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New York Times, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
I submitted this puzzle a few years ago (STONE AGE?) and I'm happy to see it published today. There were a limited number of workable ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MIDDLE AGE interpreted as "phrases with a specific age within them." I've seen several like this before — even published one myself ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 24,613 )
Across
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Needing scratching : ITCHY
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OPEC, e.g. : BLOC
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Lay off : IDLE
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J. E. B. Stuart's superior in the Civil War : RELEE
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Indian royal : RANI
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"Honey wine" : MEAD
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Things that power Teslas : ELECTRICENGINES
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Criticism, informally : FLAK
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Laudatory piece : ODE
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In one piece : ENTIRE
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SEAL's org. : USN
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Recess game : TAG
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Rudy's coach in "Rudy" : ARA
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N.L. East city : ATL
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Went bonkers : LOSTONESMARBLES
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Teutonic turndown : NEIN
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Sharpshooter's asset : AIM
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Snaky character : ESS
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Crisis time, for some ... or a hint to each of the circled words : MIDDLEAGE
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It's an honour: Abbr. : OBE
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Camera named for a goddess : EOS
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Year the Korean War began : MCML
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Lakeside furniture item : ADIRONDACKCHAIR
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+: Abbr. : POS
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Cock-a-___ (dog breed) : POO
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Dorm V.I.P.s : RAS
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Board hiree, for short : CEO
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1974 hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
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Joe Biden, for 36 yrs. : SEN
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[OMG!] : GASP
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Label rarely seen on silk garments : MACHINEWASHABLE
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Prelude to a deal : ANTE
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Simoleon : CLAM
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Typo, e.g. : ERROR
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Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
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Glimpse : ESPY
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Gushes : SPEWS
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Really angry : IREFUL
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Gets in trouble, in a way : TELLSON
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Detox, say : CLEANSE
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"Darn it!" : HECK
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Thus far : YET
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Game for dummies? : BRIDGE
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Spike, as punch : LACE
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Admit ___ : ONE
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Wide-screen movie format : CINERAMA
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Words heard in 24-Across, maybe : IMIT
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"'Twasn't me" and others : DENIALS
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Hamlet's killer : LAERTES
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1950s autos with "horse collar" grilles : EDSELS
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Leather often treated to look like morocco : ROAN
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Make a snarling sound : GNAR
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Literature Nobelist Morrison : TONI
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Female pen pal, maybe : AMIE
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Oven feature : TIMER
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A dance, or a dip : SALSA
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Tree with triangular nuts : BEECH
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Censure publicly : DENOUNCE
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Dim bulb : DODO
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Sierra and Acadia vehicles : GMCS
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Aromatic additive to natural gas : ODORANT
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Splits in half : BISECTS
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Like many Poe tales : MACABRE
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Stays under the radar : LIESLOW
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So-called missing link : APEMAN
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___-Free (contact lens solution) : OPTI
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Peanut butter choice : CREAMY
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Jayhawks' home: Abbr. : KANS
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Dogie catchers : ROPERS
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Wooley who sang "The Purple People Eater" : SHEB
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Exchange : SWAP
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John Irving title hero : GARP
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C.T.A. transports : ELS
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Fathers and sons : HES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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