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New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Author:
Erik Wennstrom
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Wennstrom

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wennstrom. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle is a play on the scientific concept of "red shift" — a little red paint is mixed into some common phrases. So, WHITE WASHED becomes PINK WASHED, BLUE PRINT turns into PURPLE PRINT, and YELLOW FEVER becomes ORANGE FEVER.

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Across
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Pursuit of a goal : QUEST
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Yoda, for one : JEDI
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Altar locale : APSE
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Thompson and Watson : EMMAS
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Two eighth notes, for iTunes, e.g. : ICON
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Empty, in math : NULL
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Cause to cower : DAUNT
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Oater fare : GRUB
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Understand, slangily : GROK
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What a smudge may indicate : ERASURE
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Foreman portrayer on "House" : EPPS
23
Typewriter keyboard format : DVORAK
26
Bluffer's undoing, in poker : TELL
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Use one's scull : OAR
29
*Like a baby girl's laundry? : PINKWASHED
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Bag brand : GLAD
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One going before a judge : SUER
37
Corrida wear : CAPES
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Done for : GONE
40
Eye problems : STYES
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Theocratic state : IRAN
43
Often-mocked cars of the past : YUGOS
45
Jack's love in "Titanic" : ROSE
46
Possessing many pesos : RICO
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Like light from stars moving away from us ... or like the answers to this puzzle's starred clues? : REDSHIFTED
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Confirm-deny link : NOR
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Opportunities for discussion : FORA
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"___ touch!" : MUSTNT
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Vista part: Abbr. : AMER
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He had a Blue Period : PICASSO
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Dolly the matchmaker : LEVI
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Grow wearisome : PALL
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___ de Torquemada, Spanish inquisitor : TOMAS
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Abe or Ike : PREZ
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They may clash : EGOS
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Like the Atacama : SERE
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Scrubbed, as a mission : NOGO
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Material for a baking dish : PYREX
Down
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"And that proves it" : QED
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Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Creature on Australia's 50-cent coin : EMU
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Not so off the wall : SANER
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Feature of some sandals : TSTRAP
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Happy people dance them : JIGS
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Color of raw silk : ECRU
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Ill-humored : DOUR
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Still being tested : INBETA
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Pasta variety : ANGELHAIR
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*Newspapers read by royalty? : PURPLEPRINT
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Not stay in the bucket, say : SLOP
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Some lodge members : ELKS
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"Sealed With ___" : AKISS
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Canine, to a tot : DOGGY
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Bravery, in Britain : VALOUR
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*Illness caused by eating Cheetos? : ORANGEFEVER
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Key near F1 : ESC
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___-Grain cereal bars : NUTRI
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Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the ___ Life" : KEYOF
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Take forcibly : WREST
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Priest's assistant : DEACON
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Freshen : DEODORIZE
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Bull pen sound : SNORT
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Comes across as : SEEMS
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Ukr., e.g., until 1991 : SSR
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Come to pass : HAPPEN
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Quarrel : DUSTUP
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Like a chimney sweep : SOOTY
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Matterhorn's locale : ALPS
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"A ___ technicality!" : MERE
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"Aladdin" parrot : IAGO
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Pipe problem : CLOG
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Moreover : ALSO
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Atlantis docked with it : MIR
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Sleuth Ventura : ACE
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Tenor ___ : SAX

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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