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New York Times, Saturday, November 15, 2014

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Wentz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
This crossword's first entry was reverse engineered in a sense, as "So that's it!" often serves as the clue for AHA. I'm hoping ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Loved this puzzle. Perhaps I'm simply on Peter's wavelength (although he's younger, a much better Ultimate player than this recently ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1115 ( 23,748 )
Across
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"Eureka!" : SOTHATSIT
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Home tech product discontinued in 1987 : IBMPC
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Pants extender? : KNEEPATCH
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Request for a hero : NOOIL
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Source of inspiration for Sir Isaac Newton, famously : APPLETREE
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Locked up : FROZE
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Drudges : TOILS
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"Illness" affecting the wealthy : AFFLUENZA
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What a gate change might affect: Abbr. : ETD
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Join in the attack : PILEON
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Washed out : WAN
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Nereus, Proteus, Glaucus and Phorcys, to the ancient Greeks : SEAGODS
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A little night music : TAPS
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"Can this be?!" : WHATTHE
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"Y" athlete : YALIE
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Speeding : TOOFAST
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Hit : CLOCKED
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"The Painter of Sunflowers" setting : ARLES
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"That's terrible!" : BOOHISS
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Classic Jaguars : XKES
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Who said "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood" : TSELIOT
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Life force, in meditation : CHI
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Chops meat : MUTTON
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Terrain maker : GMC
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Animal with a sweet tooth : HONEYBEAR
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First video game character to be honored with a figure in the Hollywood Wax Museum : MARIO
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Make a bank withdrawal? : ERODE
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Author who was the title subject of the Best Picture of 1937 : EMILEZOLA
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Grant presenter? : ASNER
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Endgame : LASTMOVES
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Freezing temps : TEENS
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Social butterfly, e.g. : EXTROVERT
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Emulate a King or Senator : SKATE
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High, in a way : ONPOT
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Muted : TEPID
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"A half-filled auditorium," to Frost : HELL
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Some early astronauts : APES
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Gang symbol, for short : TAT
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Plain-spoken : STRAIGHT
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Something fallen off a shelf? : ICEFLOE
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Market leader : THEFED
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Not seriously : INFUN
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Hollow out : BORE
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Excursions for some rock collectors? : MOONWALKS
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Certain party deliveries : PIZZAPIES
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Did a week-long juice diet, say : CLEANSED
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___ Pollos Hermanos ("Breaking Bad" restaurant) : LOS
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Some dog rewards : PATS
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Good ones are never cracked : SAFES
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HHH : ETAS
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Silent : TACIT
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Tireless sort : WORKHORSE
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Ace : HOLEINONE
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High-seas cry : YOHO
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Al Capone, famously : TAXCHEAT
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One doing the highlights? : COLORIST
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Cut off the back : LOIN
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Loser in a 1970s-'80s "war" : BETAMAX
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Sight in an ice cream shop : TUB
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Literary contemporary of Addison : STEELE
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Bristol's partner in pharmaceuticals : MYERS
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Place for a 17-Across : GROVE
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Meet someone? : MILER
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Put in minimal effort : COAST
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Locale painted in the Sistine Chapel : EDEN
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Note : MEMO
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Eastern Europe's Sea of ___ : AZOV
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Printer setting: Abbr. : LTR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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