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New York Times, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Titular rock band whose film's IMDb rating goes up to 11 rather than 10

Author:
Joe Krozel and Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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877/7/20066/14/201815
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1.48057
Joe Krozel
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5312/11/20111/27/20202
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1.626150
Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 61, Blocks: 48 Missing: {FJQVYZ} Spans: 4, (1 triple stack) Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Krozel. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
TIM: Joe and I found two theme arrangements that allowed us to finish this puzzle. Because we weren't sure which grid Will and Joel ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Cool pattern! Totally brought me back to a Krozel from a few years ago, his famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) LIES ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/2/15 ( No. 23,886 )
Across
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[One arrangement of the letters in the grid] : CABANAS
8
Jaffe and Barrett : RONAS
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Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland," e.g. : OPERETTA
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Action of a flipper : RESALE
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Censor : BLEEPOUT
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Latino Walk of Fame locale, informally : EASTLA
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Donald Duck, to his nephews : UNCA
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People who've been framed? : PORTRAITS
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[Another arrangement of the letters in the grid] : SEAL
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The Beatles' "___ Mine" : IME
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"What's this?!" : OHO
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Give up the ghost : DIE
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Favorable situation for sluggers : MENON
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Royal Catherine : PARR
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Some clones : PCS
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Clear : ERASE
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Protected from squalls : ALEE
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'Fore : ERE
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Made one's desire clear, say : OGLED
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Tears up : MUTILATES
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Tom who played TV's Luke Duke : WOPAT
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Titular rock band whose film's IMDb rating goes up to 11 rather than 10 : SPINALTAP
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What may come after a long time? : AGO
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Work out at the gym, say : GETEXERCISE
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Accommodated, as passengers : SAT
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Designer Gernreich : RUDI
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"___ you what ..." : ITELL
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"Sister, Sister" sister : TIA
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___ chief (mag. V.I.P.) : EDIN
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Plants that are illegal to import : COCAS
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Drive-___ : INS
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Tiananmen Square demonstration suppressor : DENG
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Krispy ___ : KREME
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Tucson hrs. : MST
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Angry cat's sound : SSS
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When the French toast? : ETE
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Cookout throwaway : COB
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100 : APLUS
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Tropical palm : ARECA
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Landlocked land with only two neighbors : NEPAL
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___ Z : ATO
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Classic late-night comedy bit : STUPIDPETTRICKS
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[Another arrangement of the letters in the grid] : REAR
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Thessaly's Mount ___ : OSSA
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Baseball tag : NATIONALPASTIME
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Naysayers? : ALLTHOSEAGAINST
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Prepared exactly as one likes, say : SEASONEDTOTASTE
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Core group? : ATOMICREACTORS
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Out of commission?: Abbr. : RET
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Movie candy? : REESESPIECES
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___ Mix : MEOW
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[Another arrangement of the letters in the grid] : ERGO
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Brought to financial ruin : PAUPERED
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Your highness? : ALTITUDE
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Brought under control : REINEDIN
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Easeful : RELAXING
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Dim sum additive : MSG
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Order at a rathskeller : ALE
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Tear into : SLAM
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Further : ELSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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