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New York Times, Friday, March 15, 2013

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 18 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Grid has diagonal symmetry. Average word length: 6.68 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Joe Krozel has made a habit of pushing the envelope. This grid has a mere 18 blocks. As of this puzzle, there have been nine NYT crosswords in history with 19 or fewer blocks. Mr. Krozel constructed seven of them.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 23,138 )
Across
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One looking out for #1 : EGOTIST
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Fair way to be judged : ONMERIT
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Doris Day film with the song "Ten Cents a Dance" : LOVEMEORLEAVEME
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Peoria resident's representation : AVERAGEAMERICAN
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They often pass through needles : SERA
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Place for a butler : MANOR
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Spanish body of water : LAGO
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___ corde (piano pedaling direction) : TRE
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Rounded-up numbers? : HERDS
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Driver's invitation : HOPIN
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Flashes : INSTANTS
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What a biblical black horseman symbolizes : FAMINE
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Opposed to : NOTWITH
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Matadors' red capes : MULETAS
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People might leave them in tears : RIOTS
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Often-toasted seed : PINENUT
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Year "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published : MCMII
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Like many sluggish drains : GUNKY
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Govt. issuance : LIC
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Life : ELAN
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Spheres : AREAS
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Cobble, e.g. : PAVE
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Small grouse : NIT
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Things in lava lamps : BLOBS
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Hostile : INIMICAL
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Amino acid in proteins : SERINE
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Tried to reach higher : STOODONONESTOES
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Secretly plots to harm : CONNIVESAGAINST
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More mad : INSANER
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"Jazz" artist : MATISSE
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Pliable protein : ELASTIN
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1991 entrant for the Democratic presidential nomination : GOVERNORCLINTON
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Unduly high appraisals : OVERESTIMATIONS
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Lead-in to flops : TERA
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Springsteen's "___ Rocker" : IMA
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Divisions : SEGMENTS
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How David Bowie's character fell, in a 1976 sci-fi film : TOEARTH
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"Miami Vice" Emmy winner : OLMOS
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Aye's opposite, in verse : NEER
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Scratch : MAR
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It's not a good sign : EVILOMEN
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Rundowns : RECAPITULATIONS
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What prosaic minds lack : IMAGINATIVENESS
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Exchange for a Hamilton : TENONES
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Politician Paul and others : RANDS
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Big exporter of mangoes : HAITI
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Comets' head : HALEY
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"... ___ the bush" : TWOIN
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Blue states : FUNKS
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___ Gerais (Brazilian state) : MINAS
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Some brick buildings : PUEBLOS
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Crescent-shaped bodies : MENISCI
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"Does the name Quasimodo ring a bell?," e.g. : GROANER
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Big name in frozen pizza : CELESTE
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What a Pullman kitchen is built into : ALCOVE
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Work after the first? : PARTII
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Act to retain one's property at auction : BIDIN
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Convened anew : RESAT
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"First name" in the Louvre : MONA
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Zaxxon maker : SEGA
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'60s service site : NAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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