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New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Author:
Garry Trudeau and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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15/15/20181
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Trudeau. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Trudeau. See all the celebrity crosswords. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: CELEBRITY CROSSWORD
This puzzle is a collaboration by the cartoonist Garry Trudeau, the Pulitzer-winning creator of "Doonesbury," working together with his son Ross Trudeau, a digital media producer in Cambridge, Mass. This is Ross's sixth puzzle for The Times.
More information about the making of today's puzzle appears in the Times's daily crossword column (nytimes.com/column/wordplay).
Jeff Chen notes:
So cool to find out that Ross, who I've come to admire as an up-and-coming constructor, is related to Garry Trudeau, who I've long ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0515 ( 25,025 )

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Across
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Pioneering game company behind Tank and Tank II : ATARI
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Music genre for Tokyo teens : JPOP
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Contribute : ADD
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By the clock : TIMED
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Good: It. : BUONO
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Coif that gets squished by headphones : FRO
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"Uncle!" : IGIVE
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Jargon : ARGOT
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Fib : LIE
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Something to stand on : LEG
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H.S. science course for college credit : APBIO
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Tequila plant : AGAVE
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Relatives of cable cars : TROLLEYS
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Actress Dash of "Clueless" : STACEY
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Showbiz reference site : IMDB
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Critical, as a situation : DOORDIE
29
Neighbor of Miss. : ALA
30
Something to pour dans votre café : LAIT
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A philanthropist might set one up : FUND
33
Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook ... or a literal hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : STANDUPCOMICS
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___ Ewbank, 1969 Super Bowl-winning coach : WEEB
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Schlemiel : JERK
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Cartoon response to a rodent : EEK
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Big Florida export : ORANGES
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Kitchenware brand with a hyphenated name : TFAL
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Fix with a blowtorch, say : REWELD
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Classic Pontiacs : GRANDAMS
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Drum used for a drumroll : SNARE
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Cousin of a chimp : ORANG
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"Runaround" girl in a 1961 Dion hit : SUE
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Barn bales : HAY
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Certain jelly : ASPIC
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Like a red-faced cartoon character : IRATE
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Neighbor of Mont. : IDA
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Timid : MOUSY
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Smallest pups : RUNTS
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Stroke : PET
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The "S" of GPS: Abbr. : SYST
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Smallest : LEAST
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Slanted : ATILT
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*Feline in a zoo : TIGER
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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Minister: Abbr. : REV
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Perfect guy : IDEALMAN
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The "J" of J.D. : JURIS
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*Bounce on a stick : POGO
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Lennon's love : ONO
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Food famously misspelled by Dan Quayle : POTATO
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Noted "spokesfowl" : AFLACDUCK
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Alfresco theaters : DRIVEINS
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Innocent-looking : DOEEYED
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*Dreamy eyes, informally : BABYBLUES
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___ Xing : PED
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*President between Hayes and Arthur : GARFIELD
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*1959 film set in Dogpatch, U.S.A. : LILABNER
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___ speak : SOTO
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*Detective who wore a two-way radio : DICKTRACY
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Eroded : ATEAWAYAT
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Earth Day's mo. : APR
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Croon beneath a balcony : SERENADE
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Played at work, informally? : DJED
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Rachel McAdams or Amanda Seyfried role in a 2004 comedy : MEANGIRL
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Deify : WORSHIP
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Shines, as silver : GLEAMS
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Devoted follower : FAN
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Material for a mill : GRIST
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Sitting position in yoga : ASANA
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*Mongrels : MUTTS
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Look at, as thou might : SEEST
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*Magnum ___ : OPUS
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Protein source in a vegan diet : SOY
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French street : RUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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