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New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQWX} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
The idea for this puzzle came while solving Andrew Ries's "Stagger Sessions," a 20-crossword EP. In one puzzle, ELBA is clued like so: ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great idea, NO MAN IS AN ISLAND refuted by CUBA GOODING JR, IDRIS ELBA, and … BRET EASTON ELLIS. I was only vaguely familiar with that ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0424 ( 25,004 )
Across
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Johnny of "Chocolat" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" : DEPP
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Pieces in the game Rummikub : TILES
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Lose control on ice, say : SKID
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Unit for surveyors : ACRE
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"Fear of Flying" author Jong : ERICA
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Dubliner's home : EIRE
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Author of "American Psycho" : BRETEASTONELLIS
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Magnificent : SUPERB
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Polish seaport : GDANSK
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Yoga surface : MAT
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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"Jerry Maguire" Oscar winner : CUBAGOODINGJR
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Teri with a big "Tootsie" role : GARR
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Company with numbered sheep plush toys : SERTA
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Southernmost team in the American League : RAYS
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Eldest of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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The year 205 : CCV
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Furniture superstore : IKEA
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Dos x 5 : DIEZ
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Bracelet fastener : CLASP
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Piquancy : ZEST
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Star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" : IDRISELBA
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Approach furtively, with "to" : SIDLEUP
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Machine that produces power : TURBINE
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Patti Page song that begins "It was winter when you told me you were leaving" : ICRIED
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Continues : GOESON
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John Donne quote disproved by 17-, 25- and 43-Across? : NOMANISANISLAND
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Ever's partner : ANON
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Mortise's partner : TENON
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13th-anniversary gift : LACE
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Belief systems : ISMS
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What birthday cake candles represent : YEARS
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Passed with flying colors : ACED
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Brylcreem amounts : DABS
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Stationery color : ECRU
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Ready for surgery : PREP
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Sessions of Congress : PETE
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They're likely to get into hot water : TEABAGS
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Form letters? : IRS
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Hammered : LIT
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Drink made with red wine and fruit : SANGRIA
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Emmy winner Ward : SELA
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Oven for pottery : KILN
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Apt name for an ophthalmologist : IRIS
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Rolltop, e.g. : DESK
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Humor columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Pedal attachment on a racing bike : TOECLIP
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Modern hotel room item : HDTVSET
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Colombian city that hosted the 1971 Pan American Games : CALI
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Impulse : URGE
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Largest group of Portuguese speakers : BRAZILIANS
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Menaces of the deep : ORCAS
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"Memory" singer in "Cats" : GRIZABELLA
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Hunky-dory : JAKE
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Deli loaves : RYES
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One of two words added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 : GOD
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Wasn't a straphanger : SAT
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Primitiveness : CRUDITY
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Software add-ons that offer extra features : PLUGINS
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Paula who wrote "It Ain't All About the Cookin'" : DEEN
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Some sibs : BROS
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Egyptian peninsula : SINAI
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Mao and Xi, in China : ICONS
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She might check for a fever with her hand : DRMOM
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Fashion designer Mizrahi : ISAAC
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Time being : NONCE
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Over and done : ENDED
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Visualize : SEE
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Negative conjunction : NOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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