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New York Times, Friday, June 13, 2014

21-Down : Product under a sink

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle a long time ago . . . in April 2012, to be precise! My seed entries were SKINNER BOX, GOOGOLPLEX, and the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
One aspect I really like about David's constructions is that they're hardly ever derivative. Sometimes it gets a little tiring to see ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/13/14 ( No. 23,593 )
Across
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Family guy : MADEMAN
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Create some ties : NETWORK
15
It often has chips : CHOCOLATECOOKIE
17
1974 #1 hit written by Bob Marley : ISHOTTHESHERIFF
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Almost equaling : CLOSETO
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Brat's place : DELI
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With 24-Across, "The Pianist" star : ADRIEN
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Unlikely donor : MISER
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See 20-Across : BRODY
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Common shower garment : ONESIE
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First name in westerns : ZANE
30
Conditioning apparatus : SKINNERBOX
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Family guy, affectionately : UNC
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Once-common commercial fuel : COALGAS
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Skippered : LED
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Extremely long string : GOOGOLPLEX
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___ Robles, Calif. : PASO
40
Like some symmetry : RADIAL
41
Congolese, e.g. : BANTU
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Word menu option? : ROGET
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Criminal activity : RACKET
46
Khloé Kardashian's married name : ODOM
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Like St. Catherine : SIENESE
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Rapper with the 2009 hit "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" : SOULJABOYTELLEM
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Classroom films, e.g. : AUDIOVISUALAIDS
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Like opinion pieces : SLANTED
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World of DC Comics : KRYPTON
Down
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Sprint competitor, once : MCI
2
Physical reactions? : AHS
3
"I'm such a fool!" : DOH
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Deforestation, e.g. : ECOCIDE
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Assorted : MOTLEY
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TV foodie Brown : ALTON
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Informal rejections : NAHS
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Rail construction : NEST
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Say again : ECHO
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Nail site : TOE
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Less direct, say : WORDIER
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Steinbeck have-nots : OKIES
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It can kick back : RIFLE
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Fermented milk drink : KEFIR
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Souvenir shop purchase : TEE
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Feminist with the 1984 book "Gender Gap" : ABZUG
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Product under a sink : DRANO
22
Dial-O-Matic maker : RONCO
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___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Animal whose tongue is more than a foot long : OKAPI
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Brand that's a shortened description of its flavor : NILLA
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Topper of der Tannenbaum : ENGEL
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Munchies, in ads : SNAX
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"Storage Wars" cry : SOLD
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Scrabble player's asset : BLANK
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Durango direction : OESTE
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Unlisted? : XDOUT
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Dog breed distinction : COAT
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Scapegoat for many a failure : GREMLIN
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Driver's warm-up : PACELAP
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In a vulgar way : BASELY
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Día de San Valentín bouquet : ROSAS
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Lefty out in left field : ODOUL
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Cheese burg? : GOUDA
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Fix, as some roofs : RETAR
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Stat for a pitcher : SAVE
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Term paper abbr. : IBID
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Canon shooter : EOS
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Stooge syllable : NYUK
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Insignificant amount : JOT
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Blitzed : LIT
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Japan's ___ Castle : EDO
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___ Explorer : MSN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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