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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
The anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is what inspired the puzzle but deciding how to do it was a challenge. Originally, I wanted ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

David is a master at theme interlock. 3D and 31D each cross two other theme entries — very elegant. R E LEE (56D) is a happy thematic bonus. The fill is pretty clean, too.

Jeff Chen notes:
I really enjoyed David's comments about having to memorize the Gettysburg Address. I recently finished "Across the Universe" by Beth ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 23,387 )
Across
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Schmooze : CHAT
5
Tanning lotion letters : SPF
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Discombobulates : FAZES
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Bum : HOBO
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Chimney feature : FLUE
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Praise to the skies : EXALT
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1922 Willa Cather novel that won a Pulitzer : ONEOFOURS
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Email option : REPLY
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Prefix with lateral : MULTI
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"___, With Love" : TOSIR
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Jazz instrument : SAX
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Next-to-last Greek letter : PSI
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Bridge or Scrabble need : SCOREPAD
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Classic pop brand : NEHI
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Darwin's "On the ___ of Species" : ORIGIN
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PC alternatives : MACS
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Verdi's "Don Carlos," e.g. : GRANDOPERA
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Very much : ALOT
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University address ender : EDU
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Class boosters, for short : PTAS
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Big attraction for bargain hunters : SALESEVENT
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Site of an occasional outbreak in Sicily : ETNA
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Musical incompetence : TINEAR
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Light and breezy : AIRY
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Some school exams : MIDYEARS
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Mrs., in Monterrey : SRA
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With 35-Down, a court game : JAI
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Discover : LEARN
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Innocent ones : BABES
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Texas monument, with "the" : ALAMO
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Maximum loads of hay or vegetables : WAGONFULS
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B-ball player : CAGER
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Worry, worry, worry : STEW
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Word with family or shoe : TREE
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Speed units for seafarers : KNOTS
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Flamenco shout : OLE
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A really long time : AGES
Down
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Bite from Pac-Man : CHOMP
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Wagner, one of the first five inductees : HONUS
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Prez who delivered a famous address on Nov. 19, 1863 : ABELINCOLN
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Blow a whistle : TOOT
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Bay Area airport, briefly : SFO
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Dwarf planet whose moons include Charon and 12-Down : PLUTO
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Big to-do : FUROR
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Mondale's 1984 running mate : FERRARO
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Log cutter : AXE
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Hits with a Taser : ZAPS
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Fitzgerald who sang duets with Louis Armstrong : ELLA
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Moon of 6-Down named for a mythological river : STYX
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To be, to Tiberius : ESSE
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Take the bait? : FISH
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Music lover's carry-along : IPOD
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Short smoke? : CIG
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Big ___ (group of stars in Ursa Major) : DIPPER
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High regard : ESTEEM
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Where 3-Down's address was delivered : GETTYSBURG
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1979 revolution site : IRAN
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2011 launcher of Curiosity : NASA
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Crow's-nest site : MAST
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See 58-Across : ALAI
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Sun. sermonizer : REV
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Summer cooler : ADE
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One with a regular habit? : NUN
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Seafarers : SAILORS
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Our planet, to a German : ERDE
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Seafarer, informally : TAR
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Library ID : ISBN
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Swerves at sea : YAWS
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Anaheim ballplayer : ANGEL
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31-Down general's signature : RELEE
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Complete jerks : ASSES
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Hike, with "up" : JACK
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Country singer Jackson : ALAN
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Shaving lotion brand : AFTA
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Came across : MET
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Have creditors : OWE

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