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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 Average word length: 6.28 This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Byron Walden notes:
A couple of clue edits caught my eye. For 1-Down (DRUG CZAR), I had [Coke head?]. I would have gone with [Pot head?] but for 1-Across. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What intimidation the amazingly wide-open grid presents! From a constructor's standpoint, I cringed at the thought of trying to fill ... read more
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Across
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Coffee-brewing device : DRIPPOT
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"I haven't the foggiest" : BEATSME
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Parole board consideration : REMORSE
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Like news blogs, typically : UPDATED
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Swedish university where Anders Celsius taught : UPPSALA
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Faulty, as a tank : LEAKING
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Natural shelter : GROTTO
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Hall-of-Famer with exactly 3,000 hits : CLEMENTE
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Goddess of magic : CIRCE
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Expert in calculating : SLY
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Big Florida export : SUGAR
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Sixth in a series : ZETA
25
Off the ground : ALOFT
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Ones skewered in P. J. O'Rourke's "Parliament of Whores" : POLS
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Moves toward the middle : AVERAGESOUT
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Children of American Communists : REDDIAPERBABIES
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Started a movement, metaphorically : LITTHETORCH
37
Barbera d'___ (Italian wine) : ASTI
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Hole in the head : NARIS
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Former Jordanian queen : NOOR
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Exactly, informally : SPANG
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___-com : ROM
46
Bygone Finnish coin : PENNI
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Deva, for one : HINDUGOD
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Big name in oil : WESSON
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Poet who won three Grammys for Best Spoken Word Album : ANGELOU
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Tufted songbirds : TITMICE
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Brush up on : RELEARN
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Being tracked, in a way : ONRADAR
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Swore : PLEDGED
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Tail waggers? : MOONERS
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Highest officer in his field, ironically : DRUGCZAR
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Welcome out : REPRIEVE
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Unsuitable for locavores : IMPORTED
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Tourist purchase : POSTCARD
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Rattle on : PRATE
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Setting for Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" : OSLO
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Contents of some chests : TEA
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"Isn't he great!" : BULLYFORHIM
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French pioneer of sign language : EPEE
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Douglas who wrote "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" : ADAMS
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Adopt : TAKEUP
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British beer with a kick : STINGO
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Bonkers : MENTAL
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Tools with semicircular blades : EDGERS
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What may help you hang in there? : CLOSETROD
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Bed-hopped : SLEPTAROUND
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"You ___?" : AGAIN
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Some pasta : TUBES
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Languish : AIL
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Forever stamp? : TAT
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Secret society brother to George W. Bush and John Kerry : BONESMAN
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1960s-'70s detective series : IRONSIDE
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Cheap ride : ECONOCAR
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Group governed by the Imperial Divan : SHRINERS
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Note in B major but not E major : ASHARP
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Rubylike gem : SPINEL
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Wrestle : TANGLE
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Verily : INDEED
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Place bereft of happy campers? : GULAG
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Rock: Prefix : PETRO
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Cause for an R rating : GORE
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Lush : WINO
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Barnyard male : TOM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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