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New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Afflictions sometimes caused by sleep deprivation
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Lim. Wednesday freshness: 70%
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun interpretation of phrases containing OUT today. TAKE OUT ORDER stood OUT for me, as the base phrase is solid and the resulting ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/4/15 ( No. 23,829 )
Across
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Muck : MIRE
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Hilton competitor : HYATT
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Overlord's domain : FIEF
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Green card issuer, informally : AMEX
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Specks : MOTES
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Word repeated in ___ City, ___ : IOWA
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Eye an election official? : CHECKOUTCOUNTER
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Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
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"Fie!" : BAH
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They may be paddled : REARS
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Laid-back : TYPEB
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Tennis champion with the 2009 memoir "Open" : AGASSI
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Decimate a monastery's occupants? : TAKEOUTORDER
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"Ready when you are!" : ALLSET
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Formal vote : YEA
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Desk jockey's happy yell : TGIF
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Prevarication : LIE
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Letters on some kits : DIY
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Letters on some kits : CPR
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"The Prague Cemetery" author, 2010 : ECO
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Happily, old-style : LIEF
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Many Ph.D. candidates : TAS
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Capital about 60 miles from the Caspian Sea : TEHRAN
48
Warning shouted to a lacrosse defenseman? : LOOKOUTPOINT
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Heavenly ring bearer? : SATURN
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High-and-mighty sort : SNOOT
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Unique : ALONE
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___ sauce : SOY
57
Let's say, informally : SPOSE
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Develop one's comedy acts? : WORKOUTROUTINES
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___ Modern (London museum) : TATE
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Report card report : MARKS
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Tidal term : NEAP
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Glutted (on), briefly : ODED
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Afflictions sometimes caused by sleep deprivation : STYES
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Musical Perry : KATY
Down
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Safari vehicles? : MACS
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"If you ask me," in textspeak : IMHO
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Good snorkeling locale : REEF
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Fires up : EXCITES
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Grp. with a co-pay : HMO
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"For sure!" : YOUBET
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"Good going, kid!" : ATTABOY
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Corporate department that offers support : TECH
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Chinese menu general : TSO
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Pricey pieces : FINEART
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Bitsy pieces : IOTAS
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Some still-life subjects : EWERS
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46-Across tongue : FARSI
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Flattened : KAYOED
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It might be sexual : URGE
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"Here, try wearing this" : PUTITON
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Accept after a while : ADAPTTO
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With one's head in the clouds? : TALL
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Et ___ (and others: Lat.) : ALII
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"Der Goldfisch" painter : KLEE
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Parks' partner, familiarly : REC
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Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
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Statement of confidence : ICAN
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Word choice? : FONT
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Talk incessantly : YAK
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Share, as a blog entry : REPOST
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Didn't make the grade? : FLUNKED
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"My bad" : SOSORRY
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Popular color at Victoria's Secret : HOTPINK
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Bicolor snack : OREO
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Separate, as oxen : UNYOKE
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Dealt with : SAWTO
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Tons : ALOAD
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Rich European dessert : TORTE
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Paramedic's "pronto" : STAT
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Ready for service : ONEA
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Airplane ticket info : SEAT
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Spot : ESPY
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Speech coach's targets : UMS
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___ Midway : USS

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