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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 2013

With 20-Across, where the first-ever crossword puzzle appeared

Author:
Todd Gross and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Gross. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Steinberg.
Constructor notes:
Todd: Unlike our previous collaboration, this puzzle had a long gestation before being published. I submitted my original version in ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Happy 100th birthday to the crossword puzzle, which first appeared on Dec. 21, 1913! Today's puzzle is a modest celebration of Arthur ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, oh great crossword puzzle, what would my life be without you? You've given me an obsessive hobby, an excuse to hang out with my ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Here's a nice article by Merl Reagle on the 100th birthday.

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© 2013, The New York Times12/21/13 ( No. 23,419 )
Across
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Girl's name in #1 1973 and 1974 song titles : ANGIE
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With 20-Across, where the first-ever crossword puzzle appeared : NEWYORK
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Reserved parking spaces and others : PERKS
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Less light : SOLEMNER
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Form of many a birthday cake : SHEET
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Jojoba oil is a natural one : FUNGICIDE
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Lead-in to now : ERE
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Home of MacDill Air Force Base : TAMPA
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Had ___ (flipped) : ACOW
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See 6-Across : SUNDAYWORLD
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Legal attachment? : ESE
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Light unit : LUMEN
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Acclaim for picadors : OLES
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Certain sultan's subjects : OMANIS
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They're not team players : OWNERS
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Lab dept. : RANDD
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La ___ (California resort and spa) : COSTA
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Extended trial : ORDEAL
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Not for the general public : CLOSED
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Morlocks' enemy : ELOI
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Saxony, e.g. : STATE
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Shot : BBS
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Creator of the first crossword : ARTHURWYNNE
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Kingdom vanquished by Hammurabi : ELAM
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Actor Tom of "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
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Ranch sobriquet : TEX
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1989 Peace Nobelist : DALAILAMA
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Aviary sound : CHIRP
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To a fault : INEXCESS
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Fruit whose name comes from Arawak : GUAVA
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Year in which the first crossword appeared, on December 21 : MCMXIII
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Firth, e.g. : INLET
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Where vaults can be seen : APSES
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Jacket style : NEHRU
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Noted geographical misnomer : GREENLAND
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"South Park" boy : IKE
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Basic Latin verb : EST
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Hobbyist, e.g. : NONPRO
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Jerry Orbach role in "The Fantasticks" : ELGALLO
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Early Chinese dynasty : WEI
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Neighborhood org. since 1844 : YMCA
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Chilling : ONICE
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Mulligans, e.g. : REDOS
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Mardi Gras group : KREWE
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Big sport overseas? : SUMO
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Babe in the woods : FAWN
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Sailors' chains : TYES
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City on the Firth of Tay : DUNDEE
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"Star Wars" queen and senator : AMIDALA
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Canine vestigial structure : DEWCLAW
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High-hatting : SNOOTY
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Cortés's quest : ORO
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Graffiti, say : MAR
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Like many nutrients : ESSENTIAL
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1, for one: Abbr. : RTE
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Poor, as an excuse : SAD
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Rock singer? : LORELEI
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Key never used by itself : CTRL
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Formal confession : ITWASI
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Toni Morrison novel : SULA
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Obscure : BEDIM
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Like some vin : BLANC
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R. J. Reynolds brand : SALEM
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Borders : HEMS
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Brass : NERVE
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Hemingway, notably : EXPAT
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T. J. ___ : MAXX
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"Vous êtes ___" : ICI
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Staple of sci-fi filmmaking : CGI
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Ostrogoth enemy : HUN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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