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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 2015

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roland Huget

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Huget. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Roland Huget notes:
I am a retired nuclear engineer, and I live in Kitchener, Ontario. I started constructing crosswords in the summer of 2012, in order ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Beautiful sets of triples through the middle, GIANT SLALOM / MICKEY MOUSE (as an adjective!) / COMEUPPANCE just delightful. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 23,873 )
Across
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Writes a Dear John letter, say : ENDSIT
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Ones taking a bow? : ARROWS
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Like many movies on file-sharing sites : BOOTLEG
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Lane in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : RONNIE
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Prime times : BIGYEARS
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Title locale in a 1987 Cheech Marin film : EASTLA
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It starts in late winter in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Betray some nervousness : STAMMER
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"Licensed to ___" (first rap album to reach #1) : ILL
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Career : TEAR
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Appetizer served with a two-pronged fork : SNAIL
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Mayberry moppet : OPIE
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Songwriter Carole Bayer ___ : SAGER
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Hosp. workers : DRS
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Staple of Hindustani music : SITAR
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Event often with gate crashers? : GIANTSLALOM
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Not to be taken seriously : MICKEYMOUSE
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Just deserts : COMEUPPANCE
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Spaghetti western persona : LONER
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Chinese dynasty of 2,000 years ago : HAN
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Tiny, informally : EENSY
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Model married to David Bowie : IMAN
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Medicinal shrub : SENNA
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Natural history museum exhibit, informally : DINO
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Longtime news inits. : NPR
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Tin alloys : PEWTERS
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Word on many fragrance bottles : EAU
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Who wrote to Ptolemy I "There is no royal road to geometry" : EUCLID
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So-called "teardrop of India" : SRILANKA
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Her helmet is shown on West Point's coat of arms : ATHENA
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Amble : SAUNTER
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Kind of jar : LEYDEN
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Break off : SECEDE
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Reese's field : EBBETS
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"You got me there" : NOIDEA
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Private identification? : DOGTAG
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Dump : STY
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Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, e.g. : ILES
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Nature's pacifiers? : TEATS
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Spinning : AREEL
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V-8 sound : ROAR
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Hosp. workers : RNS
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So as not to wake anyone, say : ONTIPTOE
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Leader at the Battle of Hastings : WILLIAM
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Eskimo hunter, at times : SEALER
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Augustus, to Julius Caesar : GRANDNEPHEW
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Wisenheimer : SMARTYPANTS
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Longtime adviser on dos and don'ts : MISSMANNERS
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Tough course : REGIMEN
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Canola, e.g. : OILSEED
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Kitchen tool : RICER
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Hard stuff : SAUCE
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When repeated, Thor Heyerdahl book : AKU
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Chaney of horror : LON
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Saudi Arabia, for one : MONARCHY
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Make sense : COMPUTE
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Hereditary : LINEAL
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Nothing, in Napoli : NIENTE
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Wound : SNAKED
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1983 Lionel Richie hit : YOUARE
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Body style : SEDAN
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"Eugene Onegin" highlights : ARIAS
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Long : PINE
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Turn on an axis : SLUE
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Like some lamps : LED
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Ruling party in Pretoria, for short : ANC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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