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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 2015

"The shadow of a starless night," per Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Silk.
Jeff Chen notes:
Barry gives us a dose of computer lingo today, with SPAM FILTER a colorful 1-Across. It was interesting to uncover EVERIFY, which ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times12/11/15 ( No. 24,139 )

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Across
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Junk removal service : SPAMFILTER
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It featured the parody soap "The Days of the Week" : SCTV
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Store in the Middle East? : OILRESERVE
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Erato played one : LYRE
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Round numbers? : GREENSFEES
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Construction support : IBAR
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Set for a regatta : OARS
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Sharp : TART
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1850s Flying Eagle, e.g. : CENT
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Giant legend : OTT
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Violinist's prize : AMATI
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Like newspaper headlines, typically : TERSE
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"The shadow of a starless night," per Percy Bysshe Shelley : DESPAIR
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System of what eats what : FOODWEB
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Detriment : HARM
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"Sure thing" : YUP
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From one end to the other: Abbr. : ACR
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Ancient Greek state : ATTICA
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Ancient Greek state : SPARTA
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Growler : CUR
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Challah need : EGG
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1944 battle site : STLO
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Excellent credit rating : TRIPLEA
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Runner's shock absorber : HEELPAD
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Taken together : INALL
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Some unpleasant reminders : SCARS
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N.L. West team : ARI
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TV handyman : VILA
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Attenuated : THIN
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Occasion to choose a royal court : PROM
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Religious inscription : INRI
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Try to escape a tyrant, maybe : SEEKASYLUM
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Floor : STUN
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Put in new words : PARAPHRASE
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High point of géographie : MONT
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Idealistic : STARRYEYED
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"Delicious!" : SOGOOD
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Sea menace : PIRATE
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Gives a tip : ALERTS
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G.I. fare : MRES
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Swampland : FEN
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Vol. 1, No. 1, e.g. : ISS
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What carries a shield, typically : LEFTARM
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Pay for : TREAT
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Internet-based Homeland Security program used by employers : EVERIFY
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Leftovers : REST
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How most bread is sold : SLICED
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Large-scale spread of viruses, say : CYBERWAR
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Divide by cutting : TRANSECT
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It's in the back : VERTEBRA
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Small power source : AAACELL
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Sight on a hot road : MIRAGE
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Removes from power : TOPPLES
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N.L. East team : PHI
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Removal from power : OUSTER
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Civil disobedience, e.g. : ACTIVISM
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Become : TURNINTO
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Test drive : TRIALRUN
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Service with a 1-Across : AOL
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Winter warming option : GASHEAT
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Monterey Pop Festival performer of 1967 : SHANKAR
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Protest : PLAINT
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Cumulative series of bets : PARLAY
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Pique : AROUSE
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Not so bright : DIMMED
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Old Olds : CIERA
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Equal amts. : TSPS
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Funeral mass : PYRE
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4/ : APR
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Short : SHY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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