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New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 2015

Carrier with the WorldPass frequent flier program

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Silk.
Barry C. Silk notes:
My original version of this puzzle had two seeds: NO EASY DAY at 1-Across and PHOTOBOMB. I had just finished reading the NYT best ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
Barry's mellifluous last name usually lulls me into anticipating a smooth solve. How could someone named Silk create a puzzle that's ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/28/15 ( No. 23,853 )
Across
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Summer suit accessory : PANAMAHAT
10
Second installment : PARTB
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Classic symbol of rebellion : IRONCROSS
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"Bluebeard's Castle," e.g. : OPERA
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Finishes freaking out : GETSAGRIP
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One of Utah's state symbols : TOPAZ
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It serves many clients, briefly : LAN
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Versailles votes : NONS
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Nincompoop : DODO
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Throw out : EMIT
24
Bean seen on-screen : SEAN
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One of many made by Hitchcock : CAMEO
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Some orders at Chipotle : TACOS
29
Famous New Year's Eve party? : DICKCLARK
31
Some sorcery : SPELLS
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Speed ___ : DIAL
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Group of crackers, for short? : NSA
35
Like many basements : DANK
37
Crib unit : SLAT
39
State of old, briefly : SSR
42
Linking brainstem part : PONS
44
Make an impression on : EMBOSS
48
Laugh-inducing pic : PHOTOBOMB
51
Carrier with the WorldPass frequent flier program : PANAM
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Dealer's quick query : YOUIN
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"Bluebeard's Castle" librettist Balázs : BELA
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Name meaning "born again" : RENE
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Evidence of a big hit : WELT
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Dandy : LULU
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Port. title : SRA
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Rearward, to a rear admiral : ABAFT
62
Battlefield transport : STRETCHER
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Occasion for goat tying : RODEO
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Yawn-inducing : WEARISOME
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Apply : EXERT
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Greasy spoon appliance : FRYOLATOR
Down
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Farm litter : PIGLETS
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GPS display : AREAMAP
3
Mean : NOTNICE
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SAT fill-in: Abbr. : ANS
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Last name on a 40-Down : MCAN
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City that rivaled ancient Sparta : ARGOS
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Like some owls : HORNED
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"Once more ..." : ASISAID
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Equivalent of several dashes: Abbr. : TSP
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Kitty : POT
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Without feet : APODAL
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One who assumes control by default? : REPOMAN
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Stock handlers : TRADERS
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"Stovepipe" of W.W. II : BAZOOKA
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Sang : TOLD
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Most-watched show of 2012-13 : NCIS
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Woodworker's tool : CCLAMP
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Apply haphazardly : SLAPON
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Do-re-mi : KALE
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One who's beyond picky : SNOB
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Opening piece : KNOB
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Way up : TBAR
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Some cookies : SPYWARE
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Holder of many a diorama : SHOEBOX
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Musical embellishment : ROULADE
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Where to get the lead out? : SMELTER
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Not part of a series : ONESHOT
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Tourist destination on the Riviera : SANREMO
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Mudslinger : SMEARER
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Bit of headwear, in British lingo : TITFER
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Kind of disc : BLURAY
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Cutlass successor : ALERO
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Water, e.g.: Abbr. : UTIL
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Squirt : TOT
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Dating site initialism : SWF
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Grp. whose seal featured Washington on horseback : CSA

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

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