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MAKING CONNECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 2015

Popular website whose name is a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
Dan Feyer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Feyer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Feyer.
Dan Feyer notes:
This crossword was designed to annoy Jeff Chen. He often talks about how it's a good idea to space out your theme answers for maximum flexibility. So what did I end up with? Every theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Did you ever watch MAN VS. BEAST? Ultimately it disappointed, but the promise of bizarre matchups like a man trying to outrace a giraffe / a speed-eater racing a Kodiak bear was too good ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/15/15 ( No. 23,868 )
Across
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Opportunity : PROSPECT
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So-called Baghdad by the Bay : FRISCO
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Mayor's title : HISHONOR
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Mr. Darcy's creator : AUSTEN
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Circle : ORBIT
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"You can never moor a boat here"? : INLETLIE
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Provide sufficient coverage from risk? : INSUREENOUGH
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Fashion portmanteau : SKORT
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Gets close to : NEARS
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"Have some!" : TRYIT
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Feature of Hawaii's Molokini Crater : REEF
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Some miracle drug pushers : QUACKS
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Bothers : EATSAT
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Atheistic Cuban leader? : INFIDELCASTRO
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Like Columbus : GENOESE
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Low : MOO
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Legendary weeper : NIOBE
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Desk chairs? : INBOXSEATS
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Most common key of Chopin's piano pieces : AFLAT
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Tour grp. : PGA
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Side in the Peloponnesian War : SPARTA
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Hit hard : SWAT
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Unsalvageable : RUINED
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Valentine and others: Abbr. : STS
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Pvt. Pyle's outfit : USMC
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Get on : AGE
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Quechuan "hello"? : INCANOPENER
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___-Caps : SNO
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Moved a shell : OARED
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Removing a Band-Aid too early? : INJURYTAMPERING
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2:1, e.g., in the Bible : VERSE
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On : LIT
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Covering first, second and third base? : INFIELDGOAL
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"Hello, Hadrian!" : AVE
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Tear down, in Tottenham : RASE
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A year in Brazil : ANO
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Aristocratic : LORDLY
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Certain tide : NEAP
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Green deli stock : CAPERS
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With 115-Down, 1983 Lionel Richie hit : YOU
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Subjects of some modern school bans : SODAS
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Add to the Video Clip Hall of Fame? : INDUCTTAPE
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Is forbidden to, quaintly : MAYNT
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Genre for Panic! at the Disco : EMO
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Drink that might cause brain freeze : SLUSHIE
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Jack-in-the-box part : HYPHEN
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"Lucy" star, in tabloids : SCARJO
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Bygone Chevrolet : AVEO
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Madonna's "Into the Groove," originally : BSIDE
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"Do ___!" : IEVER
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Cameron who directed "Jerry Maguire" : CROWE
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Diapers? : INFANCYPANTS
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Popular website whose name is a hint to this puzzle's theme : LINKEDIN
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Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," e.g. : FARCE
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How to make money "the old-fashioned way" : EARNIT
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Disrespectful, in a way : SNEERING
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___ Mountains : SMOKY
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Heavy-lidded : SLEEPY
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Visitor to a fertility clinic : EGGDONOR
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Sorority letters : PHIS
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Place for curlers : RINK
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Home for King Harald : OSLO
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Shepherd formerly of "The View" : SHERRI
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Stinko : POTTED
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Big picture: Abbr. : ENL
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50-50 chance : COINFLIP
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It can be sappy : TREE
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Parodist's principle : FAIRUSE
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Charges : RUNSAT
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There's one every year for Person of the Year: Abbr. : ISS
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Political analyst Rothenberg : STU
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Roll by a cashier : CERTS
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Long, unbroken take, in film lingo : ONER
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Certain ancient Greeks : IONIANS
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Small caves : GROTTOES
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Bookie's charge : VIG
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Ordinal ending : ETH
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Something you might get two 20s for? : EYEEXAM
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : AQABA
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Morn's counterpart : EEN
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Bloods' rivals : CRIPS
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Coastal region of Hawaii : KONA
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What the Spanish Armada fought : SEAWAR
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Shakespeare's world? : ASTAGE
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Proven : TESTED
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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A drag : NOFUN
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___ acid (vitamin B9) : FOLIC
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Interlocking piece : COG
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Became peeved : GOTSORE
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Oil-rich land ruled by a sultan : BRUNEI
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Pair of fins : TENNER
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Bits of music : STRAINS
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Atty. gen.'s employer : DOJ
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Word with get or smart : SET
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Some ski resort rentals : CONDOS
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Throb : PULSATE
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City about 100 miles ENE of Cleveland, O. : ERIEPA
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Paper featured in the documentary "Page One," for short : NYT
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No. often between 15 and 50 : SPF
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Belligerent, in Britspeak : AGGRO
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Three on a 6 : MNO
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Poorly : ILL
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Go poof : VANISH
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Without variation : EVENLY
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Get educated (on) : READUP
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More outré : ODDER
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Memorable mission : ALAMO
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Disinfecting Wipes brand : LYSOL
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Like light that causes chemical change : ACTINIC
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"Gladiator" locale : ARENA
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Resistance : PUSHBACK
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"Gladiator," for one : EPIC
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Smirnoff of comedy : YAKOV
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"___ Como Va" (Santana hit) : OYE
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Cold : UNCARING
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Country singer Kenny : CHESNEY
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Grandeur : MAJESTY
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Bottom sirloin cut of beef : TRITIP
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Made out : NECKED
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One who takes the bull by the horns : TORERO
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Plant part : SEPAL
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Turns a different shade, say : DYES
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Sleipnir's master, in myth : ODIN
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Drunk's favorite radio station? : WINO
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App creator, perhaps: Abbr. : ENGR
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Uncertainties : IFS
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'60s war zone : NAM
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Back the other way : FRO
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See 87-Across : ARE
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Uptown dir. in N.Y.C. : NNE
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-: Abbr. : NEG

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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