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New York Times, Saturday, February 13, 2016

"The ability to describe others as they see themselves," per Lincoln

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Wentz.
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I like this puzzle a lot! Once the central triple 11's and 7's were in order, it was easy enough to tackle each of the four, now ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Very nice puzzle that I would have picked as the POW! in many other weeks. Peter is so strong at taking full advantage of his long ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times2/13/16 ( No. 24,203 )
Across
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"Yes, I already know her" : WEMET
6
Put off : FAZE
10
Foundation piece : SLAB
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Neocon's target of derision : IVORYTOWER
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Prepare for a later showing, maybe : TIVO
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Buttinsky : NOSYPARKER
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Major name in cards : AMEX
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Satisfied : SLAKED
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Pro sports figures : OWNERS
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Pumas alternative : AVIAS
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Wavy fabric pattern : MOIRE
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Got into a stew? : ATE
27
Part of STEM, for short : TECH
28
[All of a sudden!] : BANG
29
Major in the future, perhaps : CADET
31
Broke down, in a way : BIODEGRADED
34
Charm City landmark : CAMDENYARDS
35
Arbiter of 1980s TV : JUDGEWAPNER
36
Gardens of Babur city : KABUL
37
Hectically : AMOK
38
Mountains have grown over them : EONS
42
Well-connected people : INS
43
One dealing in space and time : ADREP
45
Setting for Ansel Adams : FSTOP
46
Tony Blair's period as British P.M., e.g. : DECADE
48
Critical assignment : MUSTDO
49
Gorge oneself with, facetiously : ODON
50
Quaff at the Three Broomsticks inn : BUTTERBEER
54
Wipe the floor with : ROUT
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"Something seems off ..." : ISMELLARAT
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Legend of climbing expeditions : YETI
57
"The ability to describe others as they see themselves," per Lincoln : TACT
58
Possible "OMG!" follow-up : SRSLY
Down
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Beats someone in : WINSAT
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Develop : EVOLVE
3
"Navicella" at St. Peter's, for one : MOSAIC
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"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)" Grammy winner : ERYKAHBADU
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B and O, e.g. : TYPES
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In the pros? : FOR
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Aviary cry : AWK
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One of two slices of pizza? : ZEE
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Miss, e.g. : ERROR
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Van Gundy of the N.B.A. : STAN
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Sweet, tangy drinks : LIMEADES
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Directed elsewhere : AVERTED
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Complete works, maybe : BOXSET
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Modicum : TAD
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Clichéd company slogan : WECARE
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Attacked : MADEWAR
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Something Rihanna and Madonna each have : ONENAME
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"I Wanna Be Your Dog" vocalist : IGGYPOP
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Warn of : BODE
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Browser feature : ADDRESSBAR
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"Good to hear" : IMGLAD
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Malodorous : RANK
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One with the motto "Do Your Best" : CUBSCOUT
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Woman of mystery? : JANEDOE
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Noted jazz trombonist's nickname : KIDORY
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Some pups : OTTERS
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Negotiation's terse conclusion : NODEAL
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Like many convertibles : SPORTY
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Gas pump option : DEBIT
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Puts away, as a banner : FURLS
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Set against : ANTI
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Krusty's sidekick on "The Simpsons" : MEL
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"Royal Pains" network : USA
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Showtime affiliate : TMC
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Occasion for gifting red envelopes : TET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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