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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
I wish I could remove the black squares between 24A & 26A and its symmetrical spot (REMO / LEN & EME / AIWA). I tried to give the grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, C.C. giving us intersecting items that usually come in PAIRS. I uncovered SOCK / SOCK first, and that gave me a smile — ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 24,668 )
Across
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Make a pass at : HITON
6
Cousin of lager : ALE
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Deposited soil : SILT
13
Dig deeply : ADORE
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Baldwin known for his presidential impersonation : ALEC
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Village Voice award : OBIE
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Dress down : TONGUELASH
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TD Garden athlete, informally : CELT
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Gorge oneself, with "out" : PIG
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Smidgen : TAD
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Salmon type : SOCKEYE
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Wash. neighbor : IDA
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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"Live Free or Die Hard" director Wiseman : LEN
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Potentially offensive : NONPC
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Bread that's often brushed with ghee : NAN
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Early anesthetic : ETHER
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Main line from the heart : AORTA
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Aquafina competitor : DASANI
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"Wow, unbelievable!" : IMINAWE
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Cause of yawns : BOREDOM
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Kitchen cabinet : PANTRY
42
Rainbow ___ : TROUT
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Others, in Oaxaca : OTROS
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"A Dream Within a Dream" writer : POE
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Big college major, informally : PSYCH
49
Suffix with morph- : EME
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Onetime giant in consumer electronics : AIWA
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Fair-hiring letters : EOE
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Audited, as a class : SATINON
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"Be quiet!" : SHH
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X-ray alternative : MRI
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Coveted, as a position : PLUM
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Throws a fit : HASKITTENS
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Fairy tale meanie : OGRE
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Marriott competitor : OMNI
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Core belief : TENET
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Lies by the pool, say : TANS
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Penn of "Harold & Kumar" films : KAL
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Figure skating event ... or what the circled items always come in : PAIRS
Down
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Quaint fashion accessory : HATPIN
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Enthusiastic assent : IDOIDO
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Friendly Islands native : TONGAN
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www.wikipedia.___ : ORG
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Neither fem. nor masc. : NEUT
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Future perfect tense in grammar class, e.g. : LESSON
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Bounce back : ECHO
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Some mechanics' tool collections : SOCKETSETS
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Informal cry from someone who is duped : IBEENHAD
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Bloom on a pad : LILY
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Part lopped off by la guillotine : TETE
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How pasta may be prepared : ALDENTE
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Talent for music : EAR
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Fully explain : CLEARUP
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Nanny goat's cry : MAA
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Plays charades : PANTOMIMES
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Make rough : COARSEN
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Brian who composed "Discreet Music" : ENO
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What an air ball misses : RIM
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Train system: Abbr. : RWY
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Scooby-___ : DOO
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Big step for a young company, for short : IPO
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Silent "Welcome" giver : MAT
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Reciprocally : INRETURN
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Cold one : BREWSKI
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You, in Tours : TOI
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Isthmus land : PANAMA
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Native of Mocha : YEMENI
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Drugstore location, often : CORNER
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Bank jobs : HEISTS
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Sashimi staple : AHI
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Dalmatian feature : SPOT
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Pond organism : ALGA
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"Well, all right then" : OHOK
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Start of a web address : HTTP
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TV show that comes on at 11:29 (not 11:30) p.m. : SNL
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Pekoe, for one : TEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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