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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 2016

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Mulhern

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Mulhern. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
James Mulhern notes:
This puzzle started with FIXIE BIKE, which I'm less psyched about in retrospect — seems like FIXIE and FIXED-GEAR BIKE are more ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Standard themeless layout, with each of the four corners containing a triple-stack of long answers. As a Gen Xer, seeing MIAMI VICE ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 24,210 )
Across
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Lives the dream : HASITMADE
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Taken alone : PERSE
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It has you covered : EPIDERMIS
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Longtime comic strip queen : ALETA
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Single-speed two-wheeler : FIXIEBIKE
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Hip-hop artist Kendrick ___ : LAMAR
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Basket weave? : NET
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Still in the box, perhaps : MINT
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It may cover all the bases : TARP
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Audio engineer's concern : ECHO
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Taco stand add-on, in brief : GUAC
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Salt sack? : BERTH
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Teflon, e.g. : RESIN
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The way it is : STATUSQUO
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Alley-oop starter : LOB
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Screw feature : SLOT
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Old TV channel that aired XFL games : UPN
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People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2001 : BROSNAN
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Language in which "thank you" is "grazzi" : MALTESE
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Ruling body? : REF
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Homer's "bulwark of the Achaeans" : AJAX
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Girl's name that sounds like a letter : DEE
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Facebook-checking fixation, e.g. : INFOMANIA
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Come back : RECUR
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Approach : STYLE
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List in a 36-Down: Abbr. : APTS
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Part of many an emoticon : NOSE
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Stamped : TROD
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Cultivation aids : HOES
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Wax source : BEE
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Rotten : LOUSY
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Half-wits : BONEHEADS
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Master of the King's Music under George V : ELGAR
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Cry after "Freeze!" on a 1980s TV show : MIAMIVICE
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Loses momentum : SLOWS
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Proverbial tools for wrongdoing : IDLEHANDS
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Defendant in a 1963 obscenity trial : HEFNER
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Severally : APIECE
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Pie wedges in Trivial Pursuit, e.g. : SIXTHS
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Tyrant Amin : IDI
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Be thick (with) : TEEM
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Hotshot : MRBIG
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Third grade? : AMINUS
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Orders : DIKTATS
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Sri Lanka-to-Singapore dir. : ESE
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Hang (around) : PAL
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Lifts a lot : ELATES
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"All Quiet on the Western Front" novelist : REMARQUE
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Brand-new outfits : STARTUPS
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Bit of Secret Service gear : EARPHONE
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Gallery fill : OILS
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Chill, so to speak : CALM
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Murder mystery staple : BUTLER
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Little-known : NONAME
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Vile sort : TOAD
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___ Fresh (Tex-Mex chain) : BAJA
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What toothpaste goes on : BRISTLES
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Lessor's log : RENTROLL
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"Run along now!" : OFFYOUGO
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Babe watcher, maybe : NANA
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Many an Instagram user : TEEN
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___ process (sternum part) : XIPHOID
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Bit from "Poor Richard's Almanack" : OLDSAW
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Like many Second Viennese School works : ATONAL
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Posthumous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee of 2014 : COBAIN
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Bargain bin buy at a record store : USEDCD
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Big Cup brand : REESES
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Dreaded classroom note : SEEME
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___-poo (designer dog) : SHIH
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Alumni data: Abbr. : YRS
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Fitness mag stat : BMI
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Stowe heroine : EVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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