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New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 2014

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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264/17/20142/7/202014
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1.61440
Mary Lou Guizzo
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1137/5/20106/23/202071
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29710212899
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1.638272
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 44 Missing: {BQVZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: Gary Cee's May 29, 2013 puzzle (HAT in HAND, JUST in CASE, etc.) sparked some ideas and I emailed Jeff. He had mentored me ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's a real pleasure to work with Mary Lou. One aspect I really like about her is that she understands how many theme ideas it takes ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0417 ( 23,536 )
Across
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Mob muscle : GOON
5
Little bit : JOT
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A pop : EACH
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"You know nothing about me" : AMNOT
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Open-mouthed state : AWE
15
Astronomer ___ Brahe : TYCHO
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"America's Most Wanted" host John : WALSH
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"Toy Story" character : REX
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Subway fare? : HEROS
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Superior skill : PROWESS
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Pioneer in New Criticism : TSELIOT
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With 13-Down, blew one's stack : WENT
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With 15-Down, spent way too much money for something : PAID
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Song that may be performed with supertitles : ARIA
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Turn on : SEND
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Soft and light : COTTONY
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"That put me over the edge!" : ILOSTIT
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"What?!" : HUH
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"Fine and dandy," in old slang : OKE
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Symbols for statistical means : MUS
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What pitchforks pitch : HAY
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Summer in Québec : ETE
40
Slick trick : FASTONE
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H.R.E. part: Abbr. : EMP
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With 30-Down, hit dead-on : SHOT
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With 61-Across, carefully consider ... or a clue to this puzzle's theme : THINK
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With 32-Down, followed a career ladder : ROSE
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Not ___ (meh) : SOHOT
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Big club? : ACE
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Hardy hog breed : DUROC
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Opposite of paix : GUERRE
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World powerhouse in curling : CANADA
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Seasoned veterans : OLDPROS
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Wii forerunner, for short : NES
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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See 45-Across : THROUGH
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Winter D.C. setting : EST
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Bullet points : ITEMS
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'60s campus org. : SDS
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Stare with an open mouth : GAWP
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Palestinian nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of 2013 : OMAR
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Simmering : ONLOW
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"Easy peasy" : NOSWEAT
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Throws off balance : JARS
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"I ___ you" : OWE
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Emoticon medium : TEXT
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They're usually heavier at night : EYELIDS
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Stinging : ACRID
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Toy train sound : CHOO
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Human in "Alien," e.g. : HOST
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See 23-Across : THEROOF
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See 24-Across : THENOSE
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Can't do well : STINKAT
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Go caving : SPELUNK
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Wife of Muhammad : AYESHA
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French writer de Beauvoir : SIMONE
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Metaphor for diplomacy : CHESSGAME
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Heads for the woods? : OUTHOUSES
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See 43-Across : THEHEART
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See 46-Across : THERANKS
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"My parents are going to kill me!" : IAMSODEAD
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Pigeonholes, in a way : TYPECASTS
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Little jerk : TIC
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A.L. East squad : TOR
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Go quickly : RUN
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Go quickly : TROT
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Go quickly : DASH
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Pre-coll. years : ELHI
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Teeth : COGS
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"The 5,000 Fingers of ___" (1953 Seuss film) : DRT
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"The Purloined Letter" writer : POE
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Main ingredient in pirates' grog : RUM

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

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