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New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 2015

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JW} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
This one went through the submission-rejection cycle a few times before it was deemed ready for prime time. The last snafu was due to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The BAR gets raised in today's puzzle — five times! (BAR) REL OF MONKEYS made it apparent what was going on, but it was a nice treat ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0521 ( 23,935 )

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Across
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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___ English 800 (Miller Brand) : OLDE
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Communicate like a drill sergeant : BARK
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Word after "go" in a seasonal phrase : BRAGH
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Thunder : ROAR
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Scarlatti's style : BAROQUE
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It gets a tow : BARGE
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Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo : EARTHSIGN
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Metaphor for fun : BARRELOFMONKEYS
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Places for C-sections : ORS
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Flipped (through) : PAGED
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Looks inside a building : DECORS
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Unpainted, say : BARE
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Roll call call : AYE
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Whittled away : ERODED
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Shoreline protector : BARRIERREEF
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Prefix with -meter : BARO
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Withstand : ABIDE
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Magazine offering "Beauty Tips, Fashion Trends & Celebrity News" : ELLE
42
Perpetual 10-year old of TV : BARTSIMPSON
44
More like the dog that's jumped over by the quick brown fox : LAZIER
46
Velvet add-on : EEN
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Exclamation that's made up of two shorter exclamations : AHOY
48
Imposes : EXACTS
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It works along a fence : EDGER
51
Part of a "wheel" hand in poker : ACE
52
Elevated expectations ... or what this puzzle's maker did to five answers in this puzzle? : RAISEDTHEBAR
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Campaign from town to town : BARNSTORM
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Dodge : EVADE
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Line of Mattel dolls : BARBIES
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Nobel laureate Wiesel : ELIE
66
Moral authority? : AESOP
67
Parking meter opening : SLOT
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Ont. neighbor : MINN
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Shift, maybe : DRESS
Down
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OH or HI : ABBR
2
Hill by a loch : BRAE
3
Court figure : EARL
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Breakfast-on-the-run option : EGGO
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A place of prominence : THEFORE
6
Common ice cream mix-in : OREOS
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Advance : LOAN
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Word with horse or meat : DARK
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Art Deco icon : ERTE
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___ nova : BOSSA
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E.P.A. atmospheric stat : AQI
12
Kilim or Kirman : RUG
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Watanabe of "The Last Samurai" : KEN
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Hopped up : HYPER
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Seasoning brand : MRSDASH
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Language from which "slogan" and "spunk" come : GAELIC
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Hole in a shoe : EYELET
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Puts on ice : DEFERS
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One offering a 7-Down : DEBTEE
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Blank, now : ERASED
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Geophysicist's activity : CORING
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Blue Moon of 1960s-'70s baseball : ODOM
31
Like the Dead Sea : BRINY
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Benefit : AID
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Word on a campaign poster : REELECT
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Iran's ___ Shah Pahlevi : REZA
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Halloween card word : BOO
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Law firm assistants, for short : PARAS
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Business end of a chopper : AXEHEAD
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Dada pioneer Max : ERNST
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Darrin Stephens's co-workers on "Bewitched" : ADMEN
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Twosome : ITEM
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Singular efforts at La Scala? : SOLI
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Word before "go" in a seasonal phrase : ERIN
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Even once : EVER
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The "5" of 52 : BASE
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Kerfuffles : ADOS
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Count for crunches : REPS
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Small shots : BBS
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Feel off : AIL
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Early automotive inits. : REO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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