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New York Times, Monday, May 18, 2015

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQVZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gene Newman notes:
I created my first puzzle while house-sitting for my daughter in San Francisco in 1996. I thought it would be a fun time-filler. I had ... read more
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One my favorite books about the craft of writing is Stephen King's "On Writing." Aside from being a master of storytelling, King gives ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0518 ( 23,932 )
Across
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Ostrichlike bird : EMU
4
Alternative to rock and scissors : PAPER
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T-bone, for one : STEAK
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Sought office : RAN
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Girl who was a guest at the Mad Hatter's tea party : ALICE
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Bird on the back of a quarter : EAGLE
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Column's opposite : ROW
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"You forgot to water the plants," Tom said ___ : WITHERINGLY
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Hunter constellation : ORION
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Poems whose titles often start "To a ..." : ODES
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Playwright Hellman : LILLIAN
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Savory filled pastries : SAMOSAS
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Delivered, as a punch : LANDED
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Pop-up or foul : MISHIT
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Prefix with cycle or color : TRI
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Stared stupidly : GAPED
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Doorbell sound : CHIME
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Get the ___ of : HANG
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Reaction to the Beatles in 1964 or Justin Bieber in 2010 : MANIA
43
Not many : AFEW
44
Former F.B.I. director J. ___ Hoover : EDGAR
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Lawful : LICIT
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Gridiron scores, for short : TDS
49
Salmon serving : FILLET
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Lowly, as labor : MENIAL
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North Pole workplace : TOYSHOP
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Sound systems : STEREOS
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Pitcher : EWER
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"Saturday Night Fever" music genre : DISCO
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"Oh, I just fed the alligator," Tom said ___ : OFFHANDEDLY
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What crosswalks cross: Abbr. : STS
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The "P" of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
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Hit 1977 musical with the song "It's the Hard-Knock Life" : ANNIE
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Meadow : LEA
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Prom duds for guys : TUXES
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Fills, as a washer : LOADS
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Since Jan. 1 : YTD
Down
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Swashbuckling Flynn : ERROL
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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"As much as I'd like, you're not getting any of my estate," Tom said ___ : UNWILLINGLY
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Hocking : PAWNING
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"___ Baba and the 40 Thieves" : ALI
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Poe's "The ___ and the Pendulum" : PIT
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Sound effect in a long hallway : ECHO
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Baby Moses was found among them : REEDS
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Earth-shaking : SEISMIC
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Light brown : TAN
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What might be cooked once over easy : EGG
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Everybody : ALL
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Item often kept on a chain : KEY
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500 sheets of paper : REAM
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Suffix with schnozz : OLA
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Eve's man : ADAM
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2015 earthquake locale : NEPAL
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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"Being a bit lazy, I prefer automatic," Tom said ___ : SHIFTLESSLY
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Directed (at) : AIMED
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Worries : STEWS
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Piracy, e.g. : THEFT
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SiriusXM medium : RADIO
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Cuts into cubes : DICES
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Guys' partners : GALS
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Fats Waller's "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Microwaves, say : REHEATS
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Colors, as hippies' shirts : TIEDYES
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Village : TOWN
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___ Ben Canaan of "Exodus" : ARI
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Part of a piano or bike : PEDAL
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Duo quadrupled : OCTET
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"It pains me to hear that" : SOSAD
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So-called "Biggest Little City in the World" : RENO
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Choose (to) : OPT
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Annual winter outbreak : FLU
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Obsolescent means of communication : FAX
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Hasten : HIE
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Genetic stuff : DNA
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Cornea cover : LID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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