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New York Times, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Author:
Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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12/15/20171
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Eisenberg. This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Blindauer. See all the celebrity crosswords. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: To mark the 75th anniversary of the New York Times crossword, which debuted on Feb. 15, 1942, we are beginning today a series of puzzles co-constructed by famous people who solve the Times crossword, working together with regular Times puzzle contributors. The first such collaboration, below, is by the actor Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network," "Rio," "Now You See Me," "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice") and Patrick Blindauer (with his 55th Times contribution). The celebrity collaborations will continue throughout the year — at least one a month, and sometimes more often. More information about the making of today's puzzle, along with news on future puzzles in the series, appears on the Times's crossword blog (nytimes.com/columns/wordplay).
Constructor notes:
JESSE: Patrick Blindauer and I initially created this puzzle thinking that it would be released around Thanksgiving. As a nod to my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a cool idea to have celebs co-construct crosswords! Huge fan of Jesse's roles in "The Social Network" and "Now You See Me." And ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
We count this as Mr. Blindauer's 63rd puzzle because we include his eight Variety puzzles. (Click his photo to see thumbnails of all ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0215 ( 24,571 )
Across
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Doc on a battlefield : MEDIC
6
Captain of literature : AHAB
10
Unwanted subway sights : RATS
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Honda division : ACURA
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Singer Bareilles : SARA
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Water, south of the border : AGUA
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"We used some food to make a snowman. Under his arms we put ___" : CHERRYPITS
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Writer Morrison : TONI
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The sun : SOL
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Prov. north of Northumberland Strait : PEI
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Dakar's land : SENEGAL
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Picked up via gossip : HEARD
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Used to own : HAD
27
"Then we gave him ___" : BUTTERFINGERS
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Touch of love : CARESS
34
Kind of clef : ALTO
35
Half a kisser : LIP
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During : AMID
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Org. for drivers : PGA
38
Christian with some intelligent designs? : DIOR
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Plop down : SIT
40
Tiny problem : SNAG
42
Crewmate of Sulu and Bones : SCOTTY
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"On top we put a ___" : HEADOFLETTUCE
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Last word of the Pledge of Allegiance : ALL
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South Beach plan and others : DIETS
49
Obama adviser Valerie : JARRETT
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Playwright Will who wrote "The Realistic Joneses" : ENO
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Mom-and-pop org. : PTA
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Admit frankly : AVOW
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"Finally, we stuck in two ___. Yum!" : EARSOFCORN
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Rigatoni's cousin : ZITI
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Berry imported from Brazil : ACAI
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Counterfeiter, e.g. : FELON
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Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
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Neat, as a lawn : MOWN
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"Ciao!" : SEEYA
Down
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Decidedly non-PC types? : MACS
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Comeback in a cave : ECHO
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Burr/Hamilton showdown : DUEL
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Abbr. on some sale goods : IRR
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Completely covers : CARPETS
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Dream : ASPIRE
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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Newspaper section : ARTS
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Single, say : BASEHIT
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Like "Pocahontas" or "Mulan" : RATEDG
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Like a kid in a candy store : AGOG
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StarKist product : TUNA
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Something that's frequently trimmed : SAIL
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Poet who wrote "In dreams begins responsibility" : YEATS
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Small iPod : NANO
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Toned : HUED
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Was boring, as a meeting : DRAGGED
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Water filter brand : BRITA
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State with 1,350 miles of coastline: Abbr. : FLA
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Type of type : ELITE
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What revolting people do? : RIOT
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Not showing one's age, say : SPRY
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Check alternative : CASH
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Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
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"___ Joey" (Rodgers and Hart musical) : PAL
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Word files, briefly : DOCS
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Palm : hand :: ___ : foot : SOLE
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Cowboys, but not Indians : NFLTEAM
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Worker whose name is, appropriately, an anagram of NOTES : STENO
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Jeans style : CUTOFFS
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Champion of evolution : DARWIN
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Makes a connection : TIESIN
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Grammy category : JAZZ
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New Balance competitor : AVIA
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Philip who said "goodbye" to Columbus : ROTH
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___ Bell : TACO
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Szczecin resident : POLE
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Weight classification : TROY
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"___ Karenina" : ANNA
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Lacking refinement : RAW
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Capital of Colombia? : CEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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