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New York Times, Saturday, March 28, 2015

Periodical whose first shared cover featured Michelle Obama

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid construction. Really nice to see very little glue throughout the grid; fun to follow David's progression as a constructor. To be ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/28/15 ( No. 23,881 )
Across
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Hair-raising experience for a beachgoer? : BIKINIWAX
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Cry of mock enthusiasm : OHJOY
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Bypass brand names, say : ECONOMIZE
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Hyperrealist sculptor Hanson : DUANE
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Planet pulverizer of sci-fi : DEATHSTAR
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"Today" co-anchor Hill : ERICA
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Composer of the opera "Fiesque" : LALO
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What an au pair might study, briefly : ESL
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One of a set set in hair : ROLLER
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Bygone military commander : AGA
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Increase the pitch of : STEEPEN
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He worked with the illustrator Phiz : BOZ
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Tough to resolve : MESSY
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Catch but good : NAIL
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Computer command : SAVE
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Western shocker : PROD
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"Jeweler of kings, king of jewelers," per Edward VII : CARTIER
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Harum-___ : SCARUM
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Setting for un'opera : TEATRO
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It has rules for writers : NOTEPAD
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Stand : BEAR
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Natural pain reliever : ALOE
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Chain for a mechanic : NAPA
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Like new bills : CRISP
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Fluffy toy, familiarly : POM
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Novel opinions, informally? : LITCRIT
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It fell after 15 years : MIR
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"Jeepers!" : CRIPES
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32-Across offering : GEM
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Word of caution : FORE
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Like some broken pledges? : HAZED
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They're taken to go : LAXATIVES
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Expert : ADEPT
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Periodical whose first shared cover featured Michelle Obama : OMAGAZINE
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Six-pack container? : TORSO
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Option for giving food a bite : LEMONZEST
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Rowdydow : BEDLAM
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Big chill? : ICEAGE
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Some joeys : KOALAS
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___ pieces : INTO
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Overseas drama : NOH
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Response to "Need anything else?" : IMSET
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Point of exasperation : WITSEND
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Spring-blooming bush : AZALEA
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Kid who had an original Rubik's Cube, e.g. : XER
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Classical music venue : ODEON
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Cast : HURL
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Under-age temptation : JAILBAIT
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Quick examination : ONCEOVER
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Beginning of time : YEARZERO
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Apply : RELATE
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Some cough medicine : SYRUP
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34-Down item : PIC
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Major indulgence : SPREE
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Best successor : STARR
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Musandam Peninsula populace : OMANIS
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Change color, maybe : REACT
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Disappearing communication system? : SNAPCHAT
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Home of the Canyon of the Ancients : COLORADO
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Perfume delivery option : ATOMIZER
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Colloquial pronoun : DAT
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Need to practice? : BAREXAM
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Microsoft's Age of Empires, e.g. : PCGAME
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Apple app for video editing : IMOVIE
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Emergency alerts : SIRENS
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Like many radio stations : PRESET
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Prompted : LEDTO
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Late stage, of sorts : IMAGO
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Fires (up) : PEPS
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Opposite of flatness : FIZZ
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Modern lead-in to cat : LOL
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Lick : TAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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