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New York Times, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FGJQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
I had quite a few PC & MAC candidates to choose from, so gridding was not as challenging as I had imagined. Still a bit tricky at ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea for a puzzle from C.C., who's becoming quite the force in the crosswords. Hard to imagine doing a language-based art form in ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0430 ( 23,549 )

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Across
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Unruly bunch : MOB
4
[Grr-r-r] : IMMAD
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Pulls (out) : OPTS
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Gate posting, for short : ETA
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Ketchup is one : SAUCE
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Aimée of "La Dolce Vita" : ANOUK
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Bada Bing!, on "The Sopranos" : STRIPCLUB
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Copy, for short : REPRO
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Part of a car alarm, maybe : HORN
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Puzzlers' direction: Abbr. : ACR
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Loud kisses : SMACKS
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Sitcom set at a Vermont inn : NEWHART
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Like a well-kept lawn : LUSH
26
Ewers' mates : BASINS
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Like Ogden Nash's verse : DROLL
31
Milo of "Ulysses" : OSHEA
32
Player of the hot-tempered Corleone : CAAN
33
Rubber ducky's spot : TUB
36
Peeples of "Fame" : NIA
37
Epic battle in technology ... or a hint to four crossings in this puzzle : MACVSPC
40
G.I. morale booster : USO
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Locale for a hammer : EAR
42
"-zoic" periods : ERAS
43
Comparable to a beet? : ASRED
45
"Going Rogue" author : PALIN
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Like Muddy Waters's music : BLUESY
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Antiriot spray : MACE
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Stick in a purse, maybe : LIPBALM
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Online music source : ITUNES
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"The signature of civilizations," per Beverly Sills : ART
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Dark purple fruit : ACAI
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"Two Women" star, 1960 : LOREN
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Winning advantage : TRUMPCARD
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Singer who's the subject of Carl Perkins's "The Whole World Misses You" : ELVIS
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Award for 60-Across for her role in "Two Women" : OSCAR
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Flying Cloud of autodom : REO
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Large item in Santa's bag, maybe : SLED
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Pint-size : TEENY
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Close one : PAL
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Fit nicely : MESH
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Palindromic man's name : OTTO
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"Fierce working-class domestic goddess" of a sitcom : BARR
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AOL, for many : ISP
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Colorful parrots : MACAWS
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Garden ground cover : MULCH
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Honda line : ACURA
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Ball belle : DEB
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Early tie score : ONEALL
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Movies, TV, hit songs, etc. : POPCULTURE
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Lira spenders : TURKS
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Wee bit : SKOSH
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Escort's offer : ARM
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Belly button type : INNIE
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Subway handful : STRAP
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Fabergé coating : ENAMEL
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Nutritional figs. : RDAS
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Doggie bag item : BONE
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Home to most 11-Down : ASIA
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Hairpin, e.g. : SHARPCURVE
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At the ready : ONCALL
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Rx-dispensing chain : CVS
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Draws upon : USES
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Soul mate? : BODY
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Seed covers : ARILS
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"Ple-e-ease?" : CANI
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Poison ___ : SUMAC
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Post-Trojan War epic : AENEID
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Superhero ally of Commissioner Gordon : BATMAN
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Marathon markers : MILES
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Coral ring : ATOLL
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Break down, in a way : PARSE
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___ Wayne, a.k.a. 47-Down : BRUCE
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U.S.N.A. grad: Abbr. : ENS
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Be a nag : CARP
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Field : AREA
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Heathen's figurine : IDOL
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Rug rat : TOT
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Be nosy : PRY

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

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