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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Author:
George Barany and John D. Child
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John D. Child

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Barany. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Child. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
GEORGE: John started working on this puzzle in April 2015 but got sidetracked by the earthquake in Nepal later that month. In early ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The five taste sensations get spread through themers: SALTY, SOUR, BITTER, SWEET, and UMAMI. I've found that UMAMI isn't as well-known ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 24,605 )

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Across
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Work like Dürer : ETCH
5
Peter or Paul, but not Mary : TSAR
9
Bath fixture : BASIN
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Lilting melodies : AIRS
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Concerning, to a lawyer : INRE
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Musical with the song "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" : EVITA
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Trick football play : STATUEOFLIBERTY
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___ bark beetle : ELM
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One side of a debate : PRO
22
Dude, Jamaica-style : MON
23
Office staple since the 1980s : DESKTOPCOMPUTER
30
Birth control method, for short : IUD
31
Peach or plum : HUE
32
Descartes's "therefore" : ERGO
33
Super Bowl-winning QB Bart : STARR
36
Bollywood soundtrack instrument : SITAR
38
"... man ___ mouse? : ORA
39
High-ranking British Parliament member : CABINETMINISTER
42
Doctors' org. : AMA
43
Something one shouldn't make in public : SCENE
44
Lifesavers for cops and sailors : VESTS
45
Disposable lighters and pens : BICS
47
The mark of Zorro : ZEE
48
You, abroad : SIE
49
Floor warning : SLIPPERYWHENWET
55
Good noise from an engine : HUM
56
Sarcastic laugh sound : HAR
57
Green govt. group : EPA
58
Study at a college that doesn't have applications? : PUREMATHEMATICS
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Seize without legal authority : USURP
65
Listening device : WIRE
66
Ink stain : BLOT
67
Pool contents? : GENES
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Newspaper essay : OPED
69
Old one, in Oldenburg : ALTE
Down
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Alleviated : EASED
2
Duke or dame : TITLE
3
Pulls an all-nighter, say : CRAMS
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"The buck stops here" prez : HST
5
Bar on a car : TIEROD
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Be a busybody : SNOOP
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Pound sound : ARF
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Family member: Abbr. : REL
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Genre for Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker : BEBOP
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Way or means : AVENUE
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Paul McCartney, for one : SIR
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Onetime telecommunications conglomerate, for short : ITT
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Opposing vote : NAY
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Bullish trends : UPTURNS
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Bully's boast : IMMEAN
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Dame ___ Te Kanawa : KIRI
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Entrance for Santa : CHIMNEY
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Navel formation? : OUTIE
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Moves briskly : TROTS
28
White heron : EGRET
29
Surf sounds : ROARS
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Signs of healing : SCABS
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Native of southern India or northern Sri Lanka : TAMIL
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You can count on them : ABACI
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It's no bull : STEER
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Nice location : RIVIERA
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Itchy condition : ECZEMA
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Out in public : SEEN
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Baseball or basketball : SPHERE
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Humiliated : SHAMED
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Basketball inflaters : PUMPS
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Invitation heading : WHERE
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"Mack the Knife" composer : WEILL
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Disney World theme park : EPCOT
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It's often unaccounted for ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : TASTE
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Short-haired dog : PUG
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Play for a patsy : USE
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7,485 performances, for Broadway's original "Cats" : RUN
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Noah count? : TWO
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With it : HIP
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[No info yet] : TBA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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