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New York Times, Thursday, March 22, 2018

"I Am Not Spock" memoirist ... who then wrote "I Am Spock" 20 years later

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times3/22/18 ( No. 24,971 )
Across
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Falling-out : RIFT
5
Mold : SHAPE
10
___ Nair, "Mississippi Masala" director : MIRA
14
Lake tribe : ERIE
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Mann of pop : AIMEE
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Big 12 college town : AMES
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One with a lot of likes? : VALLEYGIRL
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Yukons and Envoys : GMCS
20
Thyme piece? : SILENTH
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Cheddar : MOOLA
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Employ : USE
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One with a lot of tweets? : ROCKINROBIN
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Kind of dish : PETRI
29
Round after the Elite Eight : SEMIS
30
Dutch financial giant : ING
31
Blue Devils' grp. : ACC
33
Jim's wife on "The Office" : PAM
34
Elation : GLEE
35
One with a lot of shares? : MAJORITYOWNER
39
Weekly reading for drs. : JAMA
40
Techno is a subgenre of it, for short : EDM
41
___ big : YEA
42
Some words from an admirer : ODE
43
___ Lama : DALAI
45
A walk is not counted as one : ATBAT
49
One with a lot of posts? : FENCEMENDER
52
Org. established during Nixon's presidency : EPA
53
Aid for a search-and-rescue team : FLARE
54
Local, in a news article : AREAMAN
56
Where "Tosca" is set : ROME
57
One with a lot of followers? : MOTHERDUCK
60
Times when you might have trouble sleeping : EVES
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Athlete posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom : ASHE
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Urges : YENS
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Relative of "exempli gratia" : IDEST
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Happy hour order : BEER
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Gets going : REVSUP
2
Poker table declaration : IRAISE
3
Salmon cut : FILLET
4
Prompter or printer lead-in : TELE
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Tell : SAYTO
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Hard-to-hit pitches : HIGHCS
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"___ crazy?" : AMI
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What "/" might signify : PER
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___ sauce (sushi condiment) : EEL
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Master of the cartoon dog McBarker : MAGOO
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Stock-still : IMMOBILE
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La-Z-Boy offering : RECLINER
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WikiLeaks founder : ASSANGE
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"Lucia di Lammermoor" baritone : ENRICO
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Wifey, with "the" : MRS
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Gigolo : KEPTMAN
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"It's a possibility for me" : IMAY
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"I Am Not Spock" memoirist ... who then wrote "I Am Spock" 20 years later : NIMOY
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Indian prince : RAJA
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Smash : CREAM
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Little irritant : GNAT
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Was physically intimate : MADELOVE
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"You tell it, preacher!" : AMENAMEN
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Unused : IDLE
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One with something on : WEARER
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Boy king on "Game of Thrones" : JOFFREY
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Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Certain potatoes : IDAHOS
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Baffle : BEMUSE
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Geronimo's people : APACHE
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Exxon Valdez, e.g. : TANKER
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Salad green : CRESS
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Put up : ERECT
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Not much, as of lotion : ADAB
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Final full month before été begins : MAI
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Not quite right : ODD
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Not just a : THE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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