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New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
My first attempt at this theme hid scrambled state names in phrases, but most of the states were only four letters long. Will and Joel ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes I wish the NYT weekday crosswords ran titles. I'm not sure what today's would be — is there a catchy phrase that means TAKE ... read more
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R
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A
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F
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T
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C
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A
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P
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D
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O
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O
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W
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B
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D
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A
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M
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N
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L
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D
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V
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C
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B
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K
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0516 ( 24,661 )
Across
1
Whole slew : RAFT
5
Outer protein shell of a virus : CAPSID
11
Verve : PEP
14
"Celeste Aida," e.g. : ARIA
15
Futures analyst? : ORACLE
16
Famous Tokyo-born singer : ONO
17
WASHINGTON + R = Intimidation tactic : WARNINGSHOT
19
Option words : ORS
20
Fusions : BLENDS
21
Smoked marijuana : USEDPOT
23
Word repeated in "Ring Around the Rosy" before "We all fall down" : ASHES
24
MISSOURI + E = "No fooling!" : IMSERIOUS
26
Interpret : READ
27
Martin who wrote "London Fields" : AMIS
28
Short dance wear : TUTU
29
Rode the bench : SAT
30
Whopper inventor : LIAR
31
Marching well : INSTEP
33
MARYLAND + O = Period in which nothing special happens : NORMALDAY
35
Imps are little ones : DEVILS
38
Sacagawea dollar, e.g. : COIN
39
___-relief : BAS
42
Evelyn Waugh's writer brother : ALEC
43
Laborious task : SLOG
44
Salad green : KALE
45
NEBRASKA + T = Mortgage specifications : BANKRATES
48
Aid for administering an oath of office : BIBLE
49
Segment of a binge-watch : EPISODE
50
Prince William's mom : LADYDI
51
Mule's father : ASS
52
CALIFORNIA + N = Majestic beast : AFRICANLION
55
1920s car : REO
56
Parodied : SENTUP
57
"___ it ironic?" : ISNT
58
Phishing target: Abbr. : SSN
59
Gave an exam : TESTED
60
"Divergent" actor James : THEO
Down
1
Places where oysters are served : RAWBARS
2
Victim of river diversion in Asia : ARALSEA
3
Professional headgear that's stereotypically red : FIREHAT
4
Got some sun : TANNED
5
Fleeces : CONS
6
S. Amer. home of the tango : ARG
7
Ballet step : PAS
8
Straight downhill run on skis : SCHUSS
9
"You win," alternatively : ILOSE
10
Put off : DETER
11
Get dog-tired : POOPOUT
12
Neither here nor there? : ENROUTE
13
Prepares to shoot near the basket, say : POSTSUP
18
Phishing targets, briefly : IDS
22
Scatterbrained : DITSY
24
Muslim leader : IMAM
25
One-in-a-million event : MIRACLE
27
Affected manner : AIRS
30
[You crack me up] : LOL
31
"Understood, dude" : IDIG
32
A Bobbsey twin : NAN
33
Shaving mishaps : NICKS
34
English johns : LOOS
35
Chicago squad in old "S.N.L." skits : DABEARS
36
Passes by : ELAPSES
37
Hunter's freezerful, maybe : VENISON
39
Infantile : BABYISH
40
"Finished!" : ALLDONE
41
View, as the future : SEEINTO
43
Rears of ships : STERNS
44
"Curious George" books, e.g. : KIDLIT
46
Honor with insults : ROAST
47
Charge for a plug? : ADFEE
48
Complete block : BAN
50
SoCal force : LAPD
53
Big inits. in the aerospace industry : ITT
54
Nod from offstage, maybe : CUE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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