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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Author:
Freddie Cheng
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Freddie Cheng

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Cheng. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Freddie Cheng notes:
The impetus for this one came from seeing the sign "Nikola Tesla Corner" on my way to work, on Fifth Av./40th St. next to Bryant Park ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
TALES, STEAL, SLATE, STALE, TESLA, and LEAST = SIX themers in total! Often, anagram puzzles can result in bleh themers due to the ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 24,591 )

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Across
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Things that may be displayed on a general's chest : MEDALS
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"Oh no!," in comics : ACK
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Old Testament prophet : AMOS
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"Leave this to me!" : IMONIT
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West who said "It's better to be looked over than overlooked" : MAE
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Foreign Legion hat : KEPI
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Famously unfinished 14th-century literary work, with "The" : CANTERBURYTALES
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Hotel name synonymous with poshness : RITZ
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Org. whose motto is "We are their voice" : ASPCA
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Historical period : ERA
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"Happy Days" diner : ALS
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"How cheap!" : THATSASTEAL
27
Exam for the college-bound, for short : PSAT
29
Reggae relative : SKA
30
What one might start over with : CLEANSLATE
35
Arthur Ashe Stadium org. : USTA
39
Prevents litter? : SPAYS
40
Beverage that may be 41-Across : ALE
41
Alternative to "bottled" : ONTAP
42
"Shame on you!" sounds : TSKS
43
Losing crunchiness, as chips : GOINGSTALE
45
Ukr., e.g., once : SSR
47
Org.'s cousin : ASSN
48
Historical figure played by David Bowie in "The Prestige" : NIKOLATESLA
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Narcotics-fighting grp. : DEA
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Rapid-fire gun : UZI
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Embellish : ADORN
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Uphill aid for skiers : TBAR
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"Finally ..." : LASTBUTNOTLEAST
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Cut with a beam : LASE
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Sighs of relief : AHS
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Some family reunion attendees : NIECES
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___ terrier : SKYE
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Tennis do-over : LET
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Like wind chimes : TINKLY
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Millionths of a meter : MICRA
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Spam medium : EMAIL
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"Shhh!" : DONTSPEAK
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Movie that came out about the same time as "A Bug's Life" : ANTZ
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Emulate Pinocchio : LIE
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Orch. section : STR
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Something necessary : AMUST
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Gripes : CARPS
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It's just for openers : KEYCASE
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Letters on a "Wanted" poster : AKA
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Major scuffle : MELEE
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Sydney ___ House : OPERA
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Agave fiber used in rugs : SISAL
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Sheep sound : BAA
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Job to do : TASK
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Catches some rays : TANS
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Altitudes: Abbr. : HTS
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Gibes : TAUNTS
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States positively : SAYSSO
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Winter hrs. in Texas : CST
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The Stones' "12 x 5" and "Flowers" : LPS
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Chinese philosopher ___-tzu : LAO
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"___ Baba and the Forty Thieves" : ALI
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Full complement of bowling pins : TEN
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"Give him some space!" : STANDBACK
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Chess champ Mikhail : TAL
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Copy : APE
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Bones, anatomically : OSSA
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Done bit by bit : GRADUAL
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Half of a square dance duo : GAL
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Chunk of concrete : SLAB
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Makes void : NULLS
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___ Walton League (conservation group) : IZAAK
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Given to smooching : KISSY
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___ nth degree : TOTHE
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Dadaist Max : ERNST
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Lead-in to Cat or cone : SNO
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Prop found near a palette : EASEL
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___-craftsy : ARTSY
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27-Across taker, typically : TEEN
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Shape of a three-way intersection : TEE
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Channel with explosive content? : TNT
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52, in old Rome : LII

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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