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New York Times, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQW} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Collins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
This puzzle's history stretches back over two years, and it started with the grid design. I hope everybody noticed the three block T's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm a sucker for a visual element in a puzzle. Throwing in mirror (left-right) symmetry makes it even more enticing. And incorporating ... read more
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Across
1
Word of exasperation : SHEESH
7
Katmandu tongue : NEPALI
13
Wrinkly-skinned dog : SHARPEI
14
One of the red Monopoly spaces : INDIANA
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Triumphing : TURNINGTHETRICK
18
Open-house org. : PTA
19
___ polloi : HOI
20
Lunes or martes : DIA
21
Ring decision, briefly : TKO
23
Matt who scored the only Jets touchdown in Super Bowl history : SNELL
25
2B, SS or CF : POS
26
___ Stic (retractable Bic pen) : CLIC
27
Comic Fields who was an Ed Sullivan regular : TOTIE
28
"Amores" poet : OVID
30
Designed to minimize wind resistance : AERO
31
Prepare, as some peanuts : ROAST
32
Campbell of "Party of Five" : NEVE
33
Traditional pre-Christmas activity : TRIMMINGTHETREE
36
Cartoon shriek : EEK
37
Roll-call call : AYE
38
Bub : MAC
41
The First State: Abbr. : DEL
43
Cry at the World Cup : OLE
44
Fleet member retired in '03 : SST
47
Place on a pedestal : IDOLIZE
49
Last book of the Old Testament : MALACHI
51
Element in chips : SILICON
52
Became too old for foster care, say : AGEDOUT
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Testifying accurately : TELLINGTHETRUTH
55
Rare sight on casual Friday : SUIT
56
Hawke of Hollywood : ETHAN
57
Buffalo's county : ERIE
58
Marks of good bowlers : XES
59
Surgical bypass : SHUNT
60
AOL alternative : MSN
Down
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One operating a loom : SHUTTLER
2
End of Kurosawa's "Rashomon"? : HARAKIRI
3
Directional ending : ERN
4
Prefix with center : EPI
5
Nixon, e.g., for two yrs. : SEN
6
1952 Gary Cooper classic : HIGHNOON
7
Believer that life is meaningless : NIHILIST
8
Suffix with acetyl : ENE
9
S.F. summer setting : PDT
10
It's about 1% argon : AIR
11
Had a break between flights : LAIDOVER
12
Clear and direct, as reporting : INCISIVE
13
Common Nascar letters : STP
15
Letters on a perp's record : AKA
17
Morgue ID : TOETAG
22
Christmas carol starter : OCOME
23
They vary according to batters' heights : STRIKEZONES
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Poison gas, e.g. : LETHALAGENT
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Florence's ___ Vecchio : PONTE
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Bopper : CAT
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"___-lish!" ("Yum!") : DEE
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Longtime Florentine ruling family : MEDICI
35
There might be one on the corner of a sail : EYELET
38
Atomizer outputs : MISTS
39
They're said at the end of a soirée : ADIEUX
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Dog that might be named Shep : COLLIE
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Derby victory margin, maybe : LENGTH
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Many an urban Cornhusker : OMAHAN
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Searches high and low : SCOURS
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Quarantine, say : SHUTIN
46
Dime-on-the-dollar donation : TITHE
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Happy tunes : LILTS
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To the point, in law : ADREM
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Day after hump day: Abbr. : THU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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