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New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 2016

20th-century novelist who shared first and middle names with poet Emerson

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Huget. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Roland Huget notes:
The crossword we see before us is actually the third version that was submitted using this grid skeleton. I recall several aborted ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will has a tough job, catering to a solvership with a huge range of backgrounds and interests. As Roland mentinoned, today's puzzle ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times3/5/16 ( No. 24,224 )

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"Forget about it!" : NOSIREEBOB
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Former education secretary Duncan : ARNE
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Tie securely : LASH
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1970 #1 hit with the lyric "Just call my name" : ILLBETHERE
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She played Phyllis on TV's "Phyllis" : CLORIS
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Film director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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No-goodnik : RAT
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With 33-Down, same old offerings : USUAL
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Heavy duty : ONUS
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Spock, e.g.: Abbr. : CMDR
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One speaking the language Plautdietsch : MENNONITE
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Dictatorial dispatcher on "Taxi" : LOUIE
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Unfortunate : SAD
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Encyclopedic : VAST
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Dictatorial type : TINGOD
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"Murder, Inc." Oscar nominee : PETERFALK
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Husky food? : TAMALE
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Overseas court figure : EARL
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Bush native to the South : JEB
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Get down to nothing? : BAREITALL
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Gym bunnies work on them : BODS
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Animal shelter : COTE
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Party divider : AISLE
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"Engineered for life" corp. : ITT
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Olivia de Havilland's Best Actress film, 1949 : THEHEIRESS
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Present reality : HEREANDNOW
55
___ ether : ENOL
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Try to win hands down? : ARMWRESTLE
57
Gainsay : DENY
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Choices in the baby department : TALCUMS
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Body undergoing desertification : ARALSEA
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Ill-conceived : UNSOUND
4
Capital in 1979-80 headlines : TEHRAN
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Lead-in to "Los Angeles" or "New Orleans" : NCIS
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Magic, on a sports ticker : ORL
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Quiet after the storm, maybe : SILENTTREATMENT
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Stain : IMBRUE
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Reacts to a bombshell : REELS
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Sevilla-to-Granada direction : ESTE
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Level in an org. : ECH
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A head might go over the top of it : BEERMUG
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Coming in waves? : ONRADIO
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Really embarrassed, maybe : BEETRED
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Song played at Staples Center after every Lakers victory : ILOVELA
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"Great" sleuth of kid-lit : NATE
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Weight allowance : TARE
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See 23-Across : FARE
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Spring break preceder, often : MIDTERM
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Pale yellow : JASMINE
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___ speak : ASWE
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Give the ax? : HEW
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What la Tierra orbits : SOL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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