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New York Times, Friday, February 21, 2014

"___ fly through the air with the greatest of ease"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQVXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 184 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Another beauty from the master. 66-word themelesses are not supposed to be this smooth. It's a fundamental law of crosswords that the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times2/21/14 ( No. 23,481 )
Across
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Freight hopper : TRAMP
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Much-hailed group : CABS
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Pretreater target : SPOT
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Slab strengthener : REBAR
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Days long gone : YORE
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End of an Asian capital's name : PENH
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Queen's Chapel designer ___ Jones : INIGO
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Stamp act? : CLOGDANCE
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Like some unhealthy relationships : OEDIPAL
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Not so normal : WEIRDER
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Be cognizant of : SEE
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Lamebrain : CLOD
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Certain letter attachment : RESUME
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Unpleasantly surprised : JOLTED
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___ Altos, Calif. : LOS
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Provider of early projections : CAMERAOBSCURA
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Catchphrase that encourages extravagance : GOBIGORGOHOME
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Sky hooks? : CRESCENTMOONS
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"___ fly through the air with the greatest of ease" : HED
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DQ offerings : SHAKES
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Worker who handles your case? : REDCAP
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Originate : STEM
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With this, you'll probably manage : MBA
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Squared away : INORDER
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Panhandler, of a sort? : IDAHOAN
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They run out of clothing : STREAKERS
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Stand : KIOSK
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Fill-in : TEMP
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Make cuts, say : EDIT
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It would "make other cars seem ordinary," per ads : EDSEL
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Brewery apparatus : OAST
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Breaks down : SOBS
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Teammate of Robinson : REESE
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Many folk bands : TRIOS
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Girl's name that means "born again" : RENEE
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Stand : ABIDE
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Holiday travelers? : MAGI
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One with a thing for laughter? : PROPCOMIC
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Spiral-shaped particle accelerators : CYCLOTRONS
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1998 purchaser of Netscape : AOL
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Head piece? : BROW
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Bob in the Songwriters Hall of Fame : SEGER
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Bandies words : SPARS
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Swingers : PENDULUMS
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Another time : ONCEMORE
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18th-century Hapsburg monarch Maria ___ : THERESA
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Las Vegas block? : DIE
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Put forward : ALLEGE
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Needs : DEARTHS
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Snarky comments : JABS
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Overbearing types : DOGMATISTS
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Buildings often segregated by floor : COEDDORMS
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Reserved : BOOKED
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Worker also known as a cordwainer : SHOEMAKER
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Scams : CONS
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Leaves from the Orient : GREENTEA
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Big name in outdoor art : CHRISTO
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Made slow progress : CREPT
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Nabokov's longest novel : ADA
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Furry toys : PEKES
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Canadian ranger : MOOSE
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Rounded items? : BASES
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Tarsus location : ANKLE
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Change : REDO
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Get behind something? : HIDE
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Lightly tease : RIB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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