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New York Times, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Friends" actor [or] Naval officer who sailed to Japan in 1853

Author:
Will Treece
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Treece.
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© 2015, The New York Times11/10/15 ( No. 24,108 )
Across
1
Jazz combo's cue : HITIT
6
Place of utter chaos : ZOO
9
Like Caitlyn Jenner, for short : TRANS
14
Tehran resident : IRANI
15
River to the Tigris : EUPHRATES
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Tilters' contest : JOUST
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Slam-on-the-brakes sounds : SCREECHES
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"Les Misérables" actress [or] Wife of the Bard : ANNEHATHAWAY
21
On the mend : BETTER
22
___ nibs (self-important one) : HIS
23
Fossil preserver : TAR
26
New Left org. of the '60s : SDS
27
"Bleah!" : ICK
30
One unlikely to have tan lines : NUDIST
32
"Dances With Wolves" actor [or] "The Third Man" author : GRAHAMGREENE
35
Source of pâté : FOIE
37
Cardholder's charge, for short : APR
38
Within: Prefix : ENDO
39
"Friends" actor [or] Naval officer who sailed to Japan in 1853 : MATTHEWPERRY
42
Like the name Robin : UNISEX
43
Hubbub : ADO
44
Landscaping supply grown on farms : SOD
47
Classic British sports cars : MGS
48
"I'm ___ loss" : ATA
50
Squeal : TATTLE
53
"The Great Escape" actor [or] "12 Years a Slave" director : STEVEMCQUEEN
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Risking calamity : ONTHINICE
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Used as a dining surface : ATEON
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Front part of a jet engine : AIRINTAKE
61
Built like a bouncer : BURLY
62
One-night stand, say : FLING
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"Just kidding!" : NOT
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Nincompoops : ASSES
Down
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Muslims' headscarves : HIJABS
2
Pressed : IRONED
3
Talks trash to : TAUNTS
4
Photo within a photo : INSET
5
Give 10% to a church : TITHE
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Tabasco quality : ZEST
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Response to a bad pun : OUCH
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O, The ___ Magazine : OPRAH
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One keeping everything in balance? : TREASURER
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Risqué : RACY
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Greek capital, to airlines : ATH
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Alumna's bio word : NEE
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Sound of a leaky tire : SSS
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Chopping down : HEWING
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Caught up to, in a way : TIED
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Come ___ surprise : ASNO
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Mail deliverer's assignment: Abbr. : RTE
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Tobacco plug : CHAW
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Letter before lambda : KAPPA
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Refuse to grant : DENY
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Beats it, in rural lingo : GITS
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Preparing, as leftovers : REHEATING
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Sitcom equine of the '60s : MRED
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Venom conduit : FANG
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Redding of R&B : OTIS
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Tight-lipped : MUM
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Full range : EXTENT
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Campus org. protested by the 26-Across : ROTC
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Some beef cattle : STEERS
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World Cup chant : OLEOLE
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Chain serving breakfast around the clock : DENNYS
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Like Audubon's subjects : AVIAN
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Jordanian seaport : AQABA
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"Swan Lake" attire : TUTUS
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___ splints (jogger's woe) : SHIN
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Clothing brand with a long vowel mark in its name : ECKO
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Comply with : MEET
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Klutzy sort : OAF
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Zero, in soccer : NIL
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___-color pasta : TRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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