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New York Times, Monday, December 16, 2013

Author:
Greg Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Greg Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Greg Johnson notes:
I wasn't sure of the spelling of DO SVIDANIYA so I looked it up one day ... and one thing led to another. Two 11's and two 10's ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
The four main theme entries, at 17A, 50A, 11D, and 24D, are nice, but they're not what sold me on this puzzle. It was the bonus ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice work from Greg today, four common (warning, pun alert) bye-lines (groan), with two bonus ones in the north and south, and a ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 23,414 )

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Across
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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"Gotta go!" : CIAO
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Jabbers : YAPS
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Springtime of life : PRIME
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All roads lead to it, in a saying : ROME
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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"I'm outta here!" : SEEYALATER
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___ Major (constellation) : URSA
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Kind of band : ONEMAN
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Like a recently waxed floor : SLICK
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They connect cooling units to rooms, in brief : ACDUCTS
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Unmemorable low-budget film : BMOVIE
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Beaches : SHORES
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___ longue (daybed) : CHAISE
29
Snake's warning : HISS
30
Bent over, as from pain : DOUBLEDUP
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Letter holder: Abbr. : ENV
34
This puzzle's theme : GOODBYE
36
Brian who was a pioneer of ambient music : ENO
37
Locales for T-bars : SKISLOPES
39
Cleveland's lake : ERIE
40
Infant's wear : DIAPER
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Leprechaun, for Notre Dame : MASCOT
43
Bleachers : STANDS
45
Bowling game : TENPINS
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Vowel sound at the end of 39-Across : LONGE
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Deliberately gives wrong information : LIESTO
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Elec. or water : UTIL
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"Adios, amigo!" : HASTALUEGO
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Marvin of Motown : GAYE
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Kuwaiti leader : EMIR
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Earl of ___, favorite of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
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Chairmaker's strip : SLAT
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"Cheerio!" : TATA
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Answer : REPLY
Down
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The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" : LPS
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"We ___ the Champions" : ARE
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Quiche, for one : PIE
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Candy heart sentiment : IMYOURS
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Event that might involve a Ouija board : SEANCE
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Overpacks : CRAMS
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Letter before kappa : IOTA
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"Praise be!" : AMEN
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"___ the ramparts we watched ..." : OER
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Poor sport's taunt : YOULOSE
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"Godspeed, Bruno!" : ARRIVEDERCI
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Joe of "My Cousin Vinny" : PESCI
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Satisfy, as a thirst : SLAKE
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Response to "Shall we?" : LETS
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"Peace begins with a ___": Mother Teresa : SMILE
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Fireplace residue : ASHES
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Armor flaw : CHINK
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"Farewell, Vladimir!" : DOSVIDANIYA
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Infant : BABY
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Computer programmer : CODER
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Centers of wheels : HUBS
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Dummy : DOPE
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The "U" of U.S.S.R. : UNION
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"Dead ___ Society" : POETS
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Air freshener brand : GLADE
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"My bad!" : OOPS
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Wrestler's wear : SINGLET
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Advocate : ESPOUSE
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Small plateau : MESA
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Weapon for a reindeer : ANTLER
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Hits with the fist : SLUGS
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Bottom line of an addition : TOTAL
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Four: Prefix : TETRA
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
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"Really?" : ISIT
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Plenty worked (up) : HET
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Mind reader's inits. : ESP
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Toothpaste form, often : GEL
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Clearasil rival : OXY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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