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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Author:
Benjamin Kramer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Benjamin Kramer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kramer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Benjamin Kramer notes:
I'm a pediatric ophthalmologist in Charlotte, NC. I started making crosswords while procrastinating writing the annual family ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Three good finds, ENCHANT, RIVET, and DELIGHT spanning across phrases. Tough to discover such long words inside colorful themers! ... read more
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Across
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Certain chemical weapon : GASBOMB
8
Mars produces billions of them each week : MANDMS
14
The Red Baron, for one : AVIATOR
15
Like income from municipal bonds, usually : TAXFREE
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Iron compound found in steel : FERRITE
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Wrinkle, e.g. : AGELINE
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Island group near Dominica : FRENCHANTILLES
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Europe's largest active volcano : ETNA
21
Stop working : DIE
22
Turf : SOD
23
Truth ___ : SERUM
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Org. concerned with reactions : NRC
28
One with a beard : GOAT
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Option at many a fast-food restaurant : DRIVETHROUGH
34
___ Fáil (Irish coronation stone) : LIA
37
Reddit Q&A session, briefly : AMA
38
Old Swedish coins : ORE
39
Child's Christmas wish : TOY
40
Producer of horizontal shadows : SIDELIGHTING
44
Rodrigo ___ de Vivar (El Cid) : DIAZ
45
Exclaim : CRY
46
Dance with a percussive effect : STOMP
49
"Family Guy" daughter : MEG
51
Nabokov novel : ADA
53
Optima and Sedona : KIAS
55
Arrive with fanfare ... or what the shaded squares do? : MAKEANENTRANCE
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Not strict : LENIENT
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Unconventional soccer kick : TOEPOKE
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Does half of a mountaineering expedition : ASCENDS
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Poured out : EFFUSED
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Attack from a hiding place : WAYLAY
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Wooers : SUITORS
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TV debater's worry : GAFFE
2
Turns away : AVERTS
3
Crumbly cheese similar to feta : SIRENE
4
Women's college affiliated with Columbia : BARNARD
5
Suffix with psych- : OTIC
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___-eaten : MOTH
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"Cabbage" : BREAD
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Storied gift bearers : MAGI
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Ice skaters' jumps : AXELS
10
Image on the middle of a Super Bowl field : NFLLOGO
11
Dehydrated : DRIEDOUT
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Clothing store department : MENS
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"You get me?" : SEE
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Food item sometimes called a "spud puppy" : TATERTOT
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Square after four : NINE
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Territory north of Afghanistan, in Risk : URAL
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Copy : MIMIC
27
Captain America portrayer Evans : CHRIS
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Past : AGO
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Biblical possessive : THY
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Drifters : VAGRANTS
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$2 for Mediterranean Avenue, in Monopoly : RENT
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Drug taken in tabs : LSD
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Jr.'s junior : III
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Insistence : ADAMANCY
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Book after Lamentations : EZEKIEL
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Literary alter ego : HYDE
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Stop working : GOKAPUT
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Minnie who played in Major League Baseball in five different decades : MINOSO
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Winning player in Super Bowl I : PACKER
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Davis of "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
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Preliminary payments : ANTES
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Gardener's bagful : SEEDS
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___ Verde National Park : MESA
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Boy who owns Buzz Lightyear and Woody : ANDY
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Food sold in blocks : TOFU
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Mortgage adjustment, for short : REFI
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Case study? : LAW

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

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