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New York Times, Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Author:
Alex Bajcz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Bajcz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bajcz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Bajcz notes:
Debut puzzle, woo! This is my fifth published puzzle, but my first in the Times — I'm very excited! It only took me the better part of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats on the NYT debut, Alex! I've had the pleasure corresponding with Alex before and working on some things together (one 21x ... read more
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Across
1
Wii ancestor, briefly : NES
4
Barely bite, as heels : NIPAT
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Stratagem : PLOY
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"Hooray!," to José : OLE
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First rapper to win an Oscar for Best Original Song : EMINEM
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Investment firm T. ___ Price : ROWE
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Having the trajectory of a pop-up hit : ARCING
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Time on end : EONS
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Player of a summer lilt : ICECREAMTRUCK
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- : MINUS
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"Uh-huh" : YAH
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Place to get a blowout : SALON
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Shows rudeness at checkout : CUTSINLINE
31
Hearty steak : TBONE
33
Went without : LACKED
34
Tire meas. : PSI
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Fury : IRE
38
Roman 155 : CLV
39
Twisty road curve : ESS
40
Absorption : UPTAKE
42
___ breath (flower) : BABYS
44
Jeopardy! or Facts in Five : TRIVIAGAME
46
Samoan capital : APIA
50
Big name in chicken : TYSON
51
___-de-France : ILE
52
Opponents of "shirts" : SKINS
53
Cocktail stirrers : SWIZZLESTICKS
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Pad see ew cuisine : THAI
58
Chevrolet model beginning in 1958 : IMPALA
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Holder of first-aid supplies : KIT
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Score before deuce, maybe : ADIN
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Staple of Agatha Christie mysteries : POISON
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German connector : UND
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Edifice: Abbr. : BLDG
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Eye problems : STYES
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BlackBerry, e.g., for short : PDA
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"Gotta fly, sorry!" : NOTIME
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Bring out : ELICIT
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Pop star portrayed by J.Lo : SELENA
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Approaches : NEARS
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Hungarian patriot Nagy : IMRE
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Paltry : PICAYUNE
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Bring to life : ANIMATE
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Kind of a place to the right of a decimal : TENTHS
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Advanced algebra class, informally : PRECALC
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Resemble : LOOKLIKE
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Not lease, say : OWN
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"You bet!" : YES
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Sched. maker : MGR
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Kind of movie : CULT
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Org. with the song "Anchors Aweigh" : USNAVY
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Kind of a place to the left of a decimal : ONES
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Oscar nominee Beatty and others : NEDS
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Chick of jazz : COREA
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"You don't say!" : ILLBE
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Pageant wear, at times : BIKINI
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Tap in, perhaps : PUTT
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Full of life for one's age : SPRY
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"So the story goes ..." : ITISSAID
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Was a snap : CAMEEASY
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Promising : AVOWING
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Colorful play area for kids : BALLPIT
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H. H. Munro pseudonym : SAKI
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Thingies : GIZMOS
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Learn ... or a word that can precede the ends of 20-, 29-, 44- and 53-Across : PICKUP
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How some nonmonetary payments are made : INKIND
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Helper in preparing the govt.'s legal case : ASSTDA
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"South Park" kid and others : STANS
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Pep : ZIP
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Web browser feature : TAB
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Cholesterol abbr. : HDL

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

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