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New York Times, Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Author:
Julie Bérubé
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julie Bérubé

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bérubé. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julie Bérubé notes:
I have always liked words games. As an adolescent, I played Scrabble with, and made crosswords for, my uncle — I am Quebecoise, so ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun idea, SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS split into pairs of syllables, then worked into regular words and phrases. A couple of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Timothy Polin had a similar theme last year.

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 24,332 )

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Across
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Bakery attraction : AROMA
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Mate : BRO
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Muslim holy site : MECCA
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Source of supposed extraordinary health benefits : SUPERFOOD
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Shades of blue : AQUAS
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They need signatures : PETITIONS
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Paavo ___, 1920s Olympic gold medalist : NURMI
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Designer Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
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Justice who died in 2016 : SCALIA
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James Bond, e.g.: Abbr. : AGT
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Big part of a ship's rigging : MAINSAIL
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Easily damaged : FRAGILE
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Sacker of ancient Rome : HUN
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___-pitch : SLO
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Spanish soccer star Sergio ___ : RAMOS
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Of mind, body and spirit : HOLISTIC
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Basic rhyme scheme : ABAB
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"Scram!" : SCOOT
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Fast time? : LENT
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Where Reagan was born : ILLINOIS
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Jessica with two Oscars : LANGE
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Poor grade : DEE
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Gobble up : EAT
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Said quickly and angrily : SPATOUT
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Makes amends for : EXPIATES
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Nordic airline : SAS
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Reconfigures, as a book to a screenplay : ADAPTS
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"Enough, Enrico!" : BASTA
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Well-founded : VALID
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Band frontman, often : GUITARIST
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Feminist author Jong : ERICA
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God-awful : ATROCIOUS
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Brazen : SASSY
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Correspondent's afterthoughts, briefly : PSS
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L'eggs shade : TAUPE
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Deadly Egyptian slitherer : ASP
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Kick oneself for : RUE
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Go (for) : OPT
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Israel's fourth prime minister : MEIR
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Apollo's twin sister : ARTEMIS
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Baby's footwear : BOOTIE
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"Brooklyn" actress Saoirse ___ : RONAN
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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"Moon River" composer : MANCINI
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50-50 : EQUAL
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Ringlet : CURL
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Victoria's Secret buy, informally : CAMI
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Where the 27-Down is : ASIA
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Biggest determinant of a school grade, often : FINAL
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___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
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Terror-stricken : AFRAID
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1940s pinup Betty : GRABLE
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Steaming Mexican treat : TAMALE
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"Scram!" : SHOO
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Desert that ancient traders crossed : GOBI
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Shorthand takers : STENOS
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___ franca (common tongue) : LINGUA
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Some jazz groups : OCTETS
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Syllables from Santa : HOS
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Blind part : SLAT
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Melodramatic shows : SOAPS
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Queens's ___ Field : CITI
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Overnight : NEXTDAY
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Denouement : LASTACT
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Way up or way down : STAIRS
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Linguine sauce : PESTO
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Heroic tales : EPICS
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Borders : ABUTS
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D.C.'s New York and Pennsylvania : AVES
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Five-time Olympian Torres : DARA
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Father-and-daughter boxing family : ALIS
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Met solo : ARIA
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___ year (precollege experience) : GAP
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Promising letters? : IOU
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Have dinner : SUP
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Market for Jap. shares : TSE

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

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