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New York Times, Saturday, November 1, 2014

Subject of the tribute album "Every Man Has a Woman"

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 17, Columns: 17 Words: 98, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: With daylight saving time ending tonight, you have an extra hour to work on this extra-hard, oversize puzzle
Will Shortz notes:
This 17x17 crossword (a first for the daily Times) has a curious history. It was originally slated for Puzzle #5 at last March's American Crossword ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've attended several ACPTs now but always judging, never competing. Is that because I take a perverse pleasure in watching as the poor suckers — er, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Since I've been asked, the other two theme answers Jeff didn't cover are: REPEATEDLY is MANY times OVER, and BATTLEFIELD is PLACE divided by WAR.

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© 2014, The New York Times11/1/14 ( No. 23,734 )
Across
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Send : ELATE
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Future works? : SCIFI
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Apricot or eggplant : COLOR
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Reveal : LETON
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Husband of Elisheba : AARON
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Laughable : INANE
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81 ÷ 27 : BATTLEFIELD
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Lists for : COSTS
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Bee relative : OPIE
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Kind of sleep : REM
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Get out of the line : DELE
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Supertrendy : HOT
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It's conducted in a theater : WAR
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Old Memorial Coliseum player, for short : LARAM
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Utter : PURE
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Staff with notes : STENOS
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61 + 86 : NEUTROGENA
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He is one : ELEM
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National Junior Tennis League co-founder : ASHE
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Supervising : OVER
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The Apostle of Cuban Independence : MARTI
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Checkout line? : TATA
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Upgrade, as a shower : RETILE
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Explicatory words : IDEST
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Powerful guy : MRBIG
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Digs near the ocean, perhaps : VILLA
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Miss dismissal : NOMAAM
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___ a time : MANY
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Ends of scissors? : ESSES
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Like illegal charades clues : ORAL
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1977 law school memoir : ONEL
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Flip : PERT
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56 x 42 : REPEATEDLY
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European Parliament locale : ALSACE
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Blanket material : SNOW
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Crude : SALTY
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Wicked : RAD
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Block number?: Abbr. : SPF
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1989 AP Female Athlete of the Year : GRAF
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Sans le ___ (broke: Fr.) : SOU
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"Go ask your mother" elicitor : CANI
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Cul-de-sac, in some addresses : PLACE
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33 - 21 : GROSSPROFIT
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Match : RIVAL
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Like some coincidences : EERIE
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Wind stopper? : BEANO
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Sentence units : YEARS
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Cans : REARS
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Lay low? : INTER
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Jabbers, at times : ELBOWS
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Unhesitatingly go for : LEAPAT
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Threads : ATTIRE
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Word with bag or board : TOTE
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Developing option: Abbr. : ENL
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Comparatively trouble-free : SAFER
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South American reptile : CAIMAN
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Eruption cause : IRE
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Turn down a raise? : FOLD
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Comprehensive : INDEPTH
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"Academica" author : CICERO
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Subject of the tribute album "Every Man Has a Woman" : ONO
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Eye liner? : LASH
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Well aware of : ONTO
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Hinge (upon) : REST
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Cut from a log, maybe : ERASE
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Lorelei, notably : LURER
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Novel about Dolores Haze : LOLITA
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1979 comedy set at Camp North Star : MEATBALLS
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#1 fans : EGOTISTS
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Take after all? : NETSALES
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Bolt with gold : USAIN
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Utopias lack them : EVILS
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___ Porter, "Ally McBeal" role : NELLE
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Belts : AREAS
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"Newhart" production co. : MTM
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No big deal : MINOR
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Be crazy about : ADORE
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Change the plot of : REMAP
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Carrying : ARMED
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Pop's ___ Brothers : EVERLY
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Fleece : GYP
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Tool along : MOTOR
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John Tesh fan, maybe : NEWAGER
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Be crazy about : EATUP
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Team once owned by Gene Autry : ANGELS
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With 67-Down, signer of the Oslo Accords : YASSIR
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See 65-Down : ARAFAT
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Like boxers : CANINE
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Paper cutter? : EDITOR
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Shakes off : LOSES
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Not at all creaky : SPRY
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Ballet move : PLIE
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___ bean : FAVA
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Not taken : FREE
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Either "Inside Llewyn Davis" director : COEN
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Tilt-A-Whirl part : CAR
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"Che ___ è?" ("What time is it?": It.) : ORA
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Abbr. on a Topps card : RBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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