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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 2017

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Burnikel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:

I was hesitant putting MALIK in 36D spot, afraid that he might stump some. That was a knotty area. Quite a few unexpected knotty spots in this grid.

Jeff Chen notes:
LGBTQ getting its due today — that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning — using homophones to disguise those five ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0508 ( 24,653 )
Across
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4.0 is a great one : GPA
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Nearsighted cartoon Mr. : MAGOO
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Garbage-carrying boats : SCOWS
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Superannuated : OLD
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Denim or linen : CLOTH
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Ancient land near Lydia : IONIA
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Not good : BAD
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"Super 8" actress, 2011 : ELLEFANNING
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Relative who might visit for the holidays : INLAW
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Hightail it : RUN
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Secret language : CODE
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"Thanks, Captain Obvious!" : GEEYATHINK
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Ltr. addition : ENC
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One-named New Age singer : ENYA
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Rough, as criticism : HARSH
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Industrious little marchers : ANTS
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Spring school dance : PROM
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How sardines are often packed : INOIL
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"Get the picture?" : SEE
40
Flower that attracts pollinating insects : BEEBALM
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Money in the middle of a poker table : KITTY
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Farm tower : SILO
46
High point : APEX
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Auto deal for nonbuyers : LEASE
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Caltech, e.g.: Abbr. : INST
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Talk, talk and then talk some more : YAK
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Whistlers in the kitchen : TEAKETTLES
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Brief letter : NOTE
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Dr. Mom's attention, for short : TLC
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Each one in a square is 90° : ANGLE
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Order to get a soundtrack ready : CUETHEMUSIC
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Popular pen : BIC
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Money in the middle of a poker table : ANTES
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___ raving mad : STARK
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Toddler : TOT
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Deal negotiator for athletes : AGENT
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State where the Cotton Bowl is held : TEXAS
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There are four in a gallon: Abbr. : QTS
Down
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Not hold back : GOBIG
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Air Force One, for one : PLANE
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Bewilder : ADDLE
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Ian who wrote "Atonement" : MCEWAN
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Every last bit : ALL
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Fútbol score : GOL
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Onetime "S.N.L." regular Cheri : OTERI
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"That sounds good ... NOT!" : OHFUN
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Envy or lust : SIN
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Worry : CONCERN
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Dish in a bowl often served au gratin : ONIONSOUP
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Tinkler on a porch : WINDCHIME
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Wise man : SAGE
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Thumbs-up votes : AYES
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Variety : TYPE
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Relatives of rabbits : HARES
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"We ___ to please!" : AIM
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Word before "and ye shall receive" : ASK
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Singer with the 1972 hit "Heart of Gold" : NEILYOUNG
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One-on-one talk : TETEATETE
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Sash for a kimono : OBI
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Pop singer Zayn formerly of One Direction : MALIK
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Opposite of strict : LAX
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Fly-___ (Blue Angels maneuvers) : BYS
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Lacking company : LONE
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Rest for a bit : TAKETEN
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Abbr. before a name on a memo : ATTN
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Suffix with cigar : ETTE
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Groups of poker chips, typically : STACKS
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Locale of a film "nightmare": Abbr. : ELMST
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Less than 90° : ACUTE
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Modern movement initialism ... or a hint to the starts of 18-, 24-, 40-, 52- and 61-Across : LGBTQ
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"The Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
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Religious offshoots : SECTS
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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President before D.D.E. : HST
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Jazz instrument : SAX
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Savings for the golden years, for short : IRA

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

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