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New York Times, Friday, December 1, 2017

Author:
Lily Silverstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lily Silverstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Silverstein. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lily Silverstein notes:
This is my sophomore effort in the Times--whether it's sophomoric, I'll leave to the solvers. I was thrilled to kick this puzzle off ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm a huge fan of this "stair stack" arrangement, featuring three long headline entries in the middle. Stair stacks live and die on ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 24,860 )
Across
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Receiver go-with : AMP
4
Snapped out of it : CAMETO
10
"___ brillig ..." : TWAS
14
Was a major, if invisible, presence at : LOOMEDOVER
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Lessen : EASE
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Group of stars also known as the Three Kings : ORIONSBELT
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Up the ___ : ANTE
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Cartoonist William who co-created Tom and Jerry : HANNA
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Justin Trudeau's party: Abbr. : LIB
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Henri or Guillaume : NOM
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Viola staff starter : ALTOCLEF
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Famed Manhattan deli : ZABARS
29
"I told you so!" : SEE
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86'ed : AXED
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Italian-born fashion model who became a U.S. citizen in 2016 : FABIO
33
Super-hands-on manager : CONTROLFREAK
36
Parts played on classic sitcoms? : GENDERROLES
37
Tiny top percent of one-percenters : ZILLIONAIRES
39
Author Calvino : ITALO
40
___ II razor : TRAC
41
Digs : PAD
44
Popular Italian brew : PERONI
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Shortly : INAWHILE
49
Embitterment : IRE
50
Texting format : SMS
52
Like some bonds : IONIC
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"Voilà!" : TADA
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Nickname of the B-36 bomber, ironically : PEACEMAKER
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N.B.A. Western Conference team : UTAH
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Dropping the ball a lot : ERRORPRONE
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1015: Prefix : PETA
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Auxiliary propositions, in math : LEMMAS
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D.C.-to-Virginia Beach dir. : SSE
Down
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Hellos and goodbyes : ALOHAS
2
Something to keep up : MORALE
3
Ballet technique : POINTE
4
Comic Wyatt : CENAC
5
Sides of many city buses : ADS
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Crowd around : MOB
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One in a story with an apple : EVE
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One in a story with an apple : TELL
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Slugger David who was a hero of the 2013 World Series : ORTIZ
10
Source of caffeine : TEA
11
Pretenders : WANNABES
12
Queens neighborhood in which "All in the Family" was set : ASTORIA
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"Looks fine to me" : SEEMSOK
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One-track : MONO
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Confound : BAFFLE
24
___ Calrissian of "Star Wars" : LANDO
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Range : EXTENT
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Big name in Formula One : FERRARI
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Reveals : BARES
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Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of ___ Gray" : DORIAN
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One taking a bow at a concert? : CELLO
34
Green or red things from the garden : ONIONS
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Writer Federico García ___ : LORCA
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Gave the stink eye : GLAREDAT
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"Shush!" : ZIPITUP
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Repeat : ITERATE
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Far lefties : PINKOS
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Subjects of some conspiracy theories : ALIENS
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Command : DECREE
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Push : IMPEL
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Chickens (out) : WIMPS
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Frozen dew : HOAR
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Bone-dry : SERE
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Exclamation sometimes spelled with a hyphen : AHA
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Offshoot : ARM
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Modern address ending : COM
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Long stretch : ERA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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