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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Guzzetta. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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Across
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Many Latin ones end in -are : VERBS
6
Some jazz sessions : JAMS
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Doorstep item : MAT
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Right-leaning : ITALIC
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The munchies, e.g. : URGE
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Homage in verse : ODE
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Tsunami, for one : NATURALDISASTER
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Bone-chilling : EERIE
21
Hobos' conveyances : RAILS
22
Grinder input : WHOLEBEANCOFFEE
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Caucus locale : IOWA
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Mansard overhang : EAVE
29
Regatta teams : CREWS
31
Attack from a blind, say : SNIPE
33
Airer of Super Bowl 50 : CBS
36
"This is ___" (TV slogan) : CNN
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The first parts of 17- and 22-Across are always this, the first part of 46-Across is sometimes this, and the first part of 55-Across is never this : INTEGER
39
Back talk : LIP
40
___-backwards : ASS
41
Doggy : POOCH
42
Problem for a comb : SNARL
44
Pronoun in letter greetings : WHOM
45
Relative of contra- : ANTI
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Sound judgment : RATIONALTHOUGHT
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Hatch of Utah : ORRIN
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Blow one's top : ERUPT
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Hobbes, in "Calvin and Hobbes" : IMAGINARYFRIEND
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___ Pérignon : DOM
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Scrubbed, as a mission : NOGO
63
Leno's late-night successor : FALLON
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'16 people in '16, e.g. : SRS
65
___ Goose vodka : GREY
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Broom-___ of the comics : HILDA
Down
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Car registration fig. : VIN
2
H, on a fraternity house : ETA
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Mob hit victim, sometimes : RAT
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Sunday shopping ban : BLUELAW
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"No ___, Bob!" : SIREE
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Herod's realm : JUDEA
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"Exodus" hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
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Classic British sports cars : MGS
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Pirates, or their ships : SEAROVERS
10
Dominant theme : MOTIF
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Singer with the 2015 album "25" : ADELE
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Hardly long-winded : TERSE
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Potato or pasta, informally : CARB
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It's not true : LIE
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Something behind a painting, maybe : SAFE
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Pagan belief : WICCA
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Most big band instruments : HORNS
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Jesse of the 1936 Olympics : OWENS
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Sound from a stable : NEIGH
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Superhero accessory : CAPE
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Stealing, as gasoline : SIPHONING
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Leaf pore : STOMA
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Japanese PC maker : NEC
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Blessed event : BIRTH
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The 7-10 is a nasty one : SPLIT
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It comes before one : NOON
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Spiral-shelled mollusks : NAUTILI
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Kristen of "Bridesmaids" : WIIG
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Bodybuilder's dirty secret, informally : ROIDS
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Hard wear? : ARMOR
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J.F.K.'s AirTrain and others : TRAMS
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"Bad, bad" Brown of song : LEROY
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Have a go at : TRY
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Fit of pique : HUFF
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Celeb parodied by Maya Rudolph on "S.N.L." : OPRAH
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___'easter : NOR
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Dating site datum : AGE
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90° bend : ELL
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Oscar nomination, informally : NOD
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"CSI" evidence : DNA

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

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