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New York Times, Saturday, February 7, 2015

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 23 Missing: {FQX} Average word length: 6.31 This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Walden. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Byron Walden notes:
Constructors have a risque term for the torture one does to the quality of the entries in a puzzle in order to put a lot of high-point ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A 64-word themeless is so difficult to pull together that the constructor must often rely on neutral or boringish entries. Not today. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0207 ( 23,832 )
Across
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Ameche's "Moon Over Miami" co-star, 1941 : GRABLE
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Hit radio comedy about a bridge-playing couple : EASYACES
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Decide, as a motion : RULEON
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Lacking inflection : MONOTONE
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Source of the quote "Change is certain" : ICHING
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Hurly-burly : BROUHAHA
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Red cabbage juice, in chemistry class : PHINDICATOR
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Trail : LAG
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Where "Desperately Seeking Susan" appears in the film of that name : PERSONALAD
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Lee label, for short : GENL
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The U.S. Open is played on it: Abbr. : EDT
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Moniker after a lifestyle change : NEWME
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Cavaradossi's lover : TOSCA
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Disco fabrics : LAMES
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Steels : BRACES
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Wasn't consistent : WAVERED
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Providers of housewarmings? : BOILERS
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Ace high? : ELEVEN
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Roy ___, title character in "The Natural" : HOBBS
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Well-lit spaces : ATRIA
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Super Bowl XX-winning coach : DITKA
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Title "Mr." in a Milne play : PIM
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Some jewelry stores, informally : KAYS
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Queen who rallied the Dutch resistance in W.W. II : WILHELMINA
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___ card : SIM
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Ball boy? : DESIARNAZJR
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Attempt to spur demand : PRICECUT
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Rides : RAZZES
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License to drill : OILLEASE
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Part of a suspended sentence? : EMDASH
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Banquet offering : TVDINNER
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Like some rolls : YEASTY
Down
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Producer of a cough and shivers : GRIPPE
2
Decoratively pleated and gathered, as some bridal gowns : RUCHED
3
Soloist on the "Green Hornet" theme : ALHIRT
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Gatherings for hippies : BEINS
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Wimbledon is played in it : LONDONAREA
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Some Navy specialists : ENGINEMEN
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Preserves, in the end : EMBALMS
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Arterial tree components : AORTAE
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Hair holder : SNOOD
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___ Grace : YOUR
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N.C.A.A. division?: Abbr. : ATH
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Come together : COALESCE
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Beautifier : ENHANCER
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Reclaimed material used in jewelry : SEAGLASS
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Cried harshly : CAWED
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Resolutions, e.g. : GOALS
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Madiba, for Nelson Mandela : TRIBALNAME
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___ Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers : LEVIS
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Former senator and presidential candidate who once dated Debra Winger : BOBKERREY
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Foible : WEAKSPOT
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The planet in the sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" : ALTAIRIV
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Like American cheese : VERYMILD
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1980s P.M. nicknamed "The Old Crocodile" : BOTHA
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Avery product for note-takers : HILITER
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What old things fall into : DISUSE
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Holders of pieces of eight? : PIZZAS
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Humorously : INJEST
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Good for rushes, say : MARSHY
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"___ Do It!" (Rosie the Riveter motto) : WECAN
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MX-5 maker : MAZDA
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"It Ain't All About the Cookin'" memoirist : DEEN
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First noncanonical psalm in the Bible : CLI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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