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New York Times, Friday, June 6, 2014

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kameron Austin Collins notes:
I'm most interested in crosswords as incubators of what's weird and exciting in language and culture, and this puzzle, constructed in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Congrats, Kameron. Always nice to get a puzzle from yet another constructor's perspective. It always amazes me how much of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The "London Trilogy" at 16-Across begins with Money: A Suicide Note, an excellent introduction to MARTIN AMIS if you're not already a fan.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 23,586 )
Across
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Decision theory factor : RISK
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Athletic short? : FIVEK
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Coolers, in brief : ACS
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Indie rock band whose "The Suburbs" was the Grammys' 2010 Album of the Year : ARCADEFIRE
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Jiffy : SNAP
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British author of the so-called "London Trilogy" : MARTINAMIS
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Feature of a Norman Rockwell self-portrait : PIPE
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Agitation overseas : STURM
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Hot, spicy brew : CHAITEA
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___ Records : EMI
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Washboard parts : ABS
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"Sic 'em!" : ATTACK
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Popular Japanese manga seen on the Cartoon Network : NARUTO
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"Bonanza" setting : TAHOE
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Language originally known as Mocha : JAVASCRIPT
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Turkish money : LIRA
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Miscellany : ANA
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Tochises : HEINIES
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Diego Rivera's "___ Sandías" : LAS
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Ceilings : CAPS
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Exotic annual off-road race : DAKARRALLY
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Dead reckonings? : OBITS
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Admits : LETSON
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In wait : BIDING
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Best-selling food writer ___ Drummond : REE
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"Bad!" : TSK
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Become dazedly inattentive : ZONEOUT
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Ryan of Hollywood : ONEAL
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One with a password, maybe : USER
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Writer, director and co-star of the Madea films : TYLERPERRY
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Master's counterpart : MISS
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Belief in human supremacy : SPECIESISM
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Buffoon : ASS
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Goes on and off diets, say : YOYOS
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___ Modern : TATE
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Pickup line? : RAMS
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Furious : IRATE
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Rugby formation : SCRUM
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Subject of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke" : KATRINA
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Reed section? : FEN
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1962 film "___ Man Answers" : IFA
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Energy : VIM
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Actor Stoltz : ERIC
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Gaga contemporary : KESHA
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Notable Senate testifier of 1991 : ANITAHILL
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Florida's so-called "Waterfront Wonderland" : CAPECORAL
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Password requirer, maybe : SPEAKEASY
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10-watt, say : DIM
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Old-fashioned shelter along a highway : SPITAL
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Phone inits. : ATT
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Proceeded like a rocket : ARCED
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Time capsule event : BURIAL
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Tough problem : STINKER
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Grayish : ASH
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Downer : OPIATE
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South African leader beginning in 2009 : JACOBZUMA
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Reanimation after apparent death : ANABIOSIS
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Insipidity : VAPIDNESS
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Short : TERSE
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Kind of hotel, for short : SRO
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David Ogden ___, actor on "M*A*S*H" : STIERS
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Colony unit : ANTNEST
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___-cone : SNO
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Bold : GUTSY
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Opera ___ : SERIA
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Land formation known for its caves : KARST
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Printed slip : TYPO
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Unlock, in poetry : OPE
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Old ___, Conn. : LYME
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Willy ___, pioneering writer on rocketry : LEY
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Green start? : ECO
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"___ for rainbow" : RIS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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