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New York Times, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Fogarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neville Fogarty notes:
I wanted to try to bring new life to a familiar crossword gimmick with this puzzle. We see circles in crossword grids every so often ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
GRAY MATTER played on today … wait, what? GREY MATTER? Ah, a riff on "gray matter," featuring famous(ish) people with the last name ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 24,675 )
Across
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Peruvian of long ago : INCA
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The end : FINIS
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Simoleon : BUCK
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Bend to one side : LEAN
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"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" musical : EVITA
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Where Nepal is : ASIA
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Horse breed known for dressage [western writer] : LIPIZZANER
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Rogen of "Neighbors" : SETH
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It helps you see plays in replays : SLOMO
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"Finding Dory" fish : NEMO
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Raggedy ___ : ANN
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Bolt go-with : NUT
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Upset stomach remedy [Brontë governess] : MILKOFMAGNESIA
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Catholic service : MASS
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Dropped a bit : SLID
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Sluggish : INERT
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Modern bookmark : URL
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Like a silhouette [19th-century U.K. prime minister] : REARLIT
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Chrysler truck : RAM
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Surface for chalk writing : SLATE
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Intend : MEAN
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Fortitude : GUTS
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Really made the point [TV surgeon played by Ellen Pompeo] : HAMMEREDITHOME
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Praising poem : ODE
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Pronoun for two or more : OUR
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Tell all : BLAB
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"My goodness!" : GOSH
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Sprang : LEAPT
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Its logo consists of four interlocking circles : AUDI
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Brains ... or this puzzle's four shaded names? : GREYMATTER
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Public transit option : RAIL
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"Storage Wars" network : AANDE
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Abate : EASE
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Beach hill : DUNE
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One starting a story "Back in my day ...," say : ELDER
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___ 360 (game console) : XBOX
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Pains : ILLS
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Justice Gorsuch : NEIL
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Guitarist's key-changing aid : CAPO
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Zoo collection : ANIMALS
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Tasseled Turkish topper : FEZ
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Boxer Drago of "Rocky IV" : IVAN
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Highest figure in sudoku : NINE
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List component : ITEM
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Island wrap : SARONG
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The decimal system : BASETEN
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Took advantage of : USED
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Reference : CITE
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Madeline of "Blazing Saddles" : KAHN
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Prize you don't want on "Let's Make a Deal" : ZONK
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Wine quality : NOSE
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Collection of textbook chapters : UNIT
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An ex of Donald Trump : MARLA
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Religion with the Five Pillars : ISLAM
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Olympic symbol : FLAME
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Dwight's opponent in 1952 and '56 : ADLAI
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Liquid hospital supply : SERUM
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Furious : IRATE
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20 dispensers : ATMS
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"Let's go!" to sled dogs : MUSH
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Clarinet piece : REED
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Sondheim's "___ the Woods" : INTO
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Sprint competitor : TMOBILE
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Waterproof fabric : GORETEX
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Ska relative : REGGAE
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Dance at a 52-Down : HULA
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Shakespeare, for one : BARD
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Event with 48-Down dancing : LUAU
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Pre-service announcement? : ADIN
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___ exam : ORAL
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Text message button : SEND
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One side of a Stevenson character : HYDE
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Open ___ (start at the bar, maybe) : ATAB
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Mexican moolah : PESO
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Fearsome dino : TREX
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Debussy's sea : MER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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