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New York Times, Thursday, November 19, 2015

Search engine feature ... or what you literally need to do to answer the six starred clues

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Zhou. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Andrew Zhou notes:
This puzzle was submitted in two versions — the version here, and one in which you got the full name of the theme entry. I really ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I loved this concept, AUTOCOMPLETE interpreted as AUTO-COMPLETE. Just delightful to scratch my head, knowing that SOLAR PLEXUS had to ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/19/15 ( No. 24,117 )
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Lead on : TEMPT
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Sigmatism : LISP
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Sibs ... or Sigs, maybe : BROS
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In ___ diagnosis : UTERO
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Forum disclaimer : IMHO
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Not exactly old money : EURO
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Like some learning curves : STEEP
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Cartoon character created by a marine biologist : SPONGEBOB
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*TV celebrity who has owned both a clothing line and a wine brand : KATHIELEEGIFFORD
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What may give an artistic bias? : EASEL
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___ star : GUEST
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*Nerve center in the abdomen that's strongly affected by a punch : SOLARPLEXUS
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*1965 #1 Beach Boys hit : HELPMERHONDA
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Friendliness : AMITY
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Language akin to Tahitian : MAORI
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Place with a lot of monitors, for short : ICU
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Studies : DENS
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*Have membership in : BELONGTO
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Arctic drifter : FLOE
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It uses the 16-Across: Abbr. : IRE
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Moved about sinuously : EELED
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Altarpiece figure : SAINT
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*Classical ensemble : STRINGTRIO
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*In the year of our Lord : ANNODOMINI
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Pair on a ketch : MASTS
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1946 creation originally intended to calculate ballistics tables : ENIAC
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Search engine feature ... or what you literally need to do to answer the six starred clues : AUTOCOMPLETE
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Kill, as time : WHILEAWAY
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Interpose : PUTIN
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Hindu festival of colors : HOLI
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Simple : MERE
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Critic who wrote "Behind the Phantom's Mask" : EBERT
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Well-funded grp.? : OPEC
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Some blockers : ENDS
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Jerks : ASSES
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Boar's head feature : TUSK
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Kett of old comics : ETTA
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Satisfy : MEET
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Warms up : PREHEATS
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Clip art? : TOPIARY
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Fine thread : LISLE
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Push : IMPEL
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One going on foot? : SHOE
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Beer ___ : PONG
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Strengthen : BEEFUP
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Hitch : RUB
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Prize at las Olimpiadas : ORO
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Show utter despair, in a way : SOB
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2003 Lopez/Affleck flop : GIGLI
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Pickup artist's skill, for short? : ESP
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___ Barzini, "The Godfather" don : EMILIO
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Back up : SECOND
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Following, as one's word : TRUETO
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Christian Grey's specialty in "Fifty Shades of Grey" : SADISM
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Mario Puzo sequel : OMERTA
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Passenger ships : LINERS
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Bit of attire at an initiation ceremony : HOOD
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Directional ending : ERN
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Endure a temperature of 110°, say : MELT
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It's sold by the yard : ALE
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Seek change? : BEG
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Zine distributors, perhaps : FANCLUBS
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Go after : ENSUE
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Crunchy vegetable : SNAPPEA
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Like some instructions that are important to read : ITALIC
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Object : AIM
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Environmentally friendly greeting : ECARD
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Alfred who wrote "The Highwayman" : NOYES
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Gentle : TAME
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Actor Clive of Cinemax's "The Knick" : OWEN
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Are, in Amiens : ETES
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Exhaust : TIRE
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Mastoiditis specialists, for short : ENTS
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"___, me?" : WHO
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30-minute flight, e.g. : HOP
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Any one of the Marquises : ILE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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