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New York Times, Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I thought I was so smart. As soon as I uncovered HITTING STREAK, I raced down to 62-Across to enter one of the greatest hitters of all ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1125 ( 23,758 )
Across
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Sights in marinas : MASTS
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Conventioneer's ID : BADGE
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Emergency signal : SOS
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Computer screen array : ICONS
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Bottled water with three mountain peaks in its logo : EVIAN
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Granite State sch. : UNH
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Position of 62-Across : CENTERFIELD
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"Masters of Sex" channel, in TV listings : SHO
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___ loss : ATA
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Castle defense : MOAT
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Savory gelatin-based dish : ASPIC
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With 27-Across, record-setting achievement of 62-Across : HITTING
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See 24-Across : STREAK
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"Am I my brother's keeper?" speaker : CAIN
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Morton product : SALT
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Prefix with bellum : ANTE
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In good physical shape : FIT
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Avoid work : LOAF
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Duration of 62-Across's 24-/27-Across : FIFTYSIXGAMES
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Necessity for a doctor or taxi driver: Abbr. : LIC
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Bridge : SPAN
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Med. school course : ANAT
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Ovine mothers : EWES
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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With 54-Across, moniker of 62-Across : YANKEE
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See 52-Across : CLIPPER
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___ Brown, host of "Iron Chef America" : ALTON
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Pink-slip : FIRE
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Texter's "Here's what I think" : IMO
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Take the gold : WIN
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American athlete born 11/25/1914 : JOEDIMAGGIO
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___ dye : AZO
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In first place : ONTOP
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Carrots and turnips, basically : ROOTS
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Conifer with toxic seeds : YEW
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Baker's supply : YEAST
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Sacred choral composition : MOTET
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Bible book after Jonah : MICAH
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___ acid : ACETIC
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Hyundai model with a musical name : SONATA
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Explosive stuff : TNT
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Seattle-to-Phoenix dir. : SSE
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Enshrouds in a mist : BEFOGS
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Sports shoe brand : AVIA
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Insects and seeds, for many birds : DIET
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Guy's partner : GAL
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Have as a terminus : ENDAT
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Mood suffusing "Psycho" : SUSPENSE
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Temporarily not airing, as a TV show : ONHIATUS
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The shower scene in "Psycho," e.g. : SHOCKER
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D.D.E.'s running mate : RMN
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Paris : Mme. :: Madrid : ___ : SRA
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Petty quarrel : TIFF
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D.D.E. or J.F.K. : INITS
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The boards, to an actor : STAGE
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Dress style introduced by Dior : ALINE
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Bagel go-with : LOX
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Melville's first book : TYPEE
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Language of Iran : FARSI
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Complete, as arrangements : FINALIZE
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"Sorry, ask me later" : ICANTNOW
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Glimpsed : SAW
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Pick-___ (refreshing drink) : MEUP
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Purchasing plan : LAYAWAY
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Ruling from a boxing ref : TKO
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Lines to be memorized : SCRIPT
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Faucet : SPIGOT
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Jew or Arab : SEMITE
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Relish : ENJOY
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Early moon lander, for short : LEM
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Sleep in a vertical position? : ROOST
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Greek salad component : FETA
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Vows made "for better or worse" : IDOS
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Single : ONE
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Sleeve : ARM
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Melted chocolate, e.g. : GOO

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

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