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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 2016

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mark Diehl notes:
According to my records, it's been about 4 years since my last submission to the NYT — but then I've always been a streaky sort of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mark has done some amazing wide-open themelesses, which tend to be incredibly difficult to solve. It's no surprise that Will chose one ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0430 ( 24,280 )

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Across
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Result of a bad trip : FACEPLANT
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Signs of life : ANKHS
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Paper pusher? : STATIONER
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What some people do to vows : RENEW
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1998 Spike Lee film : HEGOTGAME
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Sunflowerlike flower : OXEYE
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Royal name in ancient Egypt : AMENHOTEP
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The Rosetta Stone, for one : STELE
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Engineer's home, for short : RPI
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"I'm not buying it" : NOSALE
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Small vault : HOP
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Caribbean port : PONCE
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Choices, choices : MENU
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Pantheon member : JOVE
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They cast no votes : ANTIS
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Key employer in England? : GAOLER
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Woodworker's device, informally : SHOPVAC
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Advance men? : MASHERS
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"The Miseducation of ___ Hill" (1998 Grammy-winning album) : LAURYN
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Allen of Hollywood : KAREN
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Moscato bianco grape product : ASTI
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Ring : GANG
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City across the border from Eilat : AQABA
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Max. 3,333,360, in Pac-Man : PTS
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Game also called Five in a Row : GOBANG
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What three of California's four largest cities share : SAN
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Common name for a chimp : JOCKO
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Doing mean work? : AVERAGING
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Very loud : AROAR
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Light : SETABLAZE
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Teacher's implementation : CURVE
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Affected by wind or water, say : EROSIONAL
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Massage : KNEAD
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Upset : DYSPEPSIA
Down
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Key that's oxymoronic at school? : FSHARP
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At the original speed, musically : ATEMPO
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Entrap : CAGEIN
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"A Yank at ___" (Mickey Rooney film) : ETON
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Substance : PITH
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Gain access, in a way : LOGON
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Body-related : ANATOMIC
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Fearsome foes : NEMESES
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Bone-boring tool : TREPAN
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Stopped lying : AROSE
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Almost up : NEXT
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Desk feature : KNEEHOLE
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Grammy-winning LL Cool J song that starts "I've been watching you from afar for as long as I can remember" : HEYLOVER
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They clean up well : SWEEPERS
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Longtime Indiana senator defeated in 2012 : LUGAR
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Mediterranean vacation spot : CAPRI
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"Men always hate most what they ___ most": H. L. Mencken : ENVY
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Public figure? : JOHNQ
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"Whatever Lola Wants," e.g. : TANGO
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No longer tied up, say : ASEA
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Raucous card game : SLAPJACK
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Really must go : HASTORUN
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Best at play : OUTSCORE
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Alternators in some internal-combustion engines : MAGNETOS
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Acts of a scalawag : KNAVERY
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Put down : ABASED
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The Golden Horde, e.g. : ASIANS
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War cry : BANZAI
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First name in European politics : ANGELA
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Ran through : GORED
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Get a handle on : GRASP
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Herbal stress reliever from Polynesia : KAVA
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"___ Baby" (song from "Hair") : ABIE
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Unappealing bowlful : GLOP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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