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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 2014

A. J. ___, author of the best seller "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQV} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times3/8/14 ( No. 23,496 )
Across
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Cooler idea? : JAILBREAK
10
Home to the Great Mosque : MECCA
15
It included a moonwalk : APOLLOXII
16
Spirit of St. Petersburg? : STOLI
17
One stocking bars : CANDYSHOP
18
West African capital : DAKAR
19
Old sitcom sot : OTIS
20
Pimienta's partner : SAL
21
Many instant message recipients : AOLERS
22
"Sketches" pseudonym : BOZ
23
Bad-tempered : BILIOUS
25
Compress, as a file : ZIP
26
Turn the air blue : SWEAR
28
Where many games can be viewed : ESPN
29
Prefix with data : META
30
Motor problems : TICS
32
Fat-derived : STEARIC
34
Havana highball : MOJITO
37
Recite mechanically : INTONE
38
Swank : OPULENT
40
Word before red : BEET
41
Beech house? : NEST
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Quarter of zwölf : DREI
44
Tables in western scenes : MESAS
48
Word after red : ANT
49
Like time, inexorably : GOINGBY
51
"___ I forsook the crowded solitude": Wordsworth : ERE
52
Walters portrayer on "S.N.L." : RADNER
54
Dance piece? : CHA
55
Thé addition : LAIT
56
Produce sentimental notes? : CROON
57
Big-name Web crawler : GOOGLEBOT
59
"The Asphalt Jungle" revolves around one : HEIST
60
Like Francisco Goya : ARAGONESE
61
"Breaking Away" director : YATES
62
She "made a fool of everyone," in song : SEXYSADIE
Down
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A. J. ___, author of the best seller "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World" : JACOBS
2
Director of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "This Is 40" : APATOW
3
Turn positive, say : IONIZE
4
Some Yale degs. : LLDS
5
Nellie who wrote "Ten Days in a Mad-House" : BLY
6
Martini accompanier? : ROSSI
7
Uses a drunkometer, e.g. : EXHALES
8
Provençal spreads : AIOLIS
9
100-at currency unit : KIP
10
It was run in the 1980s-'90s : MSDOS
11
Abbr. for the listless? : ETAL
12
Tab alternative : COKEZERO
13
Big name in allergy relief : CLARITIN
14
It's flown in : AIRSPACE
21
___ Anne's (pretzel maker) : AUNTIE
23
Ultra ___ : BRITE
24
Quick missions? : OPS
27
Slightly biased? : ATILT
29
Like some finishes : MATTE
31
Hole in one on a par 5 hole : CONDOR
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"No ___ is worse than bad advice": Sophocles : ENEMY
34
Bahrain, Bhutan or Brunei : MONARCHY
35
Clearing : OPENAREA
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Popular line of footwear? : JUSTDOIT
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Endurance race, briefly : TRI
40
Cardiff Giant, e.g. : BIGHOAX
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Cry for another piece : ENCORE
45
Starfish setting : SEABED
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Some opera passages : ARIOSI
47
Parlor piece : SETTEE
49
Word on a restroom door : GENTS
50
Loose : BAGGY
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Thing twitched on "Bewitched" : NOSE
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River known for the goldfields in its basin : LENA
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Sign on an interstate : GAS
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"___ Tarantos" (1963 film) : LOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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