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New York Times, Monday, April 6, 2015

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Vigeland. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Finn Vigeland notes:
When I first started constructing, I gravitated toward the thrill of constructing complicated themes or adventurous themelesses, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great change of pace M ONday puzzle, the seven days of the week "broken" by black squares a la DAYBREAK. The northwest corner is just ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0406 ( 23,890 )

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Across
1
Ang Lee film about a shipwrecked boy and a tiger : LIFEOFPI
9
Press conference danger for an unguarded comment : HOTMIC
15
Weather phenomenon with freezing rain : ICESTORM
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New York lake named for an Indian tribe : ONEIDA
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Drinks for 007 : MARTINIS
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McCartney's songwriting partner : LENNON
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"A Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM
20
Disco ___ of "The Simpsons" : STU
21
Hoity-toity type : ELITIST
22
Narrow opening : SLIT
24
The "S" of WASP : SAXON
26
"It's all about me" trait : EGO
29
"That's amazing!" : WOW
30
Icelandic literary saga : EDDA
34
Fell apart : COLLAPSED
38
Hymn of praise : PAEAN
39
Stone Age tool : NEOLITH
40
Garment for a gymnast or superhero : UNITARD
42
Yellowstone Park grazer : BISON
43
Profit one hardly has to work for : EASYMONEY
45
Figure at the left side of a musical staff : CLEF
46
Brazilian city, familiarly : RIO
47
Computer's "brain," for short : CPU
48
Relatives of violas : CELLI
50
Short-term office worker : TEMP
54
Second-largest city in Kenya : MOMBASA
58
Football six-pointers, for short : TDS
61
Damage : MAR
62
Question at the end of a riddle : WHOAMI
63
Coke Zero or Pepsi One : DIETSODA
65
Boeing rival : AIRBUS
66
Release, as a seatbelt : UNFASTEN
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"It's true!" : HONEST
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First light ... or a phenomenon suggested by this puzzle's seven sets of circled letters? : DAYBREAK
Down
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Fruit slices at a bar : LIMES
2
Challenge to a bluff in poker : ICALL
3
Physicist Enrico : FERMI
4
Approximate no. : EST
5
Inventor whose success went up and down? : OTIS
6
Comic Sans, e.g. : FONT
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Green car that comes in many colors : PRIUS
8
Chats online, for short : IMS
9
Like jack-o'-lanterns or meaningless victories : HOLLOW
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___ a million (slim odds) : ONEIN
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Something a camper pitches : TENT
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iPod or iPad variety : MINI
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Wedding vows : IDOS
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"Why ___ we be friends?" : CANT
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Book after Genesis : EXODUS
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Relate, as in a story : TELLOF
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Astonishment : AWE
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Put on, as weight : GAIN
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Select, with "for" : OPT
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Dine at a restaurant : EATOUT
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College bigwig : DEAN
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"Truth or ___?" : DARE
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Samberg formerly of "S.N.L." : ANDY
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Network for business news : CNBC
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Trompe l'___ : OEIL
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Take off, as weight : LOSE
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"The Last of ___" (1973 murder mystery) : SHEILA
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"___ My Ride" (old MTV series) : PIMP
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The Big Apple, for short : NYC
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"You've got mail" co. : AOL
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Not succumb to : RESIST
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French author Albert : CAMUS
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Singer Turner's autobiography : ITINA
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Be melodramatic : EMOTE
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Title character of Tyler Perry films : MADEA
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April fool, e.g. : PRANK
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"Love ya!" : MWAH
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Closely watched state on election night : OHIO
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A.M. hours, in poetry : MORN
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___ in the woods : BABE
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Openly challenge : DEFY
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Attack with a knife : STAB
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Defective firecracker : DUD
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Estonia, once: Abbr. : SSR

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

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