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New York Times, Monday, February 8, 2016

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
Coach who said "The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pasco.
Paolo Pasco notes:
This puzzle came from the urge to put FITBIT in a crossword (This was back in my early construction stages, when if I found an entry I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Apt revealer, IT COUPLE interpreted as "two-word entries, both words containing IT." I liked the fake-out of uncovering ITSY-BITSY and ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times2/8/16 ( No. 24,198 )
Across
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Gift tag word : FROM
5
Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
9
Comes to earth : LANDS
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Use the oven : BAKE
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Goya's "The Naked ___" : MAJA
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Mythical hunter : ORION
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*Like a nursery rhyme spider : ITSYBITSY
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Paris transport system : METRO
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Queen in "Frozen" : ELSA
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Setting for much of "Breaking Bad" : LAB
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Boxing decision, for short : TKO
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Typists' timesavers : MACROS
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What sets things in motion : CATALYST
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Palindromic girl's name : AVA
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Host Banks of TV's "America's Next Top Model" : TYRA
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Fussy sort : PRIG
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Daddy-o : POPS
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Galley propellers : OARS
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Laura of "The Fault in Our Stars" : DERN
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*Big seller for Sports Illustrated : SWIMSUITEDITION
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Sci-fi phaser setting : STUN
44
1962 007 villain : DRNO
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Palindromic boy's name : OTTO
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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"No one wants to hear about that!" : TMI
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Gesture of sarcastic support : GOLFCLAP
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Buffy, to vampires : SLAYER
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Duke's athletic grp. : ACC
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"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" sister : KIM
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Psych 101 subjects : EGOS
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Fixture at a subway entrance : STILE
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Tabloid twosomes ... or a hint to the answers to the starred clues : ITCOUPLES
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Name repeated before "pumpkin eater" : PETER
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Manhattan neighborhood next to TriBeCa : SOHO
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Boater's haven : COVE
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Eye sores : STYES
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Part of the Grim Reaper's getup : HOOD
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"I'd like 'The New York Times Crossword' for $200, ___" : ALEX
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Org. with a Most Wanted list : FBI
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Pied Piper's follower : RAT
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Gives the go-ahead : OKS
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"Twilight" author Stephenie : MEYER
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Long-distance lover's lament : IMISSYOU
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Figures to be processed : DATA
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Breakfast drinks, briefly : OJS
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1972 hit for Eric Clapton : LAYLA
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Coach who said "The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work" : LOMBARDI
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"Gone ___ the days ..." : ARE
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*Basics, informally : NITTYGRITTY
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Dweebs : DORKS
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Stuck-up sort : SNOOT
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Rorschach test element : BLOT
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Org. for Nadal and Federer : ATP
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Atlas contents : MAPS
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Boldly states : AVOWS
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*Place often marked with a star on 24-Down : CAPITALCITY
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Something to pack up the trunk for : CARTRIP
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Intentionally mislead : LIETO
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"Kills bugs dead!" brand : RAID
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Blue creature of old Saturday morning TV : SMURF
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Transmit : SEND
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"You're looking at the wrong guy" : NOTME
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3 Musketeers alternative : SNICKERS
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Volunteers, gives to charity, etc. : DOESGOOD
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Dark film genre : NOIR
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Boxer Muhammad : ALI
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Baseball's Moises or Jesus : ALOU
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"Oh no you didn't!" sounds : GASPS
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Singing eightsome : OCTET
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Barn-raising group : AMISH
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Pet-protecting org. : ASPCA
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Talk back? : ECHO
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Gen. Robert E. ___ : LEE
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When repeated, pretentious : TOO
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[That is so funny] : LOL
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New Year's ___ : EVE
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Possible reason for an R rating : SEX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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