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New York Times, Monday, February 9, 2015

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lynn Lempel notes:
I can't come up with a whole lot to say about this one, which I submitted almost exactly a year ago. Maybe I was specifically ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful construction today. Parker Lewis and I had coffee the other day, and he mentioned how tough it is to cleanly incorporate ... read more
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Across
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Recently : OFLATE
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Loathe : HATE
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E.R. procedure : CPR
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Like many white gowns : BRIDAL
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Animals in a yoke : OXEN
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___-Ida (frozen potato brand) : ORE
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Expensive annual commercial : SUPERBOWLAD
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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One trained in 11-Across, for short : EMT
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Breathe hard, as after running : PANT
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Note from a co-worker : MEMO
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Feature of a Dalmatian's coat : SPOT
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What may be poured on a bad idea : COLDWATER
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Gap crossed by a nerve impulse : SYNAPSE
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Eloquent speakers : ORATORS
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Harper who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
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Cassini who was dubbed Jackie Kennedy's "Secretary of Style" : OLEG
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"___ your head!" : USE
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New Jersey home to two New York teams : MEADOWLANDS
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Alien's transport, for short : UFO
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Valentine's feeling : LOVE
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Big name in hair care : PANTENE
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Resting place for a pharaoh : PYRAMID
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Typical prom concluder : SLOWDANCE
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Cross a shallow stream, say : WADE
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Org. for the Williams sisters : USTA
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Landed : ALIT
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"Get ___ to the Greek" (2010 comedy) : HIM
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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Popular children's book series ... whose protagonist is "hiding" in the circled letters : WHERESWALDO
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Title for Powell or Petraeus: Abbr. : GEN
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"Othello" evildoer : IAGO
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Like some help and boyfriends : LIVEIN
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Opposite of WNW : ESE
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Gunky lump : GLOB
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Applies, as pressure : EXERTS
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Preoccupy and then some : OBSESS
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Dowdy : FRUMPY
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World's top-selling brand of 9-Down : LIPTON
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Fruity drink suffix : ADE
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Rainproof cover : TARP
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Italian site of Napoleon's exile : ELBA
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Book genre for do-it-yourselfers : HOWTO
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Bottom of the ninth, usually : END
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Greedy : COVETOUS
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Books for beginning readers : PRIMERS
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Guilty feeling : REMORSE
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In the past : ONCE
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Yoga surface : MAT
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Offering from the Brothers Grimm : TALE
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Lounge lazily : LOLL
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Utterly marvelous : DREAMY
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German composer of "Tristan und Isolde" : WAGNER
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Rang out : PEALED
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Arizona city known for its red sandstone : SEDONA
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Have to fork over : OWE
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Droning speech quality : MONOTONE
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Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
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Take from the deck : DRAW
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Rapid increase : UPSURGE
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Part of Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire's costume : FALSIES
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Onetime carrier with a hub at JFK : TWA
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Retired Brazilian soccer sensation : PELE
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Composer Gustav : MAHLER
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Exultant cry : IDIDIT
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Fiends : DEMONS
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Tree that yields a chocolate substitute : CAROB
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Capri, for one : ISLE
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Chocolate-and-caramel candy bar : TWIX
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Part of Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire's costume : WIG
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Freudian "I" : EGO
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Madison in N.Y.C., e.g. : AVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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