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New York Times, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Author:
Gordon Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gordon Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gordon Johnson notes:
Three's the charm, they say. Unfortunately I had to go through that cycle 6 times before getting here. Meaning this is exactly the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I liked this idea, STATES OF MATTER paired with SOLID LIQUD GAS. Tough for me to not enjoy a physics / chemistry puzzle! It was also ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 24,234 )
Across
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Tori who sang "Cornflake Girl" : AMOS
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Inspiring part of the body? : LUNG
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Shot the bull : JAWED
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Handed-down tales : LORE
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Bibliographic abbr. : ETAL
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As a friend, in France : ENAMI
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Nut from Hawaii : MACADAMIA
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Certain nonviolent protest : SITIN
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Elements' various forms : STATESOFMATTER
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Wanna-___ (copycats) : BES
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Have on : WEAR
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Ottoman bigwig : PASHA
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Tapioca or taro root : TUBER
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"Eternally nameless" Chinese concept : TAO
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Places where knots are tied : ALTARS
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___ chi : TAI
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"The Magic Mountain" novelist Thomas : MANN
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Places to do figure eights : ICESKATINGRINKS
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One preparing for a coming flood : NOAH
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Sports org. with a five-ring logo : IOC
43
Rudely interrupt, as a comedian : HECKLE
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"Cheers" bartender : SAM
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Like mud, in an idiom : CLEAR
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Under siege : BESET
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Lacking adornment : BARE
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Mil. mail center : APO
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Three main 20-Across ... with examples included in 38-Across and 11- and 26-Down : SOLIDLIQUIDGAS
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Parts of combination locks : DIALS
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Bursting with joy : EBULLIENT
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Leading the pack : ONTOP
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Middle's middle? : DEES
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Sell : VEND
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Like much chili : ZESTY
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Greased auto part : AXLE
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Just manages, with "out" : EKES
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Help for the poor : ALMS
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Ring around a castle : MOAT
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Toothed whale : ORCA
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Ticket specification : SEAT
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Alternative to buy : LEASE
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Nth degree : UTMOST
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Babe in the woods : NAIF
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Early rock genre for David Bowie : GLAM
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Court entertainer : JESTER
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___ Bath (prank call name) : ANITA
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Large containers often found atop buildings : WATERTANKS
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Abu Dhabi dignitary : EMIR
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Loud noise : DIN
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Go down the gangplank : DEBARK
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Just free of the sea bottom : AWEIGH
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Annoying sorts : PAINS
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Giant in lightweight metals : ALCOA
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Some Mississippi River traffic : STEAMBOATS
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This-and-that dish : HASH
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City on the Erie Canal : UTICA
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The U.N.'s ___ Ki-moon : BAN
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Site for a parolee tracking device : ANKLE
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Get-go : ONSET
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Went by sloop, say : SAILED
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Computer alternatives to touchpads : MICE
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"Piggy" : TOE
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Bring to 212° again : REBOIL
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Fried chicken option : CRISPY
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Welch of "Myra Breckinridge" : RAQUEL
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Divvy up : ALLOT
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A vital sign : PULSE
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It's 1 for 90° : SINE
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Alpine goat : IBEX
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Run-down tavern : DIVE
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Show one's nerdy side, with "out" : GEEK
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Youngest Brontë : ANNE
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Yardsticks: Abbr. : STDS
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Qty. at a bakery : DOZ

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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