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New York Times, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Stulberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
I can't recall what compelled me to build a crossword around Duchamp's Nude… maybe seeing the painting in a Dada exhibition at the ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
What a beautiful theme! I love revisiting a seminal work of art, especially one with a controversial past. Duchamp's own brothers ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Not knowing the painting, I hadn't really considered this one for the POW at first. Thankfully, having two J-named partners with ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Numerals in the grid are unusual but this is the fifth occurrence of H2O. The first was in a 1964 Sunday puzzle edited by the first ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 23,878 )
Across
1
Reception cry : ATOAST
7
With 31-Across, Cape May's locale : DELAWARE
15
Elbowed : NUDGED
16
Smitten : ENAMORED
17
"Orlando" and "Otello" : OPERAS
18
Put on a pedestal : ESTEEMED
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Eight days after the nones, in ancient Rome : IDES
20
Wreck : RUIN
21
Female cells : OVA
22
Modern prefix with design : ECO
24
Still, poetically : EEN
25
Univ. bigwig : PRES
26
"The plot thickens!" : AHA
29
Close down : END
31
See 7-Across : BAY
32
Navigator, e.g. : SUV
33
2015 Oscars host ___ Patrick Harris : NEIL
35
Wee : EENSY
37
Like : ALA
38
Members of an island kingdom : TONGANS
40
Prepare for planting, say : HOE
42
Set free : UNPEN
44
"___ sure you know ..." : ASIM
45
"Thou ___ aloft full-dazzling!": Whitman : ORB
46
Generic Guy of "Dilbert" : TED
47
___ chi : TAI
48
Where some streams come from, with "the" : WEB
49
Family history, e.g. : SAGA
51
Polling fig. : PCT
54
Opposite of debits: Abbr. : CRS
56
New Deal corp. : TVA
57
Maul, in a way : CLAW
58
Playbill listing : CAST
61
Film whose sequel is subtitled "The Sequel" : AIRPLANE
63
Separate the seeds from : THRESH
65
Hot spot : RADIATOR
66
Food additive banned in 1976 : REDNO2
67
Completely engaged (in) : KNEEDEEP
68
Emphatic confirmation : IDIDSO
Down
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"Feliz ___ Nuevo!" : ANO
2
Brazilian people : TUPI
3
Had way too much, briefly : ODED
4
What subjects and verbs must do : AGREE
5
Like candles that might remind one of the beach : SEASCENTED
6
Scores by RBs and WRs : TDS
7
Company with a harrowing history? : DEERE
8
Come next : ENSUE
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Many prayers are said in it : LATIN
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Many prayers end with it : AMEN
11
Agony : WOE
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Event at which the work spelled out by the shaded letters was first exhibited in America : ARMORYSHOW
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"The Canterbury Tales" pilgrim : REEVE
14
Norse literary works : EDDAS
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Result of a leadoff single : ONEON
25
Slam : PAN
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___ result : ASA
27
Amazon Prime competitor : HULU
28
Like the work spelled out by the shaded letters : AVANTGARDE
30
Uproar : DIN
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Sullied : BESMIRCHED
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JFK alternative : LGA
35
So-called "Giant Brain" unveiled in 1946 : ENIAC
36
Long ago : YORE
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Winter setting for P.E.I. : AST
41
Go down : EBB
43
Shade of green : PEA
49
Utterly : STARK
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Like fine feathered friends : AVIAN
51
Part of the earth's crust : PLATE
52
Item that may be portaged : CANOE
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Little nothing : TWERP
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New York restaurateur of old : SARDI
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Wearing, with "in" : CLAD
59
Thrill : SEND
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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Amount to be divided up : PIE
63
Part of TNT : TRI
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Water : H2O

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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