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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 2017

Metric for gauging female representation in works of fiction

Author:
Paolo Pasco and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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207/17/20151/3/20217
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2300069
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1.62021
Paolo Pasco
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1016/16/20115/8/202120
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86891132252
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1.645193
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Pasco. This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times5/20/17 ( No. 24,665 )
Across
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Part of a modern circuit : SILICONCHIP
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Onetime MTV figures : VJS
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Vegan sushi option : AVOCADOROLL
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Extended stretch : EON
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Regional coverage plan? : ZONEDEFENSE
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Marble ___ : RYE
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Bit of work : ERG
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Bit of work : TASK
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Lit : AFIRE
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Muckraker who pushed for "model tenements" : RIIS
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Things with periods in their names : SITES
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Actor Ansari : AZIZ
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"Look before you leap" source : AESOP
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Control+Y on a PC : REDO
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Reading block? : CODE
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Optometrist's favorite musical note? : CSHARP
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Became clouded over : DARKENED
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[Just like that!] : POOF
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Hamilton settings : TENS
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Real-life ice age beast seen on "Game of Thrones" : DIREWOLF
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Like some light smokes : LOWTAR
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Played for a sap : USED
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Place to pick up chicks : COOP
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Brazil's fourth-largest state by population : BAHIA
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The Philippines' ___ Archipelago : SULU
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Egyptian sky god : HORUS
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Smart : PERT
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Some chess sacrifices : TRAPS
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Let : RENT
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Celebratory move popularized by Cam Newton : DAB
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"Mr." who has stitches in his face : MET
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Sloppy joe ingredient : TOMATOSAUCE
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Work that shows love : ODE
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"Meridian" and "The Temple of My Familiar" novelist : ALICEWALKER
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Edamame discard : POD
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Metric for gauging female representation in works of fiction : BECHDELTEST
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New Orleans cocktail : SAZERAC
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They can't stay quiet when tickled : IVORIES
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Like a film that's 2 1/2 hours or so : LONGISH
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Fish market supply : ICE
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Player, perhaps : CAD
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"None but the Lonely Heart" writer/director, 1944 : ODETS
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"That's cheating!" : NOFAIR
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Like a blue jay : CRESTED
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Like bad drivers, often : HONKEDAT
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French pronoun : ILS
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"Listen!," e.g. : PLEA
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Sprint competitor : VERIZON
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Driving the wrong way? : JOYRIDE
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Welcomed blessing? : SNEEZED
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Snapchat feature that alters one's features : FACESWAP
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Got into a lather : SOAPEDUP
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Political cartoonist Edward : SOREL
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Stem : PROW
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Lab, for one : POOCH
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Gearshift part : KNOB
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Amplifier for stage actors : FLOORMIC
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Bunny picker-upper? : DUSTMOP
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"Heck yeah!" : ISUREDO
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Kin : RELATED
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Individually : FOREACH
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Western legend, familiarly : THEDUKE
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Some shooting stars : AIRACES
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Gullible rodent in a Scott Adams comic : RATBERT
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Kicked : PUNTED
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Ski town near Mount Mansfield : STOWE
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Run through : STAB
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Stadium cry : OLE
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Spanish seasoning : SAL
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___-tab : ALT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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