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New York Times, Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
A cartographer's dream puzzle! Tim gives us not just the EQUATOR, but the (Tropic of) CAN/CER and the (Tropic of) CAPRI/CORN. But ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1122 ( 24,851 )

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Across
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Home to Santa's workshop : NORTHPOLE
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Popular outdoor clothing brand, with "The" : NORTHFACE
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Minnesota N.H.L. team from 1967 to 1993 : NORTHSTARS
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Ruler over Valhalla : ODIN
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As dumb as ___ of rocks : ABOX
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American of Japanese origin : NISEI
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Mandatory: Abbr. : REQD
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Gusto : ZEST
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Change for the better : AMEND
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Fraternity "T" : TAU
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Dog that needs a muzzle, say : BITER
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Novelist Charles with an appropriate surname : READE
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Volunteer's phrase : ICAN
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Largest known asteroid : CERES
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Giving over : CEDING
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Part of the brainstem : MEDULLA
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How most movies are released after theatrical runs : ONDVD
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Send off, as an online order : SHIP
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Remunerates : PAYS
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What Friday has, unlike any other day? : ANI
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Dividing line : EQUATOR
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Subj. for Bill Nye : SCI
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Candlemaking supply : SUET
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Like Christmas sweaters, stereotypically : UGLY
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Prefix with party or venous : INTRA
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Queen in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : TITANIA
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___ Way (Roman road) : APPIAN
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Calf-length pants style : CAPRI
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Iowa's largest export : CORN
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Language group of central Africa : BANTU
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Harsh : STERN
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Anarchist's aversion : LAW
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Eponymous Dr. Alzheimer : ALOIS
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Young muchacho : NINO
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New York's ___ Field : CITI
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Scrabble 1-pointer (but a Words With Friends 2-pointer) : NTILE
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Years on the Yucatán : ANOS
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In a short while : ANON
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Country hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics : SOUTHKOREA
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Lefties : SOUTHPAWS
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Notre Dame setting : SOUTHBEND
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Affluent Connecticut town : WESTPORT
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Theaters of antiquity : ODEA
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Food restriction before and after surgery, maybe : LIQUIDDIET
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Demise : END
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Disconcerting : FAZING
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Aid in mischief : ABET
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Sine's reciprocal, in trig : COSEC
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Hand or foot : EXTREMITY
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Caught : SNARED
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"Pencils down!" : TIMESUP
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Like Edward Lear's Owl and Pussycat : ASEA
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Tear apart : REND
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U.N.'s location in Manhattan : EASTSIDE
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Burglary, in police shorthand : BANDE
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Kind of engineer: Abbr. : CIV
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Certain tow job : REPO
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Interstate 5's locale : WESTCOAST
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Listless feeling : ENNUI
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Bringing up the rear : LASTINLINE
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Stretchy sportswear material : LYCRA
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Resident of China or Japan, but not India or Iran : EASTASIAN
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Pea with a thick, rounded pod : SUGARSNAP
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Chess-playing movie villain : HAL
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Bon mot : QUIP
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Make fun of : RIPON
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Capable of being touched : TACTILE
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Network with news at the top of each hour : NPR
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Revulsion : NAUSEA
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Bridging : ACROSS
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1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
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Area of longtime contention : WESTBANK
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Choir part : ALTO
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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Plenty, once : ENOW
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Huge amounts : ATON
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Eurus, in Greek mythology : EASTWIND
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One waiting at the airport? : CAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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