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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 2015

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kwong. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Kwong notes:
So I have a secret . . . I love pandas! There, I've said it. This is my first foray into grid art. The "eyes" of the grid came pretty ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love grid art. There's something so cool about opening a puzzle and seeing black squares arranged in some crazy pattern. I'm not ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1112 ( 24,110 )
Across
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___ nerve, the longest in the human body : SCIATIC
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Learning method : OSMOSIS
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Sound from a traditional German band : OOMPAHPAH
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Cheeky : FLIPPANT
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Self-destruct : IMPLODE
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Hall of fame : ARSENIO
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Man's name that's 20-Across backward : LEE
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Fish dish : EEL
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Place to stop over : INN
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Belarus, once: Abbr. : SSR
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University in Philadelphia : LASALLE
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Blue shade : SKY
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"The Wild Bunch" director : SAMPECKINPAH
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19th-century nativist group : KNOWNOTHINGPARTY
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First in a historical trio : NINA
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Howard of Hollywood : RON
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Bygone European capital : LIRA
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"Got it" : OKAY
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Popular zoo attraction ... or a hint to 11 squares in this puzzle : PANDA
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Horse in a harness : PACER
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Lux. neighbor : BELG
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Thumbs up : YES
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The first "L" of L. L. Bean : LEON
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Hawaiian tuna : AHI
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Actress who killed Bill in "Kill Bill Volume 2" : UMA
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Portmanteau legally recognized since 1977 : PALIMONY
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Blanket remedies : PANACEAS
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Ones getting the business? : SALESDEPARTMENTS
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Fix : SPAY
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Dickens boy : TINYTIM
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Row : SPAT
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Subj. of a "Delayed" sign : ETA
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With freshness : SASSILY
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Some stammering : ERS
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Besmirches : SOILS
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What's between here and the sun, in song? : COMES
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Cold : IMPERSONAL
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"Be ___!" : APAL
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Even if, briefly : THO
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___ Pro (2015 debut) : IPAD
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It may come with a knife and crackers : CHEESETRAY
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Ranging widely : OFALLKINDS
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35mm camera option : SLR
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Lead-in to speak or spell : MIS
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"To his good friends thus wide I'll ___ my arms": "Hamlet" : OPE
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Southwest side dish : SPANISHRICE
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Permanently : ININK
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Expressionless : STONY
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Every last person : EACHONE
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What's missing from a KO? : LMN
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Abbr. on mail to a soldier : APO
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Jeremy on the court : LIN
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Like the Pilgrims: Abbr. : ENG
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It's often marked with an "@" : AWAYGAME
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Official residence at the Vatican : PAPALPALACE
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Person's head, in slang : KNOB
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Trophy figure : NIKE
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Early smartphone : TREO
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Soft ball? : YARN
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Oscar V.I.P.s : HOSTS
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Kipling's birthplace : INDIA
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Up to : UNTIL
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Oscar-winning role for Hattie McDaniel : MAMMY
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Out : PASSE
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Wash against gently : LAPAT
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Three-time N.H.L. All-Star Kovalchuk : ILYA
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Desires : YENS
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Serial opener : PARTI
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First word of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
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How some shares are sold : ATPAR
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Boomers of old, in brief : SSTS
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Yields : PAYS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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