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New York Times, Monday, October 9, 2017

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Deeney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JPQXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Deeney. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Deeney notes:
I'm very excited to have my first puzzle published in the NEWYORK Times! This started out as a puzzle about satirical news — that idea ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I wasn't sure what CALENDAR REFORM was, but interesting to read up on it. Sure covers a ton of possible changes to a calendar system! ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 24,807 )

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Civil rights pioneer Du Bois : WEB
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Shade of blue : CYAN
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Rant : TIRADE
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Chicago's home: Abbr. : ILL
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Racer with the tortoise : HARE
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Like a show with a single performer : ONEMAN
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Only major-league player to enter the 3,000-hit club in the 1980s : RODCAREW
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Ranting : RAVING
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1965 Beatles hit that starts "Ooh, I need your love, babe" : EIGHTDAYSAWEEK
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Donkey : ASS
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Final bubble on a questionnaire, maybe : OTHER
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Something a barber has to work around : EAR
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Maidenform product : BRA
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Catch, as on a thorn : SNAG
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HBO show hosted by John Oliver : LASTWEEKTONIGHT
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Home for the Hawks and Braves: Abbr. : ATL
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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Pal of Pooh : ROO
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1974 John Updike novel : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Winery container : VAT
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Verbal stumbles : UMS
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Tattoo artist : INKER
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Bug spray brand : OFF
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The change from Julian to Gregorian ... or what would be needed to make 20-, 31- and 40-Across possible? : CALENDARREFORM
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A snake has a forked one : TONGUE
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Engages in military conflict : WAGESWAR
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Acting grown-up : MATURE
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Barely : ATAD
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Three on a grandfather clock : III
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Dictation experts : STENOS
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Hankerings : YENS
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Newspaper staffers, for short : EDS
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Electronic money transfer : WIRE
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"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
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Edifice: Abbr. : BLDG
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Informal talks : CHATS
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Gridiron gains : YARDS
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Bay ___ (San Francisco, Oakland, etc.) : AREA
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When repeated, Frank Sinatra title city : NEWYORK
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Holy Jewish scroll : TORAH
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Wowed : INAWE
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Classic game with black-and-white discs : REVERSI
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Female friend for François : AMIE
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Cold and damp, as a dungeon : DANK
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Main lang. of the Commonwealth countries : ENG
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Nautical map : CHART
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Believer in a strong federal government : STATIST
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Message on a cake in "Alice in Wonderland" : EATME
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Fancy tie : ASCOT
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Pulitzer-winning Toni Morrison novel : BELOVED
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Google ___ Viewer (tool for charting word frequency over time) : NGRAM
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Ship-to-ship communications? : AHOYS
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Classic Pontiacs : GTOS
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Flip (through) : LEAF
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Angkor ___ (Cambodian site) : WAT
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Biblical verb suffix : ETH
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The Beavers of the Pac-12, for short : OSU
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The "N" of NCO : NON
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Carpenter's tool that's faster than a hammer : NAILGUN
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Very distant : FARAWAY
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Homer Simpson's favorite beers : DUFFS
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Prefix with science : NEURO
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Crawling on hands and ___ : KNEES
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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Supplies with meals : FEEDS
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Jacket : COAT
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Upfront bet : ANTE
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Give stars to : RATE
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Little injury, in baby talk : OWIE
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Antipest spray : RAID
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Some hospital pics : MRIS
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Things with ® symbols: Abbr. : TMS

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