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New York Times, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Author:
David Benkof and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.67100
David Benkof
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1137/5/20106/23/202071
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1.638272
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Benkof. This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
David: The most remarkable thing about this puzzle is that Jeff and I were freshman roommates at Stanford in 1989-90. At the time, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David was kind enough to put up with me, a slightly demented 18-year old freshman roommate interested in all sorts of bizarre ... read more
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Across
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Some interruptions : AHEMS
6
"That's that!" : NUFFSAID
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Contacts ship-to-ship, maybe : RADIOS
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Outbreak caused by the H2N2 virus : ASIANFLU
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December display : CHANUKAHMENORAH
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Three-stringed Eastern instrument : SAMISEN
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Lifts : BUOYS
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Common noninvasive med. test : EKG
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Sin relative? : COT
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Mathematical field that includes the so-called "butterfly effect" : CHAOSTHEORY
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"___ culpa" : MEA
33
Circulation line : AORTA
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Co. in a 2001 merger with American : TWA
35
Hamilton ___, two-term secretary of state under Grant : FISH
36
One of literature's "three sisters" : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
40
It's big and brassy : TUBA
41
City in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
42
Off land : ATSEA
43
Relatives of texts, for short : IMS
44
Went from butt to butt? : CHAINSMOKED
47
Flattens, in brief : KOS
48
Didn't move, as a product : SAT
49
Easy-peasy : ASNAP
52
Part of a chest : RIBCAGE
58
Chorus starter in a 1972 David Bowie song ... or the theme of this puzzle, phonetically : CHCHCHCHCHANGES
62
Boxer who competed on "Dancing With the Stars" : LAILAALI
63
Maze solver : LABRAT
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Like socks right out of the dryer : UNSORTED
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Marks for life : SCARS
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Things that are tossed usually go in them : ARCS
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"Joke's on you!" : HAHA
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Gouda alternative : EDAM
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Fun-size, say : MINI
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___-chef : SOUS
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Slangy negative : NAH
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Mil. branch : USM
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Interjection of disgust : FIE
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Many a sci-fi devotee : FANBOY
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Prominent part of an aardvark : SNOUT
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'60s do also called a "natural" : AFRO
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"Now ___ me down to sleep" : ILAY
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"Obviously!" remarks : DUHS
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Kind of shooting : SKEET
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Key of the Nile : ANKH
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"Would you believe ..." : GETTHIS
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Zodiac symbol : CRAB
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Arizona sights : CACTI
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"You're boring me" : HOHUM
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One side in a 1967 war : ARABS
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___ vez (again: Sp.) : OTRA
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1942 title role for Rita Hayworth : SAL
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Not be squared up, say : OWE
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Eastern European capital : MINSK
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Makeup magnate Lauder : ESTEE
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Up : AHEAD
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Picture, informally : FOTO
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Some reactions to fireworks : OOHS
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Airport inits. : TSA
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Zodiac symbol : RAM
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54, e.g., in old TV : COPCAR
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Snitch (on), in slang : NARC
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Big name in power tools : STIHL
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Artist Frida with many self-portraits : KAHLO
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Org. concerned with due process : ACLU
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Young-adult fiction author Darren : SHAN
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CBS military procedural : NCIS
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Farm cries : BAAS
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Lawrence Kudlow's network : CNBC
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City SSE of New Delhi : AGRA
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Duds : GEAR
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Guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
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It may collect tips ... or be tipped : HAT
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Indians' home: Abbr. : CLE
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Veiled : HID

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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