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New York Times, Friday, March 7, 2014

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 23,495 )
Across
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Cause for squirming : ICKINESS
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Container for Rip Van Winkle : FLAGON
15
TV show that debuted on 11/3/93 (and start of a parent's distressed cry?) : THENANNY
16
Furnishing in many a tearoom : TATAMI
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Officer's "gift" : CITATION
18
Lemony, for example : CITRIC
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Roles, metaphorically : HATS
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___' Pea : SWEE
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"The king of terrors," per Job 18 : DEATH
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Anklebones : TALI
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In the company of : AMONGST
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Guilty pleasure? : SCHADENFREUDE
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Poetic member of a Greek nonet : ERATO
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Having a gaping hole, say : RENT
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Org. in "Breaking Bad" : DEA
36
Setting for "The Shining" : MAZE
37
Bogart role : SPADE
39
TV show that debuted on 9/22/04 (middle of the cry) : LOST
40
Corporate giant co-founded by Thomas Watson : IBM
41
Jackie with acting chops : CHAN
42
Sit on it : ROOST
43
TV show that debuted on 1/5/70 (end of the cry) : ALLMYCHILDREN
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Greek hunter trained by Chiron : ACTAEON
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Language that gave us "slogan," originally meaning "battle cry" : ERSE
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Dreaded sort? : RASTA
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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Noted septet : SEAS
57
Trojan rivals : BRUINS
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Transfer, as wine : REBOTTLE
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Merino, Suffolk and Dorset : OVINES
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Like Christmas candles, typically : AROMATIC
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"Says who?," e.g. : RETORT
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So-so : NOTGREAT
Down
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It may come with a bite : ITCH
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Pet project? : CHIA
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"Etta ___" (old comic strip) : KETT
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Worked up : INASTATE
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Turner of pages in history : NAT
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Put on a key? : ENISLE
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Isolate, somehow : SNOWIN
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Burnsian "ago" : SYNE
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Govt. agency that supports competition : FTC
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Presented : LAIDOUT
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See (to) : ATTEND
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Thing often controlled by a remote : GARAGEDOOR
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Drops : OMITS
14
Not in Germany? : NICHT
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Ending with dog or jug : EARED
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Flurry : ADO
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Word on a biblical wall : MENE
27
Certain playoff game : SEMI
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Zodiac symbol : CRAB
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Requirement for special handling? : HAZMATSUIT
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Swiss standard : FRANC
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To be in ancient times? : ESSE
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Subj. line alert : ATTN
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Chucklehead : SHMO
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Alexander who directed "Nebraska" : PAYNE
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Guiding light : LODESTAR
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Pledge, e.g. : CLEANER
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Marco Rubio, for one : LATINO
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Straight : HETERO
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Will Smith flick of 2004 : IROBOT
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Subject of a celebration on the last Friday in April : ARBOR
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Chisel : CARVE
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Lead-in to Apple : CRAN
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Trix alternative? : ETTE
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Ending with inter- : SECT
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Retired boomer : SST
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Texter's "No way!" : OMG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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