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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 2017

Author:
Sam Ezersky and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
377/28/20125/29/20209
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411336127
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.71211
Sam Ezersky
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986/16/20111/12/202019
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86691132242
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.645183
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ezersky. This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
SAM: My first of many collaborations with David! We talk a bunch outside of crossword meetups--we're on the same wavelength solving ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
11-letter entries can be tough to triple-stack cleanly, so HORROR MOVIE / AMERICAN ELM / NOBODY CARES with only a minor EMS to hold ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 24,609 )
Across
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2016 #1 Kanye West album, with "The" : LIFEOFPABLO
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Rave's opposite : PAN
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Treat on a stick : ICECREAMBAR
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Time of one's life, maybe : ERA
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Coffee, in military slang : BATTERYACID
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Container whose letters appear in "container" : TIN
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Abbr. for a two-striper : NCO
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False modesty, e.g. : ACT
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Torrent : DELUGE
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Gray matter : ASH
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"Get a ___!" : CLUE
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Cry of denial : ARENOT
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Running slowly : SEEPY
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Move : TURN
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Finished elegantly : GILT
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Seder celebration : PESACH
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Classic case of making life choices? : ROEVWADE
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Rate of speed : CLIP
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Have a bad view? : OGLE
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Raised sharply : JACKEDUP
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Diving athlete : GOALIE
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Company investing in self-driving cars : UBER
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Literary waiter : ENID
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Aid package component : GRANT
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Locale in two James Bond films : MONACO
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British ends : ZEDS
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___ big : YEA
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Freebie at a rally : BUTTON
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Director DuVernay : AVA
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Text ___ : BOX
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Printer setting: Abbr. : LTR
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"Frankenstein," e.g. : HORRORMOVIE
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Exotic jerky meat : EMU
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Species of the Liberty Tree : AMERICANELM
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Wiz Khalifa's "We ___ Boyz" : DEM
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"Just stop talking already" : NOBODYCARES
Down
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Justin Trudeau's party: Abbr. : LIB
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"Got it" : ICANSEE
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Gets : FETCHES
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Prefix with -derm : ECTO
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Extractions are made from it : ORE
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Unbroken : FERAL
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Bad job news : PAYCUT
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___ hour : AMATEUR
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Media inits. since 1922 : BBC
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Failed ignominiously : LAIDANEGG
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Group of families : ORDER
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Tobacco flower relative : PETUNIA
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Movie agent on "Entourage" : ARIGOLD
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Broadway title character who runs off to Atlantic City : NANETTE
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Hose and such : LEGWEAR
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It may raise its hood : ASP
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Washer/dryer unit? : CYCLE
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Hoarder : PACKRAT
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Joey of children's literature : ROO
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Pitcher who was the 1995 N.L. Rookie of the Year : HIDEONOMO
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Some YouTube uploads : VLOGS
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"Horse voice," e.g. : PUN
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Mixed up : JUMBLED
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Introduction to bio? : ABOUTME
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Supplement brand : CENTRUM
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Conqueror of Cuzco : PIZARRO
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Part of many international flights : LAYOVER
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Banished : INEXILE
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Supposed end of a flight, for short : ETA
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Missing, with "of" : DEVOID
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Subject of the 1942 film musical "Yankee Doodle Dandy" : COHAN
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Proud "Pride and Prejudice" character : DARCY
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___ fide : BONA
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Fort Sumter victor, informally : REB
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Bub : MAC
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What moms have that dads don't? : EMS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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