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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 2016

Setting for paintings by Tintoretto and Hieronymus Bosch

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith
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George Barany

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 6, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Barany.
Constructor notes:
GEORGE: This is our third collaborative quad stack crossword published in the New York Times [two others have appeared in the Los ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Not a surprise to get another quad stack from MAS and George, this one featuring some nice long entries. ARRIVES ON THE DOT and HOTEL ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times12/16/16 ( No. 24,510 )
Across
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___ Nast, publisher of Vogue : CONDE
6
Baby : SPOIL
11
Voodoo doll action : HEX
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"Robin ___" (old Irish ballad) : ADAIR
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Bittersweet spread : MARMALADE
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Company concerned with net profits? : SERVICEPROVIDER
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Big name in pop : COCACOLA
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Passover month : NISAN
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Current positions? : ONS
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Scandalous '80s initials : PTL
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Old-fashioned verb suffix : ETH
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"Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Beatles lyric) : HEA
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Black Friday scene : MOB
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Back on the plane? : AFT
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Server of pink champagne on ice, in song : HOTELCALIFORNIA
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Is perfectly punctual : ARRIVESONTHEDOT
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Spoke forthrightly : LAIDITONTHELINE
39
Workshop : TRAININGSEMINAR
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French seasoning : SEL
41
Pre-A.D. : BCE
42
Incline press target, briefly : PEC
43
"___ Ho" ("Slumdog Millionaire" song) : JAI
45
Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 : INA
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Drowned valley, maybe : RIA
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Full of moxie : GUTSY
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Sponges : TOSSPOTS
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Was vindicated : HADTHELASTLAUGH
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Pasta strip : EGGNOODLE
58
Cross swords : ARGUE
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Baby : WEE
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Flower known to attract butterflies : PHLOX
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Victimizes, with "on" : PREYS
Down
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Maine's ___ Bay : CASCO
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Classic theater name : ODEON
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Crack investigators? : NARCS
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Agent's handful, say : DIVA
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Ivanka's younger brother : ERIC
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Silvery fish : SMELT
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Like some bulls : PAPAL
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Crash-prone "Catch-22" pilot : ORR
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"It's showtime!" : IMON
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"Rent" showstopper : LAVIEBOHEME
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Was involved with : HADAHANDIN
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Setting for paintings by Tintoretto and Hieronymus Bosch : EDEN
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Gen ___ : XER
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Manifest, e.g. : LIST
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Fine and dandy : COPACETIC
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1937 Shirley Temple title role : HEIDI
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"Fooled Around and Fell in Love" hitmaker of 1976 : ELVINBISHOP
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Postprandial handouts : MINTS
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Olden : OFTHEPAST
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Apple on an iPod, maybe : FIONA
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Four-bagger : TATER
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Doesn't proceed : HALTS
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"Laborare est ___" (Masonic motto) : ORARE
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One calling the shots on court? : TRIALJUDGE
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In concert : ASONE
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Word before ball or shot : LONG
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Collector's item : RELIC
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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___ Balbo, right-hand man to Mussolini : ITALO
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"___ Please, We're British" (1971 stage farce) : NOSEX
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Compact item : ROUGE
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He can help after a crash : ITGUY
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Grate expectations? : ASHES
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Bunker Hill general : GAGE
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Michelle of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : YEOH
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Quickly put (together) : SLAP
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Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
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Fell : HEW
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Bad cholesterol letters : LDL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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