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New York Times, Wednesday, November 12, 2014

With 40-Across, repeat offender? ... or something found, literally, in four rows in this puzzle

Author:
Daniel Landman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Landman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Landman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Landman notes:
The impetus for this puzzle was a desire to break something. I looked through the archive and discovered that hearts and promises had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
RECORD gets "broken" across multiple entries today, with a BROKEN / RECORD revealer. I can see why Will pointed out the long down ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Actual errors in NYT crosswords are extremely rare but this puzzle has one. The clue at 20 Across reads: [Playwright who wrote "What ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1112 ( 23,745 )

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Across
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Now or never: Abbr. : ADV
4
Sounds from test cheaters, maybe : PSSTS
9
Bris officiant : MOHEL
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Moo goo ___ pan : GAI
15
Erect : PUTUP
16
Have ___ to pick : ABONE
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Nanette's nana : GRANDMERE
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Parachute parts : CORDS
20
Playwright who wrote "What is originality? Undetected plagiarism" : INGE
21
"Bonne ___!" : ANNEE
23
Those, to José : ESOS
24
Geographical name that's another geographical name backward : EIRE
25
One of two N.T. books : COR
26
Leave in the lurch : DESERT
28
German town : STADT
30
World headquarters of LG Electronics : SEOUL
32
Civil War inits. : CSA
33
Wee bit : TAD
35
Numerical prefix : DECI
36
___ Lingus : AER
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With 40-Across, repeat offender? ... or something found, literally, in four rows in this puzzle : BROKEN
40
See 37-Across : RECORD
42
___ Paulo : SAO
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Like one for the ages : EPIC
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Racket : DIN
46
Airport approximation, for short : ETD
47
Shade of brown : MOCHA
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Mexican cigar brand : TEAMO
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Less likely to be G-rated : RACIER
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Car starter? : ECO
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Vitamin amts. : RDAS
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Uptight, informally : ANAL
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"His/her" alternative : THEIR
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Bone near the funny bone : ULNA
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Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
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Making a father of : ORDAINING
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Serengeti scavenger : HYENA
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Name hollered in the "Flintstones" theme song : WILMA
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See 69-Across : BEE
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Participated in a 68-Across : SEWED
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True : LOYAL
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Ones who are so last year?: Abbr. : SRS
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Texas A&M team : AGGIES
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"Rats!" : DARNIT
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Product touted by Hugh Hefner : VIAGRA
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Mail order abbr. : PPD
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Poison ___ : SUMAC
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They tend to be fast typists : STENOS
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Flush : TURNRED
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Graf ___ (ill-fated German cruiser) : SPEE
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Buddy : MAC
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Small section of an orchestra : OBOES
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Transportation in Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A. : HORSECAR
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Backed : ENDORSED
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Cigarette ad claim : LESSTAR
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Must : NEEDTO
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Drew out : EDUCED
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Start to a baseball song : TAKEME
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" preposition : OER
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Send away for good : DEPORT
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React, just barely : BATANEYE
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer mistakenly listed in "The Chanukah Song" as a Jew : RODCAREW
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Actor Cage, informally : NIC
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Minimal baseball lead : ONERUN
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High-ranking angels : SERAPHS
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"Ta-ta!" : CHEERIO
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With bitterness : ACIDLY
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Does improv : ADLIBS
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Way : MANNER
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Plains Indians : OSAGES
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Chaiken who co-created "The L Word" : ILENE
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Slangy commercial suffix : ORAMA
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Laugh uproariously : HOWL
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No great catch : CAD
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Confident finish? : IAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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