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New York Times, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Ockman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stu Ockman notes:
I can't believe we pulled this one off. Another example of a good idea turned into an even better puzzle with the help of Will and the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautifully eye-catching pattern! There have been very few puzzles that have sectioned off the grid into two (or more) separate ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Will Shortz posted a correction at nytimes.com reproduced here: SPECIAL POST — Lots of complaints about the answer LENE (16-Across — ... read more
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Across
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Prince in "Frozen" : HANS
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Doohickey : GIZMO
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DVD remote button : PLAY
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Home of the historic Desolation Canyon : UTAH
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Hamburger helper? : ONION
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Voiceless consonant like "b" or "p" : LENE
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Network : MAKECONNECTIONS
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Fairy king in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : OBERON
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Started to downsize? : DIETED
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Event at which spectators may sit on straw bales : RODEO
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Afternoon gathering : TEA
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Jalopy : CRATE
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A miss is as good as one, they say : MILE
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Words with "fast one" or "muscle" : PULLA
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Mlle., over the Pyrénées : SRTA
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"Tarzan" actor Ron : ELY
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Radar of "M*A*S*H" : OREILLY
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Wagner's "___ Fliegende Holländer" : DER
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Where the Ringling Bros. circus began: Abbr. : WIS
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H, on a fraternity house : ETA
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Start to function? : DYS
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Ushered out : LEDAWAY
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"Time ___ ..." : WAS
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Ulnae neighbors : RADII
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Pack (down) : TAMP
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Classic gas brand with a red, white, blue and black logo : AMOCO
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Bros' hellos : YOS
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Fun, for one : RHYME
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Very different thing (from) : FARCRY
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Continues : GOESON
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Shared beliefs ... like this puzzle's circled four-letter words? : THETIESTHATBIND
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Bring home : EARN
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Board runner : CHAIR
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Sedgwick of Warhol films : EDIE
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Old "Happy Motoring" brand : ESSO
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Food sweetener : HONEY
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Blacken, in a way : SEAR
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"Just try it" : HUMORME
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Seething : ATABOIL
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Sans clothing : NAKEDLY
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Whitfield of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" : SHEREE
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Mob henchman : GOON
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Bucolic hotel : INN
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Certain red wine, informally : ZIN
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"Calvin and Hobbes" bully : MOE
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How a lot of music got sold in the 1990s and early 2000s : ONCD
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Electrician's tool : PLIERS
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Ballerina's wear : LEOTARD
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Actress Bening : ANNETTE
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Marriage agreement? : YESDEAR
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Whisper sweet nothings : COO
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Nervous twitch : TIC
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What the "Mardi" of Mardi Gras means : TUESDAY
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___ Lilly (Fortune 500 company) : ELI
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Actor who played Grandpa Munster : ALLEWIS
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Inquisitive one : PRIER
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Asia's ___ Mountains : ALTAI
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Fly-by-night sort? : OWL
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"Huzzah!" : YAY
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Involuntary soldier : DRAFTEE
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Some keyboards and motorcycles : YAMAHAS
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Warehouse workers : STORERS
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Ballyhoo : ADO
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Edge of a road : WAYSIDE
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Major component of Windex : AMMONIA
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High roller : SPENDER
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Bank ID: Abbr. : ACCTNO
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Ancient city on the Nile : THEBES
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"Either she goes ___ go!" : ORI
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Spoil : ROT
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"Ick!" : YECH
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Personal aide to Selina Meyer on "Veep" : GARY
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Starz competitor, for short : SHO
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Color of coffee ice cream : TAN
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Rush : HIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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