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New York Times, Saturday, November 14, 2015

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kameron Austin Collins notes:
I try to surprise people with culture and language they didn't expect to see in the Times crossword. If you saw GAYBORHOOD, SPITS ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
So much fresh material in this one! Kameron constructs a bi-weekly themeless which also features innovative entries. I've enjoyed ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 24,112 )

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Across
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Place like Chicago's Boystown or San Francisco's Castro, in modern lingo : GAYBORHOOD
11
Jackson sibling : TITO
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"Looks that way, unfortunately" : IMAFRAIDSO
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"___ help" : ICAN
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Stories unauthorized by authors : FANFICTION
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Following : NEXT
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Tut relative : TSK
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___ Lorenzo Bernini, designer of St. Peter's Square : GIAN
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Somewhat behind : LATISH
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Little capacity : PINT
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Latin American seafood dish with a citrusy kick : CEVICHE
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Article of attire for 29-Across : THONG
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Tyrannize over : DOMINEER
28
Starts : SHIES
29
See 25-Across : SUMOS
30
Slo-___ fuse : BLO
31
Real pain : PEST
32
Barbell lift to shoulder height : CLEAN
33
Pro ___ : RATA
34
___ rage : INA
35
Picks up, in a way : FOOTS
36
Like players on opposing teams, often : GIBED
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Fit for : TAILORTO
39
Bacchus attendant : SATYR
40
Types : STRAINS
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___ views (webmaster's data) : PAGE
42
Artillery operator : GUNNER
43
Move (about) : MILL
44
Beatle feature : MOP
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Department : AREA
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Heroine of ABC's "Scandal" : OLIVIAPOPE
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Staff at sea : MAST
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Democratic talking point beginning in 2010 : WARONWOMEN
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Other : ELSE
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Where California and Missouri put bears : STATESEALS
Down
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Easy exam question, so to speak : GIFT
2
Grammy alternatives voted on by the public, for short : AMAS
3
A lot of pull? : YANK
4
Really good bud : BFF
5
Starts : ORIGINS
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Aflutter : RACING
7
Try to strike : HITAT
8
Anthony Hopkins's role in "Thor" : ODIN
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One in un zoológico : OSO
10
"CNN Tonight" host beginning in 2014 : DONLEMON
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Animated Spielberg hero : TINTIN
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1990 #1 hit that starts "Yo, V.I.P., let's kick it!" : ICEICEBABY
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There might be one offshore : TAXSHELTER
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Traveling : ONTHEROAD
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Budget partner : AVIS
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Yearly Library of Congress appointee : POET
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There's no sense in them : COMAS
25
Picture about a pitcher : THENATURAL
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Jordan, to worshipers : HISAIRNESS
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Owed : DUETO
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Uses pickup lines, in slang : SPITSGAME
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Airtimes : SLOTS
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Do for the African-American community? : CORNROWS
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Confession, e.g. : RITE
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Pâté base : FOIE
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Secret enforcers : GAGLAWS
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Woolly : LANATE
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Cleansing solution : SALINE
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Revolution in basketball? : PIVOT
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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Home to Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie" : MOMA
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Real gem of a car? : OPEL
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Stationery shop display : PENS
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Rowing machine target, for short : LAT
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___ House and Museum (Baltimore attraction) : POE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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