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New York Times, Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 90 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Paula's grid has a surprisingly low word count (74 entries) for a puzzle with this much theme material. As a result, the corners are ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Easy-breezy theme for a Tuesday, WI/SE CRACKed so that it bookends the theme answers. It's fun to see a constructor's tastes come ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1105 ( 23,373 )
Across
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Fed. procurement overseer : GSA
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Boito's "Mefistofele," e.g. : OPERA
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"Delta of Venus" author Nin : ANAIS
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Giver of a hoot : OWL
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Remove, as a spill : MOPUP
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Bendel of fashion : HENRI
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*Migratory flock : WILDGEESE
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Couldn't stand : HATED
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Small French case : ETUI
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Appear : SEEM
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Plenteous : RIFE
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Cuckoo in the head : SCREWY
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Dada pioneer : ARP
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Heart : NUB
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Greek letter traditionally associated with Earth Day : THETA
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*Singer Amy with six Grammys : WINEHOUSE
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Drought ender : RAIN
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Group of papers : PACKET
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*Pegasus, notably : WINGEDHORSE
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Asian capital that was from 2004-07 home of the world's tallest building : TAIPEI
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___ Minor : URSA
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*"Regardless of the outcome ..." : WINORLOSE
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News items often written years in advance : OBITS
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Directional suffix : ERN
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Dim sum dish : SHUMAI
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Yale Whale players : ELIS
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Blarney Stone home : ERIN
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Stat for A-Rod : RBIS
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Take care of a fly? : ZIPUP
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Witticism ... or, literally, a description of the answer to each of the four starred clues? : WISECRACK
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Año's start : ENERO
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Who said "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall" : CHE
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"Hollywood Nights" singer Bob : SEGER
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Bronx Bombers : YANKS
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Le Mans race unit: Abbr. : KIL
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Head toward the setting sun : GOWEST
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Trade, as places : SWITCH
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Attraction : ALLURE
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"Yipe!," online : OMG
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Wordsworth words : POESY
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Sporting weapon : EPEE
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Artifice : RUSE
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Hypothetical primate : APEMAN
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"Yes ... that's the spot ... yes!" : AHH
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Approaching : NEAR
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Like a "Better active today than radioactive tomorrow" sentiment : ANTINUKE
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"You can't make me!" : IREFUSE
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Not the main action : SIDEBET
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Course-altering plan? : DIET
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Brothers of old Hollywood : WARNERS
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Auto take-backs : REPOS
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Mummy, maybe : PHARAOH
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Golfer Michelle : WIE
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River through Pakistan : INDUS
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Training acad. : OCS
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Like a ballerina : AGILE
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Manitoba's capital : WINNIPEG
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Big W.S.J. news : IPO
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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Plucks, as brows : TWEEZES
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Fleet operator : AIRLINE
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Like a relationship with a narcissist : ONEWAY
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Historical subject for Gore Vidal : BURR
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"It's me again" : IMBACK
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Chinese martial art : TAICHI
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Onetime colleague of Ebert : SISKEL
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"___ Previews" (onetime show of 48-Down) : SNEAK
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Not doubting : SURE
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Journalist Skeeter of the Harry Potter books : RITA
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Amazon.com ID : ISBN
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___ favor : POR
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Amt. to the right of a decimal point : CTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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