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New York Times, Saturday, November 29, 2014

"No ___ think is in my tree" ("Strawberry Fields Forever" lyric)

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 3 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 216 for Ms. Gorski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Elizabeth C. Gorski notes:
To avoid theme duplications, I always run long entries through xwordinfo.com and Matt Ginsberg's database. THREE-LETTER WORD was a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool grid today! Normally I associate Liz with Sunday puzzles featuring cool visual effects, but today she shows off her ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1129 ( 23,762 )
Across
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Likes a lot : ADMIRES
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It's not to be believed : HOGWASH
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Ones clearing for takeoff? : DEICERS
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O.K. : AGREETO
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Like one of Brunei's two main languages : MALAYAN
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Less experienced : GREENER
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It might give you a headache : ILLNESS
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Hunting party? : SEEKERS
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Boobs : TWITS
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Continental Congress delegate from Connecticut : DEANE
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Quads, e.g. : SIBS
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Onetime host of CBS's "The Morning Show" : PAAR
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"___ doing ..." : INSO
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Alternative to quotes: Abbr. : ITAL
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Cry at a revival : IMSAVED
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Something not found in this puzzle's answer : THREELETTERWORD
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She played Wallis Simpson in "The King's Speech" : EVEBEST
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But, in Bonn : ABER
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Be a Debbie Downer : MOPE
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"King ___" of old comics : AROO
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Height of fashion : RAGE
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Boxer who won 1980's Brawl in Montreal : DURAN
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Grammy-nominated Franklin and others : ERMAS
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Giant with a big trunk : REDWOOD
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Flunkies : MENIALS
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"Let me repeat: Forget it!" : ISAIDNO
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Historic residential hotel in Manhattan : ANSONIA
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Part of a 14-Down's harness : BLINDER
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Putting away : STORING
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Registers : SINKSIN
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Spray on a dress : CORSAGE
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Comes clean : ADMITSIT
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Handle : DEALWITH
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Small unit of atmospheric pressure : MILLIBAR
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Insomniac's lament : ICANTSLEEPAWINK
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Kings of León : REYES
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Noteworthy times : ERAS
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Payroll dept. info : SSNS
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Fairy tale figures : HAGS
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Fairy tale figure : OGRE
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Less likely to give : GREEDIER
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They play hard on Saturday and Sunday : WEEKENDWARRIORS
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Principal lieutenant of Hector in the "Iliad" : AENEAS
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Portable heater : STERNO
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You can bet on it : HORSE
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Mount, with "up" : PILE
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Formless life form : AMEBA
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Bloom in Robert Frost's "A Late Walk" : ASTER
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Nickname in the Best Picture of 1969 : RATSO
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Block from the White House : VETO
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They're 50-50 : EVENODDS
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Enthusiasm shown during a 2008 race : OBAMANIA
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Wining and dining : REGALING
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Olympic sport that includes passades and pirouettes : DRESSAGE
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Food whose name means "little purée" : MUESLI
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Transition to fatherhood : ORDAIN
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Tiny amounts : DRIBS
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"Masks Confronting Death" painter, 1888 : ENSOR
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"No ___ think is in my tree" ("Strawberry Fields Forever" lyric) : ONEI
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Michael who played Worf on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" : DORN
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Like Italian "bread," e.g.: Abbr. : MASC
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Inside opening? : ENTO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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