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New York Times, Friday, November 4, 2016

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
This puzzle dates back to January 2015. If memory serves, Matt Ginsberg had just sent out the final version of a crowdsourced word ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A ton of flashy, catchy answers. That bottom left corner is especially shiny, with four strong answers — WOW JUST WOW / ASK ANYONE / ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 24,468 )
Across
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Pot remnant : SHARD
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Pot part : ANTE
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Anagram of "pots" : STOP
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Magnetic flux unit : WEBER
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Pot : MARIJUANA
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Word from the Greek for "feigned ignorance" : IRONY
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Source of the word "geyser" : ICELANDIC
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Professional boxer? : MOVER
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One who doesn't need fancy wining and dining : CHEAPDATE
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Prestigious award or flattering compliment : EGOBOOSTER
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Talk like a pirate, say : SWEAR
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Things short people have? : DEBTS
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Open-house grp. : PTA
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Make more powerful : SOUPUP
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Spill over : SLOP
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Spa treatment favored by rock fans? : HOTSTONEMASSAGE
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Something no one can sing? : DUET
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Senator who wrote "Why Courage Matters" and "Hard Call" : MCCAIN
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Sleazeball : CAD
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Cutting edge producer : STROP
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Certain tablets : NOOKS
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Words from the speechless : WOWJUSTWOW
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"It's not only me who thinks this" : ASKANYONE
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Fiscal ___ : CLIFF
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Sway with a partner : SLOWDANCE
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BBC ___ : RADIO
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Serving of ahi : TUNASTEAK
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Beside : ALONG
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Azalea with the 2014 #1 hit "Fancy" : IGGY
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Fractions of fluid ozs. : TSPS
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Off-color : BAWDY
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Exercise at the Y, maybe : SWIM
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Knight in shining armor : HERO
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Solvent : ABOVEWATER
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Not follow suit : RENEGE
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Process, in a way, as peanuts : DRYROAST
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Firenze friend : AMICO
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Sports bar bite : NACHO
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Joyce Kilmer poem that starts "I think that I shall never see" : TREES
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Israeli seaport : EILAT
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Informal summer wear : SUNDRESS
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Word of mock fanfare : TADA
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Doing the job : ONIT
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Tempo : PACE
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Said something in jest : JAPED
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One stuck in the closet : BROOM
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Full-bodied : STOUT
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"Deadly" vodka cocktail : BLACKWIDOW
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Caesar dressing? : TOGAS
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Hastened : SPED
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Elite group of grads : PHDS
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N.C.A.A. hoops giant : UNC
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Top part of a trunk, for short : PEC
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Basic PC program : PAINT
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Nautical nuisance : STOWAWAY
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Bright orange seafood delicacy : SNOWCRAB
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Settings for some Monet artwork : PONDS
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"What a knockout!" : OOLALA
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One of the Earp brothers : WYATT
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Ache (for) : JONES
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Take the top off : UNCAP
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Tries to 54-Down : SEEKS
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Freisa d'___ (Italian wine) : ASTI
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Bullet : SLUG
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King ___ : KONG
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See 49-Down : FIND
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Square type : FOGY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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