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New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 2014

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVW} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stanley Newman notes:
Thanks to this site, I see that this my fourth Times puzzle this year, the most for me since the five I had in Will's first full year ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice little trick today, using the holiday to create misdirection. "Thanksgiving phrase" has nothing to do with the Thanksgiving ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 23,760 )
Across
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Kindly : PLEASE
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Absorbed, with "up" : SOPPED
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State south of Veracruz : OAXACA
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Upwards of 170 beats per minute : PRESTO
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Thanksgiving phrase : MUCHASGRACIAS
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Mario Vargas Llosa's home : PERU
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Pluses : MERITS
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Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" : IAN
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Newcastle and others : ALES
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Absorbed : ATE
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Sister of the grand duchess Anastasia : OLGA
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Capacity : ROLE
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[Wrong] : BUZZ
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___ shooting : SKEET
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Dangerous curve ahead, say : ESS
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Parts of a Nativity scene : MAGI
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Having roared too much, say : HOARSE
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Highest-paid TV star of 2014, by far : JUDGEJUDY
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Half of some partnerships : SPOUSE
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"When You're Good to ___" ("Chicago" tune) : MAMA
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Bit of honey, perhaps: Abbr. : TSP
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Classic diva performances? : POUTS
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Minor inventions : FIBS
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Second-largest moon of Saturn : RHEA
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Relative of -kin : ETTE
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Unkindly : ILL
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Goes off : ERRS
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Pigtails and ponytails : DOS
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Monster in the "Odyssey" : SCYLLA
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On the money : TOAT
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Thanksgiving phrase : MERCIBEAUCOUP
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Eastern terminus of the Erie Canal : ALBANY
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Actual first name of Tom Seaver and Orson Welles : GEORGE
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Holds on : CLINGS
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Idlers : SLOTHS
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Big citrus fruits : POMELOS
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Honors : LAURELS
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Pretext : EXCUSE
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"That hits the spot" : AAH
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Put one over on : SCAM
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Disburden : EASE
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Bit of perfume : SPRITZ
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Sermonize : ORATE
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What bench presses enhance : PECS
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Symbol for Freud's field : PSI
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Merchandiser that's never closed : ETAILER
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Doctors' orders : DOSAGES
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Thanksgiving phrase : GRAZIEMILLE
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Take a coat off : PARE
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Statistician Silver : NATE
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Word that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or interjection : OKAY
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Directed : BADE
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Big name in boots : UGG
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Word before bread or water : SODA
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Tousle : MUSS
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Operates perfectly : HUMS
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Coffee sack material : JUTE
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Skewer : JAB
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Went like lightning : SPED
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It meets the Shenandoah at Harper's Ferry : POTOMAC
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Beat in the market : OUTSELL
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Over and done with : THROUGH
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Clothing items with fringes : SERAPES
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Over and done with : PAST
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Visits by Voyager 1, e.g. : FLYBYS
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Counter with a sharp edge : RETORT
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One use for marzipan : ICING
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Certain JPEG : SCAN
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Hangs back : LAGS
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Writer about Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals : AUEL
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Hitter's stat : RBI
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Corp. manager : COO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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