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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 2018

Subj. of the 2003 book "The Meaning of Everything"

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FJQXYZ} Spans: 4 Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Huget.
Roland Huget notes:
The original version of this grid was constructed in September 2016. A revision to the SE quadrant was requested, a revision was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I get skeptical when I see a constructor using the exact same pattern over and over. Bo-ring, especially when it comes to themelesses! ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times3/17/18 ( No. 24,966 )

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Across
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Official on a Segway, maybe : MALLCOP
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Rotating part of a tape recorder : CAPSTAN
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Merchant with tiny shopping carts : ETAILER
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Another name for an ear shell : ABALONE
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Epitome of completeness : DOTTEDI
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Edits, as text : REWORDS
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When el Día de los Reyes is celebrated : ENERO
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It's an honor : ODE
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Playground declaration : NOTIT
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Edward Fairfax ___, "Billy Budd" captain : VERE
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Exclaimed : CRIED
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Little sweater? : PORE
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Back : AGO
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Changed course quickly, at sea : SHEERED
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Christmas bowlful : NOG
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1992 hit for k. d. lang : CONSTANTCRAVING
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Reddish orange : TANGERINE
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Radio format for Radiohead : ALTERNATIVEROCK
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Chit in a pot : IOU
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Heavy-handed administrations : REGIMES
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De : French :: ___ : German : VON
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Big Caribbean exports : RUMS
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Massenet opera : LECID
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___ Belbenoît, noted escapee from Devil's Island : RENE
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Jazz genre : BEBOP
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Web portal with a Bing search bar : MSN
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Sickos : PERVS
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Court order : ALLRISE
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Conforms (to) : ADHERES
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Ignore the alarm, say : SLEEPIN
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Downtime : LEISURE
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Heartfelt : EARNEST
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Depot's terminus? : SILENTT
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One role for a helicopter : MEDEVAC
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Simultaneously : ATONEGO
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In a bit : LATERON
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Petrol measure : LITRE
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Role for Liz in '63 : CLEO
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Subj. of the 2003 book "The Meaning of Everything" : OED
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Reason to refuse an invitation : PRIORENGAGEMENT
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Those prone to recidivism : CAREERCRIMINALS
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White House nickname : ABE
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Puppet : PAWN
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Single-masted boat : SLOOP
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Trattoria dessert : TORTONI
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Keeper of logs? : ANDIRON
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Savings : NESTEGG
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Nutrition science : DIETETICS
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Band selection : CHANNEL
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Obtained (from) : DERIVED
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Edwin with the 1970 #1 hit "War" : STARR
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Dwellers on the North Sea : DANES
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Abbr. in an office address : STE
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See, in Tijuana : VER
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Where drones return : AIRBASE
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Parsons of old Hollywood gossip : LOUELLA
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Lock component : TUMBLER
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Inundate : OVERRUN
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Persuaded one : CONVERT
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Mideast diet : KNESSET
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Dodgers Hall-of-Famer whose #1 has been retired : REESE
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Word with organ or cleaner : PIPE
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Man's nickname in a metropolitan orchestra? : PHIL
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Member of the family, for short : SIS
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"Ad majorem ___ gloriam" (motto of the Jesuits) : DEI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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