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New York Times, Friday, March 6, 2015

9-Across : "Murder in the Kitchen" writer

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Phillips.
David Phillips notes:
Before submitting crosswords to the NYT and other venues, I tried filling a number of what I call "practice grids" to empirically find ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some beautiful clues today: [Upper cut?] is perfect for PRIME RIB, playing on "upper" as "higher quality." TENURE is a form of [Fire ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/6/15 ( No. 23,859 )
Across
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Colts' division, for short : AFCSOUTH
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"Murder in the Kitchen" writer : TOKLAS
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Dip for mozzarella sticks : MARINARA
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"A cozy lie," per Susan Sontag : SANITY
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Upper cut? : PRIMERIB
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Paxil alternative : PROZAC
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Line at a movie premiere, maybe : LIMOS
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Fancy food container : TIN
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Part of the Hollywood crowd? : EXTRA
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FiveThirtyEight owner : ESPN
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Senile sort : DOTARD
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Fire starter? : AIM
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Fire safety? : TENURE
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Toy company acquired by Mattel in 1997 : TYCO
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Urban phenomenon : SPRAWL
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Violet, for 12-Down : EYECOLOR
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Classic work of fiction that popularized the Three Laws : IROBOT
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"That's enough!" : NOMORE
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One unable to adapt : DINOSAUR
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Squirts : TWERPS
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Almond-ish hue : ECRU
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Bistro orders : CREPES
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Lead (out) : SEE
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Be in harmony : CONCUR
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Labradoodle, e.g. : MUTT
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Budget alternative : ALAMO
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In place : SET
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King Julien of the "Madagascar" films, e.g. : LEMUR
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Crosses in a zoo : LIGERS
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"I'll see you then!" : ITSADATE
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Garland of old : ANADEM
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Love handles? : PETNAMES
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First of the five stages of grief : DENIAL
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Schwarzenegger movie with an oxymoronic title : TRUELIES
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Enough : AMPLE
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Actress Anna of "Mom" : FARIS
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Form ringlets in : CRIMP
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Bespectacled chipmunk : SIMON
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Register space : ONES
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Grp. once led by Nasser : UAR
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Moon photographed by Voyager 2 in 1989 : TRITON
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Regular : HABITUE
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Unit of volume: Abbr. : TSP
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Stroked : OARED
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Washington's first secretary of war : KNOX
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"Success is a great deodorant" speaker, informally : LIZTAYLOR
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Onetime 2600 Jr. maker : ATARICORP
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Divine trees in the "Book of the Dead" : SYCAMORES
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Hardly : NARY
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Fast-food chain with the slogan "Unfreshing believable" : DELTACO
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Come again? : REENTER
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Pairings : TWOS
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"Personally ..." : TOME
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Alternative to soup at a restaurant : SIDESALAD
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Expedia competitor : PRICELINE
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Former Air America radio host : RONREAGAN
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"___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
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Daunts : COWS
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Some Bronze Age artifacts : URNS
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It often says "Thank You" : RECEIPT
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It helps when you get down to the short strokes : PUTTER
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Jazz fusion artist with an "Elektric Band" : COREA
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It's an honor : MEDAL
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Supposed "fifth taste" : UMAMI
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Alexander the Great, to Aristotle : TUTEE
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Lock : TRESS
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Start to care? : MEDI
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Bike ___ : LANE
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Letters on some racks : SML
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Bassist Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival : STU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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