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New York Times, Friday, November 18, 2016

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
Senator who created and introduced the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Wentz. Friday freshness: 92%
Peter Wentz notes:
This is a bit of an odd puzzle for me. I like the individual entries as much as any other crossword I've constructed, yet it doesn't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My first reaction mirrored Peter's: beautiful middle, CONDOLEEZZA RICE crossing COLD HEARTED / GINGERBREAD / BAR MITZVAHS . Those ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/18/16 ( No. 24,482 )
Across
1
Go over again, as one's writing? : BACKSPACE
10
Site of Dostoyevsky's exile : OMSK
14
2002 Hugh Grant dramedy : ABOUTABOY
15
Beat soundly : CREAM
16
He played the antagonist to Leonardo DiCaprio in "Titanic" : BILLYZANE
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Noted 1983 graduate of Columbia : OBAMA
18
Blend : ADMIX
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Trash collector : DUMPSTER
21
Close relative of elephant garlic : LEEK
22
The "m" in the equation y = mx + b : SLOPE
24
Trending : HOT
25
Letters in front of many a state name : USS
26
Crash and burn : FAIL
27
Things commonly advertised along interstates : MOTELS
30
Material for a seasonal house : GINGERBREAD
32
Cruel : COLDHEARTED
33
13 things? : BARMITZVAHS
34
Rapper/actor in several "Fast & Furious" movies : TYRESE
35
Aristotle called him the inventor of the dialectic : ZENO
36
Put down on canvas? : KOD
39
British rule in India : RAJ
40
Incline : GRADE
42
Senator Ernst : JONI
43
Pretty soon, say : INANHOUR
46
A lot : SCADS
47
Ball game : BOCCE
48
Half a round : NINEHOLES
51
Invite at the door : ASKIN
52
Rink site : ICEPALACE
53
Take away : LESS
54
Anchors' locales : NEWSDESKS
Down
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Ricky Ricardo's signature song : BABALU
2
Stands : ABIDES
3
Radio's "The Alan ___ Show" : COLMES
4
Russian men's figure skater who won a gold medal at Nagano : KULIK
5
Something crossed in "The Divine Comedy" : STYX
6
Category for un Premio Nobel : PAZ
7
Court inits. : ABA
8
One of Augusta National's first two female members : CONDOLEEZZARICE
9
Consider in a lascivious way : EYEUP
10
Royal balls : ORBS
11
Clod : MEATHEAD
12
When repeated, routine : SAMEOLD
13
Some big boxes : KMARTS
15
One involved with tickets and bookings : COP
20
Tissue part : MEMBRANE
22
City in which "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" takes place : SANDIEGO
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Hardly serious : LIGHT
26
Some festival attractions : FILMS
28
Roundup alternative : ORTHO
29
Souvenir shop stock : TEES
30
Senator who created and introduced the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 : GORE
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Praised something to the skies : RAVED
32
Takes a ride? : CARJACKS
33
Just barely : BYANOSE
34
Like some councils and tattoos : TRIBAL
36
Billabong Zoo attractions : KOALAS
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Next up : ONDECK
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Talks smack to : DISSES
41
Spat : RUNIN
42
Rapper with #1 albums in 2011, 2013 and 2014 : JCOLE
44
Franchise with locations in New Orleans and L.A. : NCIS
45
Blue symbol of Delaware : HEN
46
Source of valuable eggs : SHAD
49
Having just dropped : NEW
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Relatively cheap iTunes offerings : EPS

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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