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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 2018

French author who said "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself"

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQWZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Fagliano.
Jeff Chen notes:
HIGH DEFINITION gets clued as if a dictionary entry for HIGH. OVEREXPLAINED as an entry for OVER. And MEANING OF LIFE as an entry for ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/20/18 ( No. 24,941 )
Across
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Something sticking out of Frankenstein's neck : BOLT
5
Voting coalition : BLOC
9
Belittle : ABASE
14
Classic Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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"___ Land" (2016 Best Picture nominee) : LALA
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French author who said "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself" : CAMUS
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Alabama senator Jones : DOUG
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Home to Zion National Park : UTAH
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Walk with heavy steps : TROMP
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adj. under the influence of a drug : HIGHDEFINITION
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Long, boring task : SLOG
24
___-blogging : LIVE
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adv. across a barrier or intervening space : OVEREXPLAINED
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Smoked salmon : NOVA
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Bonus : ADDON
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"Can I get a hand here?!" : HELP
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Like William Henry Harrison, among U.S. presidents : NINTH
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Crowd favorite not getting nominated for an Oscar, e.g. : SNUB
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Cough drop brand : HALLS
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Apply carelessly, as paint : DAUB
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Fresh ___ daisy : ASA
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n. spirit, animation : MEANINGOFLIFE
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Heading with check boxes below it : TODO
50
Main part of a selfie : FACE
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Ones who produced the clues for 20-, 25- and 45-Across : LEXICOGRAPHERS
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Sports center : ARENA
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Big name in in-flight internet : GOGO
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"About ___" (2002 movie) : ABOY
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Enliven : GINUP
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Midmonth date : IDES
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Target of splicing : GENE
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Emails that tell you you've won the lottery, e.g. : SCAMS
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Fit one inside the other : NEST
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Energy units : ERGS
Down
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Creation of an Olympic city hopeful : BID
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"Then again ...," in texts : OTOH
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Birthplace of Muhammad Ali : LOUISVILLE
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Switch between windows, e.g. : TOGGLE
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Beat badly : BLUDGEON
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Behind schedule : LATE
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"Frozen" snowman : OLAF
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U.S. marshal role for John Wayne : CAHILL
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Brand of probiotic yogurt : ACTIVIA
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Makes the rounds? : BARTENDS
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Battle of the bulges? : SUMO
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FS1 competitor : ESPN
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Sound that signifies the end of a basketball game : HORN
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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When "S.N.L." ends on the East Coast : ONEAM
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Louis ___, French king who was guillotined : XVI
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Consumer giant that makes Bounty, for short : PANDG
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"Cimarron" novelist : EDNAFERBER
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Extinguish : DOUSE
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"That hits the spot!" : AHH
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LeBron James's org. : NBA
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Credit card designation : PLATINUM
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Confucian path : TAO
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Popular left-leaning news site : HUFFPOST
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Nestlé candy popular at movie houses : SNOCAPS
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Humdrum : BLAH
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Veiled oath? : IDO
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Bean : NOGGIN
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Mammoth time period : ICEAGE
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Delays : LAGS
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Viking explorer : ERIC
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"Hercules" spinoff : XENA
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Went by motorcycle, say : RODE
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Census data : AGES
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iTunes download : SONG
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"Suh-weet!" : YES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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