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MIXED RESULTS

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Author:
Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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309/8/20105/16/20207
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7446711
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1.61451
Tracy Gray
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1137/5/20106/23/202071
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29710212899
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1.638272
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 81 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Gray. This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
TRACY: It was so much fun to team up with Jeff again for our second collaborative NYT Sunday puzzle! I contacted Jeff last November with an idea I had been working on which crossed two ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oof, this grid was a bear. The skeleton alone nearly didn't come together, what with four pairs of long crossing answers needed. And we had to lay them out such that they didn't interfere ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Elizabeth Gorski had an interesting color mixing puzzle back in 2013.

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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 24,610 )
Across
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Martin Van Buren was the first president who wasn't one : WASP
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Get ready for a long drive : TANKUP
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I.M. chuckle : LOL
14
Martial arts move : CHOP
18
Vitamix competitor : OSTER
20
Hoity-toity : SNOOTY
21
Shelley's "To the Moon," e.g. : ODE
22
It's between the Study and Lounge on a Clue board : HALL
23
1970s TV cartoon series, with "The" : PINKPANTHERSHOW
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World capital whose seal depicts St. Hallvard : OSLO
27
Pull out : SECEDE
28
It might give you a shock : EEL
29
Missile Command maker : ATARI
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Scintilla : WHIT
31
Filmer in a stadium : SKYCAM
33
Noodle dish : RAMEN
35
Rushes on banks? : SEDGES
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Possible subject of a French scandal : AMIE
40
German article : DER
41
"Who ___ you?" : ASKED
45
1973 #1 hit for Jim Croce : BADBADLEROYBROWN
51
Téa of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
52
Pull (in) : REIN
53
Philosopher who wrote "To be sane in a world of madmen is in itself madness" : ROUSSEAU
55
It may carry a virus : EMAIL
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First and last word of the Musketeers' motto : ALL
57
Pour, as wine : DECANT
60
Degree in math? : NTH
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Wrestler's wear : SINGLET
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Claw : TEARAT
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Tickles : AMUSES
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Target protector, perhaps : MALLCOP
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Jury-rigged : STOPGAP
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Monastery head's jurisdiction : ABBACY
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Feudal lords : LIEGES
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Practice mixology : TENDBAR
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Chum : PAL
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James of NBC's "The Blacklist" : SPADER
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One side in golf's Ryder Cup : USA
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Song of mourning : DIRGE
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Big, husky sorts : BRUISERS
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Pennsylvania's "Gem City" : ERIE
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Title creature in a 1958 #1 Sheb Wooley hit : PURPLEPEOPLEEATER
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Buick model : REGAL
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Planter's aid : HOE
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Figure skating jump : LUTZ
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It's a wrap : SARI
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False start? : PSEUDO
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Words of defiance : CANSO
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Control groups : JUNTAS
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Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Onetime acquisition of G.E. : RCA
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Shipping coolant : DRYICE
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Cameo, for one : PART
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Dystopian film of 1971 : ACLOCKWORKORANGE
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Rihanna album featuring "Work" : ANTI
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Juice brand whose middle letter is represented as a heart : POM
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Tushy : HEINIE
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Biggest employer in Moline, Ill. : DEERE
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Bridge position : WEST
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Drop-___ : INS
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GPS, e.g., in military lingo : SATNAV
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Wild Turkey and Jim Beam : RYES
Down
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Bowls over : WOWS
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Word both before and after "to" : ASHES
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Retriever's retrieval, maybe : STICK
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Little Rascals' ring-eyed pooch : PETEY
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Big airport inits. : TSA
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Hathaway of "The Intern" : ANNE
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Point out : NOTE
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Cabbage variety : KOHLRABI
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Rice-Eccles Stadium player : UTE
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Image on the back of a dollar bill : PYRAMID
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Lindsay of "Freaky Friday" : LOHAN
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Sign of decay : ODOR
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Civil rights icon John : LEWIS
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Hearty soups : CHOWDERS
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"Idaho cakes," in diner lingo : HASHBROWNS
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Slapstick sidekick of old comedy : OLLIE
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Movie review revelations : PLOTS
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B-side of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" : PINKCADILLAC
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Toll : PEAL
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Shade of gray : STEEL
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Gaggle : geese :: ___ : emus : MOB
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Actress Peet : AMANDA
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Big name in ice cream : EDYS
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Rank between viscount and marquess : EARL
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What may be brewing : ALES
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Interstate hauler : SEMI
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Zen master's query : KOAN
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Conundrum : ENIGMA
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Shoulder muscle : DELTOID
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Lyre-plucking Muse : ERATO
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Howard of Hollywood : RON
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Delighting? : OUTAGE
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Letter header : DATE
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Stammered syllables : UHS
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Delta hub, in brief : ATL
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European language : ERSE
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Costume worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in "Batman Returns" : CATSUIT
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Parisian palace : ELYSEE
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French for "sword" : EPEE
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Easy-to-peel fruit : MANDARINORANGE
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"Rabbit Is Rich" Pulitzer winner : UPDIKE
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Hug : CLASP
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Org. that usually meets in evenings : PTA
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P.D. dispatch : APB
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Epstein-___ virus : BARR
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Military decorations featuring George Washington's profile : PURPLEHEARTS
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Jolly Roger, in "Peter Pan" : BRIG
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Indian city whose name is an anagram of some Indian music : AGRA
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Bona fide : REAL
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___ Bowl : PRO
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Matches, at a table : SEES
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"Hmm ... probably not" : IDOUBTIT
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Burned rubber : SPED
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Comic's asset : RAZORWIT
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South American prairie : LLANO
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Harem servants, often : EUNUCHS
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One of the geeks on "The Big Bang Theory" : RAJ
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Former Big Apple mayor Giuliani : RUDY
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Fruit tree : PAPAW
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1953 hit film set in Wyoming : SHANE
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Animal with striped legs : OKAPI
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Difficult conditions for sailing : CALMS
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City with a University of Texas campus : TYLER
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"Revelations" choreographer : AILEY
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Hit pay dirt : SCORE
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"The Wealth of Nations" subj. : ECON
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Its state song is "Yankee Doodle": Abbr. : CONN
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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___ milk : EWES
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Bandleader Eubanks, familiarly : KEV

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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