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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Grampa Simpson, describe a Genesis figure"?

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Stulberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
When I first saw this puzzle's edited version, 57-Across (PIESPIESPIES) had me genuinely stumped until I figured out the twist Will ... read more
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Loved this; themers that look like three repeated words but can be parsed in kooky ways. VIS A VIS VISA was readily apparent, as was ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times5/20/15 ( No. 23,934 )
Across
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Some bunts or flies, for short : SACS
5
Sound of thunder : PEAL
9
Cabinet member's title, maybe : MADAM
14
Throw a line to : HELP
15
Have merit : RATE
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Came into being : AROSE
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Like much tribal history : ORAL
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Neck of the woods : AREA
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"Of course!" : RIGHT
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In relation to someone's travel document? : VISAVISAVISA
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Holiday not widely observed by Quakers : EASTER
24
See-through material : MESH
25
Start of a one-two : JAB
28
Cunning : SLY
29
Drilling apparatus : RIG
31
Many a MundoFox watcher : LATINO
33
"Grampa Simpson, describe a Genesis figure"? : ABELABELABEL
36
Diamond defect : FLAW
39
Back when : AGO
40
Off-color, plus : LEWD
41
Jockey who's jeered by me? : RIDERIDERIDE
46
Paper Mate's Pink Pearl, e.g. : ERASER
47
Brian who produced U2 : ENO
48
Awareness-raising spot, for short : PSA
51
Cap named for a Robert Burns hero : TAM
52
Meadow cries : BAAS
55
Wordless harrumphs : SNORTS
57
Detective catches sight of bakery wares? : PIESPIESPIES
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It might make a shadow disappear : RAZOR
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Respond to a belly rub, say : PURR
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Manner of speaking : TONE
64
Be : EXIST
65
Send off : EMIT
66
Mineral abundant in kale : IRON
67
"Mark twain" measure : DEPTH
68
Role for Costner or Stack : NESS
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
Down
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Pushes hard : SHOVES
2
Like most Google Earth views : AERIAL
3
Elegant : CLASSY
4
Paintball impact sound : SPLAT
5
With 11-Down, barking rodent : PRAIRIE
6
What barbers "lower" : EARS
7
First-stringers : ATEAM
8
Fleet Week break : LEAVE
9
Parade V.I.P. : MARSHAL
10
Bocelli piece : ARIA
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See 5-Down : DOG
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Makeup of some bats : ASH
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"Miracle" player of 1969 : MET
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What "is" is : VERB
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Any of the Canaries : ISLE
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Agree (with) : JIBE
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From the top : ANEW
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Font option : BOLD
30
Feeling pleased : GLAD
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Chaucer piece : TALE
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Bowls over : AWES
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Actuarial figure : AGE
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Barrel diameter : BORE
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Get in a stew : FRET
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Turkish currency unit : LIRA
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"Paradise Lost" character : ADAM
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Renaissance : REBIRTH
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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They often fall out of magazines : INSERTS
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Mob summit figures : DONS
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Home to monks or nuns : PRIORY
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Notepad holders of old : STENOS
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Nod of the head, say : ASSENT
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Wood used in matchmaking : ASPEN
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Surf froth : SPUME
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___ disc (blind spot) : OPTIC
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Put on YouTube, e.g. : POST
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"Bearded" bloom : IRIS
59
Power tie shade : RED
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Send packing : AXE
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Nada : ZIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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