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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Author:
Ian Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ian Livengood notes:
Natan Last and Finn Vigeland have taken over the J.A.S.A. crossword class reins, but I had a blast making this one back in the Spring ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I really like puzzles that force you to think. Even after uncovering all the themers, and even after uncovering FIVES???S, I couldn't ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0624 ( 23,969 )
Across
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"Rock and Roll All Nite" band : KISS
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Crime chief : CAPO
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Region known for its black tea : ASSAM
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Quechua speaker : INCA
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Pike, e.g. : ROAD
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Big bang material, informally : NITRO
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Luxury hotel overlooking Central Park : THEPIERRE
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Some airport transports : TRAMS
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Like some cheaper tuition : INSTATE
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Weak : FEEBLE
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Not yet available at press time, for short : TBA
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First chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1949 : OMARBRADLEY
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Labor Day deliveries : VIRGOS
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___ bran muffin : OAT
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Exam-administering org. : ETS
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Hubbub : STIR
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Red stone : GARNET
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Constellation visible in Melbourne and Sydney : SOUTHERNCROSS
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Any of three author sisters : BRONTE
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"Fine by me" : OKAY
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___ deviation: Abbr. : STD
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Swiss canton : URI
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To no purpose : FUTILE
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Flier over Tiananmen Square : CHINESEFLAG
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Bo Derek, in a 1979 film : TEN
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Election do-over : REVOTE
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Richard who won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer : RODGERS
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Pennsylvania Dutch speakers : AMISH
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What 17-, 23-, 33- and 47-Across each have : FIVESTARS
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Places to stand and deliver? : PODIA
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Bambi and others : DEER
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Feature of a big cake : TIER
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"I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie" author : EBERT
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Tosses in : ADDS
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Mönch and Eiger, for two : ALPS
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Baby fox : KIT
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Puts the brakes on : INHIBITS
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Plot outline : SCENARIO
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Drains, as energy : SAPS
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Wipes the floor with : CREAMS
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Vessel with many branches : AORTA
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Kitchen doohickey : PARER
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Keats's "To Autumn," e.g. : ODE
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"B.C." animal that goes ZOT! : ANTEATER
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Fathered : SIRED
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35-Down quarters : STABLE
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Small sea projection : ARMLET
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Shuffles (along) : MOSEYS
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Classic Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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Swiss money : FRANC
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Common waiting area distractions : TVS
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Shouldered : BORNE
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Chow : GRUB
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Robin Williams voiced one in "Aladdin" : GENIE
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___ studio : ART
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Horn sound : TOOT
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"I agree" : TRUETHAT
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Derby hopeful : HORSE
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Slippery slope? : SKITRAIL
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Worker on commission : SALESREP
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Nikkei 225 unit : YEN
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Predicament : SCRAPE
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What a 5-Across is a boss in : THEMOB
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What "/" means in math class : DIVIDE
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Sound control knobs : FADERS
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Popular sheepskin boots : UGGS
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Subordinate's refusal : NOSIR
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Mentally pooped : FRIED
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Gave a glowing review, say : LOVED
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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"Protecting and promoting your health" org. : FDA
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Many honorees at M.L.B.'s Old-Timers' Day : SRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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