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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 2018

Author who wrote "Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
This puzzle's creation began with an old-school approach of mine... Namely, cramming a bunch of Scrabbly letters into the opening ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Peter produces such remarkably smooth, clean themeless grids. Even more impressive, given that he's been generally working with lowish ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/17/18 ( No. 24,938 )
Across
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Sport with stunt riding, informally : BMX
4
"Heck if I know" : GOTME
9
Big difference : CHASM
14
Axe product : BODYSPRAY
16
Goes on and on : RANTS
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Reflective stretch : QUIETTIME
18
Item checked at an airport : IDTAG
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Misses overseas : SENORITAS
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Gone : PAST
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Trio in a children's rhyme : MICE
22
Three-lobed design : TREFOIL
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Roughly 37% of U.S. immigrants : ASIANS
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Personal bearing : PRESENCE
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Jung ___, author of the 1991 best seller "Wild Swans" : CHANG
30
It's generally up and running within a few hours : FOAL
31
"Breaking Bad" protagonist : WALT
32
Lead-in to sat : COM
33
Aquarium performer : SEALION
36
Like a happening party, in slang : LIT
37
Olympic Australis, for one : OPAL
39
Suffix with Jumbo : TRON
40
North Carolina home of Appalachian State University : BOONE
42
Brand with the slogan "Fill your glass" : SAMADAMS
44
What makes a possum play possum : DANGER
45
A-number-one : THEBEST
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Fifth-brightest star in the night sky : VEGA
47
Part of a pod : ORCA
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Author who wrote "Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man" : ERICAJONG
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"The Cocktail Party" dramatist : ELIOT
54
Model company? : AUTOMAKER
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Book in which the Israelites are rebuked for idolatry : MICAH
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Common board requirement, in brief : MBADEGREE
57
Vamooses : SCATS
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Winner of nine Grand Slam tournaments in the 1990s : SELES
59
Components of many free apps : ADS
Down
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Summer outdoor events, informally : BBQS
2
Manifestation of sulkiness : MOUE
3
Chose at the ballot box : XDIN
4
Almost nothing on? : GSTRINGS
5
Public perception : OPTICS
6
Worn-out : TRITE
7
2Pac's "Dear ___" : MAMA
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Result of prolonged screen time, maybe : EYESTRAIN
9
"Golly!" : CRIPES
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Threw some back : HADAFEW
11
Celery sticks topped with peanut butter and raisins : ANTSONALOG
12
Fixed cord for a paratrooper : STATICLINE
13
One source of the umami taste : MSG
15
Title figure in a Gilbert and Sullivan opera : YEOMAN
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Quick move? : RELO
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Word with fan or form : LETTER
25
Come right up to : ACCOST
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One who always has time to spend? : SHOPAHOLIC
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2007 satirical best seller : IAMAMERICA
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Tops in athletics : POLOS
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Professional feeders : FARMTEAMS
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Constantly updating GPS figs. : ETAS
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Widely followed court battles : NBAGAMES
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You might experiment with this on : LABCOAT
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Bingeing : ONAJAG
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Ends : DEATHS
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Crack, in a way : DECODE
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Like some very important signs : VITAL
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Carny's target : RUBE
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Plant also known as ladies' fingers : OKRA
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Grant consideration : NEED
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E.T.S. offerings : GRES
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Middle of summer? : EMS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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