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New York Times, Saturday, June 6, 2015

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jason Flinn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Flinn. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jason Flinn notes:
When submitting this puzzle I was aiming for a Thursday, but I suspect that the overall difficulty of uncovering the trick moved the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Wow. Just wow. I love when a puzzle surprises me. I got the entire SNOW WHITE corner in my first pass, so filled in MIRROR MIRROR ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 23,951 )
Across
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Some safety stats: Abbr. : INTS
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She queried a magic object named twice in this puzzle's shaded squares : EVILQUEEN
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Black cats and comets : OMENS
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Vied (for) : MADEAPLAY
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Hang in the balance? : WEIGH
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1980-83 Stanley Cup winners : ISLANDERS
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Rivet : ENGROSS
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Cuttlefish feature : TENTACLE
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Less than : SHORTOF
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Didn't budge : SAT
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Impassive : STONY
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1992 Prince song or its peak position in Billboard : SEVEN
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Stir stir : PRISONRIOT
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Tempestuous talent : DIVA
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In good order : AOK
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Header on many a forwarded email : FYI
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She may give you the coat off her back : EWE
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Press for change? : BEG
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Annual charge : DUES
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Darwin's "The Descent ___" : OFMAN
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Step up : STAIR
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Parts of one's inheritance : TRAITS
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Pol. affiliation of British P.M. William Gladstone : LIB
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Implores : ENTREATS
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Go from here to there instantly : TELEPORT
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Lecture : SERMON
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Heavy, durable china : IRONSTONE
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Lorenzo's love : AMORE
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Winning line : TICTACTOE
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Former Yankee skipper in the Hall of Fame : TORRE
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Answer provided by the magic object named twice in the shaded squares : SNOWWHITE
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Bygone sticker : SNEE
Down
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Poker player's words of concession : IMOUT
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Small tower on a castle : TURRET
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Third class on the Titanic : STEERAGE
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Former Big Four record company : EMI
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Like Russia, of all countries : VASTEST
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Having a day off : IDLE
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Tends (toward) : LEANS
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Longtime sponsor of the Socceroos national soccer team : QANTAS
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Given the latest : UPDATED
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Monthly bill: Abbr. : ELEC
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English title : EARL
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Business page heading : NYSE
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Not be settled with : OWE
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Many an "I Ching" user : TAOIST
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Tailor's measurement : GIRTH
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Annual Augusta event : THEMASTERS
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Mood : VIBE
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Continually : EVER
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Hounds or badgers : NAGS
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Launch locations : PADS
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Thrash : ROUT
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International company with an acronymic name : IKEA
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John with the 1984 #1 hit "Missing You" : WAITE
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Latino star once named one of "The 10 sexiest bachelors in the world" by People magazine : ESTRADA
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Wrong start? : SILENTW
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Words of reassurance : FRETNOT
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Speeding (along) : TEARING
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Shop tool : RIPSAW
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Certain bulb component : DIODE
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Man: Prefix : ANDRO
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Small songbirds : TITS
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Home of the Lia Fáil : ERIN
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Unhinged : LOCO
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Pita-like bread : ROTI
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Former G.M. make : GEO
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Having a large footprint? : EEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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