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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The original version of today's puzzle contained TURNPIKE, hidden in UTURN and PIKESPEAK. Will suggested replacing those entries so ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ROADBLOCKS today, black squares breaking up "road" synonyms. Wow, was NUEVO LEON tough to figure out! And although I'd seen SHANGRI LA ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 25,011 )

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Across
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Tests the weight of by lifting : HEFTS
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Sot's woe, for short : DTS
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Welcome sight in a desert : OASIS
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Dole out : ALLOT
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Slip of paper in a poker pot : IOU
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Thin pancakes with sour cream : BLINI
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Work like a dog : SLAVE
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Mexican state that touches Texas : NUEVOLEON
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"___ Last Bow" (1917 Sherlock Holmes story) : HIS
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Caboose, for a train : REAR
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Alliance : LEAGUE
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Utopia : SHANGRILA
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Aids for butterfly collectors : NETS
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"The Simpsons" girl : LISA
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Cream ___ : SODA
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Busy bees during tax season, for short : CPAS
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Figures on a spreadsheet : DATA
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Macaroni or ravioli : PASTA
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Meandering : AIMLESS
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"Rock-a-bye Baby" setting : TREETOP
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Push away : REPEL
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Yen : ACHE
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Gait faster than a walk : TROT
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More than none but less than all : SOME
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Morrison who wrote "Beloved" : TONI
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Word stamped on an invoice : PAID
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Good place to fish from : RIVERBANK
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Salient : OFNOTE
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Kovalchuk of the N.H.L. : ILYA
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African game : GNU
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Obstacle ... or any one of four black squares in this puzzle? : ROADBLOCK
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Bishop's headdress : MITER
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Polynesian land east of Fiji : TONGA
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Greek letter that represents the golden ratio : PHI
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Figure in many a sci-fi film : ALIEN
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Part of a cattle roundup : STEER
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Perfect diving score : TEN
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Winter Olympics equipment : SLEDS
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Corned beef dish : HASH
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Perry of fashion : ELLIS
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Early means of providing light for a photograph : FLASHLAMP
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Backs of ships : STERNS
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Currency of Tunisia : DINAR
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Reader of a Fodor's guide : TOURIST
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"So ___ me!" : SUE
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One of two to four in a standard orchestra : OBOE
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Poe's middle name : ALLAN
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Long, drawn-out fight : SIEGE
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Two-way, as doors : INOUT
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Certain math ratios : SINES
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Infamous impaler : VLAD
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"Good gravy!" : EGADS
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Bride's path : AISLE
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Unwilling : LOATH
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Play "monkey see, monkey do"? : APE
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Airport rental : CAR
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___ chart : PIE
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"Same here" : ASAMI
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Corporation named after a mountain : AETNA
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Bit of wear for Colonel Sanders : STRINGTIE
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As well : TOO
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Prone (to) : APT
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Harlem sights : ELS
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Take another crack at : RETRY
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Latin American seafood dish : CEVICHE
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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White House family with the dog Bo : OBAMAS
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Strong wines : PORTS
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Going on : AFOOT
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Vapid : INANE
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Word before City or after Fort on Midwest maps : DODGE
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Stanley who wrote "The Magic Kingdom" : ELKIN
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Hit below the belt : KNEED
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Skier's convenience : TBAR
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Large coffee holders : URNS
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Go (for) : OPT
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Under the weather : ILL

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

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