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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Author:
Jeremy Horwitz and Tyler Hinman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.60012
Tyler Hinman

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Horwitz. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Read the back story on this remarkable puzzle in this New York Times story.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 22,423 )
Across
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Animal on the Michigan flag : ELK
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Crawl space? : PUB
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Way around Shanghai : PEDICAB
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Parisian life : VIE
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Weekly show starting at 11:30 p.m. E.T. : SNL
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Totally out : INACOMA
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Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside ___" : INN
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Saved, as a seat? : SLIPCOVERED
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140 pounds, in Britain : TENSTONE
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Clear : ERASE
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"May It Be" singer, 2001 : ENYA
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Distant sign of affection? : AIRKISS
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Wished undone : RUED
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Garamond, e.g. : FONT
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"Wham ___!" : BAM
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Fighting : ATODDS
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___ signum (look at the proof: Lat.) : ECCE
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One-third of baseball's Triple Crown, for short : RBI
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Uncompromising : RIGID
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It's a mouthful : CHAW
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+ or - thing : ION
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Garden lady : EVE
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Leave ___ that : ITAT
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Tequila source : AGAVE
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Scand. land : NOR
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1994 Costner title role : EARP
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Made flatter : IRONED
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Dummy : ASS
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Two key points on an ellipse's major axis : FOCI
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Stash : STOW
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Creamy dish : RISOTTO
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Turns down : DIMS
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"Less Than Zero" novelist : ELLIS
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Barbecue side : COLESLAW
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Dojo discipline : TAICHICHUAN
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Go after : SUE
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"Everything's accounted for" : ALLHERE
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Car co-created and named by John DeLorean : GTO
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Dedicated work : ODE
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Nonforward pass : LATERAL
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"For ___ a ..." : HES
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Capture : NET
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Modern party aid : EVITE
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One might sleep on it : LINEN
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Yankees hurler (1996 champs) / Solo singer of "Lady" (#1 in 1980) : KENNYROGERS
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Hushed "Hey!" : PSST
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Vents : UNLOADS
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Some pancakes : BLINI
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It's a snap : PIC
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Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
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A's hurler (1989 champs) / Eurythmics musician on "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (#1 in 1983) : DAVESTEWART
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They finish cakes : ICERS
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Mrs. Dithers of the comics : CORA
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Midwest college town : AMES
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Ordered : BADE
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Something the eight people at 3-, 9-, 28- and 30-Down have all strived for? : PERFECTPITCH
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Meccan, e.g. : SAUDI
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Mayor who later served as judge on "The People's Court" : KOCH
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Member of a mountain empire : INCA
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Orioles hurler (1966 champs) / Solo crooner of "Oh! My Pa-Pa" (#1 in 1954) : EDDIEFISHER
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Giants hurler (2010 champs) / Beach Boys vocalist on "Help Me, Rhonda" (#1 in 1965) : BRIANWILSON
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Topping : ABOVE
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Got out of the ground : MINED
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Ring holder : ARENA
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Records, in a way : TIVOS
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New Mexico's ___ Ski Valley : TAOS
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BP subsidiary : ARCO
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Get the ___ on : GOODS
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Keep from spreading : ISOLATE
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Affluent, in Arles : RICHE
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Gristly : TOUGH
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1970s sitcom that ended with the title character in Congress : MAUDE
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"Ni-i-ice!" : SWEET
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Listing abbr. : ETAL
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Singsong syllables : LALA
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Cheerful tune : LILT
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Book in the Book of Mormon : ENOS
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S&L holding : IRA
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Funny frame : CEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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