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New York Times, Monday, May 26, 2014

Rita who won an Oscar for "West Side Story"

Author:
Dan Margolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Margolis.
Dan Margolis notes:
After many attempts, I'm very pleased to see my puzzle being published in the NY Times! The first puzzle I attempted to construct ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! I really appreciated the novel theme today, one I wouldn't usually expect from a Monday puzzle. After solving, I had to reread ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/26/14 ( No. 23,575 )
Across
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Afternoon TV's Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Deep-sea diver's equipment : SCUBA
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Little trickster : IMP
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No longer in the closet, say : OUTED
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Grandmothers, affectionately : NANAS
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Mother of a fawn : DOE
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"Hip-hop" song of 1967 : WHITERABBIT
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Prospector's find : ORE
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When a cock crows : SUNUP
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Cock : ROOSTER
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Shocked reaction : GASP
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"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
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Super-duper : AONE
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Pilot's announcement, briefly : ETA
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"Rap" song of 1966 : KNOCKONWOOD
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Mennonite group : AMISH
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Race with batons : RELAY
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Workers with lots of baggage : REDCAPS
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"No, No" woman of Broadway : NANETTE
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Residents of the Sooner State, informally : OKIES
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Belief system : CREED
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"Country" song of 1971 : AMERICANPIE
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Young fellow : LAD
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Main part of a church : NAVE
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Winter coat material : WOOL
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Friend in war : ALLY
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Brewed drink often served with lemon : ICEDTEA
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Prefix with -hedron : TETRA
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Ending with Wolf, Bat or Super : MAN
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"Metal" song of 1950 : SILVERBELLS
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Thunderstruck feeling : AWE
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Role for which 11-Down won her Oscar : ANITA
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It was dropped at Woodstock : LSD
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"Start over" button : RESET
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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"Wham!" : POW
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"What's that?" : HUH
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"According to some ..." : ITISSAID
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Abate : LETUP
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Suddenly become alert : SNAPTO
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Taxi : CAB
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Intact, as a chain : UNBROKEN
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Scott of "Charles in Charge" : BAIO
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Concerning : ASTO
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"Same here" : IDOTOO
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Rita who won an Oscar for "West Side Story" : MORENO
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Looked hard : PEERED
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Home for a bear : DEN
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Destroy : RUIN
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Fictional Tom or real-life Diane : SAWYER
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Equipment : GEAR
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"Look ___!" : ATME
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Big maker of A.T.M.'s : NCR
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Military uniform material : KHAKI
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Suffix with pay or schnozz : OLA
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F.D.R. veep John ___ Garner : NANCE
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Crossed home plate, say : SCORED
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Photo : PIC
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Coastal defenses against flooding : SEAWALLS
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Fib : TELLALIE
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Blue-green : TEAL
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Water whirl : EDDY
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___-Caps (candy) : SNO
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Neither vegetable nor mineral : ANIMAL
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Easily tamed tropical birds : MACAWS
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Made level : EVENED
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Packing a wallop : POTENT
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Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
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Madison Square Garden, e.g. : ARENA
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Ivan or Nicholas : TSAR
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Dublin's land : EIRE
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TV schedule abbr. : TBA
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Peace sign, for one : VEE
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Piece of mail: Abbr. : LTR
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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