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New York Times, Monday, June 23, 2014

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 14, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:

I can do every trick in this puzzle.

Jeff Chen notes:
I love weeks like this. Hardly a puzzle that I didn't consider for the Puzzle of the Week. This snappy Monday was no exception. It's a ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0623 ( 23,603 )

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Across
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College concentration : MAJOR
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Craze : FAD
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Ladies' service org. since the 1850s : YWCA
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___ acid (building block of biology) : AMINO
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Flub : ERR
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Newborn horses : FOALS
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The fourth (but not the first) letter of "cancel" : SOFTC
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It has lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) : ZOO
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Real corkers : LULUS
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Green-lighted, as a project : OKD
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"Nothing ___ sleeve" : UPMY
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Baseball's ___ Griffey Jr. : KEN
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Cairo native : EGYPTIAN
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Weight-loss programs : DIETS
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London bathroom : LOO
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What a card player is dealt : HAND
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Ruler unit : INCH
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Perhaps : MAYBE
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Van Susteren of Fox News : GRETA
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Unflinching in the face of pain, say : STOIC
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"Guess ___!" : WHO
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Architectural style named after a British royal family : TUDOR
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"Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
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Dubai ruler : EMIR
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What three strikes make : OUT
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Paris's Musée d'___ : ORSAY
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Saw red : WASANGRY
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When most movies open: Abbr. : FRI
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Art ___ (1920s-'30s architectural style) : DECO
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Gorilla, e.g. : APE
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Train that makes all stops : LOCAL
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Get under the skin of : IRK
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English racetrack site : EPSOM
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Joint sometimes twisted when running : ANKLE
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___ G (Sacha Baron Cohen persona) : ALI
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Musician Frank with the Mothers of Invention : ZAPPA
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Blog entry : POST
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Not even : ODD
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Thrill : ELATE
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Pas' mates : MAS
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___, amas, amat : AMO
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Rival of Peter Pan or Skippy : JIF
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Winning : ONTOP
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MTV competitive reality show featuring children of pop stars : ROCKTHECRADLE
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Hat with a tassel : FEZ
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Where Phileas Fogg traveled "in 80 days" : AROUNDTHEWORLD
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Plummet : DROP
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"___ wanna take this outside?" : YOU
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Do a chore with a pet : WALKTHEDOG
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Things hidden in treasure hunts : CLUES
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The "A" of 9-Across: Abbr. : ASSN
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Circus act above a net : FLYINGTRAPEZE
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Day: Sp. : DIA
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The year 1501 : MDI
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O'Neill's "Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
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Animal that butts : GOAT
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What 5-, 7-, 10- and 15-Down all are : YOYOTRICKS
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All over again : ANEW
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Neutral color : ECRU
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Editorial slant : BIAS
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Senseless state : COMA
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What some bands and just-published authors do : TOUR
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Affectedly cultured : ARTY
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Matey's yes : AYE
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"Yes, there ___ God!" : ISA
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Maine town bordering Bangor : ORONO
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Katmandu's nation : NEPAL
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Envelope part : FLAP
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Italian goodbye : CIAO
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Ctrl-___-Delete : ALT
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25-Down offspring : KID
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Baden-Baden, for one : SPA
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Make a decision : OPT
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West who wrote "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It" : MAE

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