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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 2014

Author who created the characters named by the starts of 17-, 24-, 49- and 61-Across

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Perl.
Adam G. Perl notes:
Whenever I find a new 15 letter phrase, movie or book title, I eagerly add it to my data base. When it's an actual person, I feel as ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A "Little Women" puzzle, featuring the four main characters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy, hidden at the beginning of phrases. It's a theme ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times2/24/14 ( No. 23,484 )

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Across
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Knocked off : DIDIN
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Parsley bit : SPRIG
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German auto known by its manufacturer's initials : BMW
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Online publication : EZINE
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Maine university town : ORONO
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Vote for : YEA
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Isn't serious : JOKESAROUND
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Hosp. areas for lifesaving operations : ERS
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Suffix with lemon or orange : ADE
21
Pick up the tab for someone : TREAT
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News item of passing concern? : OBIT
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Compete : VIE
24
Computer memory unit : MEGABYTE
27
Weapons depot : ARSENAL
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French girlfriend : AMIE
32
Cheech's partner in 1970s-'80s movies : CHONG
33
Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
36
Lucy of "Charlie's Angels," 2000 : LIU
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Author who created the characters named by the starts of 17-, 24-, 49- and 61-Across : LOUISAMAYALCOTT
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Ensign's org. : USN
43
Spittin' ___ : IMAGE
44
Actor MacLeod of old TV : GAVIN
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Romantic outing : DATE
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Having sides of different lengths, as a triangle : SCALENE
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Maryland home of the Walter Reed medical center : BETHESDA
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Mrs., in Marseille : MME
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Newswoman Logan : LARA
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Three-time A.L. batting champion Tony : OLIVA
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Not bright : DIM
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Smart ___ whip : ASA
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Chemical compound in "poppers" : AMYLNITRITE
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Nov. follower : DEC
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Centuries-old object : RELIC
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Roof overhangs : EAVES
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Antlered animal : ELK
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Considers : DEEMS
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___ vu : DEJA
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Sport shirt brand : IZOD
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It holds back the water in Holland : DIKE
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Place to lay an egg : NESTINGSITE
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Peeved : SORE
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Like some televised tourneys : PROAM
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What a travel planner plans : ROUTE
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Quaint lodging : INN
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The Almighty : GOD
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1957 Everly Brothers hit with the repeated lyric "Hello loneliness" : BYEBYELOVE
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Deserve : MERIT
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Trash : WASTE
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Kind of rug or code : AREA
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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"___, vidi, vici" : VENI
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Black-tie party : GALA
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United, as corporations or labor unions : AMALGAMATED
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Greek R's : RHOS
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Film score : SOUNDTRACK
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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___ Hammarskjöld, former U.N. secretary general : DAG
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Hurricane centers : EYES
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"Put ___ writing!" : ITIN
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___ Reader (alternative magazine) : UTNE
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Iowa State's home : AMES
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Racer Yarborough : CALE
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"I've got it!" : AHA
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The year 906 : CMVI
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Bit of grass : BLADE
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Artist's stand : EASEL
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Holmes's creator : DOYLE
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Tuckered out : ALLIN
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Action from a springboard : DIVE
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Thing : ITEM
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Pigsty : MESS
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"What ___ the chances?" : ARE
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Singer Tormé : MEL
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"Norma ___" : RAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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