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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Author:
Molly Young and David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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26/17/201511/30/20161
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1.53000
Molly Young
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1853/15/19943/10/20205
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1.5514231
David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Young. This is puzzle # 160 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0617 ( 23,962 )
Across
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Pushed : URGED
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Charming : WINSOME
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Vacillate : SEESAW
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Hardly luxury cars : JALOPIES
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Develop over time : EVOLVE
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Scrutinizes : EYEBALLS
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1921 play that introduced the word "robot" : RUR
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Rombauer of cooking : IRMA
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Struck (out) : XED
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Part of a geom. line : SEG
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___ list : DEANS
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Some jets : LEARS
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Decline, as in popularity : EBB
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Mother's Day destination, maybe : SPA
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Riff, vocally : SCAT
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Modern prefix with aggression : MICRO
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Certain sealant : CAULK
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Hot weather cooler : ADE
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Like virgin soil : UNSOWN
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Hot Japanese bowlful : UDON
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Slight downturn : DIP
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Yolk container : SAC
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Home of the elves known as huldufólk: Abbr. : ICEL
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Join the conversation : PIPEUP
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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Wipe, as a hard drive : ERASE
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"I want that ... NOW!" : GIMME
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Lousy eggs? : NITS
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Easy April Fools' victim : SAP
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Casual greeting : HEY
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"Out of bed!" : GETUP
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Dog biscuit, e.g. : TREAT
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Surprising discovery at the Lascaux cave that's 17,000 years old : ART
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Supporter of a sort : BRA
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Programming pro, e.g. : TECH
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Word with cry or crime : WAR
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Quick quip : ONELINER
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So far : TODATE
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Vertical strip on a map : TIMEZONE
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Grow tired of : SOURON
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Takes up the slack? : TAUTENS
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Failed to : DIDNT
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___ manual : USERS
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Stage offering : REVUE
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Actor who refused a 26-Down in 1971 : GEORGECSCOTT
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Class for a future citizen, for short : ESL
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Rock star who refused a 37-Down in 2003 : DAVIDBOWIE
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Direction : WAY
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Holly tree : ILEX
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See 15-Down : NOBEL
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Black suit : SPADES
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Big Alaska resource : OIL
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With 67-Down, Polo Grounds star : MEL
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Suffix with count : ESS
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"___ back" : WERE
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Playwright who refused an 8-/57-Down in 1964 : JEANPAULSARTRE
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Like some Fr. nouns : MASC
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Mideast royal house : SAUD
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See 3-Down : ACADEMYAWARD
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Bygone component in luminous paint : RADIUM
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Onetime home of the Huns : STEPPE
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Dude : BRO
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Often-idle thought : MUSING
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How about one in three pro soccer games ends : INATIE
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Cut off : LOP
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See 5-Down : KNIGHTHOOD
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Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
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Big ___ : EAST
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Faceful for a clown : PIE
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Poker game? : EPEE
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Apartment hunter's option : SUBLET
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See 15-Down : PRIZE
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Pulls the trigger, so to speak : ACTS
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Finger : RATON
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Council site of 1545 : TRENT
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Not long from now : ANON
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See 11-Down : OTT
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Long of Showtime's "House of Lies" : NIA
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Bird with calf muscles : EMU
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Type units : ENS
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Some bad P.R. for a celeb : DUI

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

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