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New York Times, Monday, April 10, 2017

Author:
Lonnie Burton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Burton. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: In the print version of this puzzle, the clue number 7 in both the grid and clues reads "007" instead. This does not affect solving.
Will Shortz notes:
There is an old joke that prisoners make good crossword constructors because they have a lot of time on their hands. In my 23+ years ... read more
Lonnie Burton notes:
This is my first-ever puzzle in The New York Times. I am so excited and honored. You see, I am a 51-year-old man without a computer, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My dad and I are both huge BOND fans, so it was fun to see the major actors who played the role. It was odd that GEORGE LAZENBY was ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0410 ( 24,625 )
Across
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Pay hike : RAISE
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"Humble" living quarters : ABODE
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Inner part of an ear of corn : COB
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Like some processed apples : CORED
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King topper : ACE
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*1962-67, 1971 : SEANCONNERY
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Hawaiian neckwear : LEI
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Put up, as a picture : HANG
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The Washington Post, CNN, etc. : MEDIA
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Think ahead : PLAN
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Airport screening grp. : TSA
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Gossiping : DISHING
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*1987-89 : TIMOTHYDALTON
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Had breakfast or lunch : ATE
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Let (up) : EASE
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Command before giving a dog a bone : SIT
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With 39-Across, *1973-85 : ROGER
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Carry with effort : LUG
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See 35-Across : MOORE
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Single-stranded molecule : RNA
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Ill-bred fellows : CADS
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PlayStation competitor : WII
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*1995-2002 : PIERCEBROSNAN
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Leaning left : LIBERAL
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It's kept in a pen : INK
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S.&L. offerings : IRAS
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Finish in the top three, in the Olympics : MEDAL
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"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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Prominent shark feature : FIN
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*2006- : DANIELCRAIG
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___ of the line : END
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Kitchen cutting tool : DICER
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Likelier to win a baby contest : CUTER
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British rule in colonial India : RAJ
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Joe ___ (ordinary sort) : SCHMO
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Saw logs : SNORE
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___ Hashana (Jewish holy day) : ROSH
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Roughly 3.8 million square miles, for the United States : AREA
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Words of self-empowerment : ICAN
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Serenaded : SANGTO
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Keyboard key : ESC
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Clearasil target : ACNE
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What the answers to the starred clues share, in two ways : BOND
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Frozen potato brand : OREIDA
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Jumps the track : DERAILS
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Big name in ice cream : EDY
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Format of some talk radio shows : CALLIN
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Most of our planet's surface : OCEAN
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Human ___ : BEING
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Largest city in Nebraska : OMAHA
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Instagram upload : PHOTO
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Less forgiving : STERNER
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Henry L. ___, secretary of war during W.W. II : STIMSON
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La Brea goo : TAR
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"What was ___ think?" : ITO
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Actress Ryan of "Sleepless in Seattle" : MEG
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Designer letters on a handbag : YSL
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Two, in cards : DEUCE
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Iroquoians of New York : ERIES
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Talk incessantly : GAB
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Have the title to : OWN
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River inlet : RIA
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German "one" : EIN
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Jesus' language : ARAMAIC
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Tool for a carpenter or dentist : DRILL
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Popular sandwich, informally : PBANDJ
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Tighten, as a fist : CLENCH
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Vail trail : SKIRUN
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Long-term inmate : LIFER
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One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : IRINA
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Per ___ (daily) : DIEM
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Commercial prefix with postale : AERO
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Alliance that keeps a wary eye on Russia : NATO
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Wedding cake layer : TIER
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Shrek, for one : OGRE
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Cavity filler's deg. : DDS
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Dosage amts. : CCS

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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