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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 2015

One of a group of atoms having the same number of neutrons but a different number of protons

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
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David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Kwong.
David Kwong notes:
This puzzle is a nod to cruciverbalists who have been thwarted by the ugly five-block monstrosity known as the "Utah." Who hasn't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Very cool mini-themed themeless! Not only does David only use Utah-shaped blocks of black squares, but he incorporates three ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/27/15 ( No. 23,880 )
Across
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Sandwich introduced in 1968 : BIGMAC
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The 21st Amendment and such : REPEALS
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___ Berlinguer, longtime Italian Communist leader : ENRICO
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Becomes forthcoming : OPENSUP
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Quite ill, in Lille : ALAMORT
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Brings : LEADSTO
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Temple Square group founded in 1847 : TABERNACLECHOIR
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Francisco and California, in San Francisco: Abbr. : STS
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Mount of Moses : NEBO
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Mount : HORSE
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Battle stat : MIA
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___ Biao, Mao Zedong confederate : LIN
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Taps on the links : PUTTS
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Otorhinolaryngology, familiarly : ENT
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Followers: Suffix : ITES
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One New Yorker, e.g.: Abbr. : ISS
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University suggested by this puzzle's black squares : UTAHSTATE
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"This ___ stickup!" : ISA
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Where some people go through withdrawals? : ATMS
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Theater reproof : SHH
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Shocks, in a way : TASES
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Hemispheric grp. : OAS
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___ polloi : HOI
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Things you might enjoy with your best buds? : IPODS
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Bad : GRIM
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Subject for a toxicologist : ASP
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Young followers : LATTERDAYSAINTS
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Police reporter? : STOOLIE
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Do poorly : STINKAT
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Ray gun ray : IONBEAM
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Lock up : ENCAGE
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Entice with music : TWEEDLE
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More close : DEARER
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"I dunno" : BEATSME
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Like traditional Masses : INLATIN
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Tries to paw : GRABSAT
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Some performance art : MIME
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Symbol of potential strength : ACORN
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First wife of Julius Caesar : CORNELIA
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Sushi selection : ROLL
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One guarded at the Olympics : EPEE
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Part not used when making a cobbler : PEACHPIT
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Agatha Christie's "Peril at ___" : ENDHOUSE
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Classifies : ASSORTS
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Minstrel, often : LUTIST
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Future ferns : SPORES
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"Bewitched" spinoff : TABITHA
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Prairie transport : CONESTOGA
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Title religious school in a classic Crosby/Bergman film : STMARYS
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Was : USEDTOBE
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Having some strings attached? : TASSELED
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Kind of living : ASSISTED
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One of a group of atoms having the same number of neutrons but a different number of protons : ISOTONE
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Big name in Indian music : SHANKAR
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One way to be held : HOSTAGE
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Daddy-o : HIPSTER
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Cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk : TILSIT
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Judd who directed "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" : APATOW
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Big source of blueberries : MAINE
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Balboa : Panama :: ___ : Iran : RIAL
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Greek township : DEME
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___ Empire : INCA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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