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New York Times, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Edward Sessa notes:
Obviously the simple concept for this puzzle was the visual animation of a pendulum clock (going further I was thinking of those ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interesting Tuesday puzzle, one which ping pongs between TICK and TOCK down the grid. I searched all over for some sort of element to ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0422 ( 23,541 )
Across
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Capital of Uganda : KAMPALA
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Radio operator : HAM
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Syringe units, briefly : CCS
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"Whoops!" : IGOOFED
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Peyton's QB brother : ELI
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Chaney of horror films : LON
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___ pink : TICKLED
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Fruitcake : NUTCASE
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Where sailors go : TOSEA
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Number pad locale, for short : ATM
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Geometric calculation : AREA
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It's not preferred for investors : COMMONSTOCK
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Station on the Alaska Highway : ESSO
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Bather's exfoliant : LOOFAH
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Peeved : TICKEDOFF
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Clear the board : ERASE
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Full : ENTIRE
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Sweetheart : DEARIE
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Full complement of dwarfs : SEVEN
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1963 John Wayne comedy western : MCLINTOCK
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Chemical "twin" : ISOMER
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Thumbs-up responses : AOKS
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Spot at the front of a theater : TICKETBOOTH
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Bone below the elbow : ULNA
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SEAL's org. : USN
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___ Murphy, W.W. II hero : AUDIE
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It may be read to a miscreant : RIOTACT
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Half moon? : BUTTOCK
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Odd or even, in roulette : BET
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Like some women's shoes : OPENTOE
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Praiseful verse : ODE
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Palme ___ (Cannes award) : DOR
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What a multiplex has a multiplicity of : SCREENS
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Smoky-voiced Eartha : KITT
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Foreign exchange fee : AGIO
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Soft slip-ons : MOCS
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Dawdler : POKE
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Insurer with a duck mascot : AFLAC
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Tommy of Mötley Crüe : LEE
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Do sums : ADD
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Music critic Nat : HENTOFF
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Wellesley grad, e.g. : ALUMNA
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"Good Will Hunting" sch. : MIT
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Trig ratio : COSEC
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Act furtively : SNEAK
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Feline : CAT
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"I ___ the opinion ..." : AMOF
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Cow's call : MOO
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Charlie formerly of "Two and a Half Men" : SHEEN
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Hot times in la cité : ETES
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Reciprocal of 12-Down : SINE
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Onetime "S.N.L."-type show : SCTV
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'30s migrant : OKIE
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He sings "Rubber Duckie, you're the one / You make bath time lots of fun" : ERNIE
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Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Down with the flu, say : SICK
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Squeals of alarm : EEKS
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Gossip : DIRT
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Tony Soprano, for one : MOBSTER
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"Shake a leg!" : CMON
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Lion constellation : LEO
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Decorative wall coating : STUCCO
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High-performance engine : TURBO
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Perjurer's admission : ILIED
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Bill worth 100 smackers : CNOTE
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Bigot, e.g. : HATER
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___ Reader (bimonthly magazine) : UTNE
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Be sweet (on) : DOTE
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:-), for one : ICON
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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Help : AID
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Cow genus : BOS
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Something a scanner scans, in brief : UPC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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