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New York Times, Saturday, May 14, 2016

Setting of "The Sun Also Rises" and "Some Like It Hot"

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
About 15 years ago, a buddy of mine bought a house. As an industrial designer, he had grand visions of rebuilding the fixer-upper into ... read more
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I liked working with this grid pattern last time, so I tweaked and tweaked and tweaked it to figure out how I might be able to wring ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/14/16 ( No. 24,294 )

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Across
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Colorful carnival offerings : SNOCONES
9
Off-key : SOUR
13
Farm-to-table advocate : LOCAVORE
14
What's now yours : THINE
15
Words recited before "gratia plena, Dominus tecum" : AVEMARIA
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Put one's nose to the grindstone : TOILED
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Moldable kitchen stuff : GELATIN
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Like President Paul Kagame : RWANDAN
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Actress Singer of "Footloose" and TV's "Fame" : LORI
20
Skipper whose #6 was retired in 2014 : JOETORRE
21
Where many nuts are housed : TOOLCASE
24
"The Mod Squad" role : LINC
25
Drifted off : SNOOZED
26
Supermodel Wek : ALEK
27
Terminal giant, once : IBM
30
Cutting-edge device named for its versatility : SAWZALL
32
Grp. with many missionaries : LDS
33
Tightener of locks : PERM
35
Bucks, e.g. : NBATEAM
37
Golf takeback, maybe : REPO
38
Crusades, e.g. : WAGESWAR
40
Like some food and flattery : OVERDONE
42
Promote to annoyance : FLOG
44
Piano bar? : MEASURE
45
Criticized : FAULTED
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Hard up : INNEED
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Cooler person to live with? : CELLMATE
50
Charon's passengers : SOULS
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Language of the Twelve Tables : OLDLATIN
52
Revival V.I.P.s, perhaps : EMTS
53
They corral kids : PLAYPENS
Down
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Some industrial waste : SLAG
2
Cutting-edge : NOVEL
3
Its name comes from Nahuatl for "jaguar" : OCELOT
4
Z28 and ZL1 : CAMAROS
5
They're often standing when the curtains are lowered : OVATIONS
6
Sushi wrapper : NORI
7
Mayo's place : ERIN
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Arabian ___ : SEA
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Polish giant, once : SHINOLA
10
Part of a rig : OILDRILL
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Like runs caused by errors : UNEARNED
12
Hillbilly sorts : REDNECKS
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Flawlessly : TOAT
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Lures with music : TWEEDLES
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Optimistic : ROSEATE
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Setting of "The Sun Also Rises" and "Some Like It Hot" : JAZZAGE
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Spanglish or Franglais component : LOANWORD
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Plant poisonous to cattle : COWBANE
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"Cross my heart" : IPROMISE
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Material used in apitherapy : BEEVENOM
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Shelled shill : MRPEANUT
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By the book : LAWFULLY
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Tidbits : MORSELS
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Store locator, maybe : MALLMAP
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Move like a tornado : ROTATE
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Union jack? : DUES
43
Pickup line? : GETIN
45
Hew : FELL
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He played the U.S. president in "Canadian Bacon," 1995 : ALDA
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Fox network? : DENS
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24-Across, for one : COP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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