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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 2014

What a tropical tourist definitely doesn't want to bring home

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
Martin Ashwood-Smith notes:
Who needs indie puzzles with their fancy new phrases and risqué words, when you can get a delightful disease-oriented 15-letter entry ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another quad-stack from the Master of All Stacks, Martin Ashwood-Smith. Every time I see these gigantic wide-open spaces, it awes me. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

"Carlito's way" is an awesome clue for VIA.

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© 2014, The New York Times2/28/14 ( No. 23,488 )
Across
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Modern-day locale of ancient Nineveh : IRAQ
5
People down under? : CAVERS
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Exceeds the speed limit? : ODS
14
Exceed the speed limit, maybe : RACE
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Company with an Energy Boost line : ADIDAS
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Minim : JOT
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Terse admission : IDID
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It'll keep a roof over your head : LIVINGWAGE
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Fall, in a way : SIN
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Like a good lookout : ALERT
22
Bouillabaisse seasoning : THYME
23
They soar at the opera : HIGHNOTES
25
When to do a pressing job : ASAP
26
Mitochondrion-made material, briefly : ATP
27
Back, to a shellback : AFT
29
Investments since 1975 : TRADITIONALIRAS
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What a tropical tourist definitely doesn't want to bring home : MALARIAPARASITE
39
It helps you let go : EMOTIONALOUTLET
40
Many of them play at the Olympics : NATIONALANTHEMS
41
Some Windows systems : NTS
42
Shakespeare sonnet mentioning Philomel's mournful hymns : CII
43
Title for Liszt : ABBE
46
Gigantic : TEXASSIZE
52
Text with Numbers : TORAH
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Patent : OVERT
55
Carlito's way : VIA
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Street view : STOREFRONT
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First name in popular shorts : WALT
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Bond bit : ION
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Coors Field player : ROCKIE
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Almost never : ONCE
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Really dirty : XXX
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Try again : REHEAR
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Salk Institute architect Louis : KAHN
Down
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From Galway, say : IRISH
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Cuts into a pizza, often : RADII
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Sailing through : ACING
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Last thing seen by a proof reader? : QED
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Some Wall Street contracts : CALLOPTIONS
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Go on ___ : ADIET
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Exist abroad? : VIVRE
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Applies polish to? : EDITS
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Flew : RAN
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Squad cmdr. : SSGT
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R&B group with the 1972 hit "Back Stabbers," with "the" : OJAYS
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Proselytizers push it : DOGMA
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Pickle, e.g. : STEEP
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Finder's query : WHATISTHIS
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Like some helmets and shields : ANTIRIOT
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Couldn't hit pitches : HADATINEAR
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Singer who's a Backstreet Boy's brother : AARONCARTER
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Sir James Galway, e.g. : FLAUTIST
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Dodgers' foes : TMEN
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Hindu hero : RAMA
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Legions : ALOT
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Suffix with Edward : IANA
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It's around 6 on the Mohs scale : OPAL
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"The Lion King" lion : NALA
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Get to : RILE
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"Let me ___!" : ATEM
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Philatelic goals : SETS
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When the first dogwatch ends : ATSIX
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It's not a cheap shot : BOTOX
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Bombers' locale : BRONX
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Spelunker's aid : TORCH
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Conjure : EVOKE
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City with major avenues named Cincinnati and Columbus : XENIA
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First name among socialites : IVANA
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It means nothing : ZILCH
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All gone : EATEN
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Mann's man : HERR
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Ill-wisher : FOE
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Thai pan : WOK

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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