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New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Quantum mechanics thought experiment in which contradictory states exist simultaneously

Author:
Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Kingsley
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1.59210
John Lieb

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Kingsley. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Note: This puzzle has 16 solutions.
Constructor notes:
ANDREW: This puzzle is a personal favorite (not just because it has my name at 24-Across). This was my first foray into Thursday ... read more
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SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT was just in another recent crossword. Perhaps it's both there and here today! That darn cat. Will Shortz once told ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times2/27/20 ( No. 25,678 )
Across
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British brew since 1777 : BASS
5
Early challenge for Barack and Michelle Obama, for short : LSAT
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Streak : RUN
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Usefulness : WORTH
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Bill of Rights defender, in brief : ACLU
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Dracula accessory : CAPE
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Big fly at the ballpark : HOMER
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See 14-Down : THEBORDER
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Mantra chants : OMS
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Underground workers : MINERS
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"What's the ___?" : POINT
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"I, Claudius" role : NERO
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Layers of stone : MASONS
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One of the Twelve Apostles : ANDREW
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Old phone features : DIALS
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"___ #1!" : WERE
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Certain rough patches : BRIARS
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Opposite of masc. : FEM
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Part of Indochina : LAOS
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Jargon : LINGO
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Palindromic term of address : MAAM
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Zenith : TOP
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Bit of baby talk : GOOGOO
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Locale of the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Olympics : ASIA
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"You win" : ILOSE
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Irk : NETTLE
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Listed : LEANED
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Camper driver : RVER
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Joan ___, player of Pat Nixon in 1995's "Nixon" : ALLEN
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Sleeper hits, perhaps : BSIDES
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A pair : TWO
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See 42-Down : SOMESPACE
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Hall-of-Fame hitter Rod : CAREW
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Tablet one might take before going to bed? : IPAD
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Fearsome part of a Jabberwock : CLAW
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Sets straight : TRUES
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Crucial : KEY
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A dreadful state, with "the" : PITS
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Leo or Libra : SIGN
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Sounds that can startle : BOOMS
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Company division : ARM
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Fruit part that's thrown away : STEM
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The Kaaba in Mecca, e.g. : SHRINE
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"Ciao!" : LATER
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Quantum mechanics thought experiment in which contradictory states exist simultaneously : SCHRODINGERSCAT
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Bar orders : ALES
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Popcorn container : TUB
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Item in a beach bag : RADIO
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Ivy seen along the Schuylkill River : UPENN
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"Darn it!" : NERTS
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Pronoun that can ask a question : WHO
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With 16-Across, travel internationally : CROSS
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Iridescent stones : OPALS
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Recent recruits, so to speak : NEWBLOOD
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Like the boys in "Lord of the Flies" : MAROONED
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Hole puncher : AWL
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"Swell!" : NEAT
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Sag : DROOP
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Hi or lo follower : RES
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"Aladdin" parrot : IAGO
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Amazonas and others : RIOS
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Go to extremes, foodwise : FAST
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Buildup during vacation : EMAIL
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Welcome site? : MAT
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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Hollows : GLENS
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With 55-Across, breakup line : INEED
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Surgery to improve how you look? : LASIK
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Go off, but not without a hitch? : ELOPE
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Big name in cosmetics : ALMAY
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YouTube data : VIEWS
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Java neighbor : BALI
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Madras wrap : SARI
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Many a middle schooler : TEEN
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Possible reactions to shocks : WOWS
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Angel dust : PCP
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Oval thing in the Oval Office : RUG

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