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New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 2018

Writer who said "Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood"

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Matt Ginsberg notes:
This was such a fun puzzle to make; I hope it was as much fun to solve! Since everything is a word, Dr.Fill rips through it with no mistakes in a few seconds. Will was very kind to my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What cool finds! ORCHESTRATES sounds like "orca straits" = a neat a-ha moment. I love it when you're left with a "how in heck did the author find those?" feeling. I missed some of them as ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/11/18 ( No. 24,932 )
Across
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Like most seamen, supposedly : ABLE
5
Writer who said "Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood" : WILDE
10
Holiday celebrating the arrival of spring : TET
13
Islam's final pillar : HADJ
17
Non-irons : WOODS
19
Two make a Hamilton : FIVERS
20
Handel's "Messiah," e.g. : ORATORIO
22
Narrow passages for killer whales? : ORCHESTRATES
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Kitchen nooks : DINETTES
25
Zodiac feline : LEO
26
Backs down : RELENTS
27
Fable about smoked salmon? : LOCKSMITH
28
Kvetches : MOANERS
30
Balneotherapy site : SPA
32
"Yeah, right" : ASIF
33
Raised some vegetables? : GROUPIES
35
Decrease in the number of people named Gerald? : GERIATRICIAN
40
Hot Wheels maker : MATTEL
41
Are no longer : WERE
42
Mother ___ : LODE
43
Gulager of "The Return of the Living Dead" : CLU
44
In amongst : AMID
45
Number of bits in a byte : EIGHT
48
Gradually diminishes : EBBS
50
Abstract artist Mondrian : PIET
51
First mass consumer product offering Wi-Fi : IBOOK
53
Sticks for breaking things : CUES
54
Belts for a Chinese leader? : MOUSETRAPS
57
Chaney who was called "The Man of a Thousand Faces" : LON
58
Oakland's Oracle, for example : ARENA
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Not budging : FIRM
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Cry from the mizzen top : SAILHO
62
Conveyance in "Calvin and Hobbes" : SLED
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Overused : TIRED
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Storm harbinger, maybe : CALM
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Gave a pick-me-up : LIFTED
69
Josip Broz, familiarly : TITO
70
Like many a campfire story : EERIE
72
Responsibility lesson for a child : PET
75
Inventors' diaries? : IDEALOGUES
77
So-called "Island of the Gods" : BALI
78
Ordinary Joe : SCHMO
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Impose : LEVY
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Afterthought indicator : ALSO
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Well-known Cuban export : RUMBA
84
Fancy collar material : LACE
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Crucifixion letters : INRI
88
Guerre's opposite : PAIX
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MGM's lion, e.g. : ROARER
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Cloudophobia? : STRATOSPHERE
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Opposite of a strong boil? : DULCIMER
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Pandora's release : ILLS
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Like Verdi's "La donna è mobile" : INB
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As-yet-undeciphered Cretan script : LINEARA
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What brings the rocket to the pad? : MISTLETOE
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Archaeologists' study : ORIGINS
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Managerial exec : COO
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Mark Twain farce about a painter who fakes his own demise : ISHEDEAD
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Jewelry for the oracle at Delphi? : PROFITEERING
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Versatile : ALLROUND
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Subleases : RELETS
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Arafat of the P.L.O. : YASIR
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What Simon does : SAYS
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Classic British roadsters : MGS
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Rank things : ODORS
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Trix alternative : ETTE
Down
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Not reporting as instructed, maybe : AWOL
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Induce ennui in : BORE
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Fuss about "The West Wing" actor Rob? : LOCOMOTION
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Old English letter : EDH
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Electricians : WIRERS
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Several Russian czars : IVANS
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Resident of Riga : LETT
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Cousin of a highboy : DRESSER
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Part of a road test track : ESS
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List heading : TODO
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Runner Liddell depicted in "Chariots of Fire" : ERIC
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Pub container : TANKARD
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It might pick up a passing comment : HOTMIC
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Contrived : ARTIFICIAL
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Beverly Hills ___ : DIET
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Kid : JOSH
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Colorful shawl : SERAPE
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Neighbor of Palisades Park, N.J. : FTLEE
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Chanteuse O'Shea : TESSIE
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Declining due to age : SENILE
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China's Chou En-___ : LAI
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Best : OUTDO
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Early arrival : PREEMIE
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Service with more than a billion users : GMAIL
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Recurring role for Stallone : RAMBO
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Groks : GETS
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Philatelist's item : ALBUM
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Turn's partner : TOSS
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Hebrew leader : ALEPH
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Wack : NUTSO
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Small undergarments? : WHEATIES
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Like some sprains and champagnes : ICED
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Rev : GUN
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Carried cash around? : BORDEAUX
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Schoolmarmish : PRIM
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Superman's birth name : KALEL
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Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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Some Poe works : TALES
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Mulligan : REDO
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Un-to : FRO
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Legal pause : STAY
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"Come on in!" : ITSOPEN
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Home, in slang : CRIB
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Buoyant cadences : LILTS
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"That is," to Caesar : IDEST
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At a frantic pace : FEVERISHLY
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___ bulb : TULIP
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Wood often used for bow-making : ELM
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Help with the harvest? : PHARMACIST
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V.I.P. at the Oscars : EMCEE
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What's human, they say : TOERR
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Needle-nosed fish : GARS
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Grocer's wheel : BRIE
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"___ de Lune" : CLAIR
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Garfield's girlfriend in "Garfield" : ARLENE
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Tepid approval : ITLLDO
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Small, biting fly : NOSEEUM
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Lined with trees : ARBORED
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Playwright Sean who wrote "Juno and the Paycock" : OCASEY
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Lets out, e.g. : ALTERS
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Step on it : HIE
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All thumbs : DIGITS
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Second and fifth : UNITS
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Career employee : LIFER
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G.I.s of concern : MIAS
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Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA
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Drink disliked by Buzz Aldrin [true fact!] : TANG
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Strangely enough, they're often even : ODDS
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Hershey chocolate : ROLO
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Doing the job : ONIT
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Shrek, for one : OGRE
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Voting affirmatively : PRO
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Arctic explorer John : RAE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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