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New York Times, Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Follower of indiana., ohio. or colorado.

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 94 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
Into which category does the theme of this one fall? There is no wordplay in the usual crossword sense — it's the location of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, the HORIZON separating the SKY from the SEA. I really liked the picture of the FLOCK OF BIRDS up above and the SCHOOL OF ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

I like MACH TWO because that's the speed of the Concorde I took from Heathrow to JFK. (That's not even a humble-brag; it's just a brag.)

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 24,192 )
Across
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Something seen in the 6-Across : PLANE
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Blue expanse : SKY
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Melee : BRAWL
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Chick of jazz : COREA
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Whom Uncle Sam wants, on an old poster : YOU
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"___ en Rose" (song classic) : LAVIE
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Genius's head? : SOFTG
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Yule quaff : NOG
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Gems with kaleidoscopic colors : OPALS
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Group found above the 37-Across : FLOCKOFBIRDS
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Field worker, e.g. : TOILER
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Old atlas inits. : SSR
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Things spotted in a casino : DICE
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Paul ___, 1993 World Series M.V.P. : MOLITOR
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Prop for the Tin Man : OILCAN
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___ Mix : CHEX
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Dealer buster : NARC
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Politburo refusals : NYETS
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Line dividing 6- and 70-Across : HORIZON
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Thermonuclear experiment of the '50s : HTEST
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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"Didn't you get the ___?" : MEMO
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Poker declaration : IRAISE
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Muslim holy month : RAMADAN
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Go separate ways : PART
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Mani-pedi spot : SPA
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"Hey, wait your turn in line!" : NOCUTS
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Group found below the 37-Across : SCHOOLOFFISH
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Express appreciation for : THANK
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Zilch : NIL
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Request forgiveness for : ATONE
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Strangely coincidental, say : EERIE
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Hip-hop's Dr. ___ : DRE
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"If ___ a Carpenter" : IWERE
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Dog-eared : RATTY
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Blue expanse : SEA
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Something seen in the 70-Across : CORAL
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Windows runners : PCS
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Bathroom, in Bath : LOO
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Bark : ARF
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Big name in on-demand media : NETFLIX
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Bald baby? : EAGLET
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Coordinate : SYNC
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Nutcases : KOOKS
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Cheap 1980s car imports : YUGOS
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Lump : BLOB
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At a clip : RAPIDLY
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One of the seven deadly sins : AVARICE
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University of Kentucky athlete : WILDCAT
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Alleviates : LESSENS
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Maine university town : ORONO
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1960s Angela Davis do, informally : FRO
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Channel for cinephiles : TMC
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"How delightful!" : OOH
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___ de France : ILE
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Like a 1913 Liberty Head nickel : RARE
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Quaint lodging : INN
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Expunge : RID
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Peter or Ivan : CZAR
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Brooklyn ___, N.Y.: Abbr. : HTS
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Saudi neighbor : OMANI
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Trendy urbanite : HIPSTER
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Windpipe : TRACHEA
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Aviation's Amelia : EARHART
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"Oh, shut up!" : SITONIT
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Supersonic speed : MACHTWO
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Follower of indiana., ohio. or colorado. : EDU
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Wrestling need : MAT
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Clip-___ (some sunglasses) : ONS
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Immigrant's course, for short : ESL
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Subway artwork, maybe : MOSAIC
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Skin cream brand : PONDS
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Blazing : AFIRE
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"___-doke!" : OKEY
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Bother for Bowser : FLEA
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Anthem contraction : OER
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2nd Amendment advocate : NRA
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Slippery swimmer : EEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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