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New York Times, Friday, March 18, 2016

Author:
Michael Wiesenberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Wiesenberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wiesenberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Wiesenberg notes:
A few notes: When I construct a themed puzzle, I start with four or five, sometimes six, theme entries and then find a grid into ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interesting "stairstack" in the middle of the grid, TRAVEL CHANNEL and SILVER BULLETS = fantastic answers. I was so, so, so stuck on ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0318 ( 24,237 )
Across
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Subcompact : MINICAR
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Subject to an air attack : STRAFE
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Well-known, now : ONTHEMAP
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Big name in guitars : IBANEZ
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Put on a pedestal : IDEALIZE
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Lock horns : TANGLE
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Fall foliage color : RUST
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"Girl With a Hoop" painter : RENOIR
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Banff wildlife : ELK
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Common waiting room viewing : CNN
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Fictional race of the distant future : ELOI
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Picasso masterpiece with a French title : LAVIE
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Cousin of a blintz : CREPE
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"Hotel Impossible" airer : TRAVELCHANNEL
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P.M. who won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize : LESTERPEARSON
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Miraculous solutions : SILVERBULLETS
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Friends, in slang : PEEPS
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Sir William ___, so-called "Father of Modern Medicine" : OSLER
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Runs off at the mouth : YAPS
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Guitar-making wood : ASH
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Post-tragedy comment : SOSAD
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Common question after a name is dropped : WHO
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Salad base : GREENS
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___ war : HOLY
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Like some warfare : AERIAL
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Decision debated for decades : ROEVWADE
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Worrisome engine sound : RATTLE
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Fret about : STEWOVER
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Corsairs and Rangers of the 1950s : EDSELS
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Things in keys : ANSWERS
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Op art pattern : MOIRE
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It flows for nearly 2,000 miles in Asia : INDUS
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Big mushroom producer, in brief : NTEST
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"___ war": F.D.R. : IHATE
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Frame from a drawer : CEL
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"Jake and ___" (comedy web series) : AMIR
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Give a dynamite finish? : RAZE
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Form of civil disobedience : SITIN
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It's a lift : TBAR
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Bled : RAN
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Kings' supporters : ANGELENOS
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Dropped like a jaw : FELLOPEN
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Book before Daniel : EZEKIEL
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Office drones : PENCILPUSHERS
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Amoeba feature : ONECELL
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Gives a lift : ELATES
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Lubitsch of old Hollywood : ERNST
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State : AVER
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Denoting the style in which one might consider this clue to be written : VERBOSE
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Sympathetic sorts : CARERS
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Gets from A to B instantly : TELEPORTS
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Says one can make it, say : RSVPS
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Well : HALE
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Be in store : LIEAHEAD
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Means of obtaining private information : SPYWARE
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Name in many van Gogh titles : ARLES
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"Incredible!" : OHWOW
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Italian wine : SOAVE
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Guitar-making wood : ALDER
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Ones preparing Easter eggs : DYERS
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Presumption : GALL
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"___ problem" : NOTA
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In public : SEEN
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Ending with Manhattan : ITE
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Bugs on the road : VWS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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