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New York Times, Monday, April 7, 2014

Author:
Douglas Taillon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Douglas Taillon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 43 Missing: {X} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Taillon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Douglas Taillon notes:
I live in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, a bordertown to northern New York. When I was a teenager, my friends and I went through a phase ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool pattern of black squares! It's not often that an early-week puzzle strays outside of typical grid constructions, so I ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Even though the 2 is formed out of blocks, the grid still has normal crossword symmetry. Almost exactly ten years ago, Patrick Merrell used circles.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 23,526 )
Across
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Couple : PAIR
5
Spider's production : WEB
8
Having a couple of elements : DUAL
12
___ Domini : ANNO
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"Hell if I know" gesture : SHRUG
15
Initial money for the pot : ANTE
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High-stakes wager : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Simple country person : RUSTIC
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___ Canals, Michigan/Ontario separator : SOO
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Overly : TOO
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___ out a living : EKE
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Kimono, e.g. : ROBE
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Medical practitioners: Abbr. : DRS
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See 68-Across : JANUS
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Gossipy sort : YENTA
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Arkansas town where Bill Clinton was born : HOPE
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Female deer : DOE
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Traveling performers : TROUPE
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Complete lawlessness : ANARCHY
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Fainted, as in rapture : SWOONED
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Small fight : TUSSLE
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Letter after pi : RHO
43
One minus one : ZERO
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Stainless ___ : STEEL
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One of a couple in a 767 : AISLE
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Jabber : YAP
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"You are so-o-o funny" : HAHA
49
A sleeve covers it : ARM
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Droop : SAG
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By way of : VIA
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Impossible to see through : OPAQUE
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Boeing 767, for one : TWINENGINEPLANE
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Encourage : URGE
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Canis, for dogs : GENUS
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Couple : DYAD
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Used a chair : SAT
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One of a couple for the Roman god 28-Across : FACE
Down
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San Diego baseballer : PADRE
2
Actress Aimée : ANOUK
3
Occupied, as a restroom : INUSE
4
Gen. ___ E. Lee : ROBT
5
First of a journalist's five W's : WHO
6
Flub : ERR
7
Hot dog holders : BUNS
8
"Zip-a-Dee-Doo- ___" : DAH
9
The "U" of B.T.U. : UNIT
10
"... ___ cost to you!" : ATNO
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Toy brick maker : LEGO
13
More, at a meal : SECONDHELPING
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Someone who's so nice you almost want to smack him : GOODYTWOSHOES
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Old Italian money : LIRA
18
Matador : TORERO
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Floating marker for a sailor : BUOY
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Nap : SNOOZE
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Article of sports attire with a number : JERSEY
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Something to whistle : TUNE
31
Mimic : APER
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Broadbrim, for one : HAT
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Burden : ONUS
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Future's opposite : PAST
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Old name for Tokyo : EDO
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Split with an ax : CLEAVE
40
Actor LaBeouf : SHIA
42
Stadium cheer : RAH
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Northern Scandinavian : LAPP
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Jordanian port : AQABA
50
Like Old Norse writing : RUNIC
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Reagan attorney general Edwin : MEESE
52
Macho guy : STUD
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Wonky : AWRY
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Prefix with watt : GIGA
56
Puts on years : AGES
58
First Arabic letter : ALIF
60
Beatty of "Superman" : NED
61
All ___ day's work : INA
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Pecan or cashew : NUT

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