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New York Times, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Author:
Adam Fromm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Fromm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4 Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fromm. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Adam Fromm notes:
That corner is going to be the death of me. The first themeless I ever submitted seven or so years ago contained a variant of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A themeless built around intersecting 15-letter entries typically needs a lot of crossword glue to hold it all together — filling ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0422 ( 24,637 )
Across
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Skye, the Small Isles, etc. : HEBRIDES
9
Fiddles (with) : MESSES
15
Eaglelike : AQUILINE
16
Armpit, to a doctor : AXILLA
17
Brown-bag lunch item : JUICEBOX
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With wacky irreverence : ZANILY
19
2002 "documentary" with "Don't try this at home" contents : JACKASSTHEMOVIE
21
Varieties : ILKS
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Sounds of pity : AWS
23
Fan sound : JEER
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Like an ascot, perhaps : PREPPY
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Put a dent in, say : MAR
29
Jeep model : CHEROKEE
32
Le Monde material : PAPIER
35
"No, you don't want to do that" : BADIDEA
36
First hit for the Police : ROXANNE
37
Performed beautifully : SHINED
38
Managing : MAKINGDO
39
Psychological mediator : EGO
40
"Drop dead, loser" : BITEME
41
Strike sharply : CUFF
43
Change one's tone? : TAN
44
"Don't ___ thing" : SAYA
48
Hit 1959 Broadway play starring Sidney Poitier : ARAISININTHESUN
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Jam producer : PILEUP
54
Bowed with adversity : CAREWORN
55
Book after Proverbs: Abbr. : ECCLES
56
Only woman aboard the Argo, it's said : ATALANTA
57
Third-rate : SHODDY
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"Jezebel" costume : REDDRESS
Down
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Faithful pilgrim : HAJJI
2
Congruent : EQUAL
3
Riviera, e.g. : BUICK
4
Singer with a recurring role on "General Hospital" : RICKSPRINGFIELD
5
Guts, in part : ILEA
6
"Mine!" : DIBS
7
Slaughter of the Cardinals : ENOS
8
Record of affairs? : SEXTAPE
9
Achievements in large-scale topiary : MAZES
10
Bar ___ : EXAM
11
Historic conflict in and around the Yellow Sea : SINOJAPANESEWAR
12
Reducing to splinters : SLIVERING
13
___ Kemper, star of TV's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" : ELLIE
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Leo with the 1977 #1 hit "When I Need You" : SAYER
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Any I, e.g.: Abbr. : HWY
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What may involve the calf muscles? : RODEO
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Managed, with "out" : EKED
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Shade of green : PEA
28
Saw : MAXIM
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Its logo is based on a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign : CBS
30
Derisive reply : HAH
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"The Sopranos" actress : EDIEFALCO
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Slow sort, informally : POKE
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Patootie : END
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___ Motors, old Lansing manufacturer : REO
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Tattle : RAT
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Subcompact : MINICAR
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International treaty subject : BAN
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Coastline features : CAPES
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Robert of "Spenser: For Hire" : URICH
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A little tight : TIPSY
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Simultaneously : ASONE
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Round abodes : YURTS
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Dancer Pavlova and others : ANNAS
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Went after, in a way : SUED
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___ the Great of children's literature : NATE
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Like many folk songs: Abbr. : TRAD
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Stood fast : HELD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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