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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 2015

Real-life figure portrayed in movies by Jason Robards, Jon Voight and Bill Murray, in brief

Author:
Caleb Emmons
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Emmons.
Caleb Emmons notes:
This theme started out with the optimist's (pessimist's) phrase "The glass is half full (empty)." I wanted to make a Schrödinger ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Really enjoyed this idea, phrases containing only half of their final word, i.e. KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR playfully interpreted as KENNEDY ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/26/15 ( No. 23,851 )
Across
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Nile wader : HIPPO
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Return to sender? : ECHO
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Up for something : GAME
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Utopian : IDEAL
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Sainted pope after Sixtus III : LEOI
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Wind quintet member : OBOE
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Coin first minted in 1964 : KENNEDYHALFDOLLAR
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Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
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Dot-dot-dot : ESS
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Thought aloud : MUSED
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Busy : INUSE
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Elvis's "What'd I Say" vis-à-vis "Viva Las Vegas" : ASIDE
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"Danced" like a bee : WAGGLED
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Impeach : ACCUSE
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Hunter of wallabies and kangaroos : DINGO
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Hutches : COOPS
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Crazy place? : FUNNYFARM
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Woven piece : TALE
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Tabloid nickname of the '80s : JACKO
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Münster Mrs. : FRAU
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Company with a lot of bean counters? : STARBUCKS
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Keeping in the loop, in a way : CCING
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Waits : BIDES
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Visitors in "A Christmas Carol" : GHOSTS
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Eponymous Soviet minister of foreign affairs : MOLOTOV
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It's all a plot : TRACT
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Doesn't just tell : SHOWS
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Soap star Deborah : ADAIR
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Symbol of strength : OAK
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What a chemist brings to the table? : NACL
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Signaling remembrance, in a way : FLYINGATHALFMAST
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Certain sausage, informally : BRAT
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Cause for pacing? : DUEL
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Liberian president and Peace Nobelist ___ Johnson Sirleaf : ELLEN
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Many a surfer's locale, informally : CALI
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Six crayons in a Crayola 64 box : REDS
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Witherspoon of "Wild" : REESE
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Up : HIKE
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May 15, e.g. : IDES
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Southern city that calls itself "America's First Settlement" (1559) : PENSACOLA
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Give two thumbs down : PAN
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Oxford university, informally : OLEMISS
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"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
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Give up : CEDE
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Tricks : HOODWINKS
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It may be coming down the pipeline : OIL
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Acting rashly : GOINGOFFHALFCOCKED
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Talent show judge alongside Jackson and Cowell : ABDUL
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Bull or cow : MOOSE
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Tried to catch some fish : EELED
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"My man!" : DUDE
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Azalea with the 2014 #1 hit "Fancy" : IGGY
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Occasion for a much-hyped performance : SUPERBOWLHALFTIME
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___ mundi : ANNO
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Biblical source of the line "It is more blessed to give than to receive" : ACTS
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Layer : COAT
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University of Oregon team : DUCKS
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1¢, for a penny : FACEVALUE
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"Poetics" author : ARISTOTLE
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It might start "Don't get me started ..." : RANT
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38-Across containers : MUGS
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___ chop : JUDO
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Smithereens : BITS
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Cell need : CHARGER
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Small beam? : GRIN
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What's left of TV news? : MSNBC
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John who wrote "Pal Joey" : OHARA
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Subway train designation : LOCAL
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Flip response? : TAILS
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Turned brown, say : DYED
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___ Straw Poll : AMES
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Rapper Big Daddy ___ : KANE
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Real-life figure portrayed in movies by Jason Robards, Jon Voight and Bill Murray, in brief : FDR
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Draft classification : ALE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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