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New York Times, Thursday, May 1, 2014

Author:
Brandon Hensley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brandon Hensley
UFO

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JQYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hensley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brandon Hensley notes:
Aside from thinking about other-worldly things on a daily basis as an astrophysicist, this puzzle started by noting how good of a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A debut! Nice work from Brandon today, a visual puzzle representing an ALIEN / ABDUCTION of a... cow? I wasn't familiar with this ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 23,550 )
Across
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With 6-Across, subject of an eerie rural legend ... illustrated by connecting nine identically filled squares in this puzzle with a closed line : ALIEN
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See 1-Across : ABDUCTION
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Member of the chordophone family : VIOLA
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Bisectors pass through them : MIDPOINTS
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Whizzes : GENII
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Far south? : ANTARCTIC
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Site of many hangings : CLOSET
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Some Spanish zoo exhibits : OSOS
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Some glass paperweights : PRISMS
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Tolkien's Prancing Pony, e.g. : INN
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Texted, say : WROTETO
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Not believe in spirits? : TEETOTAL
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Viscosity symbols : ETAS
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Big, big, big : OBESE
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Any of the Four Noble Truths : TENET
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Join with : TIETO
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Confident, ambitious, loyal sort, supposedly : LEO
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Guillotine targets : TETES
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"Cómo" follower : ESTA
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Purchase on delta.com, e.g. : ETICKET
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M.D. grp. : HMO
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Raising a stink? : REEKING
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Focus (on) : HOMEIN
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"I'd rather not" : NAH
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Mother who appeared on two covers of Time : TERESA
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Former Saudi king : FAHD
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Some runners : COWARDS
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One feeling warm on the inside? : FIREEATER
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Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
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Push too far : OVEREXERT
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Currency worth about 1/36 of a dollar : RUBLE
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Clean-shaven : BEARDLESS
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Fit : SPASM
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Batting fig. : AVG
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Fiction : LIE
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It's charged : ION
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Call up : ELICIT
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Tool used with a hammer : NAILSET
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Intelligence researcher Alfred : BINET
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Chemical restricted by the Stockholm Convention : DDT
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___ tree : UPA
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Ornamental headpiece : CORONET
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Nerves may cause them : TICS
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Loving : INTO
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Mayberry town drunk : OTIS
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Foreign policy grp. : NSC
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Polynesian term for an island hopper : OMOO
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Some positive reinforcement : PRAISE
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Flower-shaped decoration : ROSETTE
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"No worries" : ITSOK
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Wedding announcement word : NEE
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Like Seattle vis-à-vis Phoenix : WETTER
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Baseball great who had a career batting 1-Down of .304 : OTT
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Gets choppers : TEETHES
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Weakness : ANEMIA
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Pretends : LETSON
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"Mutiny on the Bounty" captain : BLIGH
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Intl. trade org. : EEC
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Charter ___, symbol on the Connecticut state quarter : OAK
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Noted stratovolcano : ETNA
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Heavens : ETHER
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"Absolutely!" : INDEED
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They may be barked : ORDERS
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Goof : MESSUP
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Goods stolen by the Knave of Hearts : TARTS
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"Lincoln" : FIVE
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An integral can compute it : AREA
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Munich mister : HERR
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Reacts fearfully : COWERS
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Waistcoat item : FOB
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Rose in the music world : AXL
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Texas has a big one : TEE
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Not yet on the sked : TBA
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Loop takers : ELS
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Band with the 1991 hit "Shiny Happy People" : REM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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