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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 2016

Author:
Janice Luttrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Janice Luttrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Luttrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Janice Luttrell notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 24,268 )
Across
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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"___ and Punishment" : CRIME
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Number in a quartet : FOUR
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Fable writer : AESOP
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"___ Karenina" : ANNA
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Send ___ errand : ONAN
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*1938 Horse of the Year : SEABISCUIT
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Relax : KICKBACK
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Artificial jewelry : PASTE
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Unsophisticated sort : RUBE
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See 45-Across : CHAD
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Actress/singer Pia : ZADORA
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Mensch : GOODEGG
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Praise highly : EXALT
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Scarlett O'Hara, for one : BELLE
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"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
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Window base : SILL
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Moolah ... or the makeup of the ends of the answers to the starred clues : BREAD
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Lion's locks : MANE
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Bathwater tester : TOE
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"The Lorax" author : SEUSS
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About 39 inches, in England : METRE
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Onetime rival of Facebook : MYSPACE
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Untrustworthy sort : WEASEL
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With 24-Across, body of water that's in four African countries : LAKE
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Condé ___ (magazine company) : NAST
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Watering spot in the desert : OASIS
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KEY USED FOR THIS CLUE : CAPSLOCK
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*Hunk : STUDMUFFIN
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Like most businesses between 9 to 5 : OPEN
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There's no place like it : HOME
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Orchard : GROVE
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Roman god of love : AMOR
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Idiot, in Canadian lingo : HOSER
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Source of linseed oil : FLAX
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Grasp, in slang : GROK
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Actress Anderson who was once married to 21-Down : LONI
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Popular desktop computer : IMAC
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*Provide funds for : BANKROLL
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Yellow-skinned melon : CASABA
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Athlete/model Gabrielle : REECE
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Dinesen who wrote "Out of Africa" : ISAK
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Flash ___ (faddish assembly) : MOB
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Prefix with -dermis : EPI
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Building front : FACADE
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Burden : ONUS
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Corporate division : UNIT
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Put on a scale from 1 to 10, say : RATE
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Garden shovel : SPADE
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Actor Reynolds who was once married to 2-Down : BURT
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Pepsi and RC : COLAS
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"Please ___" (operator's request) : HOLD
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Verve : ZEST
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Universal truth : AXIOM
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Longtime name in Chicago politics : DALEY
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V fliers : GEESE
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Farm animals that butt : GOATS
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Romance or science fiction : GENRE
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Actor Willis : BRUCE
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Fishing line holder : REEL
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A toucan has a colorful one : BEAK
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*"Bat Out of Hell" singer : MEATLOAF
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Jerk : SPASM
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Pigsty : MESS
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Mini-burger : SLIDER
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Original judge on "The People's Court" : WAPNER
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Trustingly innocent : NAIVE
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Employee protection org. : OSHA
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Part of a molecule : ATOM
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Heavyweight wrestling : SUMO
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Corp. money managers : CFOS
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German auto make : OPEL
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Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
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Kentucky's Fort ___ : KNOX
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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To's partner : FRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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