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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Author:
Zachary Spitz and Diane Roseman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zachary Spitz
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Diane Roseman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Spitz. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Roseman. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Happy Passover! It's so exciting to share a byline with my oldest son, Zachary. This is my first and his second puzzle published in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
UNITED NATIONS used as rationale to smash two countries together. I've seen this theme type before — my wife and I even did a puzzle ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 24,626 )
Across
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Something to make before blowing out the birthday candles : WISH
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Staple of Greek cuisine : LAMB
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All-knowing sort : SWAMI
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___ Morita, co-founder of Sony : AKIO
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___ vera : ALOE
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Kind of bond in chemistry : IONIC
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What Thoreau lived in at Walden Pond : SECLUSION
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Romance or horror : GENRE
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Indian Ocean bloc? : PAKISTANZANIA
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Hibernation station : DEN
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Measurements of 60-Acrosses : PHS
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Central American bloc? : NICARAGUATEMALA
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"I'm cool with that" : OKAY
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Brother in an order : MONK
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Steel support for concrete : REBAR
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Letter insert: Abbr. : ENC
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Non-Jew : GENTILE
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Bill who popularizes science : NYE
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Many, colloquially : LOTSA
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Land of Donegal and Dingle Bay : EIRE
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Paula of "Paula's Home Cooking" : DEEN
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Western European bloc? : SWITZERLANDORRA
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Multivolume ref. : OED
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Scottish cap : TAM
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Organization founded in 1945 ... or a literal description of 20-, 24- and 44-Across? : UNITEDNATIONS
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2008 movie with the line "I will find you, and I will kill you" : TAKEN
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Softening-up words before a request : BEANANGEL
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Prevent, as disaster : AVERT
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Alkali neutralizer : ACID
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Mishmash : OLIO
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___ profundo (lowest vocal range) : BASSO
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Motto for a modern risk-taker, for short : YOLO
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Email folder : SENT
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Insect with a hanging nest : WASP
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Furnishings retailer with gigantic stores : IKEA
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"Awesome!" : SICK
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Office-closing time : HOLIDAY
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What phone books are alphabetized by : LASTNAME
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Apollo program destination : MOON
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Mercedes-___ : BENZ
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Words next to a dotted line : SIGNHERE
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Cry of lament : WOEISME
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Elsa's younger sister in "Frozen" : ANNA
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Russian space station : MIR
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Diamonds, slangily : ICE
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___ interface : USER
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Fitting : APT
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Christmas carols : NOELS
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"You didn't have to tell me" : IKNOW
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Plants with needles : CACTI
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Dead duck : GONER
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"___ next time!" : UNTIL
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Li'l ___ : ABNER
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Sauce, cheese or noodles, in lasagna : LAYER
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Gladiatorial combat site : ARENA
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Examine, as a crystal ball : GAZEINTO
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Gradually slowing, in music : LENTANDO
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High achievers? : STONERS
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Pizza company with a game piece logo : DOMINOS
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Summer setting in D.C. : EDT
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Spreadsheet figures : DATA
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Island instruments, for short : UKES
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Website with the heading "Recently Viewed Items" : EBAY
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Style of the Chrysler Building, informally : DECO
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It gets hit on the head : NAIL
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Ruhr refusal : NEIN
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Opening on a schedule : SLOT
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Precursor of Diet Coke : TAB
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Director DuVernay of "Selma" : AVA

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

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