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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 2014

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JWXZ} Spans: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
This is only my second published puzzle — I was introduced to crossword construction by Pete Collins, who coincidentally authored the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice Valentine's Day mini-theme today. I wouldn't want mini-themes in every one of my themelesses, but I really enjoy them when the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 23,474 )
Across
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Bivouac, maybe : ARMYCAMP
9
Presses : URGES
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Classic parental advice to bored children : READABOOK
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Needle : TAUNT
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Line of suits? : PINSTRIPE
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1970s NBC courtroom drama : THEDA
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Tacoma-to-Spokane dir. : ENE
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Lupin of fiction : ARSENE
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Scheming : SLY
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___ finger : LADYS
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Bond phrase : ATPAR
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20-Across, e.g., informally : TEC
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Gramps, to Günter : OPA
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Wise : HIP
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Standard offspring : ESSO
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Wordsworth or Coleridge : LAKEPOET
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String bean's opposite : FATSO
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Phrase from Virgil appropriate for Valentine's Day : LOVECONQUERSALL
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Favorites : IDOLS
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Handy work in a theater? : PUPPETRY
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Gifts of flowers : LEIS
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Carly ___ Jepsen, singer with the 2012 album "Kiss" : RAE
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Yamaguchi's 1992 Olympics rival : ITO
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Agent of psychedelic therapy : LSD
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Unhinged : NUTSO
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Pig leader? : SNOUT
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Spanish name suffix : ITA
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Dr. Seuss title character : YERTLE
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Liquor letters : VSO
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___ Vedra Beach, Fla. : PONTE
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Entrepreneur who's well-supplied? : OILTYCOON
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Full-length : UNCUT
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Going nowhere : LOITERING
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Cold forecast : TEENS
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"Clever thinking!" : NEATIDEA
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Adrien of cosmetics : ARPEL
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Valuable chess piece, to Juan Carlos : REINA
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Like horses : MANED
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P.G.A. stat : YDS
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Magical opener : ABRA
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Fate personified, in mythology : MOIRA
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Delivers a romantic Valentine's Day surprise, maybe : POPSTHEQUESTION
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Total : UTTER
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Root word? : RAH
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TV listings info : GUESTSTAR
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Forever : ENDLESSLY
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Informal goodbye : STAYCOOL
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"Don't stop now!" : KEEPITUP
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Quiet break : NAP
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Sticks figures? : YOKELS
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Building materials? : SPECS
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Base letters : APO
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Home of Lafayette College : EASTON
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It was used to make the first compass : LODESTONE
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Dodger's talent : AVOIDANCE
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Policing an area : ONPATROL
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Broods : FRETS
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Fictional island with a small population : LILLIPUT
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Prefix with -graph : EPI
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Paris's ___ La Fayette : RUE
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Some U.N. votes : NYETS
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Skateboarding trick used to leap over obstacles : OLLIE
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Like Humpty Dumpty : OVOID
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Me.-to-Fla. route : USONE
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The Friendly Islands : TONGA
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First name in blues : ETTA
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Wine container : TUN
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"All the same ..." : YET
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___ de guerre : CRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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