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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 2015

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Woolf. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Woolf notes:
I started working on this puzzle as an exercise in "How to construct a Triple Stack." I wanted to understand the magnitude of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Themeless puzzles featuring 15-letter entries sometimes suffer from a lack of pizzazz, because those long guys don't leave much room ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0522 ( 23,936 )
Across
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Message accompanied by red lips : SEALEDWITHAKISS
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Like a hot mess : ALLOVERTHEPLACE
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Where everything has been checked : BAGGAGECAROUSEL
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F-, H- or I-, but not G- : ANION
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Gets full : SATES
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Hawaiian Tropic stat : SPF
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Fourth-row Battleship position : DTEN
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Greek for "vapor" : ATMOS
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Fela ___, Afrobeat music pioneer : KUTI
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He racked up 270 goals and 645 assists : ORR
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Storied abductee : HELEN
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Mann of pop : AIMEE
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How some things are washed : ASHORE
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Wage ___ : EARNER
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Somme buddy : AMI
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Something to chew : CUD
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Ledger sums : MONIES
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Opposite of cruel : HUMANE
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Many a Netflix viewing session : BINGE
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Sporty auto options : TTOPS
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Peak in the eurozone : ALP
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Drought, poverty and such : ILLS
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"___ me!" : BEATS
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Gershon of "Rescue Me" : GINA
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"___ you!" : SEE
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Like some Pashto speakers : IRANI
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Enjoy in the moment : SAVOR
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They're good for the long haul : TRACTORTRAILERS
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Game with one round : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Like many floor cleaners : ONHANDSANDKNEES
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Saturday, in Seville : SABADO
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South Korean compact : ELANTRA
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Setting of "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" : ALGIERS
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Start at a terminal, say : LOGON
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Longoria with two Gold Gloves : EVAN
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U. wish? : DEG
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Get a lock on, e.g. : WRESTLE
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Start of a Christmas carol : ITCAME
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Pointer's statement : THATONE
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"___ the thing ..." : HERES
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Common blood type: Abbr. : APOS
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1950s Reds star Ted, for short : KLU
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"My guess is ..." : IASSUME
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Symbol of authority : SCEPTER
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Many an Instagram : SELFIE
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Mountainside dwelling : AERIE
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A bit, informally : KINDA
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Bro : HOMIE
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Wild callas, e.g. : ARUMS
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Kicks back (with) : HANGS
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Some bra parts : ACUPS
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Event in which 3:43:13 is the world record : MILERUN
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Restrained, as a dog : ONLEASH
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He partnered with Bear in 1923 : STEARNS
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Means of branding : HOTIRON
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Lack of worldliness : NAIVETE
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Los Estados Unidos, en México : ELNORTE
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Light bite site : BISTRO
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Form of yoga : TANTRA
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Breaks down in class : PARSES
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Like dales, but not glens : BROAD
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Ancient medical researcher : GALEN
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Phone ___ : ITIN
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Web content : SILK
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It included Ga., La. and Va. : CSA
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I.R.S. employee: Abbr. : AUD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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