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New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Author:
Will Treece
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Treece

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Treece. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Treece notes:
This crossword taught me the term "sensational spelling" — as in Froot Loops, Cheez Whiz, and the bands referenced in the six theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A really nice debut puzzle. Most people would stick to four — or even three — theme answers in their first go-around. But Will goes ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0211 ( 23,836 )
Across
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Chuck of "Meet the Press" : TODD
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Suffragist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Philanthropist's focus : CAUSE
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Word with gray or Bay : AREA
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"You just blew my mind!" : WHOA
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Pains : HURTS
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Tenn. neighbor : NCAR
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*"Rubber Soul" group, to an overzealous copy editor? : THEBEETLES
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Politician's misstep : GAFFE
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Western arena attraction : RODEO
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*"Chicken-n-Beer" rapper, to an overzealous copy editor? : LUDICROUS
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Pet name in Britain : LUV
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Go over again : ITERATE
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Singing Dion : CELINE
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Chinese "way" : TAO
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Army doc : MEDIC
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Smooths, in a way : SANDS
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They move around a lot at a square dance : HIPS
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Caged talker : MACAW
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Duncan or Banquo : SCOT
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Flooded : AWASH
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Overhauled : REDID
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Chart position reached by all the albums seen in the starred clues in this puzzle : ONE
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Hauled (away) : CARTED
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Made operational : ENABLED
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Moreover : AND
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*"Evolution" group, to an overzealous copy editor? : BOYSTOMEN
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Impressive display : ARRAY
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Too sentimental : SAPPY
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*"Dr. Feelgood" band, to an overzealous copy editor? : MOTLEYCREW
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Delhi order? : SARI
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Let by : ALLOW
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Cry in "The Farmer in the Dell" : HIHO
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Sting operation : TRAP
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Count in a duel : PACES
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Zap, in a way : TASE
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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Kool-Aid alternative : TANG
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Sea carnivore : ORCA
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*"Hysteria" group, to an overzealous copy editor? : DEAFLEOPARD
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Region next to Chad : DARFUR
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100 lbs. : CWT
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Sound at a spa : AHH
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It is human, per a saying : TOERR
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Verboten : TABOO
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Assortment on a party platter : CHEESES
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Lead-in to correct : AUTO
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Site address : URL
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Suffix with lion or steward : ESS
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P.T.A. interest: Abbr. : EDUC
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Gouda cousin : EDAM
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Part of an agenda : ITEM
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Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
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*"Meteora" band, to an overzealous copy editor? : LINCOLNPARK
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Ruined : UNDONE
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"By the power ___ in me ..." : VESTED
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Ivy League city : ITHACA
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Land north of the Philippines : TAIWAN
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What Vegas doesn't have? : LAS
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Much of the Arctic : ICE
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Student in a uniform : CADET
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Former barrier breaker : SST
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Grape nut? : WINO
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Book before James : HEBREWS
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Challenges for salmon : DAMS
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Traditional fishing boat : DORY
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Wild things : BEASTS
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Competitor for the Jules Verne Trophy : YACHT
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Half of the United Arab Republic : SYRIA
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Lotion additive : ALOE
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Supplicate : PRAY
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Puppy sounds : YIPS
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Common almanac feature : MAP
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Rio "hello" : OLA
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"Sister Wives" network : TLC
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Canadian interjections : EHS
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Tribulation : WOE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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