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New York Times, Thursday, June 19, 2014

What best-selling 2004 young adult novel was written entirely in the form of instant messages?

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JV} Spans: 2 Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Polin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2014, The New York Times6/19/14 ( No. 23,599 )
Across
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What group founded in 1960 currently has 12 members? : OPEC
5
What Fox series was set in Newport Beach? : THEOC
10
Cab locale : SEMI
14
What sport has divisions called chukkers? : POLO
15
Rock band? : TIARA
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Wizards : PROS
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Classic 1940s-'50s quiz show : TWENTYQUESTIONS
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Of a bodily partition : SEPTAL
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Winter warmer : HOTTEA
22
What are Greek P's? : RHOS
23
What automaker makes the Yukon and Acadia? : GMC
26
Pace : GAIT
27
What is the popular name for daminozide? : ALAR
28
The Police and others : TRIOS
30
CBS procedural : NCIS
32
What do four gills make? : PINT
33
Invited to one's penthouse, say : HADUP
34
Muddle : DAZE
35
À la a siren : ENTICINGLY
37
School head, slangily : PREX
38
Thundered : RESOUNDED
39
What is hopscotch called in New York City? : POTSY
40
Some tides : NEAPS
41
What company owns MapQuest? : AOL
42
What notorious 1999 computer virus was named after an exotic dancer? : MELISSA
45
States of madness : DELIRIA
49
What rating does the Michelin Guide give to "a very good restaurant"? : ONESTAR
50
Sacred petitions : ORISONS
51
Mentally pooped : TOOTIREDTOTHINK
53
Directional suffix : ERN
54
Incredulous response : CANITBE
55
___ Palmas, Spain : LAS
56
Response to an oversharer : TMI
57
Pots : KITTIES
58
W.W. II inits. : ETO
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Multitude : SEA
60
Mercedes roadsters : SLS
61
"Scientia potentia ___" : EST
62
C train? : DEF
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Goes (for) : OPTS
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Juice provider : POWERLINE
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What do mahouts ride? : ELEPHANTS
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Twister : CONTORTIONIST
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What best-selling 2004 young adult novel was written entirely in the form of instant messages? : TTYL
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What is the oldest academic quiz competition in the U.S. (since 1948)? : HIQ
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Contents of Suisse banks? : EAU
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What is 1/100 of a Danish krone? : ORE
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Carry's partner : CASH
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Fastidiousness : SPITANDPOLISH
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Kama Sutra illustrations, e.g. : EROTICART
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Converts to currency : MONETIZES
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What California congressman heads the House Oversight Committee? : ISSA
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Future profs, maybe : TAS
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Dress smartly, with "out" : TOG
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What were Russell and Anna Huxtable on "The Cosby Show"? : GRANDPARENTS
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Tiny pests : MIDGES
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Was able to : COULD
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One who makes an impression? : APER
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Superskinny : THINASARAIL
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What was Caleb in the Bible? : SPY
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What word precedes "Eyes," "Girl," "Love" and "Mama" in Top 40 song titles? : SEXY
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Ones with breaking points? : CUESTICKS
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Exhibiting the most civility : POLITEST
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Oxygen users : AEROBES
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Sacred pieces : MOTETS
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What is French for "huge"? : ENORME
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Neighbor of Teaneck, N.J. : LEONIA
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Country singer West : DOTTIE
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Disturbed : ROILED
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Not acquired, say : INNATE
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Solicits from : ASKSOF
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Morse bit : DIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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