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New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 2015

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVWZ} Spans: 4, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 23,895 )
Across
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Rule ending in 1947 : RAJ
4
Sharp : ACERBIC
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Whammy : HEX
14
Chief John Duncan, e.g. : UTE
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Port alternative : MADEIRA
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Jungle swinger? : AXE
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Opportune : PAT
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Like many 911 calls : FRANTIC
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"Under a Glass Bell" writer : NIN
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Blueprint additions : ELLS
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Corroborated : ATTESTEDTO
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Renowned 1920s raider : ELIOTNESS
26
Having five sharps : INB
27
Wind up with : NET
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Firm cheese? : CEO
30
Borrowing bargains : NOINTERESTLOANS
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What parades may necessitate : ALTERNATEROUTES
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Chicken preference? : BEATINGARETREAT
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Counter intelligence? : SALESASSISTANTS
42
On no occasions, to Nietzsche : NIE
43
1990s collectible : POG
44
Move like a fly : ARC
46
Respectful appeal : PLEASESIR
52
Meets : RUNSACROSS
55
Daphne du Maurier, e.g. : DAME
56
D.C.-based news inits. : UPI
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Japanese for "finger pressure" : SHIATSU
59
Word on two Monopoly squares : TAX
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"Love, ___" (1979 Bel Kaufman novel) : ETC
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General store? : CANTEEN
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Cause of a new wrinkle : AGE
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Female hamster : DOE
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Flower parts that open to release their contents : ANTHERS
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It's "sim" in São Paulo : YES
Down
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Mauritian money : RUPEE
2
One bit : ATALL
3
54-Down's co-star in "The Forbidden Kingdom" : JETLI
4
Big letters in bowling alleys : AMF
5
One getting the show on the road? : CARANTENNA
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Computer hookup? : EDATE
7
Checks for letters : RENTS
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Falls for it : BITES
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Flag in a garden : IRIS
10
Some xerophiles : CACTI
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Like some rugs and egg whites : HANDBEATEN
12
Go : EXIT
13
Prefix with phobia : XENO
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Edna St. Vincent Millay, notably : SONNETEERS
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Buoyed : ENCOURAGED
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Fitting entertainment at an arcade? : TETRIS
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Leader for a time? : ONEAT
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Cops : NABS
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Allegheny River city : OLEAN
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Boardwalk cooler : ITALIANICE
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Sign of destitution : RAGS
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Headwinds often push them back, briefly : ETAS
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Bandar ___ Begawan (Brunei's capital) : SERI
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Guard dog's quarry : TRESPASSER
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Sources of some state funds : LOTTOS
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They got grounded after streaking : SSTS
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He struck Caesar "like a cur" : CASCA
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Dead-tree : PRINT
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Antipathetic : LOATH
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Perfume providing an accent? : ESTEE
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Food on a stick : SATAY
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Something to upload or uphold : IMAGE
51
Cats with very fine short fur : REXES
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Recalled not fondly : RUED
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Planning : UPTO
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See 3-Down : CHAN
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Little ___ : UNS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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