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New York Times, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Author:
Jean O'Conor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. O'Conor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 23,515 )
Across
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Clay pounder? : LISTON
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Sounds at spas : AHS
10
With 66-Across, back to the beginning ... or a description of 21- and 48-Down? : FULL
14
Gobble quickly : INHALE
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Persians, to the 300, e.g. : FOE
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Required to serve, maybe : ONEA
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Healthy spirit? : ELIXIR
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Diverts : REROUTES
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Best seller about shipwreck survivors : LIFEOFPI
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Honey pie : DEAREST
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Airing, in a way : ONTV
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September through April, in a culinary guideline : RMONTHS
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"Shall ___ ...?" : WESAY
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Settled up : SQUAREDAWAY
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Sleepytime ___ : TEA
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Designate : DUB
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Hindmost : END
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Ring : PEAL
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Temple of ___, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : ARTEMIS
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Finalized : SEWEDUP
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Big laugh : ROAR
43
Tap site : KEG
45
Constitution Hall grp. : DAR
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Patient helpers, for short : MDS
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Where to find "Yesterday" on the album "Help!" : SIDE2
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High note? : CSPOT
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Tom Selleck title role : MAGNUMPI
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Celebrity cosmetician Laszlo : ERNO
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What gives? : ELASTIC
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"The Godfather" parts I, II and III, e.g. : RMOVIES
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It might be held on a flight : BANISTER
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Spheres : ARENAS
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Nike competitor : AVIA
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Spanish valuable : ORO
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See 10-Across : CIRCLE
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Tandoori flatbread : NAAN
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2012 YouTube sensation : PSY
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Shows subservience, say : KNEELS
Down
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Stay out of sight : LIELOW
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Queued : INLINE
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Goes from first to second, say : SHIFTS
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Shirker of one's duties? : TAXEVADER
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Smorgasbord : OLIO
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Hasbro brand : NERF
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Great Rift Valley locale: Abbr. : AFR
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Do-si-do whoop-de-dos : HOEDOWNS
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Courted with love notes? : SERENADED
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County fair organizer : FOURH
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Green : UNTESTED
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Some jeans : LEES
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Hindmost : LAST
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Like some cereals : OATY
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See 10-Across : PIRSQUARED
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Daisy ___ : MAE
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"Tasty!" : YUM
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Loire contents : EAU
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One above the Lötschberg Tunnel : ALP
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It wraps around a chest at the beach : BIKINITOP
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Hang in there : PERSEVERE
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Gun, e.g. : ARM
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Gun, in slang : ROD
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Southernmost state : TASMANIA
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Sirens : SEDUCERS
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W.W. II service member : WAC
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Definite keeper : GEM
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Friday and others: Abbr. : SGTS
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See 10-Across : 2PIR
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Frog's alter ego, in a fairy tale : PRINCE
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Low tie : ONEALL
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Flings : TOSSES
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___-American : ASIAN
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Abba not known for singing : EBAN
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Soap with pumice : LAVA
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Connie ___, Philadelphia Athletics manager for 50 years : MACK
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"... now ___ the future" : ORIN
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Dale's partner : ROY

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

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