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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Author:
Jim Quinlan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Quinlan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Quinlan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Quinlan notes:
This theme came about while I was on lunch duty (one of the less glamorous aspects of teaching in a middle school). While daydreaming, ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Is today's theme consistent? It depends on how you interpret it. By spelling, no ... but phonetically, yes, it works. KATYDIDN'T, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Jim was nice enough to give me a ride back to the airport after the ACPT, and it's great to see his name on the byline today. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 23,941 )
Across
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Fourth U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize : OBAMA
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Fantasy league deal : TRADE
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F.D.R. energy initiative : TVA
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Gore who wrote "Lincoln" : VIDAL
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Rose from slumber, old-style : WAKED
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Scull need : OAR
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Ancient marketplace : AGORA
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Singer DiFranco should heed a warning : ANIMUSTNT
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Little Havana locale : MIAMI
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Cribbage board item : PEG
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Jazz players are incapable : CATSCANT
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Winter recreation vehicle : SKIBOB
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Like rainy weather, say : DREARY
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Dukes, earls, etc. : PEERAGE
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Drug ingested in "Easy Rider" : LSD
31
Saharan stopovers : OASES
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Busy time for bats : NIGHT
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W. never existed : BUSHWASNT
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Little big band, maybe : OCTET
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Sunset dirección : OESTE
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London's Paddington, e.g.: Abbr. : STA
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Something a tuba hits : LOWNOTE
46
Transport in an Ellington tune : ATRAIN
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Trues up : ALIGNS
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Calculus disappears : MATHISNT
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Federal procurement agcy. : GSA
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Tap-dances, informally : HOOFS
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Lord's Prayer possessive : THY
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Singer Perry opted out : KATYDIDNT
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Calls it a day : QUITS
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Ore suffix : ITE
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Hardly original : TRITE
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Language of Sri Lanka : TAMIL
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Marked wrong : XED
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Sometimes-branded animal : STEER
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Unethical, informally : SLIMY
Down
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Eggs in labs : OVA
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1-Across caricature feature : BIGEARS
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Took as one's own : ADOPTED
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Tomei of "The Wrestler" : MARISA
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Eggs ___ Suisse : ALA
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Who wrote "When in doubt, tell the truth" : TWAIN
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Charged headlong : RANAT
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Tamiroff of "Anastasia" : AKIM
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Curtains, so to speak : DEMISE
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URL ender : EDU
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Gift to a donor, maybe : TOTEBAG
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Post-Impressionist with several self-portraits : VANGOGH
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Much of what is auctioned at Sotheby's : ART
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Airline with ultralow fares : SPIRIT
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Mexican pyramid builders : MAYAS
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Mid-fifth century year : CDL
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Salad bar cube : CROUTON
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Clothing designer Cole : KENNETH
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"23 red," e.g., at a casino : BET
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Anti-D.U.I. ads, e.g. : PSAS
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Nursery rhyme dwelling : SHOE
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Female producer of lanolin : EWE
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Johnson & Johnson pain soother : BENGAY
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Fantasy league concerns : STATS
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Hello, in Rio : OLA
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Ipana competitor, once : COLGATE
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Injured, as an ankle : TWISTED
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Fare often served with wasabi : SASHIMI
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Boy in a Scrooge vision : TINYTIM
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"A Bug's Life" extra : ANT
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Jeans go-with, often : TSHIRT
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Everyday routine : RITUAL
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Street hustler's game : MONTE
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In pursuit of : AFTER
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Often-punted comics character : ODIE
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"Kid-tested" cereal : KIX
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Drying-out woe, for short : DTS
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Ice cream amts. : QTS
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Like some grins : SLY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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