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New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 2016

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Eye-catching grid pattern, all those black squares connected in geometric patterns. I was hoping the sideways Ts would relate to a few ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 24,441 )
Across
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Eighty-sixes : SCRAPS
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Rhetorical creation : STRAWMAN
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Green : MOOLAH
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First Palme d'Or-winning film directed by a woman (1993) : THEPIANO
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"That thought already occurred to me" : IMWAYAHEADOFYOU
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Let fate decide, say : TOSSACOIN
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Subatomic particles with zero spin : PIONS
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Kind of cabbage : SKUNK
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Pillory : DECRY
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Pump option, for short : REG
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Marinara sauce ingredients : ROMAS
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Structures with excellent insulation : IGLOOS
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Telemarketing tactic : ROBOCALL
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Try to find oneself? : EGOSURF
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Warming : DETENTE
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David Fincher thriller of 2014 : GONEGIRL
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Had a list : TILTED
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Bid on a hand unsuited for suit play, maybe : ONENO
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Cusk-___ (deepest living fish, at 27,000+ feet) : EEL
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Rockets : SOARS
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Leaders in robes : EMIRS
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Screens : SHOWS
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Onetime Fandango competitor : MOVIEFONE
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One with a long stretch to go? : LIMOUSINEDRIVER
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Blaring : OVERLOUD
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Fisher for compliments on one's dress? : EILEEN
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"Les Misérables" extra : GENDARME
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Managed : SEENTO
Down
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Infatuated, old-style : SMIT
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Italian city where Pliny the Elder and Younger were born : COMO
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Matrix specifications : ROWS
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"Sob" : ALAS
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Type of mobile phone plan : PAYASYOUGO
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Take to living together, with "up" : SHACK
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Austrian philosopher Rudolf : STEINER
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"Phew!" : THANKGOD
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One might turn on it : RED
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Per : APOP
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Modern flight amenity : WIFI
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Main ingredient of rémoulade : MAYO
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Composer of many limericks, for short : ANON
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"À ___ la Liberté" (1931 René Clair film) : NOUS
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Period of a revolution? : HOUR
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San ___ : DIEGO
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Urge : EGGON
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It's all the same : CLONE
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Einstein-___ bridge (wormhole) : ROSEN
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Game's turning point? : ROTISSERIE
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Brand of sponge : OCELO
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Cousin of a skate : MANTA
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Neuter : ALTER
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Places for runners : SLEDS
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First word in many temple names : SRI
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Something odd in roulette? : BET
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Pricing model for many apps : FREEMIUM
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Newspaper name that becomes a beverage if you insert an "a" after its fifth letter : LEMONDE
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"___ a little!" : LIVE
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State fair attractions : RIDES
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Uphill climb, say : SLOG
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Drone's place : HIVE
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Breaking a comb, in Japan, e.g. : OMEN
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"I agree," in slang : WORD
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Toni Morrison novel : SULA
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Menu bar heading : FILE
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Plot feature in "Hansel and Gretel" : OVEN
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Old brand in the shaving aisle : NEET
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Puzzle designer Rubik : ERNO
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Young women's grp. : SOR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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