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New York Times, Saturday, June 20, 2015

Subject of the campaign slogan "Fifty-four forty, or fight!"

Author:
Kyle T. Dolan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle T. Dolan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Dolan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times6/20/15 ( No. 23,965 )

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Across
1
Be successful, well-liked, etc. : WINATLIFE
10
Brienne of ___, "Game of Thrones" protagonist : TARTH
15
Glutamine, e.g. : AMINOACID
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Informed : AWARE
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Architectural features above arches : SPANDRELS
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Common pie flavor : PECAN
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Lose crunchiness, as breakfast cereal : SOG
20
Speed-skating venue : OVAL
21
Gently enter : EASEIN
22
Service begun in 1947, for short : USAF
24
Truths : AXIOMS
26
B-school grad, perhaps : CPA
27
Rising sea levels, e.g. : PERIL
29
Medical prefix with -scope : ENDO
30
Level, to a Brit : RASE
31
Introductory course? : SALAD
33
Like "hostess" and "comedienne" : GENDERED
35
Country created by the Treaty of Sèvres, 1920 : IRAQ
37
Tesla, e.g. : SERB
38
It produces a flavorful crust on some meat : STEAKRUB
42
Interest, e.g. : YIELD
45
Old Crayola color akin to Tropical Rain Forest : TEAL
46
Cry : WAIL
48
Bargains for time? : PLEAS
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Binge : JAG
51
Have ants in one's pants : FIDGET
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Untouched? : SANE
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Subject of the campaign slogan "Fifty-four forty, or fight!" : OREGON
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Place in New York City? : PARK
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Man's nickname composed of three Roman numerals : VIC
59
Egyptian god of war : HORUS
60
Kick back while watching the ball game, say : HAVEABEER
62
Zeroes : NULLS
63
Hostess offering : OPENTABLE
64
Panache : STYLE
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Social media debut of 2010 : PINTEREST
Down
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"How's it goin'?" : WASSUP
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Is obtrusive : IMPOSES
3
Falls on the border : NIAGARA
4
___ Wilson, lead singer for Heart : ANN
5
Brouhaha : TODO
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Woolly bear, e.g. : LARVA
7
Scaling tool : ICEAXE
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Aid in restoring a crown : FILLING
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Some deadline setters, in brief : EDS
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With 61-Down, grazing locale : TAPAS
11
Throws for a loop : AWES
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Pit sight : RACECAR
13
Wander : TRAIPSE
14
Like some tattooed hands : HENNAED
21
Bitcoin, e.g. : EMONEY
23
Son- or daughter-related : FILIAL
25
Output of Thomas Gray : ODES
28
It's just for fun : LARK
30
Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, e.g. : REBELS
32
Capital of Australia's Northern Territory : DARWIN
34
Echoing sound in a cave : DRIP
36
Area of study? : QUAD
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Capital of Antigua and Barbuda : STJOHNS
39
Depart in a cloud of dust, perhaps : TEAROUT
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On tenterhooks : EAGERLY
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2013 World Series M.V.P., to fans : BIGPAPI
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Stop troubling : LEAVEBE
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Jack ___ : DANIELS
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Lighten up : LEAVEN
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Confidence : SECRET
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Chicago-born choreographer : FOSSE
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___ Dilfer, Super Bowl XXXV-winning QB : TRENT
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Dock figure : GULL
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Feminist author Millett : KATE
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Short flight : HOP
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See 10-Down : BAR

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

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