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New York Times, Friday, November 28, 2014

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
Time of annual madness ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Gray. Friday freshness: 12%
Tracy Gray notes:

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving, everybody! Who doesn't like finding a sale or two...or even four, especially on Black Friday?! Hope you enjoy it! Gone shopping!

Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, the trickery! A rebus puzzle on a Friday will throw many solvers off, but I think tossing in a monkey wrench once in a while is ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times11/28/14 ( No. 23,761 )
Across
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Gaping opening : MAW
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Tees off : STEAMS
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Salon service : SET
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Hoo-has : ADOS
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"Easy Rider" ride : HARLEY
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Beginning to mature? : PRE
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Christian symbol used during the Crusades : JERUSALEMCROSS
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Coastal feature : RIA
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Expert : OLDPRO
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Bit of electric guitar play : HOTLICK
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Epoxy, e.g. : RESIN
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Trading insider Boesky : IVAN
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Ages ago : ONCE
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Results of refrigerator raids : NOSHES
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Fathered : BEGAT
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Prime or crime follower : RATE
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Small amount of liquor : TOT
34
Many an informative tweet : NEWSALERT
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Wordsworth's "___: Intimations of Immortality" : ODE
36
New England architectural style : CAPECOD
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Best effort : ALL
39
Early Stephen King thriller : SALEMSLOT
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Charles, for one : ROI
42
Ball opener? : SKEE
43
Gulf of Aqaba resort city : EILAT
44
"... And God Created Woman" actress : BARDOT
46
Its highest possible score is 240, for short : PSAT
47
Jam : BIND
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Space blanket material : MYLAR
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St. Francis of Assisi, for one : ASCETIC
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Chain owned by Wyndham Worldwide : RAMADA
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Hit animated film of 2011 : RIO
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Time of annual madness ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle : BLACKFRIDAY
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Colorful carp : KOI
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One way to study : ABROAD
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Falsetto-voiced Muppet : ELMO
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It has many famous alums : SNL
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Some NASA designs : ROBOTS
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Big Sur institute : ESALEN
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Epic : MAJOR
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Singer who was awarded an M.B.E. in 2013 : ADELE
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An argument : WORDS
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Ordinary guy: Var. : SHMO
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XXX part : TAC
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Misidentify, e.g. : ERR
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Warm greetings? : ALOHAS
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Unstable physics particle : MESON
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Alphabetizing, e.g.: Abbr. : SYST
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Cracks, as piping : SPRINGSALEAK
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"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" author : ERICCARLE
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It whistles while it works : TEAKETTLE
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Flat on one's back : SUPINE
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Italian port on the Tyrrhenian Sea : SALERNO
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Theater magnate Marcus : LOEW
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"Come hungry. Leave happy" sloganeer : IHOP
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Expert : VETERAN
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Assists, e.g. : STAT
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Sack : BED
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Mother of the Freedom Movement, to friends : ROSALEEPARKS
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What a ticket is good for : ADMISSION
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Electrical transformer : TESLACOIL
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Reason to be barred from a bar : NOID
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Simple 29-Down : COT
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Part of a tennis net : CORD
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One way to be running or working : LATE
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Stonewall, say : STYMIE
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Tummy soother : BICARB
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Baseball All-Star Infante : OMAR
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Tolkien protagonist : BILBO
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Big dipper : LADLE
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Water : ADAMSALE
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So-called "laboratory's first gift to the loom" : RAYON
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Way up? : TBAR
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Country addresses, for short : RFDS
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Baby's sound : COO
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"2 Broke Girls" actress Dennings : KAT

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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