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New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 2014

Author:
Kacey Walker and David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Walker. This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
David: Creating this puzzle was a Herculean effort. It began back in 2013 when I approached Kacey Walker with the question "Want to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Crosswords evolve so quickly. Each time a quantum leap appears — quantum crosswords, for example — everyone rushes to copy the new ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Amazing construction and an awesome achievement.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 23,767 )
Across
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Haunt : OBSESS
7
Game with its own dictionary : SCRABBLE
15
Sense : DETECT
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Showed one's support, in a way : HOORAYED
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Casino employee : DEALER
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Pulls : ATTRACTS
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It stinks : STY
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Like the rightmost elements : NOBLE
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Fox : BABE
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Theatrical event : REVUE
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Woman's name with a ring to it? : ISABEL
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Play in 7-Across with the rack DEIORRW : WORRIED
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Singer on Canada's Walk of Fame since 2005 : ANKA
30
Mars, to some : ARES
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One with all the answers? : SIRI
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Common workout target : ABS
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"Rocks" : ICE
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Play in 7-Across with the rack DDEEIRS : DESIRED
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Major suit : CEO
40
Youth : LAD
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Sonata, e.g. : OPUS
42
Latin trio member : AMAT
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Youth : TEEN
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Play in 7-Across with the rack ADEGNRS : DANGERS
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Lower : DEBASE
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Orange ___ : PEKOE
51
Université breaks : ETES
52
"Clear now?" : SEEIT
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"Li'l ol' me?" : MOI
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Governor who said "I don't think there's anybody in America who would necessarily think my personality is best suited to being number two" : CHRISTIE
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Creation : MAKING
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Place with rides : CARNIVAL
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1998 and 1999 Super Bowl champ : BRONCO
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What the three possible answers to each of 26-, 36- and 44-Across are, leading to 27 possible solutions to this puzzle : ANAGRAMS
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Kind of bar : OYSTER
Down
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Even ___ : ODDS
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Sugar source : BEET
3
Blackjack choice : STAY
4
Elusive one : EEL
5
When Kane dies in "Citizen Kane" : SCENEI
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Aimed : STROVE
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Something settled long ago? : SHALE
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Dove's home : COTE
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Hooey : ROT
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SFO info : ARR
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Nursery rhyme opener : BAABAA
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One way for urbanites to travel : BYCAB
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Do not disturb : LETBE
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Car that famously debuted on "E Day" : EDSEL
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Plant protrusion : BUD
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Transportation lines: Abbr. : RRS
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Memo starter : INRE
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What one might attach to a vehicle after a snowstorm : SKID
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Complain loudly : WAIL
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1977 horror film set at sea : ORCA
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Plant that's not cultivated : REED
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___ station : AIR
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Potential aunt, for short : SIS
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Ne plus ultra : ACME
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Black ___ : BEAR
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They're often wasted : SOTS
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Some deer : DOES
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Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
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Morning ___ : SUN
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Suffix with block : AGE
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Shocking, in a way : TASING
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Tip of Greenland? : DEE
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How a superhero might stand : AKIMBO
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Something a lawyer might once have called on? : NOTARY
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Record label for Jimmy Dorsey and Louis Armstrong : DECCA
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Allen in history : ETHAN
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"You can observe a lot by watching" speaker : BERRA
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Shucks : PEELS
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Twins' home? : SIAM
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Moneymaking enterprise : MINT
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Previously : ONCE
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Rap's ___ Mix-a-Lot : SIR
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Dam-building org. : TVA
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Takes down, briefly : KOS

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

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