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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 2015

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQUWZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Four STEPMOMs today, interpreted as M-A-M-A in a stair-step pattern. C.C.'s execution gives me all sorts of good things to discuss. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 23,918 )
Across
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Qatar's capital : DOHA
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Mexican coins : PESOS
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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State boldly : AVER
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Start of a Mexican calendar : ENERO
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Ascend : RISE
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Traditional breakfast combo : HAMANDEGGS
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Spring's shape : COIL
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Long-necked pack animal : LLAMA
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New York's Fiorello La Guardia, once : MAYOR
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Org. for Rams and Jets : NFL
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Quick, as a comeback : SNAPPY
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Commercial lead-in to bank : CITI
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1969 Peace Prize grp. : ILO
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Obama-supported proposal for children of undocumented immigrants : DREAMACT
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Bullet with a trail : TRACER
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Rowboat propeller : OAR
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Poet ___ Khayyám : OMAR
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"How relaxing!" : AAH
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Wicked relative of Cinderella ... or what each set of circled letters represents? : STEPMOM
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Before, to a poet : ERE
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Critical time of action : DDAY
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___-de-France : ILE
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"Hear! Hear!" : IAGREE
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Brew with the slogan "For the love of beer" : SAMADAMS
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Locale of the Città del Vaticano : ROMA
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Sides of gems : FACETS
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Co. that developed the ThinkPad : IBM
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Very bottom : NADIR
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Newton who formulated the law of universal gravitation : ISAAC
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Show off, as muscles : FLEX
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Hit 1951 play that inspired "Cabaret" : IAMACAMERA
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___ qua non : SINE
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"Game of Thrones," e.g. : DRAMA
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Not much : ABIT
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Chooses, with "for" : OPTS
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School health course, informally : SEXED
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Amount of medicine to take : DOSE
Down
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Roald who wrote "Fantastic Mr. Fox" : DAHL
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Toilet seats, geometrically : OVALS
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Macho guy : HEMAN
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"The Passion of the Christ" language : ARAMAIC
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___ Xing (street sign) : PED
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Foe : ENEMY
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Tokyo-based game maker : SEGA
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Wild party : ORGY
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Neither good nor bad : SOSO
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Pigskin path : ARC
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Whip-wielding circus performer : LIONTAMER
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"Big deal" : ASIFICARE
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Buy's opposite : SELL
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Italian city where pizza originated : NAPLES
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Record label for Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus : RCA
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Shakespeare character whose name sounds like a car : PORTIA
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Blog comment qualifier : IMO
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Idiots : DOPES
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Dodge logo animal : RAM
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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See 40-Down : TREE
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Little 'uns : TADS
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Plane's appearance on an air traffic controller's screen : RADARBLIP
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Epiphany : AHAMOMENT
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With 32-Down, street shader : ELM
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"The Brady Bunch" girl : MARCIA
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Sweet potato : YAM
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Loses one's sanity : GOESMAD
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Brown who wrote "The Da Vinci Code" : DAN
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One of 10 in bowling : FRAME
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Karate-based exercise system : TAEBO
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Bollywood wraps : SARIS
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"In that case ..." : IFSO
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Lends a hand : AIDS
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Have the nerve : DARE
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Big-screen format : IMAX
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Blanchett of "Blue Jasmine" : CATE
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Crosses (out) : XES
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Two-timing sort : CAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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