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New York Times, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Author:
George Barany and Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
101/22/200611/11/201710
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1.55120
George Barany
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552/13/200111/11/20176
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1.62524
Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Today's puzzle has been in the making for over seven years, with several periods of intense activity punctuated by long hiatuses. Two ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mini-theme! Sort of. ELEVEN hints at VETERAN'S DAY, because … ah, it's 11/11 on the calendar. And there are ELEVEN answers of ELEVEN ... read more
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Across
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Array in ancient battles : SPEARS
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Hot beverage : CHAI
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Bradford and Bradshaw, for two: Abbr. : QBS
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What "It" is : HORRORFLICK
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New England state sch. : URI
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Something tested at an auto shop : TIREBALANCE
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Whose tears create the morning dew, in myth : EOS
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Until : UPTO
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Multitude : SEA
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Multitude : TON
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Presidential inits. : RMN
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World's second most populous landlocked country, after Ethiopia : UGANDA
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Part of many a business name : LTD
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Deli counter sign : TAKEANUMBER
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Old union member: Abbr. : SSR
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Text alert? : NOTABENE
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Time for remembrance : VETERANSDAY
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Freaking out, say : INAPANIC
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Scale notes : FAS
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Debugging? : PESTCONTROL
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Comments like "Yer joshin'!" : AWS
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Things applied to black eyes, traditionally : STEAKS
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It doesn't come full circle : ARC
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Group in any circle in a Venn diagram : SET
47
Cool, in slang : ILL
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Twerp : TWIT
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Friend, in Firenze : AMICO
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Eponymous weapon designer : UZI
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Plow puller : DRAFTANIMAL
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Feature of coastal Louisiana : FEN
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1964 role for Honor Blackman : PUSSYGALORE
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Wedded : ONE
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"If you ask me ...," for short : IMHO
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How many letters are in the longest answers in this puzzle - or how many of these answers there are : ELEVEN
Down
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"Yentl" setting : SHTETL
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Agatha Christie once described him as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature" : POIROT
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Something to run : ERRAND
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Symbol of bloodlust : ARES
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Star of TV's "The Untouchables" : ROBERTSTACK
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Foreign title: Abbr. : SRA
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Go hand to hand? : CLAP
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60-Across, to 34-Across, e.g. : HINT
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Explains : ACCOUNTSFOR
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W.W. II hero : IKE
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Pop icon, to members of her "hive" : QUEENBEY
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Expand : BROADEN
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One of a pair of fraternal twins, maybe : SIS
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Fail : FLUNK
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Dances done in 2/4 time : SAMBAS
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The Mediterranean, to ancient Romans : MARENOSTRUM
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1942-43 battle site : GUADALCANAL
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Cost : ARE
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Pass : ENACT
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Chicago's ___ Center : AON
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Acting as a partition : SEPTAL
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Relief for xerosis : VASELINE
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1/1,000 of a yen : RIN
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Computer addresses, for short : IPS
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Luddite's opposite, of a sort : NETIZEN
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Dilapidated : RATTY
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Polymathic Isaac : ASIMOV
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Words of support : WECARE
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Like home, on rare occasions : STOLEN
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Opposite of dirty : WASH
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Contingency phrase : IFSO
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What a marker may mark : MILE
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Subj. of some conspiracy theories : UFO
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Print quality meas. : DPI
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Museum estimate, maybe : AGE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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