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New York Times, Friday, November 1, 2013

Author:
Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
"If music be the food of love ..." speaker in "Twelfth Night"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXYZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Wilber.
Brad Wilber notes:
This grid design owes a debt to a 2008 Barry Silk puzzle run in another venue. I rearranged the black squares in the center to form ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
As with all of Brad's themeless puzzles, this one is jammed with lively vocabulary. My favorite entries here are BLUE CRAB, LOW-FAT, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Good workout today from one of the themeless masters. Some fantastic answers packed in the grid today, VELVET ELVIS being one of my ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/1/13 ( No. 23,369 )
Across
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Common catch off the coast of Maryland : BLUECRAB
9
Light, in a way : LOWFAT
15
Crude alternative : OILSHALE
16
Jewelry box item : BROOCH
17
Like a bout on an undercard : NONTITLE
18
Dickens's Miss Havisham, famously : JILTEE
19
ID clincher : DNA
20
Challenge to ambulance chasers : TORTREFORM
22
Arcade game prize grabber : CLAWCRANE
24
Fiacre, to taxi drivers : PATRONSAINT
27
"___ reminder ..." : ASA
30
Nook occupier : EBOOK
31
Toshiba competitor : NEC
32
Some camcorders : RCAS
33
Besmirch : TARNISH
36
Isaac Bashevis Singer settings : SHTETLS
38
Culmination : ACME
39
Only proper noun in the Beatles' "Revolution" : MAO
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"Something to Talk About" singer, 1991 : RAITT
42
Golf commentator's subject : LIE
43
Classic kitschy wall hanging : VELVETELVIS
46
Slip for a skirt? : FALLENHEM
47
"Billy Bathgate" novelist : ELDOCTOROW
50
Ex-G.I.'s org. : VFW
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Washington State mascot : COUGAR
54
Pre-W.W. I in automotive history : BRASSERA
57
"If music be the food of love ..." speaker in "Twelfth Night" : ORSINO
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Cry of despair : IMRUINED
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Nothing: It. : NIENTE
60
Periods of warming ... or cooling off : DETENTES
Down
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M asset : BOND
2
Royal Arms of England symbol : LION
3
Bone under a watchband : ULNA
4
The Orange Bowl is played on it: Abbr. : EST
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Acupuncturist's concern : CHI
6
Croupier's stick material : RATTAN
7
Acknowledges : ALLOWS
8
Tab carrier in a bar? : BEERCAN
9
Tourist attraction on Texas' Pedernales River : LBJRANCH
10
Face in a particular direction : ORIENT
11
"Champagne for One" sleuth : WOLFE
12
Shot, informally : FOTO
13
Serena Williams, often : ACER
14
Novel in Joyce Carol Oates's Wonderland Quartet : THEM
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Exasperates : TRIES
22
Cauldron stirrer : CRONE
23
"The Avengers" villain, 2012 : LOKI
24
Bit of sachet stuffing : PETAL
25
Classroom clickers of old : ABACI
26
Singer who once sang a song to Kramer on "Seinfeld" : TORME
27
When "Ave Maria" is sung in "Otello" : ACTIV
28
1970s pact partly negotiated in Helsinki : SALTI
29
Right hands: Abbr. : ASSTS
32
Arena : REALM
34
Orange garnish for a sushi roll : SMELTROE
35
Fox hunt cry : HALLO
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Bay, for one : TREE
40
Prompt a buzzer on "The Price Is Right" : OVERBID
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Unoccupied : VACANT
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Massive, in Metz : ENORME
45
Block : THWART
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Keep from taking off, as a plane with low visibility : FOGIN
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Nobel category: Abbr. : ECON
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Loughlin or Petty of Hollywood : LORI
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Italian actress Eleonora : DUSE
50
Let it all out : VENT
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Unoccupied : FREE
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Rolls of dough : WADS
55
One of the Ms. Pac-Man ghosts : SUE
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"There is no ___ except stupidity": Wilde : SIN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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