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New York Times, Friday, April 24, 2015

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {GJQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Krozel notes:
When I sat down to solve my own puzzle this week I had long forgotten the fill ... though 17-A was a nice reminder of the quality I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Joe is one of a very small handful of constructors who seriously pushes boundaries. Like many of his other experiments, the direction ... read more
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Across
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Tree with white flowers : CATALPA
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Int'l relations is a branch of it : POLYSCI
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Put under pressure : TURNEDTHEHEATON
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"The three words that best describe" the Grinch, in song : STINKSTANKSTUNK
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They may be put out after traffic accidents : CONES
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Gospel singer Franklin and others : ERMAS
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Fidelity offerings, briefly : CDS
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French Facebookers' connections : AMIS
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Like good singing : ONKEY
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Variety show offering : SKIT
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Giant rival, for short : NAT
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Like a U-Haul when you haul : LADEN
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"I can handle this" : LETME
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Under pressure : STRESSED
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Executive using a check? : VETOER
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Disinfect, in a way, as a wound : IODATE
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Football Hall of Fame city : CANTON
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Oxygen's protons, neutrons and electrons : OCTETS
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Stuff inside : CONTENTS
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Subtractions from the division? : AWOLS
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"I Only Have Eyes for You" movie musical : DAMES
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Suffix with Taiwan : ESE
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Mom and pop, e.g.: Abbr. : RELS
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Picks above others, informally : FAVES
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Many educ. spots : PSAS
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Charley who caught Warren Spahn's 1961 no-hitter : LAU
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Ralph of Cooperstown : KINER
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Madre de Jesús : MARIA
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Not discouraging feedback : OPENTOCRITICISM
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Office fixture surrounded by a board? : CONFERENCETABLE
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Slowly took its toll? : KNELLED
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Collects : AMASSES
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Images of organs, often : CTSCANS
2
One doing the rounds very quickly? : AUTOMATICWEAPON
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Something to level with : TRINITROTOLUENE
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Queen ___ Revenge (Blackbeard's ship) : ANNES
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Albanian cash : LEKS
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A.P.B. issuers : PDS
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One who shows : ATTENDEE
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Authors : PENMEN
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Gershwin musical whose name sounds like an approval : OHKAY
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What irregulars go for : LESS
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China's Sun ___-sen : YAT
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Was satisfying, as a hearty meal : STUCKTOONESRIBS
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What may hold the mayo : CONDIMENTSAISLE
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Juli who won the 1999 and 2000 L.P.G.A. Championship : INKSTER
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Heeded a herald, say : HARKED
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Brewery equipment : OASTS
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Otto's preceder : SETTE
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Future counselor's challenges, for short : LSATS
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Periods of forbearance : LENTS
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Writing brothers Leon and Abraham : EDELS
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N-E-W-S directors? : VANES
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Bank with a landmark tower in Dallas : COMERICA
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Rowboat feature : OARLOCK
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Setting for some prehistoric drawings : CAVERN
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Some roll tops : SESAMES
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Twisted, e.g. : DANCED
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Rosa, lilla or tulipano : FIORE
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South American rodents : PACAS
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Label of the "Singing to the Hits" series : KTEL
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Former Xerox competitor : MITA
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Org. that ex-Pats have left : NFL
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Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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