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New York Times, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Place to express an opinion ... or a literal description of 3-, 7-, 9- and 21-Down?

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Markey.
Jules P. Markey notes:
This puzzle was one of two that I constructed with this theme. The original idea of NEWSPAPER COLUMN as the reveal came while I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
NEWSPAPER COLUMN, how meta! Today's puzzle gives us four "literal" (quasi-literal?) themers, each of which starts with a stereotypical ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times4/29/14 ( No. 23,548 )
Across
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Sticks (out) : JUTS
5
Cocoon contents : PUPA
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More balanced : SANER
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Man's Brest friend? : AMIE
15
Atop : UPON
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In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
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Agatha Christie title : DAME
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"Parade ___!" : REST
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Inexperienced in : NEWAT
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Ones coming into view : EMERGENTS
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Trash : WASTE
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Trash : DIS
24
2014 TV retiree : LENO
25
Splendor : POMP
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___ Ski Valley, N.M. : TAOS
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Jamie of old TV : FARR
30
___ carte : ALA
33
Brand in a bathroom cabinet : ORALB
35
Big dos : AFROS
36
Wrinkly-faced dog : PUG
37
Russian money : RUBLE
38
Fell for an April fool, say : BIT
39
Prefix with glyphic : HIERO
41
Unagi, in sushi : EEL
42
Stay in the fight? : TRUCE
44
Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
45
Suffix with verb- : OSE
46
Miles per hour, e.g. : RATE
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Indonesia joined it in 1962 ... and left in 2008 : OPEC
48
Be too sweet : CLOY
50
Auger : BORE
52
Mexican mama bear : OSA
55
Drum kit part : HIHAT
57
Some work clothes : COVERALLS
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Before: Fr. : AVANT
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Rink jump : AXEL
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Sticks in the rec room : CUES
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Brink : VERGE
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Writes indelibly : PENS
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Word said just before opening the eyes : AMEN
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Nitroglycerin, e.g. : ESTER
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In ___ (actually) : ESSE
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Writes indelibly : INKS
Down
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Feeling "been there, done that," say : JADED
2
One of the five basic tastes : UMAMI
3
Multiplication aid : TIMESTABLECHART
4
Reader of tea leaves, e.g. : SEER
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Makes smoothies, e.g. : PUREES
6
Phila. school : UPENN
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Mail holders : POSTOFFICEBOXES
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Sources of formic acid : ANTS
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Ardent beachgoer : SUNWORSHIPER
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Elite group : ATEAM
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Place to express an opinion ... or a literal description of 3-, 7-, 9- and 21-Down? : NEWSPAPERCOLUMN
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Memorization : ROTE
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Basketball showman : GLOBETROTTER
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See 27-Down : PRO
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With 25-Down, football star : ALL
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Prado works : ARTE
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Tackle item : LURE
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On the edge of one's seat : AGOG
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Cookie that's kosher : OREO
34
Laments : RUES
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Share a border : ABUT
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Wrath : IRE
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Beam : RAY
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Ominous end of a threat : ORELSE
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Hope in Hollywood : LANGE
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Places to put one's dough : OVENS
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Aerodynamic : SLEEK
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Federations: Abbr. : ASSNS
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Eat : HAVE
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Composer Charles : IVES
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___ Verde Islands : CAPE
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Palm fruit : ACAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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