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New York Times, Thursday, May 7, 2015

Reducing one's carbon footprint ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
Thank you bloggers for the inspiration for this puzzle which came to me in the summer of 2012 after reading one of your posts ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Rebus today, the green ECO trigram getting "reduced" into single squares. And if you squint, the ECO squares almost look like they're ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times5/7/15 ( No. 23,921 )
Across
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Rishi, in Hinduism : SAGE
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Farrier's tool : RASP
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Dry streambed : WASH
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___ Perelman, prolific Russian science writer : YAKOV
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Precollege, briefly : ELHI
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Lollygag : IDLE
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Submit taxes online : EFILE
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It may be in a dish by the sink : SOAP
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Animal on the Sri Lankan flag : LION
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Swimming or riding a bike, for most people : SECONDNATURE
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Workplace antidiscrimination agcy. : EEOC
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[hic!] producer : SOT
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1932 Ford featured in "American Graffiti" : DEUCECOUPE
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Contents of some six-packs : ABS
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AA rival : UAL
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Alter : SPAY
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Hooey : CLAPTRAP
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Ruy ___ (chess opening) : LOPEZ
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One going bald over time? : TIRE
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Gelid : ICECOLD
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Well-kept : TIDY
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Like some anteaters : SPINY
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Shown at a theater : SCREENED
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Last inch or so of a foot : TOES
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Alabama's Wilson ___ : DAM
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___-Roman : GRECO
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Miami area, informally : DADECOUNTY
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Beat by a hair : NIP
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La Sorbonne and others : ECOLES
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Reducing one's carbon footprint ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : GOINGGREEN
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It's the geologist's fault : RIFT
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Weapon in Clue : ROPE
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Logs : RECORDS
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Iris holder : UVEA
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Venerable : AGED
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Wind-related : EOLIC
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European blackbird : MERL
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Snafu : MESS
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"I Wish" rapper ___-Lo : SKEE
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Seattle-based insurance giant : SAFECO
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Related : AKIN
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___ Gym : GOLDS
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Level off : EVENOUT
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Doctor's prescription, often : REST
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Audibly : ALOUD
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Equities : SHARES
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Interject : PIPEUP
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Toon foil? : WILEECOYOTE
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Bye at the French Open? : ADIEU
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Knockabout, e.g. : SLOOP
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Ergo : HENCE
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Go-ahead : YES
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Centipede creator : ATARI
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Berkeley campus nickname : CAL
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Shticks : ACTS
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Lie indicator on a polygraph test : BLIP
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"Slumdog Millionaire" costume part : SARI
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Insect's resinous secretion : LAC
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Fundamentalist Christian : PENTECOSTAL
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River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
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Worrisome engine noise : PING
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Pulitzer-winning critic Richard : EDER
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Some New Orleans music : ZYDECO
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Certain readout, for short : LCD
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Sturm und ___ : DRANG
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Golden rule ender : YOU
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Some political fugitives : EMIGRES
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Memory imprint : ENGRAM
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Slapstick trio member : STOOGE
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Gentility : DECORUM
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Full of energy : ALIVE
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Put aside : DEFER
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"Holy moly!" : YIPES
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Make beforehand, as a dinner dish : PRECOOK
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Actors Beatty and Sparks : NEDS
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___ Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason's creator) : ERLE
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Emmy-winning Falco : EDIE
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Foreign policy advisory grp. : NSC

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