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New York Times, Monday, June 5, 2017

Author:
Paul Coulter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Coulter

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Coulter. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Paul Coulter notes:
The inspiration for this puzzle was the phrase, "I'm Tired." My son Dan is a new father — he and his wife Emily don't get much sleep, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats to Paul on his NYT debut! I've seen his name in other venues, so it's great to welcome him into the NYT fold. Circled Os, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0605 ( 24,681 )
Across
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Doofus : BOZO
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Campus bigwig : DEAN
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Leave standing at the altar : JILT
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Greek counterpart to Mars : ARES
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"Tickle Me" doll : ELMO
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Walks in water up to one's ankles, say : WADES
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Early radio transmitter : TESLACOIL
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Download for a Kindle : EBOOK
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Deep-frying need : HOTOIL
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"The Farmer in the ___" : DELL
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Letter after "ar" : ESS
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Apply gently, as cream : DAB
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Part of "business," phonetically : SILENTI
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" star : HARRISONFORD
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102, in ancient Rome : CII
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Common Market letters : EEC
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A sensible sort : NOFOOL
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Like a sorry-looking dog : MANGY
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Tiny : WEE
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Very thin, as clouds : WISPY
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How some ground balls are fielded : ONAHOP
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Longtime news inits. : UPI
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"___ whillikers!" : GEE
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One-cent coin since 1909 : LINCOLNPENNY
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Ballet footwear : TOESHOE
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Email address ending for a student : EDU
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Busy bee in Apr. : CPA
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Oil cartel : OPEC
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Useful item for finding a lost pet : IDCHIP
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Brief brawl : SETTO
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Common game in a school gym : DODGEBALL
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Soothing succulents : ALOES
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U2's lead singer : BONO
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Biblical brother with a birthright : ESAU
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Bad thing to blow ... or what each of the circled letters in this puzzle represents : TIRE
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Greek H's : ETAS
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Some whistle blowers : REFS
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Wash oneself : BATHE
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Stackable cookies : OREOS
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Citrus peels : ZESTS
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Announce : DECLARE
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"Xanadu" band, for short : ELO
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In the thick of : AMID
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At least : NOLESS
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The "one" in a one-two : JAB
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Vow from a bride or groom : IDO
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Sign between Cancer and Virgo : LEO
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"Shame on you!" : TSK
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"Ver-r-ry interesting!" : WELLNOW
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Elton John/Tim Rice Broadway musical : AIDA
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11-Down symbol : LION
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Prepare, as tea : BREW
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Dummy at a protest march : EFFIGY
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Lasso loop : NOOSE
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Without purpose : IDLY
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Hard-to-hit pitches : HIGHCS
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Freeze : ICEUP
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Tragic clown in "Pagliacci" : CANIO
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Lacking sense : INANE
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Shed old feathers : MOLT
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Casual calls : YOOHOOS
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Blade in a sporting match : EPEE
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Alka-Seltzer sound : PLOP
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Blue hues : INDIGOS
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As required, after "if" : NEEDBE
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Classic art subject : NUDE
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Pursue, as in tag : CHASE
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Highest possible grade : APLUS
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Geezer : COOT
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Trucker on a radio : CBER
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Never left the bench, say : SAT
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Craggy peak : TOR
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Letter after 22-Across : TEE
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Paternity identifier : DNA

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

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