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New York Times, Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
Asian river whose name is one letter away from an Ivy League college
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Vigeland. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Finn Vigeland notes:
The seed for this was the discovery that RUPAULSDRAGRACE was a grid-spanning 15 (hat tip to my fellow 20-something ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great puzzle. Finn gives us a twist in the "definitional" theme type, i.e. a single word with multiple meanings. Entertaining to think ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/7/17 ( No. 24,563 )
Across
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Bear whose bed was too hard for Goldilocks : PAPA
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With 15-Across, "Don't delay!" : ACT
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First coat for a painter : PRIMER
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At any point in history : EVER
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See 5-Across : NOW
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Chest of drawers : BUREAU
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Repeated word before "pants on fire" : LIAR
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Queen's place : CHESSBOARD
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Mexican dish served in a shell : TACO
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Villain's vanquisher : HERO
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On edge : ANTSY
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Queens' place : NEWYORKCITY
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Loser to the tortoise, in fable : HARE
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Lovey-dovey sound : COO
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"Let's Get Loud" singer, affectionately : JLO
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People often caution against reinventing it : WHEEL
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"The ___, the Proud, the Marines" : FEW
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Oafish sort : BOOR
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Queens' place : RUPAULSDRAGRACE
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In : AMID
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Broadcast : AIR
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Broadcast part : AUDIO
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Muscle toned from push-ups, informally : PEC
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Comic strip sound from a drunkard : HIC
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Make bread : EARN
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With 57-Across, Queen's place : ROCKANDROLL
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Many a Donald Trump announcement : TWEET
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Snowman in "Frozen" : OLAF
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Common street name : MAIN
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See 47-Across : HALLOFFAME
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Off-roaders, for short : ATVS
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Debonair : URBANE
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Place divers explore : REEF
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Hung around : STAYED
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Title for two Clue characters : MRS
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Annual Austin festival, for short : SXSW
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Animal hide : PELT
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Bird-related : AVIAN
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"See ya" : PEACE
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Pointy stone used in early Native American weaponry : ARROWHEAD
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TV news deliverer : ANCHOR
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Hold together : COHERE
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Shake one's booty : TWERK
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"Masterpiece Theatre" network : PBS
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In a relaxed rhythm, musically : RUBATO
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Twisted humor : IRONY
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Heart of the matter : MEAT
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Prominent Dumbo features : EARS
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1993 football movie starring Sean Astin : RUDY
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World Cup sport : SOCCER
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Asian river whose name is one letter away from an Ivy League college : YALU
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Site of the first-in-the-nation caucuses : IOWA
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"The Grapes of Wrath" surname : JOAD
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Central points : LOCI
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Cookie that's often pulled apart : OREO
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"That's a ___!" : WRAP
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David ___, philosopher influenced by Locke : HUME
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Grander than grand : EPIC
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Four-term prez : FDR
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2014 Super Bowl performer : BRUNOMARS
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Secular : LAIC
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So done with : SICKOF
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Teri who played Phoebe's mother on "Friends" : GARR
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Scorcher : HOTONE
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Inflame with love : ENAMOR
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Charges for some Madison Avenue firms : ADFEES
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Track-and-field event : RELAY
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Bedside buzzer : ALARM
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Condom material : LATEX
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A cat is said to have nine of them : LIVES
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"Ergo ..." : THUS
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Blemish : WART
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First place where Napoleon was exiled : ELBA
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Warning initials above an Internet link : NSFW
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Interest rate setter, with "the" : FED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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