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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 2019

Nicholas ___, author of the 2010 best seller "The Shallows"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
This puzzle started with DISS TRACK, an entry that seemed especially promising for a stagger-stack of 9s, given its central run of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful parallelogram in the middle, featuring five longish stair stacked answers. I loved WINE FLASK, SUGAR RUSH, SUSHI RICE, all ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/8/19 ( No. 25,322 )

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Across
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Things cotton pickers pick : PODS
5
U.S. city named after a Greek island : ITHACA
11
Kitten sound : MEW
14
Over : ANEW
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2011 biopic about an F.B.I. director : JEDGAR
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William Tell's canton : URI
17
Phenomenon characterized by electronic dance music : RAVECULTURE
19
Uncle ___ (commercial figure) : BEN
20
Puma competitor : ADIDAS
21
Noted Chinese-American fashion designer : VERAWANG
23
Miscellaneous part? : SILENTC
25
Mischievous boy of myth : EROS
26
Intent : KEEN
27
Source of rules for keeping kosher : MOSAICLAW
32
"___ be great ..." : ITD
33
Red or white container : WINEFLASK
34
What a whole lot of kisses might result in : SUGARRUSH
35
Stuff in a roll at a Japanese restaurant : SUSHIRICE
36
Snap : PIC
39
Song that a hip-hop rivalry might inspire : DISSTRACK
40
Absolute nobody : ZERO
41
W.W.E. legend John : CENA
42
Aquarium accessory : AERATOR
44
Baltimore Ravens' grp. : AFCNORTH
49
Poke holes in, so to speak : DEBUNK
50
Big name in camping gear : REI
51
Condition whose first two letters are oddly appropriate : MEGALOMANIA
53
Something to do at home? : BAT
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Island WSW of Kauai : NIIHAU
55
Phone : RING
56
Place where farm animals rootle : STY
57
Baby : INFANT
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Seasoning in stuffing : SAGE
Down
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Do a certain hybrid winter sport : PARASKI
2
Slimming down : ONADIET
3
Kind of eggs : DEVILED
4
1912 Olympics locale : SWEDEN
5
"Hmm, sounds like a good idea" : IJUSTMIGHT
6
Letterhead abbr. : TEL
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Product from Panasonic : HDTV
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It's not a good fit : AGUE
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Nicholas ___, author of the 2010 best seller "The Shallows" : CARR
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The "A" of 52-Down : AREA
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President until 2011 : MUBARAK
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Up to this point, old-style : ERENOW
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Oscar's first Best Picture (1927-28) : WINGS
18
Food bank item : CAN
22
Origin of the word "flannel" : WELSH
24
1997 action thriller starring Nicolas Cage : CONAIR
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Junípero ___, father of California history : SERRA
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It has a large horn : AFRICA
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"Whew! That was fortunate for me" : ILUCKEDOUT
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Liquor store purchase : CASE
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Become too scared, with "out" : WUSS
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Lazy ___ : SUSAN
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Vegas : SINCITY
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Flowery girl's name : PETUNIA
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Laundry job : IRONING
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Fancy restaurant fee : CORKAGE
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Take down : DEFEAT
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Renowned Broadway deli : ZABARS
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Pasta and such, informally : CARBS
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Sleep study subject : REM
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Westin competitor : OMNI
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Office letters that bring happiness? : TGIF
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What might follow a crack : HAHA
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PC hookup, for short : LAN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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