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New York Times, Saturday, February 10, 2018

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 69, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Vigeland. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Finn Vigeland notes:
Go big or go home, right? For my first published triple-stack, I added an extra column to accommodate my long-time idol (and Twitter follower!) ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Loved it! I'm always nervous when I see a triple-stack — way too much crossword glue usually needed, destroying elegance — but this one was a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I play in a Hamilton tribute band so LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA is a big part of my life, but I wasn't expecting to see that name in a daily puzzle. ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 24,931 )
Across
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Player in a baseball stadium : ORGAN
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Kind of system in which 64 is 100 : OCTAL
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"Hold on ___!" : AMO
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"Serial" podcast host Sarah : KOENIG
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"Far out!" : WHATATRIP
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___ Panza, sidekick of Don Quixote : SANCHO
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Not go out to dinner : EATATHOME
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<-- ÷ 40 : ONEHALF
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Jesus, with "the" : REDEEMER
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Went to bat (for) : STOODUP
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Adjective on Tex-Mex menus : ASADA
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"Seriez" is a form of it : ETRE
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Things with microgrooves : LPS
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama : LINMANUELMIRANDA
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Almost certainly : INALLPROBABILITY
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Backdrop to AMC's "The Walking Dead" : ZOMBIEAPOCALYPSE
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Remote area? : DEN
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Letters on some bulletproof vests : SWAT
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Mass-produce, with "out" : CHURN
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Big name in mops : SWIFFER
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One of a kind : RARAAVIS
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Beer pong receptacle : SOLOCUP
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Seemingly expressing : ASIFTOSAY
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Wife in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night" : NICOLE
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Fugitive's destination, maybe : STATELINE
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Painter's undercoat : SEALER
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Sly chuckle : HEH
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Newspaper divisions : DESKS
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Group of near nobodies : DLIST
Down
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"Your point being ...?" : OKSO
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Mounts with a little white on top? : ROANS
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French novelist/dramatist associated with the Theater of the Absurd : GENET
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Dried chili pepper on Tex-Mex menus : ANCHO
5
Greeting in Guangzhou : NIHAO
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Fall behind : OWE
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Scorch : CHAR
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Home to Rodin's "The Kiss," with "the" : TATE
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Slightly : ATAD
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When Taurus begins : LATEAPRIL
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Oenophile's criterion : AROMA
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Copied : MIMED
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Word with space or rock : OPERA
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British writing award : GOLDENPEN
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Region near Mount Olympus : THESSALY
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Bauhaus-influenced typeface : FUTURA
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Hospital sections, for short : PREOPS
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Nudges : ELBOWS
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Celebratory round : LIBATIONS
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Tracy and Jenna's boss on "30 Rock" : LIZ
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Odysseus' rescuer : INO
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Marvel series depicting the Tet Offensive, with "The" : NAM
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Annual June sports event, informally : MLBDRAFT
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Cut off : ALIENATED
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Colorful birds : MACAWS
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Bite : NIP
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Letters that come before AA? : DTS
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House call? : AYE
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Not stay awake any longer : CRASH
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"Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than ___": Ralph Waldo Emerson : HASTE
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___ the Hittite, soldier in King David's army : URIAH
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Popped (out) : FLIED
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Main : FOCAL
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C.D.C. concern : ECOLI
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Game sheet : RULES
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Burrowing animal : VOLE
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Pompeii's Temple of ___ : ISIS
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Made, as a putt : SANK
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Fresh : PERT
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Shortest Magic 8 Ball response : YES

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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