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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 2015

All but the fifth and sixth words in "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Collins.
Kameron Austin Collins notes:
The grid had to look exuberant. Wouldn't anything fewer than 10 HA's, split four ways, look too polite to be an outburst? I wanted to ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
It's unusual for me to print out a puzzle, but due to circumstances too boring to describe here, I ended up with a paper version of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Speaking of APOCRYP(HA) — fantastic entry and clue by the way, with the confusing "texts" plural not matching the crazy perceived -RYP ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
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L
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F
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M
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A
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T
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L
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A
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A
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Y
O
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B
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S
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S
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W
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Y
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Y
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T
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O
T
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E
G
O
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N
24
G
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R
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A
B
B
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Y
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G
M
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N
27
A
N
A
28
A
B
R
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B
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B
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S
T
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N
O
R
T
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P
O
U
T
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M
O
N
T
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F
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A
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N
T
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L
A
U
G
H
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I
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N
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G
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E
P
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G
O
D
N
O
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C
O
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T
R
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C
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D
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B
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A
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V
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Y
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B
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T
T
A
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S
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W
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N
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G
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I
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H
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T
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© 2015, The New York Times5/14/15 ( No. 23,928 )
Across
1
Flag position : HALFMAST
7
Go from a grape to a raisin, e.g. : SHRIVEL
14
Body that's now a fraction of its former self : ARALSEA
16
"Sure thing!" : YOUBETCHA
17
Co-star of "Grown Ups," 2010 : SANDLER
18
By hook or by crook : SOMEWAY
19
Lead-in to haw : YEE
20
Schleps : TOTES
22
I, to Claudius : EGO
23
Coatrack item : HANGER
25
Westminster, e.g. : ABBEY
26
Figures in 2011's "J. Edgar" : GMEN
27
Santa ___ : ANA
28
Almost spilling over : ABRIM
29
1930s heavyweight champ : BAER
30
With 37-Across, lose it ... or what 12 answers in this puzzle appear to do : BURSTOUT
32
América del ___ : NORTE
33
Sullen look : POUT
34
Pyrénées peak : MONT
35
Plotz : FAINT
37
See 30-Across : LAUGHING
41
___ du combat : EPEE
42
"Heaven forbid!" : GODNO
43
Company exec : COO
44
Stepped : TROD
45
They're not hard to catch : COLDS
46
Big ___ (W.W. I weapon) : BERTHA
47
Bow : ARC
48
Country home : VILLA
49
Shostakovich symphony "Babi ___" : YAR
50
Longtime firearm manufacturer : BERETTA
52
Moving like trees in the wind : SWAYING
56
Hindrances for a competitive swimmer : HAIRYLEGS
57
Bases for basses : HOMONYM
58
Stylish bun : TOPKNOT
59
Wisconsin city near Lake Michigan : WAUKESHA
Down
1
Things sung when you don't know the words : LAS
2
Brother (but not a bro) : FRA
3
Unit of work : MANYEAR
4
Tree with catkins : ALDER
5
Headache : HASSLE
6
Timeout signal : TEE
7
Alphabetization, for one : SYSTEM
8
Nonsense : HOOEY
9
Captain Morgan and others : RUMS
10
The Everlys' "When Will ___ Loved" : IBE
11
Potentially awkward question at an introduction : HAVEWEMET
12
Stand against the wall? : ETAGERE
13
Idyllic, like a past time : HALCYON
15
Paintings outside the mainstream, per Jean Dubuffet : ARTBRUT
21
"Late" news item : OBIT
23
Catch : NAB
24
Animal whose head makes no sound? : GNU
25
On : ABOUT
26
"Wayne's World" weirdo : GARTH
28
When some people meet for lunch : ATONE
29
Part of a Cuban combo : BONGO
31
Invaded someone's privacy : SPIED
32
All but the fifth and sixth words in "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" : NOUNS
34
Scramble : MADDASH
35
Noted Italian chocolatier : FERRERO
36
Noncanonical texts : APOCRYPHA
37
Laze : LOLL
38
Winter installation in New York's Central Park : ICERINK
39
Neither's partner : NOR
40
Caught : GOT
42
Defer to everyone else, say : GOLAST
44
"Bewitched" spinoff : TABITHA
45
Gas brand with a triangular logo : CITGO
46
Marshy outlet : BAYOU
48
Powerful engine : VTEN
49
Kawasaki competitor : YAMAHA
51
Member of an organization with an Exalted Ruler : ELK
53
"Where do I even begin ..." : WOW
54
Largest county in Nevada : NYE
55
Baseball V.I.P.s : GMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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