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New York Times, Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Maurer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael S. Maurer notes:
Sitting in class my third year in law school, I noticed the friend next to me solving a crossword puzzle, and I was envious. We were ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WAR GAMES today, theme answers relating to war getting kooky interpretations. I liked PRESENT ARMS as something an RN might say, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 23,759 )
Across
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Buried treasure site, maybe : ISLE
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Eagles' band?: Abbr. : BSA
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What confirmed bachelors avoid : ALTARS
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Wet missile : SPITBALL
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Jay ___, onetime Obama press secretary : CARNEY
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Potato? : MASHUNIT
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Benefits : AVAILS
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"Bewitched" spinoff : TABITHA
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Take in, as patients : ADMIT
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Major tanker port : ADEN
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Ebb tide? : SHORELEAVE
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Fled or bled : RAN
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Not quite enough : SHY
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Philanthropist Broad : ELI
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Sci-fi author Stanislaw : LEM
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Most of the symbols on a traditional slot machine : FRUIT
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Willow shoot : OSIER
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Inoculation order? : PRESENTARMS
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Rotten tomato's sound : SPLAT
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Put into law : ENACT
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Org. originating the three-point shot : ABA
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Suffix with super : IOR
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Neither his nor hers : ITS
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___ mag (Maxim or FHM) : LAD
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"Clean out your desk!"? : FIRINGLINE
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Goes down : SETS
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Commencement participants, for short : GRADS
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Eases : SOFTENS
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Like Superman and Spider-Man : HEROIC
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1983 sci-fi drama ... or a possible title for this puzzle : WARGAMES
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Actress Bynes of "She's the Man" : AMANDA
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Letterman's favorite activity? : ANAGRAMS
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Took home : NETTED
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A, B and C, in D.C. : STS
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See 50-Down : KNOW
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Suffix with sex : ISM
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Masseuse's workplace : SPA
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"Pay attention!" : LISTENUP
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Allen who captured Fort Ticonderoga : ETHAN
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Exile : BANISH
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Like the toves in "Jabberwocky" : SLITHY
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E'en if : ALTHO
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Signature Obama health measure, for short : ACA
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Some microphones : LAVALIERES
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Major League Baseball news : TRADE
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Savage : ANIMAL
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Go through again : RELIVE
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What an anarchist rails against, with "the" : SYSTEM
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Pal : BUB
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
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Toy sound : ARF
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Historical org. : DAR
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Words of welcome : STEPINSIDE
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Code letters? : IRS
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One side of Niagara Falls: Abbr. : ONT
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Watergate initials : RMN
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Tough trek : SLOG
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Doo-wop group with the 1963 hit "Remember Then," with "the" : EARLS
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Infomercial figure : SALESMAN
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Scores of Vikings, for short : TDS
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Warm blanket : AFGHAN
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Old galley : BIREME
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Biblical debarkation point : ARARAT
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Baby : INFANT
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Aquarium fish : TETRAS
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With 65-Across, "Not a clue" : IDONT
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Midwest tribe : IOWAS
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Snide comments : SNARK
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Humpty Dumpty, e.g. : EGG
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Scoundrel : CAD
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Music genre : EMO
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Chicago-to-Houston dir. : SSW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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