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New York Times, Saturday, November 8, 2014

Notable switcher from Democrat to Republican to Independent

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk
Earthrise

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Barry C. Silk notes:
My puzzle essentially had two seeds: EARTHRISE and GREENTAPE. I was inspired to use EARTHRISE in a puzzle after looking at a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice offering from Barry today, a good example of his "crossword voice." A lot of strong material — EARTHRISE, BIOWEAPON, BLOOMBERG, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times11/8/14 ( No. 23,741 )
Across
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Up-coming world phenomenon? : EARTHRISE
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Material for a float : BALSA
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Anthrax, potentially : BIOWEAPON
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Big name in old strings : AMATI
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Notable switcher from Democrat to Republican to Independent : BLOOMBERG
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Not ripped : SOBER
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Offensive observance? : TET
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Binder? : PACT
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Really into something : RAPT
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See 4-Down : IRON
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It's turned before bolting : TAIL
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Like emissions from some 40-Down : GAMMA
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Put out : DOUSE
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Life preserver? : CEREALBOX
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Puts in : ENTERS
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Some notes : SOLS
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Adversaire's opposite : AMI
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Aid in creating a part : COMB
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Phils' rivals : NATS
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Settings for donors, briefly : ORS
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Pick, say : TOOL
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Allama Iqbal International Airport locale : LAHORE
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Searchlight in comics : BATSIGNAL
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Searchlight element : XENON
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Number line : LYRIC
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1914 Belgian battle line : YSER
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Searchlight element : BEAM
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Eisner's successor at Disney : IGER
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Cause of temporary blindness : SNOW
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"Die Fledermaus" soprano : IDA
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A tiny bit strange? : QUARK
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Banking facilities? : POOLROOMS
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Still to be attained : UNMET
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First-and-second track options : PERFECTAS
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"Sleepless in Seattle" quartet : ESSES
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Bureaucratic environmental regulations : GREENTAPE
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Cyclic recession : EBBTIDE
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Banking facilitator : AILERON
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Get rid of : ROOTOUT
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With 22-Across, obsolescent club : TWO
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Eco-chic clothing option : HEMP
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Capital across the river from its sister city Salé : RABAT
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Drug used in aversion therapy : IPECAC
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Assaults : SORTIES
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Like Spender and Spenser: Abbr. : ENG
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Relief may follow it : BAS
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Libertine : AMORAL
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Song whose title follows "Para bailar" : LABAMBA
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Harry and Wills acquired one in 2005 : STEPMOM
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Puddle-jumper : AIRTAXI
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Minute minute part: Abbr. : NSEC
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Author Hubbard : LRON
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Pump add-on : GASTAX
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Hot : EROTIC
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Literally, "skyward" : ELAL
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Blanket produced in Mexico City : SMOG
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Too thin : BONY
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Wooley of "Rawhide" : SHEB
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Like some references : OBLIQUE
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Futuristic fryers : RAYGUNS
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Goes with the flow? : STREAMS
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One pulling a calf, say : LASSOER
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A tiny bit : ONEIOTA
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Detailed plan : ROADMAP
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How bands move : ENMASSE
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Bob may follow it : SIRREE
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"Sainted maiden" of literature : LENORE
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Jamestown colonist : ROLFE
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Cousin of a gnatcatcher : WREN
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Some chessmen: Abbr. : KTS
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N.B.A. scoring stat : PPG
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Alternative to 10 : OCT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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