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New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 2015

General defeated by Scipio, ending the Second Punic War

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 137, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Polin.
Timothy Polin notes:
One of the advantages in doing this puzzle was that I was that working with a true word count of 144—not 137—since seven across answers are unclued and don't figure in the end total. The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoy when a theme catches me off guard. I was well past the point of frustration when I finally figured out what was going on, but the a-ha moment made me happy I stuck with it. Very ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/21/15 ( No. 23,966 )
Across
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Sunni jihadist grp. : ISIS
10
Alternatively, online : OTOH
19
Impermanent hill : DUNE
20
Bath-loving TV character : ERNIE
21
Lionhearted sort : HERO
22
College booster? : EASYA
23
Fuji rival : AGFA
24
Ingredient in glassmaking : SILEX
25
Meal plan : MENU
26
Architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao : GEHRY
27
Genetic variant : ALLELE
29
Melodramatic sound : SOB
31
What may be forever? : POSTAGESTAMP
33
High school class, briefly : BIO
34
Exams that students get F's on? : TRUEFALSETESTS
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Liquid harmful to vampires : HOLYWATER
37
100 Iranian dinars : RIAL
38
Fully caffeinated, say : ALERT
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Stood for : DENOTED
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Singer Carlisle of the Go-Go's : BELINDA
42
Yardbirds : CONS
43
Lexical ref. : OED
44
Land : GET
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Former Seattle pro : SONIC
46
Looney Tunes "devil," for short : TAZ
49
Lighted icons on airplanes : SEATBELTS
53
Coming down the line? : FAMILIAL
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Offshoot : SCION
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Scratches (out) : EKES
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Imaginary : DREAMT
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Former Houston athlete : AERO
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Annual celebration on January 6 : THREEKINGSDAY
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First silent film to win Best Picture since "Wings" : THEARTIST
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i, for -1 : ROOT
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Arch locale : INSTEP
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Give a zero-star review, say : HATE
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"Once again ..." : ISAID
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When viewed one way : INTHATRESPECT
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Opposites of fantasts : REALISTS
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Piddling : PENNYANTE
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Response deflecting blame : HOWWASITOKNOW
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More to come shortly? : ETC
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Magnetic induction unit : GAUSS
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Org. whose website has a lot of links? : PGA
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Poetic dusk : EEN
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Something to take to a beach : PAIL
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English monarch called "the Magnificent" : EDMUNDI
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Manhattan campus : BARNARD
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Move like groundwater : SEEP
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The devil's workshop, as the saying goes : IDLEHANDS
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Sea dog : TAR
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Peace, to Pushkin : MIR
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Over again : AFRESH
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Time for a siesta, perhaps : ONEPM
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Boot : OUST
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Whole essence : BEALL
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Having a row : ATIT
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Fibonacci, for one : PISAN
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Atop : UPON
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Shark girl in "West Side Story" : ANITA
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TV amazon : XENA
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Initiates : SETSINMOTION
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Tickled, and how! : SENT
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Part of an unsound argument : LOGICALFALLACY
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As a consequence : ERGO
Down
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State bordering B.C. : IDA
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Rio de Janeiro peak : SUGARLOAF
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Something caught in the air : INFLUENZA
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Some arctic hunters : SEALERS
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[Automobiles] : TESLA
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Member of a noted quintet : ERIE
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Big inits. in comedy : SNL
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Attaches, as with rope : TIESON
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Study for a Masters? : SEXOLOGY
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One doesn't have much resistance : OHM
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Golfers drive off it : TEEPAD
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Ready follower? : ORNOT
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Mobile home : HOUSEBOAT
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[Video games] : SEGA
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Garbage collector : ASHBIN
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Multitudinous : MYRIAD
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Quid pro quo on the radio : PAYOLA
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Young salamander : EFT
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Small storage space : BYTE
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North-flowing English river : TRENT
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What might be revealed in silence : TACT
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Ibsen's "___ Gabler" : HEDDA
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Fresh from a shower : WET
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Crunchy snacks : RICECAKES
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Quit it : DESIST
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Mad ___ : LIBS
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Gape at : OGLE
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Some offshoots : SECTS
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[Sportswear] : NIKE
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Firm, in a way : ALDENTE
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Step above amateur : SEMIPRO
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Debtor's burden : LIEN
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Pamplona runner : TORO
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Bank deposit? : SNOW
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Getting together : MEETINGUP
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[Mattresses] : SERTA
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Fancy spread : PATE
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Foolhardy : RASH
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Paradoxically, when it's round it's not circular : TRIP
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Trick, slangily : HOSE
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Horse color : ROAN
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Suggestions : HINTS
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Improved, as relations : THAWED
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[Elevators] : OTIS
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Bean on the moon : ALAN
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Sneaky : INSIDIOUS
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Vessels near washstands : EWERS
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Lipton employee : TEATASTER
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Needlework : STITCHING
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Book report? : AUDIT
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General defeated by Scipio, ending the Second Punic War : HANNIBAL
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Grow tiresome : CLOY
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"Balderdash!" : PAH
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"g," to a chemist : GRAM
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Relative of a halberd : POLEAXE
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Prevents : ESTOPS
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"Hey ___" (1977 Shaun Cassidy hit) : DEANIE
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Minimal : MEREST
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"Soap" spinoff : BENSON
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Glandular prefix : ADRENO
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Certain 35mm camera : SLR
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Magnifying lens : LOUPE
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[Insurance] : AFLAC
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[Hotels] : OMNI
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Some madrigal singers : ALTI
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Ballet step : PAS
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Earth-shattering invention? : TNT
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2008 bailout recipient, for short : AIG
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Path to enlightenment : TAO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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