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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2017

*"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others*

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Don't get what's going on? Check out 10, 20, 30, 40 in the grid. Still don't get it? Look at the entries at 10-Down, 20-Across, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It would have been easy to use a set of random numbers for the redo — FRESHMAN FIFTEEN leading to FRESHMAN SENATOR and SWEET SIXTEEN ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Very clever, Mr. Chen. Very clever.

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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 24,579 )
Across
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Joan nicknamed "The Godmother of Punk" : JETT
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Many a W.S.J. subscriber : MBA
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Org. that started during the California gold rush : SFPD
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Home of the all-vowel-named town Aiea : OAHU
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Tropical fruit : GUAVA
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Flood (in) : POUR
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Electrical system : GRID
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Wayne Gretzky, for 10 seasons : OILER
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Highland tongue : ERSE
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Maven : PRO
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Fool : TRICK
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Indefinite ordinal : NTH
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Request at the barber's : TRIM
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Midwest capital, to locals : INDY
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Domain of Horus, in Egyptian myth : SKY
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*Bulletin board fasteners* : PUSHPINS
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Joker : WAG
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Toiletry brand whose TV ads once featured the Supremes : ARRID
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Thus far : YET
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Michael who played Bruce Wayne's butler : CAINE
40
Engine cover : HOOD
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Purplish bloom : ASTER
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Establishments that often have porte cochères : INNS
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What might get the ball rolling : INCLINE
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Burrowing animal of southern Africa : MEERKAT
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Napoleon's place : BAKERY
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Fight on a mat, in dialect : RASSLE
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Chopped : HEWN
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What might get the ball rolling : PUTT
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Where Herbert Hoover was born : IOWA
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Actor Turner of "The Hobbit" : AIDAN
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A tater can produce up to four of these : RBIS
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*"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others* : TRICKQUESTIONS
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Novelist Fitzgerald : ZELDA
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Letters preceding a pseudonym : AKA
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City where LeBron James was born : AKRON
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"As a result ..." : ANDSO
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Cohen who co-founded an ice cream company : BEN
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They come after 12 : TEENS
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Short run? : JOG
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Lawman played by James Garner and Kevin Costner : EARP
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*1970s fad item* : PETROCK
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___ rose (English heraldic emblem) : TUDOR
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California's ___ Woods : MUIR
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Island in the Coral Triangle : BALI
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"___ plaisir!" : AVEC
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Help stimulate the economy : SPEND
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*Pulls a fast one on* : HOODWINKS
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Promote : PUSH
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"Dr." of rap : DRE
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"Hell if I know!" : GOTME
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Alan of "Argo" : ARKIN
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"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
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Advisory grp. to the president : NSC
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Title meaning "master" : SAHIB
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Capital of Sweden : KRONA
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Where Harley-Davidson Inc. is HOG : NYSE
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Dog, cat or hamster : PET
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Tabloid pair : ITEM
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Historical record : ANNAL
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Tale of derring-do : GESTE
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The devil's playthings, they say : IDLEHANDS
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Drone's mission : AIRSTRIKE
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"Back to my point ..." : ANYWAY
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TV Land programming : RERUNS
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Hot temper : IRE
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Clear the dishes? : EAT
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Muslim face veil : NIQAB
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Song that might have hosannas : PAEAN
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Native people of Guatemala : ITZA
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Wister who was known as the father of western fiction : OWEN
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Join together : WELD
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School with five March Madness titles : DUKE
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Snoozer : BORE
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A party to : INON
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Some personnel info: Abbr. : SSNS
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Principle behind yin and yang : TAO
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Something you might get with a piercing, informally : TAT

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