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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 2015

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Phillips notes:
To be frank, I was fairly shocked when Will accepted this puzzle in May 2014. (I sent it off in January of the same year for those ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
For anyone who's curious, David's original clue for KIM JONG-UN was "Whom Dennis Rodman called 'a friend for life' in 2013." The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
KIM JONG UN tied right to "The Interview," love it! I also love KIM JONG UN's accomplishments, like learning to drive at age three. ... read more
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Across
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2000s James Cameron cyberpunk/sci-fi series : DARKANGEL
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Sting : TRAP
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Co-star of Greta Garbo in "Ninotchka" : INACLAIRE
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Difficult treatment, informally : CHEMO
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Interviewee in 2014's "The Interview" : KIMJONGUN
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Catnip and others : HERBS
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"The Da Vinci Code" priory : SION
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Online shopping button : ADDTOCART
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Trattoria order : PENNE
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Variety of poker, briefly : HILO
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French possessive : ATOI
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Émile Zola's "La ___ humaine" : BETE
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Financially secure : SET
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Rioting, e.g. : UNREST
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Troubles : ADOS
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Goes one step too far? : TRESPASSES
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Class for model students? : ART
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"For sure" : YEP
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"Look Sharp. Live Smart" sloganeer : GQMAGAZINE
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200 at a 500 : LAPS
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Some Windows products : SUITES
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Some Windows systems : NTS
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Two-time mythological role for Anthony Hopkins : ODIN
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Final, e.g. : TEST
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It's an honor to wear : SASH
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Poker declaration : ICALL
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Home : RESIDENCE
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Mouths to feed? : MAWS
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Temper : INURE
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Families often share them : DATAPLANS
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Second-generation Japanese-American : NISEI
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Athena's gift to Athens : OLIVETREE
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It's got teeth : GEAR
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Ones getting passes : RECEIVERS
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Hägar creator Browne : DIK
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Ouzo flavorer : ANISEED
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Bash : RAMINTO
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Hall-of-Famer from the 1950s-'60s Celtics : KCJONES
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Forever ___ (Internet meme) : ALONE
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Photographer Goldin : NAN
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One billion cycles per second : GIGAHERTZ
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Learned : ERUDITE
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Three-time U.S. Open champ in the 1980s : LENDL
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"Let's Go" group, 1979 : THECARS
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Changes at Standard & Poor's, say : RERATES
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Eisenhower and Nixon biographer Stephen : AMBROSE
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Some office notes : POSTITS
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___ Chang, Harry Potter's onetime crush : CHO
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Top-secret disguises? : TOUPEES
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Grp. of 300 people? : PBA
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Bonn boulevard : STRASSE
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Experience a minor crash? : NAP
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Fake : SYNTHETIC
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Golden ___ : AGE
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Burlesque show wear : GSTRING
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She's "too cute to be a minute over 17" in a Chuck Berry song : QUEENIE
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46-Across wearer since 1952 : MISSUSA
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Dresser : ATTIRER
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Commensurate : INSCALE
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Public access channel, e.g. : LOCALTV
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Computer program that blocks viruses : ADAWARE
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Stella Artois or Beck's : PILSNER
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___ alum : SNL
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Legalese conjunction : ANDOR
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Noted Guangzhou-born architect : IMPEI
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___ gratia : DEI
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GPS abbr. : AVE
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French possessive : SES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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