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New York Times, Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Buckley.
Mike Buckley notes:
I had the honor of being "Litzer of the Month" back in October 2013, probably because I had litzed a number of pre-Shortzian puzzles ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Somehow over time, Thursday has gotten the reputation of being the "trickster" day for the Times crossword. This is when you're most ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This particular arrangement of six intersecting grid-spanners (highlighted below) is notoriously hard to execute in a 72-word grid. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/5/15 ( No. 23,830 )

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Across
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Some finger food : TAPAS
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___ power : GIRL
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Dawber and Grier : PAMS
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Trump caller, once? : IVANA
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"Buy it new. Buy it now" sloganeer : EBAY
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La Salle of "ER" : ERIQ
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Sheena Easton hit from a Bond film : FORYOUREYESONLY
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Just my opinion, in a tweet : FWIW
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Crinkly vegetable : KALE
22
Flip : UPEND
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___ Shepherd, former co-host of "The View" : SHERRI
25
Some ball attendees : BELLES
26
Larsson who wrote the "Millennium" trilogy : STIEG
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Solve, in a way : DECODE
30
End of a long biblical journey : ARARAT
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Passing through : VIA
33
Giant Jesus : ALOU
37
1958 hit by Jackie Wilson : LONELYTEARDROPS
40
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-___ : SISI
41
Goldfish cousin : KOI
42
Clinton aide Myers : DEEDEE
43
From what place : WHENCE
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Mimics : APERS
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Trees with beans : CACAOS
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They're just over two feet : ANKLES
52
Paradises : EDENS
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Reason to add salt? : SNOW
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Milo's partner in film : OTIS
57
1964 #1 hit with a motorcycle crash sound : LEADEROFTHEPACK
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Contrarily : ELSE
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Internet chat status : IDLE
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Elvis, to Spanish fans : ELREY
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Cold draft, maybe : BEER
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Tally on a prison wall : DAYS
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Ken who wrote "Sometimes a Great Notion" : KESEY
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Short row : TIFF
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Frankly admit : AVOW
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French capitalists? : PARISIANS
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1953 hit for Julius La Rosa : ANYWHEREIWANDER
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Part of some Portuguese place names : SAO
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Actor Depardieu : GERARD
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R. Kelly hit from "Space Jam" : IBELIEVEICANFLY
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Madcap Martha : RAYE
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Pipe cleaner : LYE
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Depeche Mode's first U.S. hit, 1985 : PEOPLEAREPEOPLE
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Trademarked fabric name : ARNEL
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Author who went by his first two initials : MILNE
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Flooring measure: Abbr. : SQYDS
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Chernobyl's locale: Abbr. : UKR
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Made a case against? : SUED
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Like three and trois : EGAL
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Co-op ___ : BOARD
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Movie pizzeria where Radio Raheem ate : SALS
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Half-Betazoid on the Enterprise : TROI
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Org. in "Homeland" : CIA
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Rug rats : TYKES
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Guiding lights : LODESTARS
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Person who's a zero?: Abbr. : OPER
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Plays for a chump : USES
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Great 39-Down : TON
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See 38-Down : DEAL
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Completely con : HOSE
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Online provider of popular study guides and lesson plans : ENOTES
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TMZ target : CELEB
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"Skyfall" singer : ADELE
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Fire starter? : CEASE
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Energy unit: Abbr. : KWH
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Many a mixer : SODA
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Arctic Blast maker : ICEE
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Absolut competitor : SKYY
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Cleanse (of) : RID
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"Mice!" : EEK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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