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New York Times, Friday, February 27, 2015

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 45 Missing: {KQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Neat 8-track pattern today. Reminded me of a mini-themed themeless from a while back. Like puzzles featuring triple-stacked grid ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 23,852 )

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Across
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Time of forgiveness : GRACEPERIOD
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Jean-Paul Sartre or Winston Churchill, once : PRISONEROFWAR
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Classic 1984 film in which most of the dialogue was ad-libbed : THISISSPINALTAP
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Pink : ROSEATE
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Certain shooter : CATSEYE
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Hill worker : ANT
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Google worker : BOT
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Musical phrase in which a single syllable is sung over several notes : MELISMA
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Part of some city streets : BUSLANE
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"I know what you're thinking" thinker : PSYCHIC
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Rabbit homes, maybe : BRIARS
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Group of people : HOMO
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Robin Williams title role : GARP
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Radiologist, often : IMAGER
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Disinter : UNEARTH
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Hardcover or paperback : EDITION
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Positive or negative : NONZERO
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Racket : DIN
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Dental problem : GAP
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We : YOUANDI
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"Ready to go?" : SHALLWE
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Evolutionary biologist who wrote "The Panda's Thumb" : STEPHENJAYGOULD
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Trunks, e.g. : STORAGESPACES
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Be lenient : SPARETHEROD
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Like some low-grade beef : GRISTLY
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Stand : RISE
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Where the "tiger cub economies" are : ASIA
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Add up to : COST
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First word in Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
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Energy : PEP
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"True Blood" vampire Northman : ERIC
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First name in gossip : RONA
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"___ first ..." : IFAT
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Knot : toads :: parliament : ___ : OWLS
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Relative of a Fig Newton : DATEBAR
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Line items? : PHONES
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Some old-fashioned hosiery : RAYONS
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Galumph : TRAMP
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Colleague of Don on "Mad Men" : PETE
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Apple messaging software : ICHAT
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So-called Japanese chess : SHOGI
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Photocopy predecessor : MIMEO
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Tough nut to crack : ACORN
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Certain shooter : BBGUN
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Prefix meaning "heavens" : URANO
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Frequent demonstrator of the Doppler effect : SIREN
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Setting for Steinbeck's "The Pearl" : LAPAZ
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Nuts : IDIOTS
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Dances in 3/4 time : MINUETS
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Fixed, as a model airplane : REGLUED
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Tries to catch shrimp, say : TRAWLS
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Wished : HOPED
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Nestlé brand : EDYS
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Per : APOP
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Dragsters' org. : NHRA
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Honey or sugar : DEAR
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William who wrote "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" : INGE
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Military band : SASH
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Something not to be believed? : HYPE
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Nuts : LOCO
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Blacker than black : JET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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