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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 2018

Author:
Michael Black
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Black

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.89 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Black. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Black notes:
Well, it's been a while, but it's good to be back. This is my fifth puzzle — my last one ran a little over four years ago, my first ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Now, these are the kinds of "hidden word" finds I like! It seems a little miraculous that something as long as DISCOVER could span two ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 24,933 )
Across
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Horror sequel of 2005 : SAWII
6
Reverberation : ECHO
10
Movers' vehicles : VANS
14
Sow, as seeds : PLANT
15
Clammy : DAMP
16
Theater award : OBIE
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Best-selling autobiography by Priscilla Presley : ELVISANDME
19
Be the best, in slang : RULE
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Michelle of the L.P.G.A. : WIE
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Any singer of the 1973 #1 hit "Love Train" : OJAY
22
Actor John of "Problem Child" : RITTER
24
Neil who sang "Laughter in the Rain" : SEDAKA
26
Antiriot spray : MACE
27
State capital ESE of Guadalajara : OAXACAMEXICO
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Like a porcupine : SPINY
36
Woods nymph : DRYAD
37
Cartoon "devil," informally : TAZ
38
Window part : PANE
39
Sanders in the Pro Football Hall of Fame : DEION
40
Jazzman Stan : GETZ
41
Onetime competitor of the WB : UPN
42
Machine near the end of a car wash : WAXER
43
___ Island (amusement park site) : CONEY
44
Many a 1970s remix : DISCOVERSION
47
Rock's Clapton or Burdon : ERIC
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Dressed for a classic fraternity party : TOGAED
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Fixes, as a photocopier : UNJAMS
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Front's opposite : BACK
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Sch. in Charlottesville : UVA
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Dove calls : COOS
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One with credit ... or a literal hint to 17-, 27- and 44-Across : CARDHOLDER
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Queue : LINE
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What separates Nevada from Colorado : UTAH
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Barely visible, as a star : FAINT
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Rarely getting rain : ARID
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Hang in the balance : PEND
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___ the bill (pays for something) : FOOTS
Down
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Shoots out : SPEWS
2
"Kate & ___" of 1980s TV : ALLIE
3
Signaled with the hand : WAVED
4
Singer Kamoze with the 1994 hit "Here Comes the Hotstepper" : INI
5
"There, there" : ITSOKAY
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Suffragist Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
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"Lemme think ..." : HMM
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1990s "Saturday Night Live" character with a cape : OPERAMAN
10
Whirlpool : VORTEX
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Touch : ABUT
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Stream near the Great Pyramids : NILE
13
Crystal ball user : SEER
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Cleanser brand with a name from mythology : AJAX
23
Like some sprains and tea : ICED
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Primo : AONE
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City hall V.I.P.s : MAYORS
28
High muckety-muck on Madison Avenue : ADEXEC
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Town ___ (colonial figure) : CRIER
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Major Calif.-to-Fla. route : ITEN
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Oscar-winning actress Blanchett : CATE
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Rocker Osbourne : OZZY
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Tater : SPUD
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Big ___ (longtime Red Sox nickname) : PAPI
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B&Bs : INNS
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Tennis tournament since 1900 : DAVISCUP
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Percussion in a Buddhist temple : GONG
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Wriggler on a fishhook : WORM
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"Iron Chef" competition : COOKOFF
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Brought to a halt : CEASED
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Poison ivy symptom : ITCH
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Sound part of a broadcast : AUDIO
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Happening : EVENT
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Pub game : DARTS
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Home of the N.C.A.A.'s Bruins : UCLA
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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Folk singer Mitchell : JONI
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Muffin material : BRAN
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What Ritalin helps treat, for short : ADHD
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Had a bite : ATE
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"7 Faces of Dr. ___" (1964 film) : LAO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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