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New York Times, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Vratsanos

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Vratsanos notes:
This puzzle was inspired by Matt Gaffney's Orca-nominated "At the Present Time," which used the traditional 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A very nicely constructed grid today. I remember a few years ago when Alex first contacted me, one of my big points of feedback was to ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 23,514 )
Across
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"Foucault's Pendulum" author : ECO
4
Legendary predator of elephants : ROC
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Entertainers at many 49-Downs, for short : DJS
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Super Mario Bros. console, for short : NES
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Jobs offering : MAC
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Stop ___ dime : ONA
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Radio station listener's call-in, perhaps : REQUEST
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Asthmatic's device : INHALER
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"Checkmate!" : YOULOSE
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Experiment site : TESTLAB
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Alternative to dice : SPINNER
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1952 Winter Olympics host : OSLO
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___ Sea, waters depleted by irrigation projects : ARAL
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"Spider-Man" director Sam : RAIMI
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Abalone shell lining : NACRE
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"___ all good" : ITS
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Politico Hatch of 54-Down : ORRIN
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Clumsy sorts : CLODS
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Pick up : GET
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Holey plastic shoe : CROC
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Off one's rocker : LOOPY
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Drag racers' org. : NHRA
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"The Wizard of Oz" locale: Abbr. : KAN
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Absorb, as gravy : SOPUP
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___-Grain : NUTRI
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"Dee-lish!" : YUM
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Bonnie's partner : CLYDE
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:-( : IMSAD
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"... ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
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Eldest Stark child on "Game of Thrones" : ROBB
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Australia's Port ___ Bay : PHILLIP
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In hiding : HOLEDUP
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Team leader of song : RUDOLPH
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Retired academics : EMERITI
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Tee-shot club : ONEWOOD
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Well-put : APT
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Vintner's vessel : VAT
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I.S.P. with a butterfly logo : MSN
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After-afterthought on a letter: Abbr. : PPS
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Many aging A.L. sluggers : DHS
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___ moment : AHA
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Send out : EMIT
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One of man's three legs, in the riddle of the Sphinx : CANE
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Protest singer Phil : OCHS
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Arrives, as fog : ROLLSIN
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N.B.A. great in Icy Hot commercials : ONEAL
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*Typist's duplicate of old : CARBONCOPY
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Game show with the theme music "Think!" : JEOPARDY
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Knights' attendants : SQUIRES
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*They're big on Broadway : NEONLIGHTS
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"To be," to Brutus : ESSE
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Suffix with slick : STER
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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With 38-Down, property of the first part of the answer to each starred clue (appropriately positioned in the grid) : ATOMIC
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First sports movie to win Best Picture : ROCKY
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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*Medieval device with spikes : IRONMAIDEN
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One way to read : ALOUD
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*Anti-Civil War Northerner : COPPERHEAD
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___ firma : TERRA
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Unflashy : STAID
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Kid's post-haircut treat, maybe : LOLLIPOP
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See 18-Down : NUMBER
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Bit of surf in surf and turf : SCALLOP
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Green Giant canned corn : NIBLETS
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Radiant look : GLOW
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Zip : OOMPH
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Gym ball? : PROM
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Barbaric sorts : HUNS
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Nth degrees? : PHDS
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Demanding sort : DIVA
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See 33-Across : UTAH
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Gyro bread : PITA

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

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