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New York Times, Monday, November 11, 2013

41-Across : Captain ___ (pirate)

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 207 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful puzzle today from the master, Liz Gorski, with quite the upscale feel. HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL is such a great quote to hide ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/11/13 ( No. 23,379 )

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Across
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"The Lord of the Rings" creatures : ORCS
5
Sprinkle with holy water : BLESS
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Number in a quartet : FOUR
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Muck : MIRE
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Preceded, with "to" : LEDUP
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Loll : LAZE
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New ___ (Enya type) : AGER
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Licoricelike flavor : ANISE
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Colored part of the eye : IRIS
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Friendly comment after providing information : HOPETHATHELPS
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Sports stadium : ARENA
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Lesser-played part of a 45 : SIDEB
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Cellist Casals : PABLO
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Puccini opera or its heroine : TOSCA
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Put ___ happy face : ONA
34
Goes "pop!," as a jack-in-the-box : SPRINGSOPEN
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Shakespeare in the Park founder/producer Joseph : PAPP
40
Italian birthplace of Paganini : GENOA
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Captain ___ (pirate) : KIDD
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Rome's nickname, with "the" : ETERNALCITY
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Lock unlocker : KEY
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The king, in France : LEROI
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Volleyball star Gabrielle : REECE
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Cuckoo ___ : CLOCK
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French words describing how roast beef is often served : AUJUS
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Author of the verse that starts with the beginnings of 20-, 34- and 42-Across : ALEXANDERPOPE
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Coca-___ : COLA
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Bramble : BRIER
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Prefix with lock : ANTI
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Whiskered creature : OTTER
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Loaned : LENT
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Dynamite sound : BOOM
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Insects with big stingers : WASPS
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Where sailors go : ASEA
Down
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Nebraska's largest city : OMAHA
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Severity : RIGOR
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Party streamer material : CREPEPAPER
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One of the Williams sisters : SERENA
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Lacking pizazz : BLAH
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Sultry singer Horne : LENA
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Does some magazine work : EDITS
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Fish-on-rice serving : SUSHI
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Put the pedal to the metal : SPEED
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Simple means of animation : FLIPBOOK
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They're in locks on a boat : OARS
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Israeli-made gun : UZI
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In medias ___ : RES
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Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
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Tennis do-overs : LETS
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Org. for women drivers : LPGA
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Quirky bandleader with the City Slickers : SPIKEJONES
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Give up : CEDE
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Handy-___ : ANDY
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German automaker : OPEL
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Kids' detective ___ the Great : NATE
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"Monsters, ___" : INC
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Alternative to rouge in roulette : NOIR
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Box-office take : GATE
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Declare loudly : PROCLAIM
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River near the Pyramids : NILE
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2013, e.g. : YEAR
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Domelike top : CUPOLA
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U-shaped bend in a river : OXBOW
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Makes woolen bootees, e.g. : KNITS
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Slightly leading in score : UPONE
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Mattress brand : SERTA
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Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Shallow's opposite : DEEP
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Makes mistakes : ERRS
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Hack's vehicle : CAB
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Yoko who married John : ONO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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