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New York Times, Thursday, June 9, 2016

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
Silent letters: The English language's stoic warriors. Without them, a buffet would always be confused with a musician who sings about ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
There have been a lot of plays on silent letters in crosswords over the years. One of my favorite was on Christmas Eve a few years ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 24,320 )

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Across
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Powder used to combat moisture : TALCUM
7
Cool, in hip-hop slang : DEF
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Opening part : KNOB
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Obtrude : IMPOSE
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Nutritional std. : RDA
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Party that might start after midnight : RAVE
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Pair of big jets? : AISLES
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"Evolve" artist DiFranco : ANI
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Piece designed to sway : OPED
20
Monster of fantasy : ORC
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With the shaded letters, investors not involved in the management of their businesses : PARTNERS
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Baby transport : CARRIAGE
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Fake blood, e.g. : GOO
28
Go unused : LIEIDLE
29
Crude measurements? : BARRELS
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Claude who played Sheriff Lobo : AKINS
34
Source of soft wool : LLAMA
36
Navigational aid : MAP
37
Building extension : WING
38
Renaissance ___ : FAIRE
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1920s silver screen star Naldi : NITA
40
Juicy ending? : ADE
41
Photo finish : MATTE
42
Woe for newborns (and thus new parents as well) : COLIC
43
Trattoria dessert : TORTONI
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Strong and proud : LEONINE
47
Dickens pen name : BOZ
48
Singer's volume? : HYMNBOOK
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With the shaded letters, large but not often vocal voting bloc : MAJORITY
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___ courtesy : ASA
54
Nobel Prize subj. : ECON
55
Preschool break : NAP
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Elbow : JOSTLE
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Summer camp locale : LAKE
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Computer file suffix : EXE
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Wilde of TV's "House" : OLIVIA
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Didn't make it : DIED
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Paige, to Jason, in "FoxTrot" : SIS
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Unsay : RECANT
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Mexican relative : TIA
2
Terse, introspective question : AMI
3
A D.J. might spin them : LPS
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Salon job : COLORING
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Email addresses, sometimes : USERIDS
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Agave drink : MESCAL
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Hang : DRAPE
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"Downton Abbey" maid : EDNA
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A legitimate object to attack : FAIRGAME
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Swedish money : KRONOR
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Mane area : NAPE
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In the strike zone : OVER
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Hotel reservation specification : BEDS
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When tripled, 1970 film about the attack on Pearl Harbor : TORA
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Try to scratch : CLAWAT
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Modern Japanese martial art : AIKIDO
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"Stand by Me" director, 1986 : REINER
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Trattoria desserts : GELATI
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Just : BARELY
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Estevez of the Brat Pack : EMILIO
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Many a Dream Act beneficiary : LATINO
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Sissy of Netflix's "Bloodline" : SPACEK
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Wasted : LIT
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Publications for and by aficionados : FANZINES
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7 or below on the pH scale : NONBASIC
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Shrubby wasteland : MOOR
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Wii, for one : CONSOLE
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Broadsided, informally : TBONED
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Key with four sharps : EMAJOR
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Creates a buzz for : HYPES
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Blend : MELD
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Berry advertised as healthful : ACAI
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Ridiculously inadequate sort : JOKE
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Curbside call : TAXI
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F.D.R. program, for short : TVA
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Broadway's ___-Manuel Miranda : LIN
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Do lunch, say : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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