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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
PINOCCHIO's NOSE expanding throughout themers — neat idea. Concepts where the circled letters are all the same can be a bit ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0404 ( 24,619 )
Across
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Defunct gridiron org. : XFL
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Fireplace holder : GRATE
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Rather conservative : STAID
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Chapter in history : ERA
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Race with batons : RELAY
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Pink cocktail, informally : COSMO
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What zero bars on a cellphone indicates : NOSERVICE
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Synthetic fabric : RAYON
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Old-fashioned theaters : ODEA
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"Memoirs of a Geisha" accessory : OBI
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Bit of dinero : PESO
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Viking tales, e.g. : NORSELITERATURE
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"Shame on you!" : TUT
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Ring decoration : GEM
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Opposite of wane : WAX
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Glowing coal : EMBER
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Like advice worth listening to : SAGE
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Leg-revealing item of apparel : MINI
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Experts on the brain : NEUROSCIENTISTS
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"Shoot!" : DARN
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Sour milk product : CURD
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"Someone turn on a fan!" : IMHOT
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Surgery locales, for short : ORS
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Quick hit : JAB
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Notch shape : VEE
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Baseball, in America : NATIONALPASTIME
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Puppy's plaint : YIP
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Desktop image : ICON
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Wisecracks : JAPES
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Disney character hinted at by the circled letters : PINOCCHIO
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Apply, as pressure : EXERT
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Opening remarks : INTRO
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Flood refuge : ARK
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Refugee camp sights : TENTS
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Visibly stunned : AGASP
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___ chi : TAI
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Fifth member in a noble line : XENON
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Tolkien hero : FRODO
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Futuristic weapon : LASER
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Canine warning : GRR
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Uprising : REVOLT
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"I was at the movies - nowhere near the crime," e.g. : ALIBI
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Understood : TACIT
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Look over : EYE
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1996 horror movie with four sequels : SCREAM
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Done for : TOAST
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"Sure, go ahead" : ASYOUWISH
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Texter's qualifier : IMO
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Mafia V.I.P. : DON
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Old airline with the slogan "We have to earn our wings every day" : EASTERN
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Fuss over oneself : PREEN
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Modern prefix with skeptic : EURO
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Urged (on) : EGGED
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Totaled, as a bill : RANTO
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Have life : EXIST
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Conclude with : ENDON
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Stiller's longtime wife and comedy partner : MEARA
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Explode : BURSTOPEN
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Recreational device that holds 35-Down : SCUBA
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See 34-Down : AIR
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Imitative : MIMETIC
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Reads carefully : SCANS
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Gets even with? : TIES
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Renaissance Faire events : JOUSTS
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Steam and such : VAPORS
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Sluggish : INERT
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What causes the circled letters to grow? : LYING
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Companion of the Niña and Santa Maria : PINTA
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Apple's former instant-messaging program : ICHAT
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"On the Beach" heroine : MOIRA
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Gourmet mushroom : ENOKI
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Boeing product : JET
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Hacker, but not on a computer : AXE
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___ mater (brain cover) : PIA
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Admit (to) : COP

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

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