SISI
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Garden of ___ : EDEN
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Fed. air marshal's org. : TSA
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Locale for an 1863 address : GETTYSBURG
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"B.C." creator Johnny : HART
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A waiter carries plates on it : TRAY
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Sketched : DREW
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Cry before "I know!" : OHOH
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Worms, to a fisherman : BAIT
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Not at all nutso : SANE
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Network with an "eye" for entertainment : CBS
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Dakar's land : SENEGAL
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Pearly Gates sentinel : STPETER
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Alias letters : AKA
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Anderson of "WKRP in Cincinnati" : LONI
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"That's so funny I forgot to laugh" : HARHAR
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Rim : EDGE
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___ football : ARENA
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Fail's opposite : PASS
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Bygone Kremlin resident : TSAR
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Cabernet, for one : WINE
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Follow, as orders : OBEY
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Arrest : NAB
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Fed. property manager : GSA
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Philosopher ___-tzu : LAO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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