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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Author:
Morton J. Mendelson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Morton J. Mendelson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QX} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mendelson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Morton J. Mendelson notes:
When I retired from McGill University, where I had held academic and administrative positions for almost 40 years, I set myself a goal ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Morton gives a punny quip, playing on the word PRIME. Nice to tie together a few bits of police slang, the suspect knowing he ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 24,299 )
Across
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Unlatched, say : AJAR
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Pollock painting unit : BLOB
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Vitriolic : ACRID
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Natural harbor : COVE
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Fluctuate wildly : YOYO
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"Muy ___" (Spanish approval) : BUENO
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Part 1 of a punny quip about a perp's predicament : THEPRIMESUSPECT
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Chilean-based carrier : LAN
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The "oven" in "have a bun in the oven" : UTERUS
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Turing test participant : BOT
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Depository deposits : INGOTS
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Out : NOTHOME
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Quip, part 2 : KNEWHEWASCOOKED
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Reap : EARN
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Cap : LID
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Bruno ___ Prize (astrophysics award) : ROSSI
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Quip, part 3 : AFTERHE
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Fall that might cause falls : SLEET
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Motorist's aid, for short : AAA
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Emote : GUSH
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Quip, part 4 : WASGRILLEDBYTHE
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___ de Saint-Exupéry, author of "The Little Prince" : ANTOINE
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Titular queen of Castile in a Handel opera : ALMIRA
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Political leader? : PEE
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Feature of some gardens : GAZEBO
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Tyler of "The Lord of the Rings" : LIV
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End of the quip : POLICEDETECTIVE
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Bygone name in Chinese politics : ENLAI
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Gallery on the Thames : TATE
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Proofer's "oops" : STET
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Supposes : DEEMS
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One of two Danish kings : OLAF
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One who sends things up? : PYRO
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Ape : ACTLIKE
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Daughter of Sweeney Todd in the Sondheim musical : JOHANNA
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Count of Monte Cristo, e.g. : AVENGER
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Agent, informally : REP
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Independently : BYITSELF
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Capital of Togo : LOME
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___ and terminer (criminal court) : OYER
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Ship mates : BOSUNS
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Obliques, e.g. : ABS
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Part of the Maxwell House logo : CUP
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Some sneakers : REEBOKS
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They can be gross : INCOMES
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Two-part letter : DOTTEDI
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Pity : RUTH
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Natl. sports org. : USOC
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Totally defeat : OWN
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Rent : TORE
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Boo-___ : HOO
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"Few love it unless in themselves," per Lord Chesterfield : WIT
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"It's ___" ("Let's shake on it") : ADEAL
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"The Bell of ___" (Longfellow poem) : ATRI
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"The Facts of Life" actress : RAE
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Was unhappy (with) : HADABEEF
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Like phone numbers at meetups : SWAPPED
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Shortest route around a track : LANEONE
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One-named Grammy winner for "American Boy," 2008 : ESTELLE
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Kind of trip : EGO
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Press room? : GYM
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One of a pair of Monopoly properties : UTILITY
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Kennedy in-law : SHRIVER
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Nautical command : HEAVETO
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Playwright William : INGE
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Provoke : LEADTO
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Trading group, e.g. : BLOC
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Intense dedication : ZEAL
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Companion of Butch and Sundance : ETTA
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"___ Malala" (2013 best-selling autobiography) : IAM
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Modern prefix with gender : CIS
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Approx. 5 cc : TSP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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