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New York Times, Saturday, June 28, 2014

City whose name is pronounced like the natives' word for "Where is ...?"

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Josh Knapp notes:
Built this one a few years ago, with KAFKAESQUE as the seed entry. My original grid had some fun stuff, but a lot of terrible stuff ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A Josh Knapp! He's one of the younger constructors whose name I love seeing on bylines. Josh has a knack for what entries sing, and ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/28/14 ( No. 23,608 )

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Across
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Tangy fruit pastry filling : APRICOTJAM
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Physical, say : EXAM
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There might be one after a bridge : GUITARSOLO
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The Rice Krispies mascots, e.g. : TRIO
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Georgia neighbor : AZERBAIJAN
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Amazon icon : CART
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Raskolnikov's love in "Crime and Punishment" : SONYA
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City whose name is pronounced like the natives' word for "Where is ...?" : NOME
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Something an aichmophobe fears, briefly : HYPO
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Old mount : NAG
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Grandmotherly plaints : OYS
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Abbr. at the end of some crossword clues : VAR
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2003 Billy Bob Thornton crime film : BADSANTA
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Language of Middle-earth : ELVISH
34
Craigslist section : FREE
35
It's usually closed before leaving : TAB
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Playground retort : DOESSO
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Ax : LETGO
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Presidential debate mo. : OCT
41
Father of Paris : PRIAM
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What may accompany a salute : AYEAYE
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With 51-Across, end of the London blitz? : TEE
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Ruler with a palace near St. Mark's : DOGE
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San Diego's ___ Pines, site of the 2008 U.S. Open : TORREY
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Prerequisites for some overseas travel : VACCINES
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On the q.t. : MUM
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See 44-Across : ZED
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New, informally : MOD
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Valley girl's "no" : ASIF
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Cry over spilled milk? : MEOW
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Kung Pao chicken ingredient : CHILI
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Solstice time : JUNE
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Literally, "different lizard" : ALLOSAURUS
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Some extracts : ORES
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Advice of caution to a beginner : STARTSMALL
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Midwest squad : REDS
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Bizarre and alienating : KAFKAESQUE
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"What ___!" ("How fun!") : AGAS
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Two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter : PUZO
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Love at the French Open, essentially : RIEN
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Humble response : ITRY
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Changing place : CABANA
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Start of an "Ave Maria" line : ORA
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Beer named for a port on the Yellow Sea : TSINGTAO
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Guy from Tucson in a Beatles song : JOJO
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1960 historical film written and directed by John Wayne, with "The" : ALAMO
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Well-off : MONEYED
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Put on the surface, in a way : ETCH
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Superpower : XRAYVISION
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Ventilation provider : AIRPASSAGE
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Campers' relatives : MOTORHOMES
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Argentine ___ : ANT
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Spillover : SLOP
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Key of Schumann's Symphony No. 1 : BFLATMAJOR
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"Really?" : AREYOUSURE
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Not willing to give : DETERMINED
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"Popeye" cartoonist Elzie : SEGAR
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Part of the Disney family, so to speak : ABCTV
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"Falstaff" composer : VERDI
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Attention-getter, in some rooms : OYEZ
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Company asset : TEAMWORK
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Freebie on some airplane flights : EYEMASK
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Prefix with efficiency : ECO
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Obsolescent media holder : CDCASE
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It's around the mouth : DELTA
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Own (up) : FESS
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Dedicatee of a famous Tallinn church : OLAF
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Runs smoothly : HUMS
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Setting for "Three Kings," 1999 : IRAQ
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Beaut : LULU
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Vacation destination : ISLE
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"Come ___?" (greeting) : STA

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

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