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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 2015

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joel Fagliano notes:
Sometimes, the enjoyment in Monday and Tuesday grids can only be found in the theme. With the typical 78-word grid, crossword standbys ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Joel has such an interesting perspective. The construction was SO smooth that I assumed it was a 76 or perhaps a 74-word puzzle. A ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 23,848 )
Across
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Window material : GLASS
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Lobster limb : CLAW
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Cruise ship stop : PORT
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Gossip spreader : YENTA
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The ___ Bible : HOLY
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"This can't be good" : UHOH
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Actress Fox of the "Transformers" movies : MEGAN
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What a garage protects : AUTO
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Use a keyboard : TYPE
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Online aggregator of movie reviews : ROTTENTOMATOES
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Where airplane bathrooms are, often : REAR
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"No doubt in my mind" : IMSURE
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Neighbor of Niger : CHAD
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Bank ID : ACCTNO
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Census form info : RACE
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Fox's feeling in an Aesop fable : SOURGRAPES
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Omanis and Saudis : ARABS
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Hosp. scan : MRI
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Hard-to-accept consequence : BITTERPILL
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Strike out on one's own, as a musician : GOSOLO
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The "M" of Y.M.C.A. : MENS
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Heart chamber : ATRIUM
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Avoid : SHUN
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Not sit well ... or what eating 20-, 32- or 41-Across might do? : LEAVEABADTASTE
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Wild about : INTO
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Exploding star : NOVA
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Aphrodite or Ares : DEITY
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Product commonly advertised during football games : BEER
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Baby's bed : CRIB
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Postcoup group : JUNTA
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Teeny : ITSY
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Finales : ENDS
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Groundbreaking admission from Ellen in a 1997 sitcom : IMGAY
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Facility with treadmills and yoga mats : GYM
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Creepy look : LEER
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Long-haired feline : ANGORACAT
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Governor's financial concern : STATEDEBT
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December list keeper : SANTA
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Action film star Jackie : CHAN
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Lummox : LOUT
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Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Least populous state : WYOMING
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Strokes on the green : PUTTS
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"Silly goose!" : OHYOU
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Lasso wielder : ROPER
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"___ things happen" : THESE
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Love, to Luigi : AMORE
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Sidling sea creature : CRAB
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Mata ___ (W.W. I spy) : HARI
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Provides free of charge : COMPS
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Bit of bric-a-brac : CURIO
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Sing like a bird : TRILL
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The Getty or the Guggenheim : ARTMUSEUM
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Subject of advice from Dr. Spock or Dr. Phil : PARENTING
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Prestigious British boys' school : ETON
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Drunkards : SOTS
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"Anyhoo ..." or "As I was saying ..." : SEGUE
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Word before novel or language : ROMANCE
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In need of direction : LOST
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Suspect's story : ALIBI
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Basic principle : TENET
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Assigns stars to, say : RATES
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Ebony's partner : IVORY
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Pilgrim to Mecca : HADJI
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"I wasn't ___ yesterday" : BORN
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Pats gently : DABS
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Jazz legend James : ETTA
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"What great news!" : YAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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