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New York Times, Friday, November 27, 2015

"Paris is always a good ___" (line from the film "Sabrina")

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Wentz.
Peter Wentz notes:
Looking at this puzzle again with fresh eyes, I'm very happy with the dozen 10-letter entries wrapping the edges. That holds true even ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Colorful and clean grid. It starts as a standard layout, with triple-stacked 10s in each corner, but Peter goes one step further by ... read more
1
C
2
A
3
B
4
S
5
S
6
T
7
I
8
F
9
F
10
D
11
R
12
I
13
N
14
K
15
L
U
R
K
16
N
O
S
I
R
E
E
B
O
B
17
I
D
E
A
18
A
D
A
G
E
N
C
I
E
S
19
M
I
A
20
S
P
A
Y
21
S
T
U
D
S
22
B
O
K
23
C
H
O
Y
24
W
H
Y
S
25
S
P
R
A
I
N
26
W
H
E
N
E
27
V
28
E
29
R
30
O
H
A
R
A
31
C
A
I
N
E
32
O
N
E
33
V
I
N
E
34
B
A
L
M
S
35
T
O
G
A
36
E
L
K
37
D
A
N
E
S
38
R
E
D
I
D
39
R
E
S
40
P
E
C
T
S
41
S
A
X
O
N
Y
42
E
C
K
O
43
B
I
G
T
O
E
S
44
N
45
O
T
I
P
46
M
A
R
S
47
D
R
E
48
Y
O
M
A
M
A
49
J
O
K
E
50
B
O
O
T
51
A
V
E
R
A
G
E
M
E
N
52
C
L
O
G
53
H
A
N
D
L
E
B
A
R
S
54
E
L
M
O
© 2015, The New York Times11/27/15 ( No. 24,125 )
Across
1
Napa options, informally : CABS
5
Request after a tough day, perhaps : STIFFDRINK
15
Browse without comment : LURK
16
"Ain't gonna happen!" : NOSIREEBOB
17
"Paris is always a good ___" (line from the film "Sabrina") : IDEA
18
They get spots out : ADAGENCIES
19
"Bad Girls" rapper : MIA
20
Fix, as a toy : SPAY
21
Supports for gypsum boards : STUDS
22
Chinese cabbage : BOKCHOY
24
Reasons : WHYS
25
Reason for icing : SPRAIN
26
"Anytime" : WHENEVER
30
John who wrote "BUtterfield 8" : OHARA
31
Michael who played Alfred Pennyworth in three Batman movies : CAINE
32
Solitary : ONE
33
2012 Twitter acquisition : VINE
34
They come as a relief : BALMS
35
Stola : woman :: ___ : man : TOGA
36
Logo for the Hartford : ELK
37
Greenlanders, by citizenship : DANES
38
Covered, as a song : REDID
39
They might be paid at a memorial : RESPECTS
41
Dresden's state : SAXONY
42
Fashion designer Marc : ECKO
43
Halluces : BIGTOES
44
Poor service penalty, possibly : NOTIP
46
Curiosity's locale : MARS
47
Onetime Ice Cube collaborator, informally : DRE
48
It might involve someone "so fat" or "so old" : YOMAMAJOKE
50
Throw out unceremoniously : BOOT
51
Regular joes : AVERAGEMEN
52
Target for a snake : CLOG
53
What to grab for the road? : HANDLEBARS
54
Adventurer in Grouchland in a 1999 film : ELMO
Down
1
Crosses, as a range : CLIMBSOVER
2
One making a sound investment? : AUDIOPHILE
3
Fall out of line : BREAKRANKS
4
Genre for the band Sublime : SKA
5
Easily attached : SNAPON
6
Present time : TODAY
7
"Goodness!" : ISAY
8
Abbr. next to a chart : FIG
9
Tops off : FRESHENS
10
Orbit alternative : DENTYNE
11
Disqualify (oneself) : RECUSE
12
[See above] : IBID
13
All those against : NOES
14
Computer memory units: Abbr. : KBS
20
Sect opposed to ISIS : SHIA
23
Pains : CARE
24
Sudden notions : WHIMS
26
Land known to locals as Cymru : WALES
27
One stuck abroad? : VOODOODOLL
28
Scotty's domain on "Star Trek" : ENGINEROOM
29
Starting line : READYSETGO
31
Part of Dante's "Inferno" : CANTO
34
It's usually devoted to sports in a tabloid newspaper : BACKPAGE
35
Exchange between cell mates? : TEXT
37
What's the point? : DECIMAL
38
Car wash supply : RAGS
40
Small bomb used for breaking down gates : PETARD
41
Mythical nautical dangers : SIRENS
43
Follower of Able : BAKER
44
Massive explosion : NOVA
45
Foreshadowing : OMEN
46
Home of "Christina's World," familiarly : MOMA
48
"Oh, sure" : YAH
49
Presidential son and brother : JEB
50
Dating inits. : BCE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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