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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With 46-Across, feature of the answers to this puzzle's six starred clues, in a sense

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Fagliano.
Joel Fagliano notes:
The idea for a theme of seven-letter phrases where the first and last three letters are the same came after glancing at my phone when ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had to look up BILATERAL / SYMMETRY, wondering if it really described entries like MADEMAD (MAD is identical on either side of the ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/15/15 ( No. 23,899 )
Across
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It might be followed by a right hook : LEFTJAB
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Illinois city about 40 miles SW of Chicago : JOLIET
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*Southern pronoun : ALLYALL
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*Angered : MADEMAD
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*Designer Armani : GIORGIO
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An ally : ONEOFUS
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Story with many chapters : SAGA
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Encircle with a belt : GIRDUP
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Kings are part of it, in brief : NBA
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Landmark that exhibits 44-/46-Across : TAJMAHAL
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Insect that exhibits 44-/46-Across : BUTTERFLY
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Of interest to a collector, say : RARE
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"Ti ___" (Pavarotti album) : AMO
34
Scottish Highlander : GAEL
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Four-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series : MADMEN
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Auction house eponym : SOTHEBY
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Predicament : BADSPOT
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Clay targets, informally : SKEETS
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Drove : HERD
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The "E" of the REO Speed Wagon : ELI
43
Warren of the Warren Commission : EARL
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With 46-Across, feature of the answers to this puzzle's six starred clues, in a sense : BILATERAL
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See 44-Across : SYMMETRY
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Ode title words : TOA
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Visit overnight : STAYAT
52
Dernier cri : RAGE
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Taco Bell offering : CHALUPA
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*Animus : ILLWILL
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*Enjoyed home cooking : DINEDIN
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*Square dance moves : DOSIDOS
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Vet, at times : SPAYER
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King vs. king-and-pawn situation : ENDGAME
Down
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Streaming problems : LAGS
2
Director Kazan : ELIA
3
Beat : FLOG
4
"The only ___ I accept in this world is the still small voice within me": Gandhi : TYRANT
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Spree : JAG
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Iran's Ayatollah ___ Khamenei : ALI
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WordPress or Tumblr page : BLOG
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Tylenol producer, for short : JANDJ
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Concert hall : ODEUM
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Antelope stalkers : LEOPARDS
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Org. that lends to countries : IMF
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Poissons swim in it : EAU
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Passing concerns, for short? : TDS
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Encounter for a reef diver, maybe : MORAY
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"___ just take a minute" : ITLL
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Bring about : BEGET
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Speedy steeds : ARABS
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Impede : HAMPER
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Part of the iris : AREOLA
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Kind of soup : LENTIL
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Back row of many a choir : BASSES
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"So I guess that's a thing now" : UMOKAY
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How a baby may be carried : TOTERM
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Whimsically odd : FEY
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French Revolution figure : MARAT
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Complement : ADDTO
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Businesswoman with the nickname Queen of Mean : HELMSLEY
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Puccini's "Un ___ dì vedremo" : BEL
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Casual greeting : HIYA
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Cranston of "Breaking Bad" : BRYAN
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Insect with pincers : EARWIG
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Challenging exercise : ETUDE
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Mammal with a flexible nose : TAPIR
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It comes in waves : TIDE
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Verdi classic : AIDA
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Latch (onto) : GLOM
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Computer coding keyword : ELSE
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Tower Records offerings : CDS
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Part of a rose : HIP
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Japanese carrier : ANA
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With 60-Down reversed, 1970s dictator : LON
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C20H25N3O, commonly : LSD

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

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