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New York Times, Friday, May 30, 2014

48-Across : "Our Gang" girl

Author:
James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Mulhern

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Mulhern.
James Mulhern notes:
It's not the prettiest-looking grid in terms of the arrangement of black squares, but hopefully the fill looks a bit better. I started ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A lot of strong entries in the grid today. I like it when I can't quite tell what the seed entry or entries would have been. Sometimes ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/30/14 ( No. 23,579 )

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Across
1
Any of the three authors of "Pull My Daisy" : BEATPOET
9
They produce minimal distortion : HIFIS
14
He may have many lines memorized : LADIESMAN
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Monomer of proteins, informally : AMINO
17
Elicit a "T.M.I." : OVERSHARE
18
Like about 30% of 51-Across, belief-wise : HINDU
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Head of communications? : TELE
20
1,000-pound weight units : KIPS
21
Suffered a face-plant : ATEIT
22
Rugby-to-Reading dir. : SSE
23
Novel title character called "My sin, my soul" : LOLITA
25
Cry of contempt : PAH
26
Trip : MISSTEP
27
Appeal to : GRAB
28
Light on TV or Broadway : JUDITH
31
Star of Bombay, e.g. : SAPPHIRE
33
Cousin of cumin and coriander : ANISE
34
Arrested : RANIN
35
Riveting piece, perhaps : MUSTREAD
39
Nickeled-and-dimed? : MINTED
40
Award with a Best Upset category : ESPY
41
Its flag includes an image of a nutmeg clove : GRENADA
43
Appeal formally : SUE
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À gogo : GALORE
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Prefix with pressure or point : ACU
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"Our Gang" girl : DARLA
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Its flag includes an image of a cocoa pod : FIJI
52
Old Brown Dog and others : ALES
53
Old pitcher of milk? : ELSIE
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Next to : ALONGSIDE
56
Budget alternative : ALAMO
57
Try : TAKEASTAB
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DuPont development of 1935 : NYLON
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Subject that includes women's suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment : HERSTORY
Down
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Stains : BLOTS
2
Homebuilders' projections : EAVES
3
Best New Artist Grammy winner of 2008 : ADELE
4
One needing pressure to perform well : TIRE
5
Ovid's foot : PES
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Midwest city named for a Menominee chief : OSHKOSH
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Potential virus sources : EMAILS
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Bone preservation locations : TARPITS
9
Reaction to a card : HAHA
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Tag statement : IMIT
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Often-overlooked details : FINEPRINT
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"Imagine" Grammy winner of 2010 : INDIAARIE
13
County seat on the St. Joseph River : SOUTHBEND
15
Beverage brand portmanteau : NESTEA
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Engine measure : LITER
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Twitter, Facebook or Instagram : APP
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Like areas around waterfalls : MISTY
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Major cocoa exporter : GHANA
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Oscar nominee for playing Cal Trask : JAMESDEAN
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Very, very : UNUSUALLY
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Opposite of aggregation : DISPERSAL
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What "ruined the angels," per Ralph Waldo Emerson : PRIDE
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Prod : EGG
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One of Time magazine's cover "Peacemakers" : ARAFAT
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Wily temptress : DELILAH
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Jason, for one : MARINER
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"For real" : NOJOKE
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Co-worker of Kennedy starting in 2006 : ALITO
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Cigar box material : CEDAR
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Words before a date : USEBY
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Wheels of fortune? : LIMO
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Unit in a geology book : AEON
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___ supt. : ASST
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Juice : GAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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