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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 2015

Dangers for the unwary ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23- and 47-Across?

Author:
Loren Muse Smith and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Smith. This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Michaels. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
LOREN: A couple of years ago, Andrea emailed me, telling me I should consider trying to construct. We started working on various ideas ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
As I solved, I picked up the theme pretty quickly from PADDED and MIRACLE, and I confirmed it upon hitting PUSH UP. I was expecting a ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/2/15 ( No. 24,100 )
Across
1
Place to swim : POOL
5
From County Clare, e.g. : IRISH
10
Poses questions : ASKS
14
Auto pioneer Ransom E. ___ : OLDS
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Finnish tech giant : NOKIA
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Unwanted mail : SPAM
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Place to put someone who might hurt himself : PADDEDCELL
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Schlep : TOTE
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The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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2016 Olympics city, informally : RIO
22
Sharapova of tennis : MARIA
23
1962 film about Helen Keller, with "The" : MIRACLEWORKER
28
Stock unit : SHARE
30
"Plan 9 From ___ Space" : OUTER
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Like oxen pulling a plow : YOKED
32
Bopping on the head : CONKING
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Big name in faucets : MOEN
37
Eastwood of Hollywood : CLINT
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"Little" heroine of Dickens's "The Old Curiosity Shop" : NELL
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Add more to, as someone's drink : FRESHEN
43
Perfectly timed : ONCUE
44
Maker of the Accord and CR-V : HONDA
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Cuts down on calories : DIETS
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Be dead and buried, in slang : PUSHUPDAISIES
52
Facts collected by spies, informally : INTEL
53
"Treasure Island" author's inits. : RLS
54
Maple syrup source : SAP
57
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Dangers for the unwary ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23- and 47-Across? : BOOBYTRAPS
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In the neighborhood : NEAR
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Abominable : AWFUL
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Neighborhood : AREA
65
Paris airport : ORLY
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On pins and needles : ANTSY
67
Classic computer game set on an island : MYST
Down
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Daddy-o : POPS
2
Skin care brand : OLAY
3
Betting parlor V.I.P. : ODDSMAKER
4
'60s trip inducer : LSD
5
Where rajahs once ruled : INDIA
6
Overly ornate : ROCOCO
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"I Like ___" (1950s campaign button) : IKE
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The "S" in R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Computer in "2001" : HAL
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"When you wish upon ___ ..." : ASTAR
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Two-in-one eating implement : SPORK
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Actress Holmes : KATIE
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Bad-mouth : SMEAR
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Screwed up : ERRED
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Robin Williams role that was out of this world? : MORK
24
"Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
25
Country singer Williams : LUCINDA
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Prep school for some English princes : ETON
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Departed : WENT
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Prefix with pathetic : SYM
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Clip-clop sound producer : HOOF
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Belly button type : INNIE
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Essential : NECESSARY
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Stuff to the gills : GLUT
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Karate move : CHOP
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Furnish temporarily : LEND
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___ √Čtats-Unis : LES
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Jewish temple : SHUL
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Shelley or Keats, poetically speaking : ODIST
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Alternative to a 747 : AIRBUS
47
Baby grand, e.g. : PIANO
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Word before "the gun" or "the circumstances" : UNDER
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Run to second while the pitcher isn't looking, say : STEAL
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One of two Tudor kings : HENRY
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In a foxy way : SLYLY
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Gorillas : APES
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11th grader's exam, for short : PSAT
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Sheep's cry : BAA
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The "O" in M.Y.O.B. : OWN
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Frequently, to poets : OFT
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Symbol for Aries : RAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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