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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Author:
Damon J. Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
Youthful time in one's life ... which this puzzle might harken solvers back to?
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
I wanted to make a pop culture-themed puzzle that spanned many generations. Without an exact theme idea in mind, I started browsing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Damon plays on SALAD DAYS (a term from Shakespeare), using four men with last names doubling as types of salads. SID CAESAR I knew off ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times3/14/17 ( No. 24,598 )
Across
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Pop fan? : MOM
4
Numbers to crunch : DATA
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Asian gambling mecca : MACAU
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Water pitchers : EWERS
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Slender woodwinds : OBOES
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Asian electronics giant : NEC
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Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Sporty car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
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*"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" actor, 1963 : SIDCAESAR
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Year, south of the border : ANO
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A pep talk might boost it : MORALE
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*"12 Angry Men" actor, 1957 : LEEJCOBB
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Reduce to particles : ATOMIZE
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Online money transfer facilitator : PAYPAL
31
Scruff of the neck : NAPE
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Made bird noises : COOED
35
Pig's digs : STY
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*"Anatomy of a Murder" actor, 1959 : ORSONBEAN
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"Breaking Bad" network : AMC
43
It's a size larger than grande at Starbucks : VENTI
44
Sounds of satisfaction : AAHS
48
Like a toasted marshmallow vis-à-vis a non-toasted one : GOOIER
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Shirt with straps instead of sleeves : TANKTOP
53
*"Road Trip" actor, 2000 : TOMGREEN
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Rice-based Spanish dish : PAELLA
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PC "brain" : CPU
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Youthful time in one's life ... which this puzzle might harken solvers back to? : SALADDAYS
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Did a smith's job on : SHOED
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Prized violin : AMATI
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D.C. ballplayer : NAT
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In and of itself : PERSE
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Mister, south of the border : SENOR
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Prefix with borough : TRI
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Bohemian : ARTSY
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Puts in stitches : SEWS
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Dog breeder's org. : AKC
Down
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One admired for his masculinity : MANSMAN
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The tiniest bit : ONEIOTA
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Gesture to punctuate a great performance : MICDROP
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Highest mountain in North America : DENALI
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"What a bummer!" : AWGEEZ
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Oolong and Earl Grey : TEAS
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Popular typeface : ARIAL
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Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
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Monastic realm : ABBACY
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Many washers and dryers in apartment buildings : COINOPS
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Stunt pilot : AEROBAT
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Amer. money : USD
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Peeved : SORE
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Hitchcock role in almost every Hitchcock film : CAMEO
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Sporting sword : EPEE
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Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
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Journalist Nellie : BLY
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"Micro" and "macro" subject, for short : ECON
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Province west of Que. : ONT
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Passing mention? : OBIT
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Winnebago owner, briefly : RVER
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Bone-dry : SERE
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In the buff : NAKED
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F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
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Sponge : MOOCHER
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Behave : COMPORT
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1996 Olympics site : ATLANTA
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It stores a synagogue's Torah scrolls : HOLYARK
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Moving jerkily : SPASTIC
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"Um ... O.K." : IGUESS
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"Superbad" producer Judd : APATOW
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Low points : NADIRS
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Those, to José : ESAS
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April, May and June, for example : NAMES
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Swimmer's assignment : LANE
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Where you might hear 44-Across : SPA
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY

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

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