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New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 2015

Book with the line "My father can read big words, too. / Like Constantinople and Timbuktu"

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Last.
Natan Last notes:
This was my first attempt at a triple stack; I think I'd gotten scared away by the idea that they require bad shorter fill, but after ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool grid pattern! The triple-stack down the center plus a TON of long entries — a pair of long downs in the NW / SE and an ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/21/15 ( No. 24,119 )
Across
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Coddle : BABY
5
___ of Glamis (Shakespearean epithet) : THANE
10
So-called "monarch of the forest" : OAK
13
Option at una taquería : POLLO
14
First U.S. college to divest from apartheid South Africa : HAMPSHIRE
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Calm : ALLAY
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Forever : ETERNALLY
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Night-life industry bigwig : CLUBOWNER
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Cousins of colichemardes : EPEES
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Dramatist Thomas who was a contemporary of Shakespeare : KYD
22
People visited by Captain Cook in 1769 : MAORIS
24
Groups in blue, for short : PDS
25
Animal that Poseidon turned Theophane into, in myth : EWE
26
Bohemians are part of it : ARTSCENE
28
Went on : RODE
30
They may be put on a stretcher : YOGAPANTS
33
___ voce : SOTTO
35
Wood of the Rolling Stones : RON
36
Beverages in orange, grape and peach flavors : NEHIS
38
Like matters of orthodoxy : DOCTRINAL
41
Florida's ___ Battlefield Historic State Park : DADE
42
Book with the line "My father can read big words, too. / Like Constantinople and Timbuktu" : HOPONPOP
44
"How I Met Your Mother" narrator : TED
45
Female kangaroo : DOE
47
Handsome hombres : GUAPOS
48
___ punk (hybrid music genre) : SKA
49
Ones sending out tweets : BIRDS
51
Come to an agreement, say : SHAKEONIT
53
"M*A*S*H" watering hole : ROSIESBAR
55
Like some hockey passes : UPICE
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"It's O.K., you can come closer" : IDONTBITE
57
Wallops : DECKS
58
"Luxuries," not "necessities," per Cher : MEN
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Secretary of defense after Panetta : HAGEL
60
Low notes : ONES
Down
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Indian pictures : BOLLYWOOD
2
Referenced : ALLUDEDTO
3
Not be a good confidant : BLAB
4
Musician who performed at Obama's first inauguration : YOYOMA
5
"Mo Money Mo Problems" rapper : THENOTORIOUSBIG
6
Modern-day "You can't please everyone" : HATERSGONNAHATE
7
Los Angeles-based clothing giant : AMERICANAPPAREL
8
"This is ___" (broadcast tagline) : NPR
9
A slave to crosswords? : ESNE
10
Stewed : OILED
11
Much-painted city in Provence : ARLES
12
You might give them a ring : KEYS
13
Major pro team with the smallest home city : PACKERS
15
Went down : HAPPENED
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Guarded : WARY
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Intl. Day of Peace month : SEP
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Old ___, "Game of Thrones" character : NAN
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Forever a part of : ETCHEDIN
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"Good for you" : THATSNICE
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Seconds : SIDEKICKS
34
Plains folk : OTO
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Calms : SEDATES
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Dungeons & Dragons, e.g., for short : RPG
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"Here's the thing ..." : LOOK
43
Fake : PSEUDO
45
Current path? : DIODE
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Science fiction novelist ___ Scott Card : ORSON
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Tipping point? : BRIM
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Biblical character who lived 912 years : SETH
52
Welcome sign : OPEN
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Loan-giving org. : SBA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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