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New York Times, Saturday, April 28, 2018

Like a world in which objective facts are less important than appeals to emotion and personal belief

Author:
Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Kingsley
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John Lieb

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FQWZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Kingsley. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Lieb.
Constructor notes:
ANDREW: Another Kings-Lieb creation! Well, maybe more of a Ki-Lieb creation, since John did the lion's share of the work on this one. ... read more
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NO PUN INTENDED is such a great way to anchor a themeless. Something that most everyone has heard (way too often from me, as Jill ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times4/28/18 ( No. 25,008 )
Across
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Like a world in which objective facts are less important than appeals to emotion and personal belief : POSTTRUTH
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Tony-winning choreographer for "Movin' Out" : THARP
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Language in which plural adjectives end in -aj : ESPERANTO
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Crude craft : OILER
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Paleolith, e.g. : STONETOOL
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"That '70s Show" role : KELSO
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Stiffens : TENSES
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Candy in a straw : PIXYSTIX
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Shot that determines who gets to break, in billiards : LAG
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"What was I thinking?!" : DOH
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Likes often feed it : EGO
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Fu-___ (legendary Chinese sage) : HSI
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Alt. : ELEV
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City that inspired a palace in "Aladdin" : AGRA
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Ration : METE
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Capital of Nigeria : ABUJA
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___ law, principle stating that computer processing power doubles every 18 months : MOORES
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Comment that might follow "I used to be a banker until I lost interest" : NOPUNINTENDED
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Philosopher Weil who said "All sins are attempts to fill voids" : SIMONE
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"Breaking Bad" sidekick : JESSE
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"Explore beyond limits" sloganeer : ACER
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Kind of chop : VEAL
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Tony ___, early Macy's Day Parade balloon designer : SARG
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Piano piece : LEG
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State whose name means "snow-covered": Abbr. : NEV
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Byrnes of "77 Sunset Strip" : EDD
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Part of a fault line? : MEA
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"This looks like the end for me!" : IMAGONER
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Ole Miss, with "the" : REBELS
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Signal silently : NODAT
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2016 Emmy-winning lead actor for "Mr. Robot" : RAMIMALEK
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Skirt : AVOID
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Common fossil in Paleozoic rocks : TRILOBITE
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Musical mark meaning "repeat" : SEGNO
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Studmuffin : SEXYBEAST
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Kitchen implement : PESTLE
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Bony : OSTEAL
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Tosspot : SPONGE
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Till compartment : TENS
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Having no way to escape : TREED
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More familiar name for Enrico Rizzo in an Oscar-winning film : RATSO
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Game whose direction of play can shift from clockwise to counterclockwise : UNO
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The Grand Prix used to have one : TTOP
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Like Swiss vis-à-vis other cheeses : HOLIER
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City that's home to the most Michelin three-star restaurants : TOKYO
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Rushes : HIES
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Sound, informally : ALLTHERE
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Didn't fall in line : RESISTED
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Stand-ins : PROXIES
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Annual ESPN broadcast since 1995 : XGAMES
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Certain pilgrim : HAJI
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Fog, e.g. : VAPOR
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Pot : GANJA
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Styles : MODES
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Trendy hairstyle for men : BUN
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Crooked : UNEVEN
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Turn-___ : ONS
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"Good going!" : NICEMOVE
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Lowest one in the pack : OMEGADOG
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TV opening? : TELE
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___ Valley, setting for "Of Mice and Men" : SALINAS
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Aviator Earhart : AMELIA
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Subleases : RELETS
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Leakage preventer : GASKET
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Refrain from : NOTDO
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Without cracking a smile, say : DRILY
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Disband, to Brits : DEMOB
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Come by : GAIN
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Like $10 gold eagle coins : RARE
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Object of the search by the Three Wise Men : BABE
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Kool-Aid, e.g. : MIX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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