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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 2015

Author:
Ben Tausig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ben Tausig

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ben Tausig notes:
Sharing is the real struggle, which I know from having young kids. One merry minute they're handing their sibling the last bite of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun idea, PASS GO meaning that you need to skip over G O in the themers in order to make sense of their eccentric clues. I like it ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
This crossword was part of a unique four-puzzle Monopoly by Ben Tausig. The brilliant podcast "99% Invisible" did a fascinating ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1231 ( 24,159 )
Across
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Onetime gig for Wiig, in brief : SNL
4
Keep the sauce from congealing, say : STIR
8
___ Simpson : GRAMPA
14
Low note? : MOO
15
Stash : HIDE
16
Banks : RELIES
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Spider-Man's surrogate father : UNCLEBEN
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Commercial leader? : ADEXEC
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Enjoy the swimsuit edition of The New England Journal of Medicine? : GOOGLEDOCS
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Giant Manning : ELI
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Club alternative : BLT
24
Organization in "The Da Vinci Code" : OPUSDEI
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Actress Gerwig of "Mistress America" : GRETA
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"Yeah, that's the spot" : AAH
32
Put down roots? : SOD
33
Oral vote : NAY
34
Brief entries in an auto film festival? : CARGOSHORTS
39
Like Scotch whisky : AGED
41
Rib : TEASE
42
Flag : TIRE
43
Sickly-looking overlord? : WAGONMASTER
46
Bhikkhuni : Buddhism :: ___ : Catholicism : NUN
47
Tall one : LIE
48
Rotational speed meas. : RPS
49
Grilled : ASKED
51
Neither improve nor decline : PLATEAU
54
Bank figure, for short : PIN
55
Half of us? : ESS
56
People obsessed with being online? : EGOMANIACS
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Round a corner in 65-Across ... or what you must do to answer the clues for 20-, 34-, 43- and 56-Across : PASSGO
65
Game patented December 31, 1935 : MONOPOLY
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Psychologist Pinker who wrote "How the Mind Works" : STEVEN
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Words of rebuke : ETTU
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Understanding : KEN
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What you may have with mom, dad or an overbearing boss : ISSUES
70
Swiftly built home? : NEST
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Cable channel that airs "Portlandia" : IFC
Down
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Like an "I told you so" look : SMUG
2
Proscription : NONO
3
Spanish nuts : LOCO
4
Wallop : SHELLAC
5
Terminus of the Qingzang railway : TIBET
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Known to authorities : IDED
7
City near Sparks : RENO
8
Clutch : GRASP
9
With 10-Down, Irish draught : RED
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See 9-Down : ALE
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Cosmopolitan, e.g. : MIXEDDRINK
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Key's longtime partner in sketch comedy : PEELE
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Computer acronym since the 1960s : ASCII
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Modern civil rights initialism : LGBT
21
They share the air : COHOSTS
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Escort, slangily : USH
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Some air pollution : SOOT
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Plague, with "at" : GNAW
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1971 documentary about Ravi Shankar : RAGA
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Bridge sitter? : EYEGLASSES
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Relative of a throw : AREARUG
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Audibly floored : AGASP
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Convenience partly obviated by banking apps : ATM
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"Got me now?" : SEE
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Align : TRUE
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Texting button : SEND
40
Darer's cry : DOIT
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Born on the bayou? : NEE
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Cause for a rescheduling : RAINOUT
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Insignificant person : SNIP
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"The choice of a new generation" sloganeer, once : PEPSI
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Challenges for future counsel, in brief : LSATS
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Bajillions of years : AEONS
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Fly holder : PANTS
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Harbinger : OMEN
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Speck : MOTE
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Isao in the Golf Hall of Fame : AOKI
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Head of staff? : CLEF
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Align : SYNC
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"Law & Order" spinoff, familiarly : SVU
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"Huh, never would've figured" : GEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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