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New York Times, Friday, April 13, 2018

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 5 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Krozel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Krozel notes:
I was inspired to produce a low-word-count pangram after seeing Patrick Berry's very Scrabbly 7/15/2006 puzzle. The starting strategy ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My POW! pick might come as a surprise to some. I enjoyed this one as a constructor, but surprisingly as a solver, too. I had low ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
This is only the sixth NYT crossword where every answer is 5 or more letters long, and the only one that's a pangram. You can see the ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0413 ( 24,993 )

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Across
1
One talking a blue streak? : CUSSER
7
Get used to it : ADJUST
13
Segregated : UNMIXED
15
Images on a timeline of human evolution, maybe : CRANIA
16
Keeps in reserve : STORESUP
18
Actors Aidan and Anthony : QUINNS
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"Help yourself, there's plenty left!" : TAKEMORE
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High points? : UMLAUT
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Layout with little concern for privacy : OPENPLAN
22
Poker challenge : IRAISE
23
Place for soldiers to eat : MESSTENT
24
Paso ___, Calif. : ROBLES
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Agile African animals : GAZELLES
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"In what sense?" : HOWSO
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Wasn't productive : IDLED
32
Wine-tasting offer : HAVEASIP
34
Northern : BOREAL
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Many a YouTube video upload : MPEGFILE
42
Not abundant : SPARSE
43
Spiny fish named after a bird : SEARAVEN
44
Babysat : TENDED
45
Kind of development : ARRESTED
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OPEC nation since 2007 : ANGOLA
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Render undrinkable, as alcohol : DENATURE
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Ronda ___, mixed martial arts standout of the 2010s : ROUSEY
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Seedy establishment : DIVEBAR
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Rough Riders' rides : STEEDS
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Precepts : TENETS
Down
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Made-to-order : CUSTOM
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Begin to remove, as a diaper : UNTAPE
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Defeats decisively, in slang : SMOKES
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Some urban noise pollution : SIRENS
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Not obligated : EXEMPT
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Do some cobbling work on : RESOLE
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With 12-Down, blue cheese and black coffee, typically : ACQUIRED
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Intro to a big announcement : DRUMROLL
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Serious, as an offense : JAILABLE
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Loose, in a way, as planks or siding : UNNAILED
11
Nasal spray targets : SINUSES
12
See 7-Down : TASTES
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Dodge S.U.V.s : DURANGOS
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Prefix with -gram : PENTA
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Like many coats with liners : ZIPPERED
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Scold at length : HARANGUE
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Emergency room case : OVERDOSE
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Acted evasively : WEASELED
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Good times for shopping sprees : SALEDAYS
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"Heaven forbid!" : HOPENOT
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[Boo-hoo!] : IMSAD
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Rigel and Spica : BSTARS
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Deserve something through hard work : EARNIT
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Piece of armor worn over the shin : GREAVE
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Secure : FASTEN
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Drip source : IVTUBE
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Give the eye : LEERAT
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1985 novel "___ Game" : ENDERS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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