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New York Times, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I came up with this puzzle idea back in 2012 when Michael Sharp (aka Rex Parker) was coordinating submissions for American Red ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David creates five RED CROSSes today, pairs of reddish answers literally crossing. At first I thought they were all shades of red, but ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0311 ( 23,864 )
Across
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Ladylike : WOMANISH
9
Like the bodies snatched in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" : CLONED
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Miami suburb : OPALOCKA
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"So-o-o nice!" : OOLALA
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Something that's just not done at the dinner table? : RAREMEAT
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Salad bar item : RADISH
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"Frozen" character who sings "Let It Go" : ELSA
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@ : ATSIGN
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___ États-Unis : LES
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Census information : SEX
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Traffic problem : TIEUP
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Stinkbugs and others : PESTS
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Crunch beneficiaries : ABS
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Reacts to gravity : DROPS
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"___ is to console those who are broken by life": Van Gogh : ART
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Couch potato's holder : TVTRAY
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"On cloud nine" feeling : GLEE
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Metro : Washington :: ___ : San Francisco : BART
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Tailgate dish : CHILI
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It goes from Carndonagh to Skibbereen : EIRE
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Symbol on Captain America's shield : STAR
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It might have a stirring part : RECIPE
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Word with flour or milk : SOY
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Like some ships at harbor : TOWED
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Half of a candy duo : IKE
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Longtime New York Philharmonic conductor : MEHTA
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Things that may help you get out of a jam? : BEEPS
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Fifth-century invader : HUN
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Independence in Washington, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
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Cry from a whiny child : BUTWHY
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"___ that" : TRUE
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Dark wine : MERLOT
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Aid provider since 1864 ... or a hint to this puzzle's shaded squares : REDCROSS
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Wandering : ERRANT
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Providers of pilot programs : AIRBASES
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Give the green light : SAYYES
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Shakespearean character who says "We are such stuff as dreams are made on" : PROSPERO
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Became threadbare : WORE
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Gem of a girl? : OPAL
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Twix maker : MARS
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Rays' div. : ALEAST
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Athos, Porthos or Aramis : NOM
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Polar explorer's implement : ICEAX
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Trick-taking game : SKAT
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Top gear : HATS
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Welsh ___ : CORGI
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Like some cars and library books : LOANED
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No longer funny : OLD
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Purse item : NAILPOLISH
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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"Tom," entirely, in Morse code : DAHS
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"Don't believe that one bit!" : ITSALIE
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Car mechanic's fig. : EST
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Spur (on) : URGE
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Colt 45 maker : PABST
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Muse whose name means "beloved" : ERATO
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Kool-Aid flavor : STRAWBERRY
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One who's beyond belief? : ATHEIST
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Adobe, e.g. : BRICK
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Reform Party pioneer : PEROT
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"I gotta run!" : SEEYA
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TiVo predecessor : VCR
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Puppy's plaint : YIP
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Symbol on the state flag of Maine or South Carolina : TREE
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Avian sprinter : EMU
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Prepare, in a way, as fish : DEBONE
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Lure into lawbreaking : ENTRAP
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Sounds from jalopies : PUTTS
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Eco-friendly power source, informally : HYDRO
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NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
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Unseen "Cheers" wife : VERA
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Finish (up) : WRAP
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One who's succeeding : HEIR
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Stood : ROSE
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___ experience : USER
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It's a gas up north : ESSO
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Kind of preacher : LAY
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"Hawaii Five-O" network : CBS

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

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