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New York Times, Monday, April 21, 2014

They disprove claims ... or 17-, 23-, 38- and 47-Across, in a way?

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QW} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lieb notes:
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A perfect puzzle for a math teacher, no? It's not often I get a chuckle on a Monday NYT, so I really enjoyed getting to ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times4/21/14 ( No. 23,540 )
Across
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Small apartment : STUDIO
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"And ___ makes three" : BABY
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The "L" of U.N.L.V. : LAS
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St. Francis' birthplace : ASSISI
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Poker payment : ANTE
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Even so : YET
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Strike zone arbiter : HOMEPLATEUMPIRE
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Exam for an aspiring D.A. : LSAT
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Luau dish : POI
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Cubs legend Banks : ERNIE
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George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" : BANKMANAGER
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N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Dennis : RODMAN
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Going ___ (bickering) : ATIT
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Creme-filled cookies : OREOS
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"___ Dark Thirty" : ZERO
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Disaster aid org. : FEMA
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One getting hit in Vegas : BLACKJACKPLAYER
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Match up, as iPod and laptop files : SYNC
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Big heads : EGOS
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Warning : ALERT
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"The Thin Man" terrier : ASTA
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Spanish diacritical marks : TILDES
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Decennial official : CENSUSTAKER
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Bubbling, as water : ABOIL
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Fort ___, N.J. : DIX
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Critic's high praise : RAVE
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They disprove claims ... or 17-, 23-, 38- and 47-Across, in a way? : COUNTEREXAMPLES
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Lean-___ (simple shelters) : TOS
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Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
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War : COMBAT
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"I Like ___" ('50s campaign slogan) : IKE
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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At a reduced price : ONSALE
Down
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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West Point inits. : USMA
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Cut down on calories : DIET
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AOL or Comcast, for short : ISP
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Crankcase reservoir : OILPAN
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Tie-dye alternative : BATIK
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
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Air-conditioner output: Abbr. : BTU
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Saudi neighbor : YEMENI
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More than misleading : LYING
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Navigate : STEER
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___ Center (Chicago skyscraper) : AON
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Buster Keaton specialty : PRATFALL
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Soak up the sun : BASK
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A, B, C, D and F : MARKS
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Resting upon : ATOP
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Burgles : ROBS
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Air France destination : ORLY
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University official : DEAN
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Comfortable footwear : MOCCASIN
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Restaurant guide name since 1979 : ZAGAT
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"Foucault's Pendulum" author Umberto : ECO
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Visually assessed : EYED
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Trifling : MERE
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___ and Leisure : ARTS
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"West Side Story" gang : JETS
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Den : LAIR
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Ottoman bigwig : SULTAN
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Longtime sponsor of the Metropolitan Opera : TEXACO
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Southwestern flora : CACTI
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Paperless reading : EBOOK
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"It's ___!" (defeated cry) : NOUSE
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Singer of "Skyfall," 2012 Oscar winner for Best Original Song : ADELE
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Second-oldest General Mills cereal : KIX
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Turntable rates, for short : RPMS
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Jessica of "Sin City" : ALBA
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Calves' meat : VEAL
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Bush ___ (early 2000s) : ERA
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Genre of Macklemore and Master P : RAP
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Tues. preceder : MON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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