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New York Times, Monday, February 13, 2017

Author:
Brent Sverdloff and Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
Poem like "The swallow flies up / Into a blue evening sky, / Summer's small herald"
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12/13/20171
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1.6116%
Brent Sverdloff
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1.6424%
Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sverdloff. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Blake. Monday freshness: 49%
Constructor notes:
BRENT: In the ten years I've been submitting to the NYT, the rejections always included constructive criticism. Comments like "the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Brent and Michael bring us a vowel progression theme with the HxLL pattern. I love the term HULLABALLOO, an all-too-familiar ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/13/17 ( No. 24,569 )
Across
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Name of five Norwegian kings : OLAV
5
Words after work or museum : OFART
10
Former Iranian leader : SHAH
14
How Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic : SOLO
15
French department capital known in Roman times as Nemausus : NIMES
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___ Nostra (crime group) : COSA
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Rock and roll has one in Cleveland : HALLOFFAME
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Pro's opposite : ANTI
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Org. that monitors gun sales : ATF
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Reached : GOTTO
22
Shop employee : CLERK
23
Words of greeting : HELLOHOWAREYOU
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Chandon's partner in Champagne : MOET
27
Blossom-to-be : BUD
28
October birthstone : OPAL
30
Play, as a guitar : STRUM
33
Dem.'s counterpart : REP
36
1980s cop show that TV Guide once ranked as the greatest TV drama of all time : HILLSTREETBLUES
40
Dollar bill : ONE
41
Robber : THIEF
42
Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
43
Battery for a TV remote : AAA
44
Window unit : PANE
46
James Earl Jones or Tommy Lee Jones : HOLLYWOODACTOR
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Zones : AREAS
54
String quartet instrument : VIOLA
55
An evergreen : FIR
57
Gentlemen : SIRS
58
Ruckus : HULLABALOO
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Made off with : TOOK
61
Freezing rain : SLEET
62
Mexico's ___ California : BAJA
63
One-named New Age singer : ENYA
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Succinctly put : TERSE
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What the Ugly Duckling became : SWAN
Down
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Worker protection org. : OSHA
2
Reluctant (to) : LOATH
3
Like the band Josie and the Pussycats : ALLFEMALE
4
Stereo control: Abbr. : VOL
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Walking : ONFOOT
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Saks ___ Avenue : FIFTH
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Former Italian P.M. whose name means "beloved" : AMATO
8
Cut again, as grass : REMOW
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China's Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Reduced, with "back" : SCALED
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Beehive product : HONEY
12
Houston player : ASTRO
13
Poem like "The swallow flies up / Into a blue evening sky, / Summer's small herald" : HAIKU
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Devour with the eyes : OGLE
22
Cookie morsel : CRUMB
24
Laze : LOLL
25
Share a border with : ABUT
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"Well, what have we here!" : OHO
29
Brooch : PIN
30
___ Lanka : SRI
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Item in a golfer's pocket : TEE
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B-ball official : REF
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Alternative to arbitrary governance : RULEOFLAW
34
Wriggly fish : EEL
35
Smokey Bear ad, e.g., for short : PSA
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Doesn't leave : STAYS
38
Deice : THAW
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Gave for a while : LENT
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State that the Arctic Circle passes through : ALASKA
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Aesthetic taste : PALATE
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"Call me ___!" "O.K., you're ...!" : ACAB
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Proverbial waste maker : HASTE
47
Heavenly hunter : ORION
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"Bad, bad" Brown of song : LEROY
49
Small egg : OVULE
50
Houston player, once : OILER
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Metes (out) : DOLES
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Spanish wine region, with "La" : RIOJA
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Horse whose coat is sprinkled with white hairs : ROAN
58
F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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"Six-pack" muscles : ABS

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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