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New York Times, Thursday, April 14, 2016

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Flinn. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jason Flinn notes:
Nice timing for this puzzle to appear with summer just around the corner! I always debate: shaded squares, yes or no? Such hints can ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jason builds three WATERSLIDES today, neat river-esque images flowing diagonally. I especially like how he disguised each of the three ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0414 ( 24,264 )
Across
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Tablecloth material : LACE
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Some spoonfuls : DOSES
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Mull (over) : CHEW
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"My turn" : IMUP
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Space ___ : OPERA
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Naturalization requirement : OATH
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Mathematician John portrayed in "A Beautiful Mind" : NASH
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Part of a classical education : LATIN
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One-named singer born Christa Päffgen : NICO
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Ziegfeld Follies costumer : ERTE
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Fowl territory? : CHICKENRUN
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Societal instability resulting from a breakdown in values : ANOMIE
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He gave Odysseus a bag of winds : AEOLUS
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Like traditional media, to some : LAMESTREAM
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Original airer of "The Office" : BBC
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Sound from a haunted house : GROAN
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CVS rival : RITEAID
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Cannes condiment : SEL
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Summer amusements ... or a literal description of three answers in this puzzle : WATERSLIDES
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Employer whose workers don't discuss their jobs much, in short : CIA
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Top choice in December? : DREIDEL
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Nighttime irregularity : APNEA
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___ Clare, ward in Dickens's "Bleak House" : ADA
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Take the wrong way? : BOOST
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Free-for-all : DONNYBROOK
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Small fry : MINNOW
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Home of the Big House in college football : ANNARBOR
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Piddling : MERE
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Atmosphere : VIBE
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Spacious : ROOMY
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App purchaser : USER
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Noodle concoction? : IDEA
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Home for American alligators : BAYOU
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Stocking material : SILK
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Abbr. found on some corporate logos : ESTD
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Gesture made with the thumb and nose : SNOOK
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Decryption needs : KEYS
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Hereditary : LINEAL
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Site where cuneiform tablets were discovered : AMARNA
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Made-to-order : CUSTOM
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Transient things : EPHEMERA
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Sweet, in Sorrento : DOLCE
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Hawaiian seafood : OPAH
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Radio listener grp. : SETI
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___ Blair, George Orwell's real name : ERIC
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Decaf choice : SANKA
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Sarah ___, protagonist of "The Terminator" : CONNOR
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It usually reveals more than you want : HAIRLOSS
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Sentence shortener : ETC
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Question suggesting "Never heard of 'em" : WHO
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Brain test, briefly : EEG
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"Oh, really?" : ISIT
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OPEC member: Abbr. : UAE
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High-profile gig for a musician, for short : SNL
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He actually said "I really didn't say everything I said" : BERRA
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Headquartered : BASED
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Lashes : CILIA
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"TRUS___" (2016 political slogan) : TED
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Checked off the bucket list, say : DID
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"Care to make it interesting?" : WANNABET
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"Entourage" actress Mazar : DEBI
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SpaceX C.E.O. : ELONMUSK
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Stinker : CAD
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Angel's payoff, for short : IPO
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Santa's reindeer, counting Rudolph : ENNEAD
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Rand popular with the Tea Party : AYN
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Newborn attire : ONESIE
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In a bad way : SORELY
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Moves behind? : TWERKS
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Put-downs : BARBS
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Iconic green poison symbol : MRYUK
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Equine color : ROAN
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Laddie : BOYO
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Melville's second novel : OMOO
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Battle : VIE
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Subjects of some voting laws : IDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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