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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 2016

Author:
Ori Brian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Brian. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ori Brian notes:
I'm excited to be making my New York Times Crossword debut! I just want to throw in a quick shout-out to my good friend Zachary Spitz, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a great debut! Theme is fun and consistent — all zippy phrases in the form of (part of the body) + OF THE + (noun). Some might ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 24,303 )
Across
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___ browns (breakfast order) : HASH
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Golf target : HOLE
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Where "they tried to make me go," in an Amy Winehouse hit : REHAB
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Red Muppet on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
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Last word of grace : AMEN
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Wear away, as soil : ERODE
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Defeat decisively : ROUT
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___ Payne, One Direction heartthrob : LIAM
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Turn on one foot, in basketball : PIVOT
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One being laughed at : BUTTOFTHEJOKE
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"A Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM
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"Help!," at sea : SOS
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Cheese-loving pest : RAT
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Where Mom or Dad sits at dinner : HEADOFTHETABLE
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"___ sells" (advertising maxim) : SEX
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Take to the skies : SOAR
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Not walk completely upright : STOOP
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Mama's mate : PAPA
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Org. co-founded by W. E. B. Du Bois : NAACP
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When doubled, a Hawaiian fish : MAHI
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Each and ___ : EVERY
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Place after win and place : SHOW
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Totally cool : RAD
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Locale : NECKOFTHEWOODS
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Building blaster, for short : TNT
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R&B's ___ Hill : DRU
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Cub Scout unit : DEN
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Where it's calmest in a hurricane : EYEOFTHESTORM
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Part of a bicycle or loom : PEDAL
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An hour before office closing time, maybe : FOUR
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Cookie in cookies-and-cream ice cream : OREO
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Actress Berry : HALLE
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Brink : EDGE
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Space race competitor, for short : USSR
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Clothesline alternative : DRYER
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Word that follows steel, open or pigeon : TOED
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Boring way to learn : ROTE
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Oregano, for one : HERB
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Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
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Filth : SMUT
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Good drink for a sore throat : HOTTEA
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First or last quarter in the lunar cycle : HALFMOON
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Exclude : OMIT
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Jacob's wife : LEAH
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Catch in a net : ENMESH
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Shares on Facebook, maybe : REPOSTS
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"The Phantom of the Opera" lead role : ERIK
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Futuristic mode of transportation in the "Back to the Future" films : HOVERBOARD
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Big fuss : ADO
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Wager : BET
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Early automaker Ransom E. ___ : OLDS
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"Average" guy : JOE
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Greetings in Honolulu : ALOHAS
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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What's beyond the Pearly Gates : HEAVEN
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As predicted : EXPECTEDLY
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Flight watchdog org. : FAA
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Get rid of : TRASH
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Cash dispenser, briefly : ATM
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Animal house? : ARK
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Guerrilla Guevara : CHE
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Like some doughnuts and wigs : POWDERED
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One calling from a Swiss mountaintop : YODELER
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Troubles : WOES
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Questlove's hairdo, for short : FRO
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Nursery rhyme seat : TUFFET
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Doing concerts here and there : ONTOUR
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Connecticut Ivy : YALE
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Kind of list : TODO
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Ginormous : HUGE
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Approximately : ORSO
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Slumber : REST
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"Encore!" : MORE
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Prof's degree : PHD
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Corn unit : EAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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