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New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 2016

"___ of Heaven! too gentle to be human" (line from Shelley's "Epipsychidion")

Author:
Joel Fagliano and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 130, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Fagliano. This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Walden. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
BYRON: The idea for the puzzle was Joel's. I was psyched when he asked me to collaborate on it, because I like puzzles which play with crossword conventions, and I am a big fan of Joel's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The first thing I noticed was that a incredibly wide-open grid, so I checked how many words it was. When I counted only 130 words, a nearly record-breaking stat, I worried. Joel and Byron ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/1/16 ( No. 24,281 )
Across
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Grass and such : FORAGE
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Lifesavers, e.g. : TORI
11
Turns off : DISGUSTS
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Source of good fortune : AMULET
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Tried to open, as a pet door : PAWED
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Seaman's aid : OCEANMAP
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*Z, for one : CABLECHANNEL
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Behind : DERRIERE
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"O grave, where is ___ victory?": I Corinthians : THY
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Neither wizards nor witches, in Harry Potter books : MUGGLES
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Language descended from Old Norse : FAROESE
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Tiara accompaniment : SASH
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Subject of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Medicine : POLIO
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Eagerly unwrap : RIPOPEN
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God whose name sounds like a word meaning "understated" : LOKI
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Take its toll? : PEAL
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*Board : RIGHTSIDE
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*Alliance member : UNITEDAIRLINES
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They may result in title changes, for short : TKOS
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Dips made with olives, capers and anchovies : TAPENADES
48
Fragrant wood : CEDAR
50
Grain to crush : GRIST
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Background check runner, maybe : EMPLOYER
52
Government org. in "Breaking Bad" : DEA
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"Oh, that's clever!" : NICEIDEA
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Something to be divvied up : PIE
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Hundred, in Honduras : CIENTO
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Stand in the shadows : LURK
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*Ted talks, say : BROKEREDASETTLEMENT
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Reebok rival : PUMA
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Texas city in the movie "Friday Night Lights" : ODESSA
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Bonn one : EIN
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Pro-consumer ideology : NADERISM
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In back : AFT
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Jet fuel, mainly : KEROSENE
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Stave off : AVERT
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Good friend, informally : HOMIE
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Find some advantage : GETANEDGE
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Red giant in the constellation Cetus : MIRA
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*Crossed pair : ROMEOANDJULIET
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*Search party : EDMCMAHON
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Drainage pit : SUMP
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___ example : ASAN
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Owl's prey : RODENTS
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Browns and Blues : TEAMS
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"House Hunters" network : HGTV
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Bromine and fluorine compounds : HALIDES
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Kind of band : ELASTIC
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Move it : HIE
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Boastful types : EGOTISTS
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*Let's hope : ACTINGCAREER
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Group with the 1985 #1 hit "Broken Wings" : MRMISTER
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"___ about right" : SEEMS
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Eyelike opening, in architecture : OCULUS
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Ones breaking game rules? : POACHERS
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Big buildup : HYPE
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"Great" Eurasian region : STEPPE
Down
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Almanac fodder : FACTS
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Home of the daily World-Herald : OMAHA
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Clicker for Dorothy : RUBYSLIPPER
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Tie word : ALL
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"Well, fancy that!" : GEE
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Abbr. that can be written with an ampersand : ETC
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The casino in "Casino" : TANGIERS
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Soccer goof : OWNGOAL
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Kite adjunct : REEL
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Goldbrick : IDLER
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The Pentagon inits. : DOD
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Crystalline weather phenomenon : ICEFOG
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"___ of Heaven! too gentle to be human" (line from Shelley's "Epipsychidion") : SERAPH
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Unlofty loft : GARRET
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Labor pain : UNIONSTRIKE
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Pirate's mate, in literature and film : SMEE
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Besmirches : TARS
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German vice admiral killed in W.W. I's Battle of the Falklands : SPEE
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Celtic who was the M.V.P. of the 2008 N.B.A. Finals : PAULPIERCE
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Kaiser Permanente offering : HMO
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Begat : SIRED
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W, for one : HOTEL
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March 14, to math lovers : PIDAY
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Fibonacci or Galileo : PISAN
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Casino offering, derived from the Latin for "five each" : KENO
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Revenue source for Fish and Wildlife departments : LICENSEFEES
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Jocular disclaimer : IKID
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Spoonful, say : DOSE
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Sch. whose mascot is Paydirt Pete : UTEP
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Coastal desert of southern Africa : NAMIB
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Fruity drink : ADE
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Tops in handwriting, say : NEATEST
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Small stream : RILL
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Wheat ___ : GERM
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What sharpshooters take : DEADAIM
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Prompt : CUE
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Vow that's mostly vowels : IDO
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When golden goals happen in the N.H.L. : OTS
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Arts page contributor : OPERACRITIC
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Novelist Vonnegut : KURT
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Big Four record co. that broke up in 2012 : EMI
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Headlong or headstrong : RASH
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Striven : TAKENPAINS
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What rugged individualists seldom admit to : NEEDINGHELP
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Light shade : TINGE
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Classic hair removal brand : NEET
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Reputation : NAME
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Gung-ho : AVID
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Skin: Suffix : DERM
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Numbskull : MORON
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Posting at JFK or DFW : ETD
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Eastern royals : RAJAS
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Heavy load : ONUS
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Pause word in Psalms : SELAH
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Scam with three cards : MONTE
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Information on a sports ticket : GAMETIME
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Exceed : OUTSTEP
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Fashionable : MODISH
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Latin carol word : ADESTE
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Prynne of "The Scarlet Letter" : HESTER
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Question mark's key-mate : SLASH
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"Charlie's Angels" director, 2000 : MCG
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Keep occupied : TIEUP
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One of 1,288 in the book of Numbers : VERSE
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Biodiesel fuel source : HEMP
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Prefix with ecology or chemical : AGRO
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___ Linda, Calif. : LOMA
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___-deucy : ACEY
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Some 112-Down retakers: Abbr. : SRS
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Tan neighbor, on calculators : COS
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Exam with a Science Reasoning section : ACT
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Wish undone : RUE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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