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New York Times, Friday, February 12, 2010

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
Physicist James who contributed to the laws of thermodynamics
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QX} Spans: 9, (2 quad stacks) Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Der.
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first NYT puzzle, in fact the first published crossword anywhere as far as I know, with two stacks of four 15-letter answers. There's another full-width answer dead center.

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G
2
E
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O
4
M
5
E
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T
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R
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I
9
C
10
S
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E
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R
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I
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E
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S
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A
C
T
I
V
E
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N
T
E
R
E
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T
S
17
T
H
E
D
E
S
C
E
N
T
O
F
M
A
N
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S
T
A
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N
L
E
S
S
S
T
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E
L
S
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T
A
R
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F
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R
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R
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A
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J
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A
H
S
25
L
26
A
R
C
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O
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W
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S
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O
Z
O
N
E
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E
A
S
E
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T
R
A
P
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Y
O
U
K
N
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O
W
T
H
E
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D
R
I
L
L
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A
L
L
A
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P
O
K
Y
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A
I
O
L
I
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L
E
E
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J
A
K
E
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C
Y
G
N
E
T
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J
A
R
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F
O
B
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E
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S
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S
E
N
T
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I
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A
L
O
R
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G
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A
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N
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S
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T
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L
L
S
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T
L
I
K
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T
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S
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R
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L
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S
T
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G
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N
T
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M
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© 2010, The New York Times2/12/10 ( No. 22,011 )
Across
1
9 + 3 + 1 + 1/3 + 1/9 + ..., e.g. : GEOMETRICSERIES
16
Dating service questionnaire heading : ACTIVEINTERESTS
17
Seminal naturalistic work : THEDESCENTOFMAN
18
They're dishwasher-safe : STAINLESSSTEELS
19
Main character? : TAR
20
Tree-line tree : FIR
21
Some 21-Downs : RAJAHS
25
Tir à ___ (bow-and-arrow sport: Fr.) : LARC
27
Punch lines? : OWS
30
Thunderstorm product : OZONE
31
Fit by careful shifting : EASE
32
Help in hunting : TRAP
33
Routine statement? : YOUKNOWTHEDRILL
36
___ francese : ALLA
37
Puttering : POKY
38
Fish garnish : AIOLI
39
Novelist who was a lifelong friend of Capote : LEE
40
Ducky : JAKE
41
What the ugly duckling really was : CYGNET
42
Tipping point? : JAR
43
Where one might keep time? : FOB
44
Heart and brain : ESSENTIALORGANS
53
Doesn't hedge : TELLSITLIKEITIS
54
A lot may be on one's mind : REALESTATEAGENT
55
13-time Grey Cup winners : EDMONTONESKIMOS
Down
1
Hoods may conceal them : GATS
2
German "genuine" : ECHT
3
"Cup ___" (1970s Don Williams song) : OTEA
4
Trend in 1970s fashion : MIDI
5
"Sure, but ..." : EVENTHEN
6
10-kilogauss units : TESLAS
7
Potato preparation aid : RICER
8
California's Mission Santa ___ : INES
9
Milk holders: Abbr. : CTNS
10
Spares : SETSFREE
11
Sizzling, so to speak : EROTIC
12
Point (to) : REFER
13
"This ___ ... Then" (Jennifer Lopez album) : ISME
14
Citation abbreviation : ETAL
15
Govt. database entries : SSNS
21
One with subjects : ROYAL
22
Nitrogen compound : AZOLE
23
Physicist James who contributed to the laws of thermodynamics : JOULE
24
He had a #4 hit with "It's Time to Cry" : ANKA
25
Hanukkah nosh : LATKE
26
Visibly horrified : ASHY
27
Odysseus saw him as a shade in the underworld : ORION
28
Animated character who likes "Hello, Dolly!" songs : WALLE
29
Lane pain? : SPLIT
31
Sci-fi's Chief Chirpa, e.g. : EWOK
32
One of the Palins : TRIG
34
Creator of some illusions : OPARTIST
35
Time of awakening : DAYBREAK
40
Dan ___, 1994 Olympics speed-skating gold medalist : JANSEN
41
"Alistair ___ America" (1973 book) : COOKES
42
Need for some shots : JELLO
43
Top-___ (sports brand) : FLITE
44
To be in a faraway land : ETRE
45
Basis of development : SEED
46
Compliment's opposite : SLAM
47
Hand ___ : ITTO
48
Lightman who wrote "Einstein's Dreams" : ALAN
49
1958 Best Song Oscar winner : GIGI
50
"Lemme ___!" : ATEM
51
Chile child : NINO
52
Fleet fleet, once : SSTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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