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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 2017

Noted writer who married his first cousin when she was 13

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWZ} This is puzzle # 219 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2017, The New York Times2/4/17 ( No. 24,560 )

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Across
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You'll see things in them you can't handle : DISPLAYCASES
13
Best-selling celebrity tell-all book of 1978 : MOMMIEDEAREST
14
Something work-related : COMPANIONPIECE
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Forgivable : VENIAL
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Answer rudely : SNAPAT
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Inflexible, as rules : IRONCLAD
20
Stock market events : DIPS
21
Edited for television, maybe : RECUT
22
Sitcom set in Lanford, Ill. : ROSEANNE
26
Ben-___ (N.F.L. cheerleading squad) : GALS
27
Final car built in Buick City before its shutdown : LESABRE
28
Estadio cheer : OLE
29
A little cleaner : MINIVAC
30
Fish ladder site : DAM
33
Physicist who formulated the two laws of electrolysis : FARADAY
34
What bugs are found in : BETA
35
Completes the purchase of : CLOSESON
37
Gas in an ion thruster : XENON
38
Medieval invader of Spain : MOOR
39
Tops of the Mounties : STETSONS
41
Onetime White House family : OBAMAS
44
Parlor fixture : SETTEE
45
They're known as "Viennese bread" in Scandinavia : DANISHPASTRIES
49
Helped someone move into an office, say : ELECTIONEERED
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Common baby food : STRAINEDPEAS
Down
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"___ vobiscum" ("the Lord be with you") : DOMINUS
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Influence : IMPACT
3
Minor : SMALL
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One rolling dough : PIN
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Plumeria creation : LEI
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Stir : ADO
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Wants : YENS
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___ Bill Weedles (Land of Oz character) : CAPN
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"Bacchus and ___" (Titian painting) : ARIADNE
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Gradually become noticeable : SEEPIN
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Slip away : ESCAPE
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Changes back : STETS
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Item worn by the Count on "Sesame Street" : MONOCLE
14
Post box's contents : CEREAL
15
Spica's constellation : VIRGO
18
Concert venues : ARENAS
19
Back-to-back moves : DOSIDOS
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Eminent scholar : SAVANT
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Company that bought (and later sold) Skype : EBAY
25
Cannonball's path : ARC
27
Old Roman coins : LIRE
29
More south of the border? : MAS
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Stood for : DENOTED
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Makes up (for) : ATONES
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Parson's residence : MANSE
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Over-the-counter product? : FORMICA
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Inseparable duo : BESTIES
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Permanent magnet metal : COBALT
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Repair shop amenity : LOANER
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Nissan model discontinued in 2015 : XTERRA
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Statistical calculations : MODES
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Name on a bottle of Pleasures perfume : ESTEE
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City near Turin : ASTI
43
Hebrew letter on a dreidel : SHIN
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Noted writer who married his first cousin when she was 13 : POE
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Along with : AND
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National Grandparents' Day mo. : SEP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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