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New York Times, Friday, May 23, 2014

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
At the time I submitted this puzzle (early 2013), I had been experimenting with sticking chains of the same bigram in the centers of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool swath of Z's in today's puzzle (highlighted below). Sometimes I get the feeling a constructor is attempting something for ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The grid shape resembles a Z. Does that mean this puzzle has a theme?

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 23,572 )

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Across
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Tears : CAROUSES
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Philatelist's abbr. : PERF
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Blow up : OVERSTATE
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Zero, for one : OVAL
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When Winesap apples ripen : LATEAUTUMN
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Genesis source : SEGA
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Weapons in Olympic shooting events : AIRGUNS
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Actress in a best-selling 1979 swimsuit poster : BODEREK
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Braves' division, briefly : NLEAST
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Make less attractive? : DEGAUSS
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Mythical hunter : DIANA
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Notable buried at the Cathedral of Lima : PIZARRO
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Inside opening? : ENTO
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Downs rapidly : GUZZLES
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N.F.L. positions: Abbr. : RGS
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Blew away : DAZZLED
30
Ottawa electees, for short : MPS
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Flusters : TIZZIES
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Existed : WERE
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Bungler : FOOZLER
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Soda, at times : MIXER
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Tattooed temporarily : HENNAED
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Red-eye remedy : VISINE
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Mitsubishi model whose name means "huntsman" in Spanish : MONTERO
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Describing an ancient tragedian : SENECAN
41
One of the books in the Book of Mormon : OMNI
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Rosalind Russell title role : AUNTIEMAME
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Ball ___ : PEEN
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Lied : TOLDTALES
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Filmmaker ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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Worker who often takes leaves : BOTANIST
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It doesn't hold water : COLANDER
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Proving beneficial : AVAILING
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Camp David and others : RETREATS
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Purple-flowered perennial : OREGANO
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Patriotic chant : USAUSA
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Means of attracting publicity : STUNT
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Takes courses? : EATS
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World Series of Poker champion ___ Ungar : STU
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Affected sorts : POSEURS
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Extremely : EVERSO
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Fulminates : RAGES
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Kind of jacket : FLAK
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Crooked bank manager, maybe : EMBEZZLER
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Arizona city across the border from a city of Sonora with the same name : NOGALES
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Belled the cat : DARED
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Confused : DIZZIED
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Solve : PUZZLEOUT
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Ben of "Run for Your Life" : GAZZARA
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Moon of Saturn : DIONE
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Latin America's northernmost city : MEXICALI
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Matthew, Mark, Luke and John : PRENAMES
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Least flustered : SERENEST
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Life insurance plan : TONTINE
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Member of a biblical trio : WISEMAN
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Kitchen bulb? : FENNEL
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Democrat in the Bush cabinet : MINETA
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It's a long shot : HOMER
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"Casablanca" actor Conrad : VEIDT
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Emulate Eeyore : MOPE
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Capital of France's Manche department : STLO
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Head, in slang : NOB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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