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New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 2014

"The ___ the words, the better the prayer": Martin Luther

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQ} Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I built this puzzle at the end of 2012; when it was accepted in June 2013, I was stoked that I'd be the first constructor to use FO ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
By my count David's grid has 19 proper names out of 72 answers — a higher percentage than I like, honestly — and it's tricky to know ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a nice seed in ZEPPO MARX. Its Z and X already give it an interesting flair, and Zeppo is not only one of the awesome Marx ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times11/22/14 ( No. 23,755 )
Across
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Dated agreement? : FOSHIZZLE
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Cognizes : KNOWS
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Comment to an unapologetic burper, say : EXCUSEYOU
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Cosmetics dye : EOSIN
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Hawk : WARMONGER
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Q preceder : SUSIE
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Fashion designer Saab : ELIE
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Mexican couple : DOS
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Something locked in a cell? : GENOME
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Neuralgia : nerve :: costalgia : ___ : RIB
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Lightly towels off : PATSDRY
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Dickens pseudonym : BOZ
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Woman's name that sounds like a repeated letter : CECE
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First name in design : EERO
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Turn off, maybe : MUTE
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School basics, facetiously : RRR
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Succeeded : REPLACED
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Donnybrook : FRACAS
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Moon named after the Greek personification of terror : DEIMOS
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SALT signer : BREZHNEV
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Adèle, for one: Abbr. : STE
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Page, e.g. : AIDE
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Juice name starter : CRAN
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Letters at the top of a page : HTTP
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Brick, for example : RED
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Fictional locale of a John Wayne western : RIOLOBO
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Eagle's place: Abbr. : AFB
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Attacked verbally : SNIPED
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Something most Americans won't take, for short : ESL
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Destiny's Child, e.g. : TRIO
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Olympian Moses : EDWIN
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iPhone competitor : DROIDRAZR
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Uniform : ALIKE
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Where El Nuevo Herald is read : MIAMIAREA
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Classic sea adventure of 1846 : TYPEE
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Straight man of old comedy : ZEPPOMARX
Down
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"The ___ the words, the better the prayer": Martin Luther : FEWER
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___ acid (bleach ingredient) : OXALIC
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Old record keeper : SCRIBE
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"An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" philosopher : HUME
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Film speed letters : ISO
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Castle town in a 1937 film : ZENDA
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Start of something big? : ZYGOTE
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"Hoop-Dee-Doo" lyricist : LOESSER
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USD alternative : EUR
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Writer in "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" : KESEY
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A follower? : NOUN
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Slow-cooked Italian dish : OSSOBUCO
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Handy things in the game world? : WIIMOTES
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Exhibited sternutation : SNEEZED
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Feels (for) : GROPES
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Lake catch : PERCH
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Stowe antislavery novel : DRED
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It's temporarily hot : CRAZE
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David who wrote the screenplay for "The Verdict" : MAMET
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Bad, and then some : RANCID
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Art purchase : LITHO
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Warm : FRIENDLY
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Grocery product with a multiply misspelled name : REDDIWIP
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Hematology prefix : SERO
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Stool, typically : BARSEAT
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Jarrett of the Obama White House : VALERIE
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"Ain't happening!" : NOSOAP
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"Boom" preceder : TARARA
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Lipitor maker : PFIZER
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Taylor of "The Nanny" : RENEE
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String bean's opposite : BLIMP
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Product once pitched by Ronald Reagan : BORAX
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Lake catch : PIKE
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Disneyland sight : TRAM
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Part of a certain cease-fire agreement, for short : DMZ
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Roman divinity : DIO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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