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New York Times, Thursday, April 28, 2016

Author:
Kurt Krauss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Krauss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {KXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Krauss. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: In the print version of this puzzle, the black square in the center of the puzzle contains an image of a compass rose.
Jeff Chen notes:
Whoa. Entries going seemingly every-which-way! Even after finishing my solve, I had to stare at this to figure out the logic behind ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 24,278 )

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Across
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50s president : GRANT
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Rappeller's need : ROPE
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Foot, to Flavius : PES
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Goldfinger's first name : AURIC
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French assembly : SENAT
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Stand buy : ADE
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"Return of the Jedi" villain : JABBA
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See 27-Across : THESAURUS
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Big brass : TUBAS
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Online identity : AVATAR
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Like some office furniture : ERGONOMIC
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Writer Calvino : ITALO
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With 17-Across, reference book for a writer : ROGETS
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Like the heads of many hairbrushes : OVAL
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Duke, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
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Morlock victims, in science fiction : ELOI
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Spoilers? : NANAS
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London theater district : WESTEND
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Inventor of roll film : EASTMAN
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Sorts (through) : SIFTS
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Very light : AIRY
45
Go out : EBB
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Cleveland Browns great Graham : OTTO
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Manhattan eatery since 1927 : SARDIS
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Resentment : PIQUE
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Subway entrance : TURNSTILE
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Teakettle parts : SPOUTS
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Peals : TOLLS
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Annual department store event : WHITESALE
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Zip : OOMPH
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Asian holiday : TET
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Cut off : SEVER
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Ones in cocoons : PUPAE
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Oral hesitations : ERS
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Topiary trees : YEWS
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Word on an old gas pump : ETHYL
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Perform : ACT
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Laundry container : BIN
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Hidden means of support? : BRA
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Extinct creature with armored spikes on its back : STEGOSAUR
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Bingeing : ONAJAG
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Arctic gale : NORTHER
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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"Now!" : ASAP
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Show real eagerness : SALIVATE
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Persian ruler : SATRAP
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Artist Monet : CLAUDE
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Power measures, informally : HORSES
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Fortitude : GUTS
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Sigma follower : TAU
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Rip off : ROB
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Frisbee, e.g. : DISC
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Cry of innocence : NOTI
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He, for one: Abbr. : ELEM
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Overhang : EAVE
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Commences : STARTSOUT
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Plugs : STOPPERS
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Pond young 'un : EFT
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Katarina ___, two-time Olympic gold-medalist skater : WITT
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Skirt style : MIDI
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Inits. at 11 Wall Street : NYSE
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Contemporary of Wordsworth and Coleridge : SOUTHEY
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Attacks from all sides : BESETS
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Gable part : BUTLER
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Think of as the same : EQUATE
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TV home of "Weekend Update," in brief : SNL
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Runner of many Apple devices : IOS
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Spats : ROWS
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Worry : STEW
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"___ got it" : IVE
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Nascar stat, for short : MPH
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Remit : PAY
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Daughter of Loki : HEL

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