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New York Times, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Author:
Derek Bowman and Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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98/27/20091/10/20193
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1.58121
Derek Bowman
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5210/2/20006/1/20172
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020255200
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1.51110
Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Bowman. This is puzzle # 52 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
DEREK: I had submitted several versions of this puzzle to Will and Joel to the extent that they (kindly) nudged me in the direction of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a neat visual! Something so pretty about those four diagonals leading out to the four sets of circles. Eye-catching, artistic ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0601 ( 24,677 )
Across
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A whole bunch : RAFTS
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How one may be loved : ASASON
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Pitiful sorts : SADLOTS
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Rubber ducky, e.g. : BATHTOY
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Ancient region of central Italy : ETRURIA
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Lead-in : PRELUDE
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Universal life force : CHI
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___-repeated : OFT
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Depressed : LOW
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Lead-in to right or rock : ALT
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Movie theater pioneer Marcus : LOEW
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___ Gong (Chinese spiritual practice) : FALUN
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They may come with silver or gold : ORES
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Of an arm bone : ULNAR
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"___ folly to be wise" : TIS
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Diner purchases, for short : BLTS
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Towheaded comics boy : DENNIS
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Creepy : EERIE
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Minneapolis-to-Milwaukee dir. : ESE
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Cowboys may ride off into it : THESUNSET
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Letters of approval : FDA
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Home addition? : STEAD
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Middle of the road? : MEDIAN
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Med. insurance plans : HMOS
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Mo : SEC
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Seldom-reviewed TV show : RERUN
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Sub : HERO
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Brought on : HIRED
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Words after "Here" and "Away" : WEGO
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The Liberty Tree, for one : ELM
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Misfortune : WOE
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El Orinoco, e.g. : RIO
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Owing : SHY
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The Magi, e.g. : ADORERS
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One eating you out of house and home? : TERMITE
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Most svelte : LITHEST
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Left a burning impression? : SCALDED
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Comics character with a big nose : SNOOPY
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Cartoonist's aide : INKER
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Squalid places : RATHOLES
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Actress Barbeau of the cult classic "Swamp Thing" : ADRIENNE
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Something bad to come down with : FLU
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Snow blower brand : TORO
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Leave nothing behind? : STIFF
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Composer Copland : AARON
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Hearty entree : STEW
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Org. with the Calder Cup : AHL
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Little of children's literature : STUART
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A whole bunch : OODLES
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Nos in Novosibirsk : NYETS
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Cut off : SECLUDE
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Occupied, as a table : SATAT
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Pretty good grades : BPLUSES
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Washed-out : WAN
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Opposite of covers : LIESUNDER
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"___ Buttermilk Sky" : OLE
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Fashion photographer Herb : RITTS
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Midge, for one : BITER
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"Ain't ___ Sweet" : SHE
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Kind of sleep : REM
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Like one-star puzzles : EASIEST
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Place for a poker : FIRESIDE
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Female issue : DAUGHTER
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Ticked off : ANNOYED
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Jack of "Barney Miller" : SOO
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"Do the ___" (beverage slogan) : DEW
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Bottled up : HELDIN
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Detective whose first name is Kentaro : MRMOTO
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Roll at a counter : CERTS
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Makes sound : HEALS
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Equine : HORSY
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Cinque + cinque : DIECI
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Boohoo : WEEP
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Part of the escape route in "Casablanca" : ORAN
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Density symbol : RHO
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Jan. honoree : MLK

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

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