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New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2017

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 46 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeremy Newton notes:
I started the WORK/LIFE BALANCE theme in a Sunday-sized grid, with multiple "scales" ... soon after, realizing this is more of a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, to have WORK and LIFE balanced … on sets of black squares that look like balances! Along with WORK LIFE BALANCE ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0309 ( 24,593 )
Across
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"Don't text and drive" spots, e.g., for short : PSAS
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Dallas pro, informally : MAV
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Extemporizes, in a way : JAMS
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R&B artist with the 2004 hit "1, 2 Step" : CIARA
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Manhattan's Park, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
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Shimmery stones : OPALS
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Substantial : HEFTY
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Band's booking : GIG
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"Make sense?" : GETIT
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First-class, in slang : ACES
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Gilt-y party? : MIDAS
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Retro skyscraper style : DECO
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Sports monitor, for short : REF
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Actor Cage, to friends : NIC
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Org. that penalizes icing : NHL
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Like the yin side: Abbr. : FEM
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Uncomfortably close to home : TOOREAL
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Flashy event? : PHOTOOP
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Brood : FRET
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He said "If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize" : ALI
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." Klingon : WORF
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One half of a 55-Across : WORK
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"Les ___" : MIZ
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The other half of a 55-Across : LIFE
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Candy sold in stacked bricks : PEZ
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Airer of many public affairs programmes : BBCNEWS
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Naturally, in Britspeak : ASYOUDO
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Spark : AROUSE
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Gave a damn? : CURSED
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Challenge in a demanding job ... or a feature of this puzzle? : WORKLIFEBALANCE
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Single : LONE
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"Dead Souls" author Nikolai : GOGOL
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Neighbor of Myanmar : LAOS
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Narrowly made, with "out" : EKED
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Message on a candy heart : HUGME
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Some briefs : BVDS
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Government org. featured on "Narcos" : DEA
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Grubby group : SLOBS
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Positive feedback : YEA
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Unpleasant sort : PIECEOFWORK
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Office-friendly, to YouTubers : SAFEFORWORK
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Music and theater, e.g. : ARTS
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"Here's a thought ..." : SAY
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Things from which genii are summoned : MAGICLAMPS
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Passionate : AVID
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Pie made with dairy-free cheese, maybe : VEGANPIZZA
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Brief, abrupt change in direction : JOG
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Made an impression? : APED
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Have an unchanging, monogamous relationship : MATEFORLIFE
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Peek into the everyday : SLICEOFLIFE
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Put on the map : CHART
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Tread not so lightly : STOMP
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Unaccounted for, for short : MIA
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"Put a cork in it!" : SHH
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Exchange business cards, maybe : NETWORK
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Good-for-nothing : LOWLIFE
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Overhaul : REWORK
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"L'chaim!" : TOLIFE
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Bit of fake news : LIE
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Broke down, in a way : BAWLED
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Edward ___, first popularly elected African-American U.S. senator (Massachusetts, 1967-79) : BROOKE
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You can see right through it : CORNEA
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Reheated, in a way : NUKED
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Immigrant's class: Abbr. : ESL
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Puts on the 47-Down : WEIGHS
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What some black squares in this grid represent : SCALES
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Brynner of "The Magnificent Seven" : YUL
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Dental care brand : ORALB
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Org. for Carter and Bush Sr. before they became presidents : USNAVY
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Puzzle out : DECODE
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Texas oil city : ODESSA
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Cry ___ : FOUL
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Frozen food brand with French Toaster Sticks : EGGO
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Fail ignominiously : BOMB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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