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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jon who wrote and illustrated "Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog!"

Author:
Megan Amram and David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
16/23/20161
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1.62000
Megan Amram
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1.59432
David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Amram. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Kwong.
Constructor notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times6/23/16 ( No. 24,334 )
Across
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Half of a salon job : PEDI
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The first Mrs. Woodrow Wilson : ELLEN
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It comes in cakes : SOAP
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Writer Waugh : ALEC
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Converges on : NEARS
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Play a game on Halloween, formally? : ROBERTFORAPPLES
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Implores : ENTREATS
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"Now I remember!" : OHYES
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Competing : INIT
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Popular first-person shooter video game : HALO
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Be exceedingly frugal, formally? : PENELOPEPINCH
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Radiohead frontman Thom : YORKE
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Hamlet and Ophelia, e.g. : ROLES
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Hesitate, in a way : HEM
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Aces have low ones, briefly : ERAS
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Agrees : JIBES
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Fuse : MELD
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Speakeasy-goer : WET
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Prepare to tweet, say : LOGON
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"Gandhi" garb : SARIS
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Kind of printer, formally? : DOROTHYMATRIX
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Whilom : ERST
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They're best left untouched, generally speaking : IRAS
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Hiked : UPPED
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Where many grunts may be heard? : ARMYBASE
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Very cunning, formally? : SYLVESTERASAFOX
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Pennsylvania's northernmost county : ERIE
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Ran : AIRED
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Mortgage adjustment, briefly : REFI
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Some deer : DOES
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"Bleeding Love" singer Lewis, 2007 : LEONA
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Whack : SWAT
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Whittle down : PARE
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North Carolina university : ELON
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It may be forgiven : DEBT
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Winter Olympics venues : ICERINKS
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Phrase in a group photo caption : LEFTTORIGHT
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French colony until 1953 : LAOS
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Goof : ERR
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Cryptanalysis org. : NSA
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Suck up, maybe : SIPHON
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Word before "Sixteen," "Time" and "You" in top 10 hit songs : ONLY
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Jon who wrote and illustrated "Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog!" : AGEE
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Mountain route : PASS
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"Hamilton" actress ___ Elise Goldsberry : RENEE
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Greek city-state : POLIS
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Winner of the Triple Crown of Acting (Oscar, Tony and Emmy) : HELENMIRREN
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Monkeys' uncles? : APES
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Went carefully (over) : PORED
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One of a mythological nonet : ERATO
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Hero of New Orleans : POBOY
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French sweetie : CHERI
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Spiral : HELIX
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Plant in an English hedge : YEW
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E.R. V.I.P.s : MDS
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Tiny amounts : JOTS
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Treats since 1932 : MARSBARS
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2013 Grammy winner for "Royals" : LORDE
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Doesn't fold, say : STAYS
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"Speed" star : REEVES
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Flotilla : ARMADA
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Played for a sap : USED
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Match player? : PYRO
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"Swan Lake" bend : PLIE
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Commercial lead-in to méxico : AERO
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Not many : AFEW
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Remote hiding place? : SOFA
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Way off : EXIT
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Lab compound, to a chemist : SAL
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Get in a bind : TIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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