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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 2015

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Nicolas who directed "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 73, Blocks: 30 Missing: {BQVWXZ} Spans: 7, (2 triple stacks) Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle the summer before junior year, which was less than two years ago but feels like the very distant past. Heck, even ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This is a good opportunity to clarify one of Will's Notes. Some folks seem to think that Will has decreed the end of triple stacks, but his ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times5/1/15 ( No. 23,915 )
Across
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They'll help you out : ESCAPEMECHANISMS
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Riviera hot spot : MONTECARLOCASINO
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Provider of an A in English? : THESCARLETLETTER
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Literally, "fool" : SOT
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Locales for many schools : REEFS
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Brit in the news : HUME
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Things going to your head? : HATS
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Surrey carriage : PRAM
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Give to a bank, maybe : DONATE
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Cutthroat : FEROCIOUS
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Reason for some recalls : ECOLI
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"A thousand times good night!" speaker : JULIET
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Indefinite power : NTH
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Tangy dessert : LEMONMERINGUEPIE
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"___ Meninas" (Velázquez painting) : LAS
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Faux fireplace feature : GASLOG
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Orwellian drudge : PROLE
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Phencyclidine, colloquially : ANGELDUST
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Notepad user : JOTTER
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Refuse at a bar : LEES
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Transparent piece : PANE
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Ratchet (up) : DIAL
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"Coming to America" role : AKEEM
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White-haired : OLD
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Many an extreme athlete : ADRENALINEJUNKIE
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Unit in population statistics : METROPOLITANAREA
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Down
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Lifesavers, briefly : EMTS
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Westminster district : SOHO
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Big tech review site : CNET
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@ @ @ : ATS
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Bench press target, informally : PEC
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Relative of euchre : ECARTE
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Stud finders? : MARES
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First name in mystery : ERLE
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Start of a score : CLEF
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Steam source : HOTSPRING
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___ tear (knee injury) : ACL
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Dunsinane disavowal : NAE
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Connecting strips : ISTHMI
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The "s" of Lasik : SITU
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Memory: Prefix : MNEM
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Cross : SORE
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Saintly presence : HALO
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All excited : ATINGLE
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Nicolas who directed "The Man Who Fell to Earth" : ROEG
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Not just consider : ACTUPON
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Street in Hollywood : DELLA
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Body resting in bed? : OCEAN
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Noodle request : NOMSG
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Rolls up : FURLS
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Female George : ELIOT
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Stoned : ONPOT
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Valuable : UTILE
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Transparent : SHEER
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Youngest of a baseball trio : JESUSALOU
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Took home : MADE
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Crossword designer? : ERTE
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First name in mystery : ELLERY
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Preserves preserver : JAMJAR
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Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
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Woman in a hard-boiled detective story : DAME
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Noodle product : IDEA
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Newspaper section : ARTS
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Ceramist's need : KILN
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Lady in "Idylls of the King" : ENID
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Stew thickener : OKRA
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Property restriction : LIEN
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No longer working : DEAD
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"___ cool!" : NOT
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V-mail overseer : APO
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Little ___ : UNS
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___ Holman, early basketball great : NAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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