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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 2019

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Martin Ashwood-Smith notes:
I've always liked stacked-style crosswords. Most of my New York Times puzzles have featured stacked 15s. However today's puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MAS is back, after a nearly 1-year absence! And what's this? His puzzle ISN'T A TRIPLE STACK? *sound of Jeff toppling over like Fred ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 25,343 )
Across
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Sub-Saharan predator : MAMBA
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Important figure in a student's education : SATSCORE
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Apotheosis : IDEAL
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Laser alternative : DOTMATRIX
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Oppressive public attention : GLARE
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Uncomfortable : ILLATEASE
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Man in Mannheim : HERR
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Pop nickname that was the title of a 2001 4x platinum album : JLO
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Comic Brennan : NEAL
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Cafeteria loads : TRAYFULS
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Combination in the card game bezique : MELD
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A ton : GOBS
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End of a counting-out rhyme : MOE
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Number on a sundial : XII
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New Orleans entertainment : DIXIELANDJAZZ
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City that was the first capital of French Louisiana : MOBILEALABAMA
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Cheats : DOUBLEDEALERS
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B.C. neighbor : ALB
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"By all means" : YES
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In dat place : DERE
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Provider of a good picture : HDTV
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Severely burden : DRAGDOWN
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Order : FIAT
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Selfie stick, e.g. : ROD
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Journalist Logan : LARA
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Dramatic musical effects : GLISSANDI
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Barre hops? : JETES
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Criticized severely : TOREAPART
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Weighed on : ATEAT
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It offers a variety of views : OPEDPAGE
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Preoccupied with arcane details : WONKY
Down
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Strength : MIGHT
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Reformer Felix : ADLER
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Funny Anne : MEARA
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Only songwriter in history to write four consecutive #1 hits (1978) : BARRYGIBB
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Schooner filler : ALE
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Goes it alone : SOLOS
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N.L. East city : ATL
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Speakeasy investigator, informally : TMAN
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Fill : SATE
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Third-stringers : CTEAM
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Things doctors need to take : ORALEXAMS
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___ de veau (veal dish) : RIS
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PC file suffix : EXE
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Pickle flavorers : DILLSEEDS
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Golden time : JUBILEE
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In a sly way : FOXILY
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Gershwin title girl : LIZA
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Baseball's Dean, to fans : DIZ
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Bungling : MALADROIT
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Leashed : ONALEAD
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Winner of six Grand Slam men's singles titles from 1985 to 1992 : EDBERG
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Mrs. of film : DOUBTFIRE
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Ka ___ (southernmost Hawaiian point) : LAE
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Onetime teen idol who went on to win the 2013 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor : JAREDLETO
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Shape : MOLD
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Bit of code : DAH
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Tightly gripped : VISED
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Rapper with the multiplatinum albums "The Chronic" and "2001" : DRDRE
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Like some straw : OATEN
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Unleash : WREAK
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Repugnant : NASTY
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Job order : ASAP
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Spanish appetizer : TAPA
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1964 Pontiac debut : GTO
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Cut (off) : LOP
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Badger : NAG
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Something that may be dropped in shock : JAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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