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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 2015

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Barry C. Silk notes:
GOOGOLPLEX and GOOGLEPLEX were the seeds for this puzzle. My first attempt at pairing these seeds symmetrically in a puzzle used a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This is my type of mini-theme, the GOOGLEPLEX headquarters a play on the number GOOGOLPLEX. I love the quote from a nine-year old, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 23,916 )
Across
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Socialite who wrote "How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man" : GABOR
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It's slippery when wet : SOAP
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Acquired wisdom, per a saying : AGED
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In ___ diagnosis : UTERO
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Zero-compromise : ALLORNONE
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Computer data structure : ARRAY
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Didn't stay secret : LEAKEDOUT
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Image on Mississippi's state quarter : MAGNOLIA
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Edward Snowden, notably : EMIGRE
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Imitated a straining weightlifter : GRUNTED
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Like many stoves: Abbr. : ELEC
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Series of unknown challenges? : ALGEBRAEXAM
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Ending for the most part? : EST
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Some cable splitters : ROOMIES
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"Approved," e.g. : STAMP
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Labrador Sea sights : FLOES
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Highland games gear : KILTS
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Thou : GNOTE
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Drawing people : DUELERS
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U.S.C.G. rank : CPO
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Evacuation location : NEARESTEXIT
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Hoops division : HALF
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Divorced title couple of film : KRAMERS
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Acting as sentry : ONPOST
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Exhibitionists? : CURATORS
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1970s-'80s sitcom locale : MELSDINER
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Itch for : COVET
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When a daily run starts : PRESSTIME
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Jointly attacked? : KNEED
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Old German duchy name : SAXE
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Reason to use the 44-Across: Abbr. : EMER
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Ones in bondage : SERFS
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Where Chamorro is spoken : GUAM
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Blade handle? : ATRA
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"Lulu" opera composer : BERG
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2003 N.C.A.A. hoops champs : ORANGEMEN
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Subject of the 2013 musical biography "Rhapsody in Black" : ROYORBISON
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Seat of Monterey County, Calif. : SALINAS
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6-Across ingredient : OLEATE
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Mimicking : ALA
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Nudged : POKEDAT
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"Pretty in Pink" heroine : ANDIE
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Corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. : GOOGLEPLEX
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Hardens : ENURES
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Pick up : DETECT
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Acronym associated with retirement? : REM
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Attraction : LURE
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George Strait's "All My ___ Live in Texas" : EXS
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A little ruff : ARF
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Alternative to :-) : LOL
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Vast number : GOOGOLPLEX
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Skedaddle : MAKETRACKS
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Turning 50, e.g. : MILESTONE
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Prefix with axial : TRI
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Retired runway model : SST
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Meteorite impact product : TEKTITE
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Place for a decorative clip : EAR
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Less outgoing : DEMURER
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___ name : USER
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Doesn't eat daintily : CHOMPS
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Sandwich chain : PANERA
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Flower-bearing shoot : RACEME
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Best Musical after "The Lion King" : FOSSE
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Org. with buttons that said "There's a change gonna come" : SDS
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In preference to : OVER
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The Keys, essentially : REEF
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Rule book contents: Abbr. : STDS
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Math-based game : NIM

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

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