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New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 2017

Author:
Sandy Ganzell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sandy Ganzell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ganzell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: In the print version of this puzzle, the columns consisting of 14-/42-Down, 16-/49-Down and 22-Down are not as wide as all the other columns.
Sandy Ganzell notes:
This is my first published puzzle. I'm pretty excited about my debut, but I think my dad is more excited. I remember him and my mom ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sandy uses slimmed-down columns for theme answers that have an implied "thin" qualifier. (See grid below). 14-Down isn't MINTS, for ... read more
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Across
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Cable channel owned by Time Warner : TBS
4
Lead-in to toe or top : TIP
7
Countdown abbr. : HRS
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"Un ___" (answer to "Parlez-vous français?") : PEU
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Fashionable : ALAMODE
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Distinctive filmmakers : AUTEURS
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One-horse carriage : CARIOLE
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Alley seen on TV : KIRSTIE
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One may be deep : THINKER
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Passed : ENACTED
21
Again ... and again : THRICE
23
___ Ming, 2016 Hall of Fame inductee : YAO
24
Thereabouts : CLOSE
27
Unfeeling : NUMB
29
Line at a barbershop : PART
32
Pickup line? : RAM
33
Broadway opening : ACTI
35
Perhaps not at all : IFEVER
37
Keats ode subject : URN
38
2017 symbol in the Chinese zodiac : ROOSTER
40
Accented approval : OLE
41
Boots : EVICTS
43
Actress Skye : IONE
44
Can : TIN
45
Eye protector : LASH
46
Writing on many a chalkboard : MENU
48
Tape recorder button : EJECT
50
Certain varietal, for short : CAB
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Provide with oxygen : AERATE
54
Game day disappointment : RAINOUT
57
Singer of the anthem "Hatikvah" ("The Hope") : ISRAELI
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Carry out : EXECUTE
62
Big to-do : SHINDIG
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Sticky stuff : PINETAR
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Some playfulness : TEASING
65
German direction : OST
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Short : SHY
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Show filmed at Rockefeller Center, for short : SNL
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Play (with) : TOY
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"It is ___ that is golden, not silence": Samuel Butler : TACT
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When tripled, et cetera : BLAH
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Article of apparel that often leaves one arm bare : SARI
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Was encouraged : TOOKHEART
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Layabout : IDLER
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Look at searchingly : PEERINTO
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Olajuwon of the N.B.A. : HAKEEM
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Wreckage : RUIN
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Good candidate for adoption : STRAY
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Settle by calling the question : PUTTOAVOTE
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Lake connected with lake-effect snow : ERIE
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Exhausted : USED
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Girl Scout cookie offering : THINMINTS
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Barely successful avoidance of calamity : NARROWESCAPE
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Brand for weight-watchers : LEANCUISINE
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Barbarous : CRUEL
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Caterpillar stage : LARVA
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Godlike, in a way : OMNISCIENT
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French well : BIEN
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Museum piece : RELIC
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River through Nottingham, England : TRENT
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Ending with micro- : COSM
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Incentive for buying a new product, maybe : FREETRIAL
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Buyers of guidebooks : TOURISTS
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What a long shot has : SLIMCHANCE
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Lunch spot : EATERY
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Form-fitting casual wear : SKINNYJEANS
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Matches : BOUTS
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Wan : ASHEN
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Auctioned car, perhaps : REPO
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x or y : AXIS
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Pac-12 team : UTAH
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Make some changes to : EDIT
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Old typesetting machine, informally : LINO
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Pop of rock : IGGY

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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