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New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 2014

Economist who wrote "An Essay on the Principle of Population," 1798

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Phillips.
David Phillips notes:
Yay! My first themeless publication! Though all my NYT crossword publications thus far have been themed, I think I more prefer ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice debut themeless today. David's a young 'un, and I like the vibe he brings to the puzzle with GRAND THEFT AUTO, MTV MOVIE AWARDS, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times12/27/14 ( No. 23,790 )
Across
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Clichéd sequel catchphrase : HESBACK
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Economist who wrote "An Essay on the Principle of Population," 1798 : MALTHUS
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Like Rome, supposedly : ETERNAL
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How one might play a love ballad : AMOROSO
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19-season Yankee Rivera : MARIANO
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Batting targets : PINATAS
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Batting targets : PITCHES
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Go on foot : LEGIT
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Assuage : SLAKE
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Any miss : SHE
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Manchester man : BLOKE
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With 46-Down, common canvas coater : OIL
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Red three-year-old of TV : ELMO
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"Verily" : TIS
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Event with the categories Best Kiss and Best Fight : MTVMOVIEAWARDS
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Raced : TORE
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Savage : FERAL
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Ninny : DODO
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With 42-Across, 2001 video game set in Liberty City : GRANDTHEFTAUTO
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See 39-Across : III
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Senate majority group, maybe? : AYES
44
Ascension Isl. setting : ATL
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Quite like : FANCY
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Slush for eds. to wade through : MSS
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They can get excited : ATOMS
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"Damn Yankees" Tony winner : FOSSE
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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" novelist : LARSSON
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Dressing type : ITALIAN
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Popular pop-up preventer : ADAWARE
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Ninnylike : MORONIC
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Above all others : MAXIMAL
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Without even cracking a smile, say : STERNLY
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Big name in air circulation? : SKYMALL
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Some rope sources : HEMPS
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Net sales : ETAIL
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Comfortaire competitor : SERTA
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Place for a Neapolitan pizza : BRICKOVEN
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Home to "The Happiest Place on Earth" : ANAHEIM
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Quaint stage dancing accessory : CANE
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Supermodel Karlie : KLOSS
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11-pointed national symbol : MAPLELEAF
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Mon ___ : AMIE
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It may be drawn in a forest : LONGBOW
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A dog may pick one up : TRAIL
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Turned on : HOTTOTROT
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Its seal has an olive branch : USA
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Sign of trouble : SOS
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Brooke Astor, e.g. : HEIRESS
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Bud : KIDDO
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Standard offshoot : ESSO
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Like many ideals : LOFTY
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Its one-euro coin depicts a cross : MALTA
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Elaborate underground complex in "The Lord of the Rings" : MORIA
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Limited expense? : TRAINFARE
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Fire : VEHEMENCY
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Sister of Cartoon Network : ADULTSWIM
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Office whoop : TGIF
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"The best value under the sun" sloganeer : DAYSINN
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Serene calmness : ATARAXY
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See 27-Across : COLOR
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Comes to a sudden close? : SLAMS
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First name of a 10-year manhunt target : OSAMA
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___ support : MORAL
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Tackle box accessory : SNELL
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Junk mover : SAIL
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Alaskan island or its principal town : ADAK
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Pre-texts? : IMS
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Playskool product tester : TOT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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