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New York Times, Saturday, April 18, 2015

Classic 1950 book with the line "It's your fiction that interests me. Your studies of the interplay of human motives and emotion"

Author:
Damon J. Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Gulczynski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
One day, for some reason, I randomly thought of the phrase "believe you me," and it struck me as a strange and amusing idiom, so I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Along with others from this past week, this puzzle brings out the differences Jim and I have around puzzles. Monday's puzzle sizzled ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/18/15 ( No. 23,902 )
Across
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Put one's shoes on? : TROD
5
Popular Mexican resort, for short : CABO
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Convenient return option : EFILE
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Bunker implement : RAKE
15
Like neatniks and clean freaks : ANAL
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Neither stood out nor bombed out : DIDOK
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Refreshment on a scorching hot day : ICECOLDBEVERAGE
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"... and that's no joke!" : BELIEVEYOUME
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Custom finish? : ARY
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Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu who found a sailing route around Africa : DIAS
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Maltese, e.g. : LAPDOG
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Some dropped tabs : LSD
28
Athletic unit : INNING
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"Singin' in the Rain" role : LINA
31
Alley with a time machine : OOP
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It runs to the right : TEAPARTY
35
Aaron ___, "Thank You for Smoking" star : ECKHART
39
Graham ___ (old Kellogg's cereal) : CRACKOS
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Their 1982 album "Combat Rock" went double-platinum : THECLASH
42
Rod and Todd's dad, in TV cartoondom : NED
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Quick move? : RELO
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Classic 1950 book with the line "It's your fiction that interests me. Your studies of the interplay of human motives and emotion" : IROBOT
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Entrées : INS
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Linguistic root : ETYMON
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Put on : WORE
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Foreign state with the capital Panaji : GOA
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Beatles song in which no Beatle plays an instrument : ELEANORRIGBY
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"Yes, let's!" : SOUNDSLIKEAPLAN
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Emperor crowned in 962 : OTTOI
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"A touch more" sloganeer : ACER
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Actress Ward : SELA
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"Gigi" composer : LOEWE
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___ Martin : REMY
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Alternative to Beauvais-Tillé : ORLY
Down
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Kind of council : TRIBAL
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Meet people : RACERS
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All right, to 42-Across : OKELYDOKELY
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Liter lead-in : DECI
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"Institutes of the Christian Religion" writer : CALVIN
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Like the spectacled bear : ANDEAN
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It's easy to do for an angel : BABYSIT
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Some pats : OLEO
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Horticultural problem : EDEMA
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With 12-Down, poker target : FIREPLACE
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Massachusetts' Mount ___ College : IDA
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See 10-Down : LOG
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Squeeze : EKE
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Like some unhealthy attachments : OEDIPAL
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Base : VULGAR
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"Boogie Nights" persona played by Mark Wahlberg : DIRKDIGGLER
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Able to see through : ONTO
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The out crowd? : GAYS
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Big Japanese chip maker : NEC
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"Puh-lease!" : OHCOMENOW
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Metal band with the 1994 #1 album "Far Beyond Driven" : PANTERA
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Being abroad : ETRE
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1980s baseball star Lemon : CHET
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"Phantom Lady" co-star, 1944 : RAINES
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Original D&D co. : TSR
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"Isn't that special!" : HOWNICE
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"Hawaii Five-O" imperative : BOOKEM
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Model in a science class : ORRERY
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Cricket infraction : NOBALL
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Pass on a proposal : SAYNAY
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Checker piece, e.g. : OLDIE
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Subject of a 1989 E.P.A. ban : ALAR
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___ jure : IPSO
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Step on a scale : SOL
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Great Plains native : OTO
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Great Basin native : UTE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle.

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