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New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2011

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Vratsanos

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This grid underwent significant changes during the editing process. Mr. Vratsanos was kind enough to allow me to post the original submission so you can see the changes. Very interesting. Even the grid shape changed.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1111 ( 22,648 )
Across
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___ scan : MRI
4
Media inits. since 1927 : BBC
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Music genre of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones : SKA
10
Solid rock center? : ASA
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It's shown on a topographical map : CONTOUR
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Disheveled : UNKEMPT
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Family members : MAFIOSI
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Parents, e.g. : REARERS
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Prefix with -matic : IDIO
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Google search object : IMAGE
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First name in auto racing : ARIE
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Cousin ___ : ITT
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"Well done!" : NICE
25
Actress Merrill : DINA
26
Bygone espionage org. : OSS
28
Biology div. : ENTOM
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Cry of repugnance : ICK
31
Morales of "Gun Hill Road" : ESAI
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Hot spot : SAUNA
33
First name in auto racing : CALE
35
Philadelphia landmark : MINT
36
Denigrates, in British slang : SLAGS
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Over : ANEW
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Reverse : UNDO
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Things gotten with a credit card, often : MILES
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Get beat : TIRE
41
Atlanta sch. with 30,000+ students : GSU
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Publication that clicks with readers? : EZINE
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"Star Trek" extra: Abbr. : ENS
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Carrie Chapman ___, founder of the League of Women Voters : CATT
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Buttocks : NATES
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1974 Gould/Sutherland spoof : SPYS
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W.W. II rationing org. : OPA
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Norse equivalent of Mars : TYR
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Death on the Nile cause? : ASP
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Female charmer of myth : LORELEI
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Montana neighbor : ALBERTA
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Rockefeller Center is built in it : ARTDECO
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More rich, as soil : LOAMIER
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Meeting : SESSION
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Breaks : SCHISMS
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Year the first Rose Bowl was played : MCMII
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1940 Crosby/Lamour/Hope comedy : ROADTOSINGAPORE
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Irregularly : INFITSANDSTARTS
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It might make you jump : BOO
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Rotary Club members : BUSINESSMEN
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Outlawing : CRIMINALIZATION
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Medical bigwigs : SURGEONGENERALS
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Place for a pad : KNEE
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Wanted letters? : AKA
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Carnegie Hall debut of 1928, with "An" : AMERICANINPARIS
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Building safety feature : SPRINKLERSYSTEM
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Befuddled : ATSEA
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Familia member : TIO
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Wipes out : ERADICATES
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It's not a dream : ACTUALITY
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Recuse oneself from, say : SITOUT
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Some services : MASSES
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Layer of green eggs : EMU
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"Concentration" pronoun : EWE
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Flat ones are not good : COLAS
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Wrangles (with) : SPARS
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Glamour types, for short : EDS
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Gift on a string : LEI
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Prefix with car : ECO
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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Dickensian cry : BAH
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Record label inits. : EMI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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