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New York Times, Friday, April 29, 2016

Author:
Andrew Kingsley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Kingsley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kingsley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Kingsley notes:
Since this feels like my weepy Oscar acceptance speech, I want to first and foremost thank David Quarfoot for introducing me to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Always nice to see another voice in the NYT crossworld, and especially nice to get a nerd culture-flavor that this hardcore ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0429 ( 24,279 )

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Across
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Graveyard hour : FIVEAM
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Dark as dark can be : JETBLACK
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Nova Scotia, once : ACADIA
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Not excessively : INREASON
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A ghostwriter isn't given one : BYLINE
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Ball : GOODTIME
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Haggis ingredient : SUET
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"What's hangin'?" : SUP
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It comes to a head : IDEA
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Ursule, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Means of tracking wildlife : IDTAG
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Old radio dummy : SNERD
27
Squeaker in a cage : HAMSTERWHEEL
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City on the Oka River : OREL
31
Arles article : LES
32
Lucky strike : TROVE
35
Result of holding or hooking : PENALTY
37
Shot-putter's activity : HEAVING
39
Latin word on a diploma : SUMMA
40
Dedicated to : FOR
41
Conclusion lead-in : ERGO
42
Tropical smoothie flavor : PASSIONFRUIT
45
Double-dipping, e.g. : TABOO
48
Answering to : UNDER
49
___ Balls : SNO
50
Healing helper : ALOE
51
Show that's earned more than 40 Emmys, in brief : SNL
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Lack of anxiety : EASE
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Spreadsheet function : SORTDATA
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Sonnet-ending unit : TERCET
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72 of its 108 lines end in "-ore" sounds : THERAVEN
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"The Evangelist" of Christianity : STMARK
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Book that doesn't require much time or thought : EASYREAD
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"But still ..." : EVENSO
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Dynamite : FAB
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Hostile looks : ICYSTARES
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A 99¢ burger may be on it : VALUEMENU
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"Desperate Housewives" housewife : EDIE
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Slangy "True, no?" : AINTIT
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Questel who voiced Olive Oyl : MAE
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Fitting gifts for puzzle enthusiasts? : JIGSAWS
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"Uncle!" : ENOUGH
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Too much, to Marcel : TROP
10
See 38-Down : BED
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Valentino type : LATINLOVER
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Fourth-wall breaker : ASIDE
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Star on the horizon? : COMER
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Work digitally? : KNEAD
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Fill time at an airport, say : SHOP
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Symbols of change, in math : DELTAS
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Shot from behind the arc, informally : TREY
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Shot putter's supply? : SERA
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Grist for a war of words? : SLAMPOETRY
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Ageless, ages ago : ETERNE
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It often catches an infection : VIRUSSCAN
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Rail heads : ENGINEERS
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"OMG, I'm cracking up!" : LMAO
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Place for a stove light : HOOD
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With 10-Down, turn in : GOTO
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First country in the world with universal suffrage (1906) : FINLAND
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Product of natural outdoor steeping : SUNTEA
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Onetime motel come-on : FREETV
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Refinement : TASTE
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Warm welcome? : ALOHA
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Snoozers : BORES
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Relief pitcher's success : SAVE
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Pistolet ou canon : ARME
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"God, home and country" org. : DAR
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Fight call, for short : TKO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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