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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Author:
Keith Redwine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Keith Redwine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQWXZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Redwine. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Keith Redwine notes:
I'm a 28-year-old PhD student in Baltimore, MD finishing up a degree in Astrophysics. I've been doing the NYT puzzle everyday for many ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Yet another debut! That make four days in a row, as well as four Thursdays in a row. New voices and new ideas are a great thing. Love ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0216 ( 24,572 )
Across
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Menu holder at many a cafe : BLACKBOARD
7
Where Schwarzenegger was born: Abbr. : AUS
10
Body of water near Georgia : BLACKSEA
14
Shoots in the jungle : BAMBOO
15
Abbr. on a ticket : MPH
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Composer Zimmer with four Grammys : HANS
17
Provoke : ELICIT
18
Grunts : PRIVATES
20
Cockpit reading: Abbr. : ALT
21
Book after Exod. : LEV
23
Erstwhile : ONETIME
24
Some campus marchers, briefly : ROTC
26
Overdo it, in a way : EMOTE
28
Show : AIR
29
1984 movie with a 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with "The" : TERMINATOR
32
Hanoi holiday : TET
33
End of an address : DOTCOM
34
French possessive : SES
35
Feature of this puzzle that's "fixed" by a literal reading of four squares : ASYMMETRY
39
Worry for the superstitious : BLACKCAT
42
The rest : OTHERS
44
Ill, in Lille : MAL
45
It's a matter of taste : AESTHETICS
49
Longtime Notre Dame coach Parseghian : ARA
50
Solvent : INTHEBLACK
51
Pan-___ : ARAB
53
Leak source : INSIDER
55
Film studio once owned by Howard Hughes : RKO
57
Take advantage of : USE
58
Maumee River outlet : LAKEERIE
60
Go by : ELAPSE
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"Gosh!" : EGAD
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A good one gets you on a list, briefly : GPA
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Old ___ : YELLER
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Cubs' home : DEN
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Nevertheless : YET
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Thick-___ shoes : SOLED
Down
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University of Maine mascot : BLACKBEAR
2
Tickets are found on it : BALLOT
3
Left out : OMITTED
4
"Modern Family" network : ABC
5
Stir up : ROIL
6
Coddle, with "on" : DOTE
7
Gig need : AMP
8
Displace : UPROOT
9
Religion with public shrines : SHINTO
10
Villain : BLACKHAT
11
Give plenty : SATIATE
12
Pakistan and India, e.g. : ENEMIES
13
Claim : ASSERT
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Really go out of one's way? : VEER
22
Bile : VENOM
25
Hungarian's neighbor : CROAT
27
Animal found in the La Brea Tar Pits : MAMMOTH
30
Ski area locales: Abbr. : MTS
31
Needing salt, maybe : ICY
34
Civil war locale beginning in 2011 : SYRIA
36
It will put you to sleep : ETHER
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Five-time Grammy-winning duo from the 2010s : THEBLACKKEYS
38
Abbr. in a military title : RET
39
Extorted from : BLACKMAILED
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Result of war : CARNAGE
41
Like malamutes : ALASKAN
43
Small moral misgiving : SCRUPLE
45
Senate staffer : AIDE
46
Cabinet department : ENERGY
47
Feature of a credit card : STRIPE
48
Gave lip : SASSED
52
"Suds" : BEER
54
Mil. danger : IED
56
Butter substitute : OLEO
59
Snack, say : EAT
61
Word after a number in a score : ALL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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