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New York Times, Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
With 63- and 65-Across, go away as a soda jerk might?
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Samuel A. Donaldson

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Donaldson. Wednesday freshness: 97%
Samuel A. Donaldson notes:
This puzzle's proof that it takes a village to make a crossword. The first iteration of the puzzle was sent back to me in December ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun outing today from one of my favorite people in crossword-land. I appreciate that Sam tries for non-standard grid layouts, breaking ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times3/19/14 ( No. 23,507 )
Across
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Easy, in adspeak : NOHASSLE
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Like the stars : ASTRAL
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Tooth next to a canine : PREMOLAR
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The "cave" of "cave canem" : BEWARE
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Go away as a marathoner might? : RUNALONG
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Go away as a Michael Jackson impersonator might? : BEATIT
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Z abroad : ZETA
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Yank rival : JAY
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Pothook shape : ESS
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Go away as an outdoorsman might? : TAKEAHIKE
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Augment : ADDTO
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Olympics chant : USA
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Some Marine NCOs : SSGTS
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Neural conductor : AXON
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Wrinkle-reducing shot : BOTOX
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Step up or down : STAIR
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Go away as a bumblebee might? : BUZZOFF
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Go away as a speaker of pig Latin might? : AMSCRAY
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Particle theorized in 1977 : AXION
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Carnivore that both hunts and scavenges : HYENA
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Overwhelm with flattery : SNOW
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"Wonderful!" : GREAT
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Word with living or dead : END
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Caffeine-laden nuts : KOLAS
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With 63- and 65-Across, go away as a soda jerk might? : MAKELIKEA
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"___ be a pleasure!" : ITD
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They're checked at the door : IDS
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___ instant : INAN
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See 56-Across : BANANA
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See 56-Across : ANDSPLIT
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A solar system "ice giant" : URANUS
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Sculptor's works : STATUARY
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"For heaven's sake!" : MYGOSH
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F. A. O. Schwarz, for one : TOYSTORE
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"Science Friday" airer : NPR
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Tulsa sch. with a Prayer Tower : ORU
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Mad-when-wet bird, idiomatically : HEN
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Knock the socks off : AMAZE
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Form of flamenco : SOLEA
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Poky sorts : SLOTHS
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Hawaiian verandas : LANAIS
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Joule fraction : ERG
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Group featured in "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
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"Later!" : SEEYA
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Carrier in "The Aviator" : TWA
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Hard-core : RATEDX
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British upper-cruster, for short : ARISTO
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Reveals one's feelings : LETSON
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Volkswagen model since 1979 : JETTA
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Ernest of country music : TUBB
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Not worth ___ : ASOU
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Willy who lent his name to a historic Manhattan deli : KATZ
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British scale divs. : KGS
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"Pride and Prejudice" protagonist : DARCY
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College football star Michael in 2014 news : SAM
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Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
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Worthless tic-tac-toe row : XOX
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"Sorta" suffix : ISH
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Garden of Eden tree : FIG
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Much paperwork : FORMS
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Need a bath badly : REEK
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Hathaway of "Becoming Jane" : ANNE
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When tripled, a Seinfeld catchphrase : YADA
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Museum-funding org. : NEA
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One often in need of a lift? : SKIBUM
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Official with a seal : NOTARY
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Racetrack has-been : OLDNAG
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Closely resembling : AKINTO
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Like some short-term N.B.A. contracts : TENDAY
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Hole in one's head? : SINUS
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Stands the test of time : LASTS
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Raw data, often : INPUT
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Usain Bolt event : DASH
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"It's ___-brainer" : ANO
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Prince Edward Island hrs. : AST
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Mekong Valley native : LAO
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Sale rack abbr. : IRR
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Rope on a ship : TYE

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