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New York Times, Thursday, March 26, 2015

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Byron Walden notes:
I'd normally be grumbling about the god of symmetry forcing me to use the insipid central theme entry (plus all those ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another beautiful construction from Byron. I like how strictly he executed the theme, RINSE CYCLE meaning the letters in RINSE shift ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 23,879 )
Across
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Leaders of the pack : ALPHAS
7
Mideast capital : ABUDHABI
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Rear : PARENT
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Bump-and-run club : NINEIRON
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Answer with a salute : AYEAYE
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Personal grooming : TOILETTE
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Draco Malfoy's housemates in the Harry Potter books : SLYTHERINS
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Early Pierre Cardin employer : DIOR
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Carrier with the EuroBonus frequent flier program : SAS
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"Why should I ___ thy melancholy eyes?": Keats, "Hyperion" : OPE
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"Stupid me!" : DOH
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Directory abbr. : EXT
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Some punk accessories : NOSERINGS
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White House chief of staff on "The West Wing" : LEO
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"___: The War Years" (1979 Robert Duvall miniseries) : IKE
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G : THOU
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Red Sox and Yankees, e.g. : INTENSERIVALS
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Ending with multi- : PLEX
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"___ Justes" (Albert Camus play) : LES
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Making out on the subway, e.g., for short : PDA
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Tricky way to put a ball in play : SPINSERVE
47
With 1-Down, wasn't held accountable, say : GOT
50
Art rock's Plastic ___ Band : ONO
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Agcy. whose future is up in the air? : FAA
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Brief time, briefly : SEC
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Apple offering : IMAC
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Part of washing ... or what's exhibited by the shaded letters from top to bottom : RINSECYCLE
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"David" or "The Thinker" : MALENUDE
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Big name in western literature : LAMOUR
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Activity on a hotline? : PHONESEX
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How some diplomats communicate : INCODE
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Yuletide topper : SANTAHAT
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Part of 35-Down : STATES
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See 47-Across : APASS
2
1971 rock classic inspired by a 12th-century Persian poem : LAYLA
3
Victimizes, with "on" : PREYS
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Early race : HEAT
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"Moving right along ..." : ANYHOO
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Thoroughly imbues with : STEEPSIN
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Not pro : ANTI
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Swimmer Matt who won eight Olympic gold medals : BIONDI
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A choir may sing in it : UNISON
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___ Norte County, Cal. : DEL
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Got a move on, old-style : HIED
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___ Ziff, "The Simpsons" character voiced by Jon Lovitz : ARTIE
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Shot in the crease? : BOTOX
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Like propellants in pesticides : INERT
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Stinks : REEKS
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"Property Brothers" network : HGTV
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A to G : NOTES
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Film archive : REELS
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The animal of an animal cracker, e.g. : SHAPE
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Sass : LIP
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Photo lab abbr. : ENL
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Onetime : OLD
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"R.O.C.K. in the ___" (John Cougar Mellencamp hit) : USA
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Fair : EXPO
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Navigational hazards : REEFS
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Haaretz readers : ISRAELIS
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Entry by a crowd, say : INRUSH
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"???" : NOIDEA
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Not in use : VACANT
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Hobbling gaits : GIMPS
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Home of Warren Buffett : OMAHA
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Fish hook? : TALON
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"Move your butt" : SCOOT
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Dwarf planet orbited by NASA's Dawn in 2015 : CERES
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Euro division : CENT
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Start of many a TV teaser : NEXT
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Where "you can hang out with all the boys," in song : YMCA
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Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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