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New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What you get when you blend the results of this puzzle's recipe instructions

Author:
Jean O'Conor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. O'Conor. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jean O'Conor notes:
Although this is my fourth puzzle to be published in the New York Times, it is the first one that Will accepted. I was a little ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

It's not often you get a recipe in a crossword puzzle. And I love the low 72-word word count. That couldn't have been easy to do.

Jeff Chen notes:
Fresh theme today, a recipe for making PESTO. I hadn't had freshly-made pesto until maybe ten years ago, and it changed my life (I had ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/13/13 ( No. 23,381 )
Across
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Beverages in the a.m. : OJS
4
9-Across buy : TABLE
9
Company founded by a 17-year-old Swede : IKEA
13
Young boxer : PUP
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Cry of fear or hilarity : SHRIEK
15
Housecat's perch : SILL
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Foofaraw : ADO
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Recipe instruction #1 : MINCEGARLIC
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Slips and such : LINGERIE
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Tony of "Taxi" : DANZA
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Recipe instruction #2 : GRATEPARMESAN
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Owners of an infamous cow : OLEARYS
27
Banshee's cry : WAIL
28
Slaps the cuffs on : NABS
29
Number of pecks in a 34-Down : FOUR
30
U.K. bestowal : OBE
33
Recipe instruction #3 : CHOPBASILLEAVES
38
Tarzan creator's monogram : ERB
39
Bell Labs operating system : UNIX
40
Nifty : NEAT
41
Seller's caveat : ASIS
42
Renaissance, literally : REBIRTH
45
Recipe instruction #4 : CRUSHPINENUTS
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Tilter's weapon : LANCE
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Renders unnecessary : OBVIATES
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Recipe instruction #5 : ADDOLIVEOIL
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An ex of Frank : AVA
57
Painter Mondrian : PIET
58
Term of address for a nobleman : MILORD
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Altoids container : TIN
60
Impersonal letter starter : SIRS
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What you get when you blend the results of this puzzle's recipe instructions : PESTO
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Bugling beast : ELK
Down
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Gem of a girl? : OPAL
2
Dench who played Elizabeth I : JUDI
3
Squarish TV toon : SPONGEBOB
4
Minimum age for a U.S. senator : THIRTY
5
___ Army (golf fans of old) : ARNIES
6
Muscle strengthened by curls, informally : BICEP
7
Van Cleef of "High Noon" : LEE
8
Heart test letters : EKG
9
Lost Tribes' land : ISRAEL
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Ceramists' fixtures : KILNS
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Pupil of 'enry 'iggins : ELIZA
12
___ Highway (historic route to Delta Junction) : ALCAN
14
Lipstick slip : SMEAR
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Be a fan of : ADMIRE
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Get, as a concept : GRASP
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Mil. truant : AWOL
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Brother of Fidel : RAUL
25
As soon as : ONCE
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
29
Tough spot : FIX
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Fudge, say : OVERSTATE
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Patrolman's rounds : BEAT
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O.T. book read during Purim : ESTH
34
Farmer's basketful, maybe : BUSHEL
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Have ___ (surreptitiously imbibe) : ANIP
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Emphatic assent, in Baja : SISI
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"The Red Tent" author Diamant : ANITA
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Items at a haberdashery : ASCOTS
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PC start-over : REBOOT
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"Green," in product names : ENVIRO
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Physique : BUILD
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Sounds of appreciation : CLAPS
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Pizza cuts, essentially : RADII
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Hypnotized : UNDER
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Year-end airs : NOELS
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Bad to the bone : EVIL
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Put in the cup, as a golf ball : SANK
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Mischievous sort : IMP
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Contend : VIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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