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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 2015

"See the difference a little drop can make" sloganeer

Author:
David C. Duncan Dekker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.98 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dekker.
David C. Duncan Dekker notes:
Greetings, Word Nerds! Firstly, let me just quickly point out some facts that I extracted from XWord Info: This is the 7777th ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat little mini-theme, FROM A TO Z echoed below by PANGRAMS. Not surprisingly, the puzzle itself is a pangram! I enjoyed trying to ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/7/15 ( No. 23,860 )
Across
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Completely : FROMATOZ
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Southern river to Winyah Bay : PEEDEE
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Something you might make a stand for : LEMONADE
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Speaking part : LARYNX
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Quaint raid targets : ICEBOXES
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Minnesota county whose seat is Grand Rapids : ITASCA
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A lot of bucks ... or the Bucks, briefly : MIL
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Tees off : NETTLES
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Herbert of Hollywood : LOM
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Hit 90, e.g. : SPED
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Their pH's are often measured : SOILS
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Force user : JEDI
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Elusive giants : YETIS
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C. J.'s boss on "The West Wing" : JED
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Sickening thing : TOXIN
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Boiling evidence : VAPOR
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"See the difference a little drop can make" sloganeer : VISINE
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A in typing class, e.g. : HOMEKEY
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Hodgepodges : RAGBAGS
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"Hold your horses!" : INASEC
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Beaucoup : MUCHO
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Modern back-and-forth : TEXTS
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Model material : KIT
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Unlikely to stress out : TYPEB
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Makes one's bed? : SOWS
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Key of Debussy's "Claire de Lune" : DFLAT
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What often produces passing thoughts? : SEMI
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Where the Saguenay R. flows : QUE
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Boston area known for its brownstones : BACKBAY
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Execute a motion on the fly? : ZIP
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Still in development? : UNBORN
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Pink application to red areas : CALAMINE
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Breezed through something : ACEDIT
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Debated, debated, debated : AGONIZED
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Place less value on : DERATE
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They use every letter 1-Across : PANGRAMS
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Very weak : FLIMSY
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It might tell you to chill : RECIPE
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Cheese ___ : OMELET
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Descend upon in droves : MOB
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Like Mr. X, briefly : ANON
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Burdens : TAXES
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European Union anthem : ODETOJOY
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Spiced up, say : ZESTIER
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Carries on steadily : PLIES
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Works on a course : EATS
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Follower of Johnson or Kennedy : ERA
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Source of a character flaw? : DYSLEXIA
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Some intelligence work : ENCODING
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Checks : EXAMINES
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One of several awarded to Pres. Clinton : LLD
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Strips of land, say : DIVESTS
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Sequel to Alcott's "Little Women" and "Little Men" : JOSBOYS
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"Land ___!" (quaint cry) : SAKES
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Like the best of friends : TIGHT
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___ deck (gym machine) : PEC
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Little sucker? : VAC
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Group of dispatchers : HITSQUAD
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Two tablespoons : ONEOUNCE
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"Science as a Vocation" sociologist : MAXWEBER
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It's sometimes called a yellow turnip : RUTABAGA
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Toadstool that exudes latex when cut : MILKCAP
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Sister of Pizza Hut : KFC
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Cup-shaped forest fungus : PEZIZA
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Shady Records co-founder : EMINEM
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Birds, e.g. : BIPEDS
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Writer about a hellish journey : DANTE
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Hook on a kite : TALON
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Musical lead-in to pop : BRIT
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Light principle : YANG
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Concubine's chamber : ODA
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Follower of Salyut 7 : MIR

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

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