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New York Times, Friday, November 13, 2015

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 206 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
In an effort to spread around Puzzle of the Week awards, I've recently held Patrick to an impossibly high standard. So many of his ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1113 ( 24,111 )
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Snowman in 2013's "Frozen" : OLAF
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Flamenco sound : CLAP
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Observes the Muslim day of Ashura : FASTS
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Product whose jingle was based on the 1923 hit "Barney Google" : RICEARONI
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Cry often heard after "That's it!" : IQUIT
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Fit well, so as hardly to be noticed : BLENDEDIN
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Green-hatted Nintendo character : LUIGI
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Words before taking a shot? : SAYCHEESE
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Engine displacement unit : LITER
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People who are under a lot of pressure : DEEPSEADIVERS
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Wine of the palomino grape : SHERRY
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Vicar of Christ, more familiarly : POPE
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Gambling opponent : HOUSE
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Hands-on sites? : HIPS
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Arranges : RIGS
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Soldier in the Battle of Helm's Deep : ORC
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Bad : SPOILED
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N.B.A. on ___ (sports staple since 1989) : TNT
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Performer of the 2001 Oscar-nominated song "May It Be" : ENYA
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The "E" of the old NY&E Rail Road : ERIE
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Time unit : ISSUE
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Sacks : CANS
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More than surprised : AGHAST
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Line of women's clothing? : SHOULDERSTRAP
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Flat fish : MANTA
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Standard of negotiation : WHITEFLAG
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Pod : whale :: raft : ___ : OTTER
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Moniker for #16 : HONESTABE
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Sphere : REALM
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At bottom : INESSENCE
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Awards ceremony since 1993 : ESPYS
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Garden interloper : PEST
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Newsroom post : DESK
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Orrery components : ORBS
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Diane Sawyer's actual first name : LILA
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Backgammon variant in which rolling a 1-2 is beneficial : ACEYDEUCY
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Duelists of old : FENCERS
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Unsettling : CREEPY
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Valuable deposits : LODES
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Ingredient in five-spice powder : ANISE
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SpongeBob SquarePants lives inside one : PINEAPPLE
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Nice extra : FILLIP
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Visibly nervous : AQUIVER
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Software package : SUITE
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Animal symbolizing anger in Buddhism : TIGER
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Shows signs of life : STIRS
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Conforms (to) : ADHERES
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Hospital meal accompanier : DOSE
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Clodhopper, e.g. : SHOE
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Road rage catalyst : HORN
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Coachman's handful : HORSEWHIP
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First Super Bowl to be called "Super Bowl" : III
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Metropolis misidentification : ITSAPLANE
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South African game : GNUS
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Proofer's direction : STET
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Await : PEND
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Go from point A to point B? : DIGRESS
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How devastating insults are felt : ACUTELY
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Given a raw deal : SHAFTED
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Ironic items to steal : ALARMS
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Swear : ATTEST
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Gooey treat : SMORE
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Is repelled by : HATES
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Ready if needed : ONTAP
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"Starry Night Over the ___" (van Gogh painting) : RHONE
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Trig ratios : SINES
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Early lesson : ABCS
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Sideshow oddity : GEEK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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