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New York Times, Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Zhou notes:
I hope only that the quaint, slightly out-of-the-ark feel of the revealer elicits a chuckle. With the theme juxtaposed against some ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BY GEORGE, it's theme entries that are "things written by a person named George." Fun idea. I liked the consistent cluing style of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0614 ( 24,690 )
Across
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Terra ___ (old name for Newfoundland) : NOVA
5
Symbol for torque : TAU
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Malfunction : ACTUP
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1977 Lucas film : STARWARS
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Jewish organization known for its outreach work : CHABAD
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Dish featuring corn chips as a main ingredient : FRITOPIE
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Regarding this matter : HERETO
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Took top honors : WON
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1871 Eliot novel : MIDDLEMARCH
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Stamp collector's unit : PANE
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Immigrant's course, for short : ESL
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Syllable in oldies songs : SHA
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Off-axis : ASLANT
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Dial, e.g. : SOAP
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1924 Gershwin composition : RHAPSODYINBLUE
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Self-referential : META
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Bush denizen, for short : ROO
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Lead-in to boy : ATTA
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2010 Bush autobiography : DECISIONPOINTS
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Coupling device : YOKE
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Heavily involved : INDEEP
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Actor Robert of 1970s-'80s TV's "Quincy, M.E." : ITO
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Early platform for The Legend of Zelda, for short : NES
50
Colony members : BEES
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1970 Harrison song : MYSWEETLORD
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Wifey, with "the" : MRS
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Looking skyward : UPCAST
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Easy way to get information on something nowadays : GOOGLEIT
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Raising of spirits? : SEANCE
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Exclamation that describes 13-, 20-, 30-, 39- and 51-Across : BYGEORGE
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Fire : ARDOR
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
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Gymnastics event, informally : BEAM
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[Warning: explicit content] : NSFW
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Other, in Oaxaca : OTRO
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Pointless : VAIN
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"___ does not surpass nature, but only brings it to perfection": Cervantes : ART
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Access : TAPINTO
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Bum ___ : ARIDE
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Amazon category : USED
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Secretary of state during the Korean War : ACHESON
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Place to find solutions in school : CHEMLAB
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Plantation of book and film : TARA
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Some paid rides : UBERS
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Aid in quitting smoking : PATCH
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Word before Day or World on magazine racks : WOMANS
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Capital of Qatar : DOHA
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Scrape or cut : LESION
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Office of the Vatican : PAPACY
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Place for a 12-Down : ARM
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Sloughed off : SHED
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Like the baby in a 9 1/2-month pregnancy : LATE
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Highland patterns : PLAIDS
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Like the Atacama Desert among all places on earth : DRIEST
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
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Magazine founder Eric : UTNE
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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"Poor venomous fool," in Shakespeare : ASP
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Playwright Eugène : IONESCO
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Flying pest, slangily : SKEETER
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Polish dumpling : PIEROGI
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Nervous : ONEDGE
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Shock jock Don : IMUS
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Sort with a high-energy personality : TYPEA
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"And the ___ goes to ..." : OSCAR
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Celebratory cry : BOOYA
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T.S.A. tool : WAND
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Letters associated with a rainbow flag : LGBT
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Just : MERE
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Baltic capital : RIGA
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Modern education acronym : STEM
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High throw : LOB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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