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New York Times, Friday, November 14, 2014

Gandhi who heads the Indian National Congress

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 4, (1 double stack) Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Krozel.
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© 2014, The New York Times11/14/14 ( No. 23,747 )
Across
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___ Store (debut of 2008) : APP
4
Space on a bookshelf? : SCIFI
9
Bush found in Florida : JEB
12
"___ funny!" : TOO
13
Stray away : ROAMOFF
15
Short coming? : ARR
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Boring thing : AWL
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Part of a bridge truss : ENDPOST
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Apology opener : MEA
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10th-century pope : LEOVIII
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War room topic : TACTICS
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"The Alphabet" artist : ERTE
24
___ itself : ALLBY
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Sponges, say : WETS
27
Fly in the face of someone? : PEST
29
Mau ___ (forever, in Hawaii) : LOA
30
It may have a high grain content : SILO
31
B, for one : CAPITALLETTER
34
B♭, for one : MUSICALNOTE
35
Bb6, for one : CHESSMOVE
36
Score at the half? : DECADE
38
"You've got mail!" and such : ALERTS
41
Cry of innocence : NOTI
42
Caesar's force : VIS
44
Notable 1979 exile : SHAH
46
Invisible thing that's inflatable : EGO
47
They often succeed : PRINCES
51
States on a game board, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
52
Soap of a medical nature : GENERALHOSPITAL
55
Fancy invitation feature : RAISEDLETTERING
56
They might catch some rays : ORCAS
57
Some 24/7 facilities : ERS
58
Spanish for "basket" : CESTA
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"Ben-Hur: ___ of the Christ" : ATALE
2
Basis of the Nintendo Wii's processor : POWERPC
3
It has four mounted players : POLOTEAM
4
Gandhi who heads the Indian National Congress : SONIA
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Longtime luxury sedan : CADILLACSEVILLE
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Sitter hitter, maybe : IMP
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Pat Patriot and Billy Buffalo : FOOTBALLMASCOTS
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Hypothetical example opener : IFSAY
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Curtis of the screen : JAMIELEE
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Player with Legos, for example : ERECTOR
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Authority figures : BRASS
13
Big outdoor gear retailer : REI
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What might break people's trust?: Abbr. : FTC
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Discoverer of the Amazon's mouth : VESPUCCI
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Giggles : TWITTERS
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"Copacabana" showgirl and others : LOLAS
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___ b'Av (annual Jewish fast day) : TISHA
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Place for a glowing element : STOVE
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20-20, e.g. : TIED
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Hydroxyl-bearing compound : ENOL
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Turned-over part of a leaf : DOGEAR
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Alternative to Avia : ETONIC
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See 49-Down : THATIS
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Wise one : SAVANT
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Opposite of blanco : NEGRO
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"___ Shoes" (2005 Cameron Diaz film) : INHER
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Frequent Wyeth model : HELGA
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One aboard Marine One: Abbr. : PRES
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"Wicked!" : RAD
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Id ___ (39-Down) : EST
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Provide technical details for : SPEC
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Spanish demonstrative : ESA
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Burning feeling : IRE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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