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New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Timothy Polin notes:
Many thanks to Joe Krozel for his assistance on this one. Most of the theme answers were ready last summer, but I was struggling with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tim employs the "definitional" theme type, i.e. where clues become answers and vice versa. I'm not a huge fan of this genre, as I ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0406 ( 24,256 )
Across
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"Sonar"-equipped fliers : BATS
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"Absolutely!" : OHYES
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Thrust : GIST
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Latvian capital : EURO
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Creamer of the L.P.G.A. : PAULA
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Dinner in a bowl : ALPO
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What is "It"? : STEPHENKINGBOOK
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Piece of low-end jewelry? : TOERING
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Pugilistic victory, briefly : TKO
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Compete : VIE
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Falcon's home: Abbr. : ATL
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Sitcom whose four main characters are convicted of a crime in the final episode : SEINFELD
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Old TV title role for Raymond Burr : IRONSIDE
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Spring's counterpart, tidewise : NEAP
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With 43-Across, "What is it?" : DOYOUNEED
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Proscriptions : BANS
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Photo badges, e.g. : IDS
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Quintets : PENTADS
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Whom les Trois Mousquetaires served : ROI
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Acquires : GETS
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See 31-Across : SOMETHING
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Grub : EATS
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Like pumpkins during the fall : INSEASON
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Conical topper : PARTYHAT
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Rainbow, for one : ARC
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Little nipper : PUP
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Timon of "The Lion King," e.g. : MEERKAT
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What is it? : PERSONALPRONOUN
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Biblical twin described as a "cunning hunter" : ESAU
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Pay for : TREAT
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Shade darker than eggshell : ECRU
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Item of loungewear : ROBE
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Classical promenades : STOAS
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"How's ___?" : THAT
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Outduel, e.g. : BEST
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Ford or Lincoln : AUTO
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Part of a canopy : TREE
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One who may finish on a high note : SOPRANO
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Metaphor for easy access : OPENLINE
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Be suspended : HANG
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Guffaw : YUK
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Top-tier : ELITE
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Hit home : SANKIN
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Yenta's "gift" : GAB
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Song lyric before "in the winter when it drizzles" and "in the summer when it sizzles" : ILOVEPARIS
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Take a turn for the worse? : SPOIL
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Took a hit, in a way : TOKED
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Asks for money : HITSUP
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Extinct : GONE
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Carry out a duty with diligence : SEETOIT
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Groovy : FAB
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"Right on," to a hipster : IDIG
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Harassed persistently : RODE
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Chesapeake Bay delicacy : OYSTERCRAB
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Men's studies? : DENS
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Cry after "hot" : DAMN
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Taboo : NONO
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Omen : SIGN
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Decadent ones are often very rich : DESSERTS
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Binaural : STEREO
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Sr.'s challenge : SAT
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Cafeteria headwear : HAIRNET
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Thsi clue has one : TYPO
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Redirects, as a train : SHUNTS
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Post or Daily News : PAPER
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Juvenile comeback : ARESO
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Split up : APART
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Grp. assigning film ratings : MPAA
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___ brothers, big political donors : KOCH
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Indefinable presence : AURA
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Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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Haul into court : SUE
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"The Revenant" star, to fans : LEO

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