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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 2015

30-Across : Inter

Author:
Ellen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Leuschner. This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
After a year-long hiatus from constructing crossword puzzles, I decided I was ready to try again. I had an idea, but I was not ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ellen approached me with this idea, and I thought it had a lot of promise. I wasn't at all sure that we could 1.) find enough "___ ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/12/15 ( No. 23,865 )
Across
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1962 Kubrick film : LOLITA
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Gullets : MAWS
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Medical theaters, for short : ORS
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What juice may come out of? : ANODES
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Traction control : GRIP
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Certain sci-fi fighter : BOT
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Lowly worker : VASSAL
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Big African exporter of gold : MALI
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Response that has a nice ring to it? : IDO
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Couldn't turn away, say : STARED
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Jewel case display unit : CDTOWER
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Risks disaster : PLAYSWITHFIRE
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Illegal place to park : FIRELANE
27
Things with rings ... that may be ringing : EARS
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Rat-a-tat-tat : GUNFIRE
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Stinging insects : FIREANTS
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Inter : ENTOMB
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Inter ___ (European soccer powerhouse) : MILAN
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Things you don't want on your license: Abbr. : PTS
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Island in the Aegean : IOS
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New Jersey's Fort ___ : DIX
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Great ___ : APE
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Actor Ed : ASNER
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Real imp : TERROR
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Start shooting : OPENFIRE
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Many a calendar beefcake : FIREMAN
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"Heaven's ___ vault, / Studded with stars unutterably bright": Shelley : EBON
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Impossible to fail : SUREFIRE
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Warning before a detonation ... and a hint to 16 of this puzzle's answers : FIREINTHEHOLE
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Goes on Safari, say : BROWSES
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Double doubles? : HOMERS
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Ripley-esque : ODD
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Impulse transmitter : AXON
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One working for Kansas or Alabama : ROADIE
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Paris's ___ de Rome : RUE
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Excitement : LIFE
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Valuable violins, for short : STRADS
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Ludd from whom Luddites got their name : NED
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Grammy-winning James : ETTA
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"Most definitely!" : YESYES
Down
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Head : LAV
2
Diagonally : ONASLANT
3
Letter writing and sentence diagramming, it's said : LOSTARTS
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"Yep, sounds about right!" : IDSAYSO
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Races : TEARS
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Loads : ASLEW
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Big inits. in Las Vegas : MGM
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Scorpion or tick : ARACHNID
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Metaphor for quick-spreading success : WILDFIRE
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British W.W. II plane : SPITFIRE
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"Star Wars" name : OBIWAN
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Woodchuck or chinchilla : RODENT
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Caches : STORES
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Jab or jibe : DIG
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Pearl S. Buck heroine : OLAN
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Tiniest complaint : PEEP
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Belly : TUM
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Failure : MISFIRE
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Feature of a big outdoor party : BONFIRE
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Like a hearth : FIRELIT
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Emergency tool for breaking down doors : FIREAXE
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Like Havarti cheese : SEMISOFT
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Annual April celebration : ARBORDAY
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Relaxing in a cabana chair, maybe : POOLSIDE
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Seashore flier : ERNE
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With a clean slate : ANEW
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Hotfooted it : RAN
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Considers further, in a way : REHEARS
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Marvel supervillain Norman ___ a.k.a. the Green Goblin : OSBORN
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Indiana rival : PURDUE
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Lost some ground : ERODED
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Kind of power : NTH
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Tot's rocker : HORSY
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Act like an amateur? : EMOTE
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Chapter 11 event, maybe : FIRESALE
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Building safety feature : FIREEXIT
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Org. supporting Common Core : NEA
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Slaloming shape : ESS

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

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