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New York Times, Monday, November 9, 2015

Creature that attacked the Nautilus in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"

Author:
Pawel Fludzinski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JVX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fludzinski.
Pawel Fludzinski notes:
Today's version of CUTIES is the 4th iteration of this puzzle. It started life as a 21x21 puzzle, but I quickly realized two things ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A puzzle on the QT: Q T phrases, linked together with the apt CUTIES revealer. Nice choice of themers, QUICK THINKING and QUALITY TIME ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/9/15 ( No. 24,107 )
Across
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Game in which to cry "You're it!" : TAG
4
Mark of disgrace : STIGMA
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Curiosity rover launcher : NASA
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Campus in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Blunders : ERRORS
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Got a hole in one on : ACED
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Nest egg inits. : IRA
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Period of undivided attention, as with a spouse or child : QUALITYTIME
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Addled : CONFUSED
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Band aide : ROADIE
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Emcees' deliveries : INTROS
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One of six allowed to an N.B.A. player : FOUL
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
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Detroit ballplayer : TIGER
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Noted Max Planck contribution to physics : QUANTUMTHEORY
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Post-E.R. locale : ICU
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Desert refuge : OASIS
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"Norma ___" (Sally Field film) : RAE
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Skill useful for handling an emergency : QUICKTHINKING
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Chrysler 300 or BMW 740 : SEDAN
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Born, in bios : NEE
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Refrigerates : COOLS
49
The "M" in Y.M.C.A. : MENS
51
___ Mae (government lender) : GINNIE
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___ metals (periodic table group) : ALKALI
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Mr. Scrooge : EBENEZER
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1/24 of an octave : QUARTERTONE
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Bullring bravo : OLE
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Golden rule preposition : UNTO
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Babies (aww ...) ... or an aural hint to 18-, 32-, 39- and 57-Across : CUTIES
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Chaney of chillers : LON
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Ripens, as cheese : AGES
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Disgorges : EGESTS
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Blow away : AWE
Down
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One of the Nixon daughters : TRICIA
2
Things cooks wear : APRONS
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Creature that attacked the Nautilus in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : GIANTSQUID
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Tree whose name contains all five vowels : SEQUOIA
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Tie up, as a turkey : TRUSS
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"Dies ___" (Latin hymn) : IRAE
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Top prize at the Olympics : GOLD
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Diagnostic scan, briefly : MRI
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"The Jetsons" dog : ASTRO
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Actress Portman : NATALIE
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The "A" in DNA : ACID
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Final Four game : SEMI
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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One's early years : YOUTH
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Mrs., in Munich : FRAU
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Period of widespread food shortage : FAMINE
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Residents of Provo and Salt Lake City : UTAHNS
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"Wake Up Little ___" (#1 Everly Brothers hit) : SUSIE
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Italian blue cheese : GORGONZOLA
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Alternative to All : ERA
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Bread for a Reuben : RYE
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"Believe It or ___!" : NOT
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Condescending cluck : TSK
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Stats for Mensa : IQS
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Actor's prompt : CUE
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Sporty Chevys : CAMAROS
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Prepared to propose, in the traditional way : KNELT
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Extremely aloof demeanor : ICINESS
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Alternative to all : NONE
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Stay out of sight, as a criminal : LIELOW
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Tranquil : SERENE
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Aunt and uncle's little girl : NIECE
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French playwright Jean : GENET
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With 53-Down, pioneering mechanical breathing apparatus : AQUA
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See 52-Down : LUNG
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Actress Winslet : KATE
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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___ de Boulogne (Parisian park) : BOIS
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As snug as a bug in a ___ : RUG

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

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