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New York Times, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Lieb

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JYZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lieb notes:
The seeds for this puzzle were the SPAMBOT stack, WALKOFF, and FOOSBALL. With those in the grid, I worked clockwise, trying to get ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A fun solve today, plus a nice change of pace. A majority of themelesses feature four sets of stacked answers of 8+ letters, but John ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
A WALK-OFF HOMER is a home run hit by the home team in the bottom of the ninth or later inning that gives them the lead. The home team ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0607 ( 23,587 )
Across
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Web nuisance : SPAMBOT
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With 26-Down, dramatic end to a game : WALKOFF
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Modern-day sanctuary : MANCAVE
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Mostly : ASARULE
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"The Hurt Locker" setting : IRAQWAR
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Jumps all over : BERATES
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Place for un bateau : LAC
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Donkey : mule :: ___ : huarizo : LLAMA
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Admission ticket : DUCAT
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Cut down to size, maybe : EDIT
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Sweet Jazz sound? : SWISH
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Meant ___ : TOBE
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Serape wearer : SENOR
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Have ___ at : ASHOT
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Nick, say : MAR
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Complex data : RENTS
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The middle Andrews sister : MAXENE
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Heartening words : FEARNOT
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Corrupted : DEBASED
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Show up at dinner? : OUTEAT
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WorkCentre maker : XEROX
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Elect : OPT
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Construction material for several theme parks : LEGOS
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Ruptures : RIFTS
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Where 24-Down began his managerial career : SHEA
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Proverbial battlers : SEXES
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Eastern wear : SARI
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Flavorer once labeled a "milk amplifier" : BOSCO
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Burn to the ground : TORCH
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Bunkmates, often : KIN
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Orion's hunting companion : ARTEMIS
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#1 : THEBEST
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Jumped all over : LITINTO
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Professor ___ : EMERITA
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Like some Hmong : LAOTIAN
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Solution for storing contacts? : ROLODEX
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All ___ : SMILES
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Flaunt : PARADE
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Relief provider since 1916 : ANACIN
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1974 John Wayne title role : MCQ
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Not just tear : BAWL
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What many racers race on : OVALS
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Lightning strike measure : TERAWATT
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River between two Midwestern states : WABASH
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Malt finisher? : ASE
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Enrich : LARD
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Reuben ingredient : KRAUT
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Denouements : OUTCOMES
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Plant said to repel bugs : FLEABANE
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Decayed : FESTERED
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Yearn for : MISS
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See 50-Across : TORRE
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See 8-Across : HOMER
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Kind of artery : RENAL
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Pipe accompanier : TABOR
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Las, e.g. : NOTES
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People plot things around it : XAXIS
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Recreation hall staple : FOOSBALL
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High : EUPHORIA
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Confirm : ATTESTTO
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Yellow type? : DESERTER
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Valentine letters : XOXO
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Boards : GETSON
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One might get past a bouncer : FAKEID
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Blue, in Burgundy : TRISTE
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Moral duty? : SINTAX
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Get 180 on the LSAT, say : ACEIT
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Boob : SCHMO
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Wyndham alternative : OMNI
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Elevator at the bottom? : HEEL
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Suffix with 28-Across : ITA
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Mate : BRO

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

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