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New York Times, Saturday, June 9, 2018

Popular author most of whose work is written in anapestic tetrameter

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.28 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Huget.
Roland Huget notes:
This puzzle was constructed in September 2017 and accepted for publication in January 2018. It's had an unusual history. The original ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tremendous visual impact — such humongous swaths of white space! A real eye-catcher. It even looks a little like an eye. Triple stacks ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

We've seen this grid pattern before, in a groundbreaking 2008 puzzle by Frank Longo.

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© 2018, The New York Times6/9/18 ( No. 25,050 )
Across
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They may require more than one return : SEPARATEINCOMES
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Subject for James Beard or Emeril Lagasse : AMERICANCUISINE
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Not fade : LASTTHEDISTANCE
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Loosen, in a way : UNTIE
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Viking poet : SKALD
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Account : TALE
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Cutting comments : BARBS
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Descendant of Ishmael : ARAB
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When le jardin is at its height : ETE
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Untouchables : PARIAHS
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Who said "The serpent deceived me, and I ate" : EVE
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Practical-minded : RESULTSORIENTED
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Stuff used in some nasty pranks : SUPERGLUE
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Race day opening event : CEREMONIALSTART
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"Hey!," to Jorge : OYE
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Relatives of guppies : PLATIES
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Windjammer's setting : SEA
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Element in traditional medicine : HERB
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Safari sighting : ELAND
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Some referee calls, for short : TKOS
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Something one can be knocked for : ALOOP
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___ plane : AWACS
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The glow of a glowworm : BIOLUMINESCENCE
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Fed decision that spurs growth : INTERESTRATECUT
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Explored before making a commitment : TESTEDTHEWATERS
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Soldier, at times : SALUTER
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Issue : EMANATE
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Tools for pharmacists : PESTLES
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"Glee" character in a wheelchair : ARTIE
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Confirmation, e.g. : RITE
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Haus call? : ACH
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Tip : END
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Common French word that sounds like two letters of the alphabet : ICI
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Greek consonants : NUS
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Residents: Abbr. : CITS
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Home of the first Universal Studios outside the U.S. : OSAKA
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Source of some Mideast calls : MINARET
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West Berlin used to be one : ENCLAVE
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Makings of a plot : SEEDBED
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Feature of Wayne Manor : BATPOLE
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Magazine : ARSENAL
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1942 Abbott and Costello comedy : RIORITA
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Three-for-two, say : BARGAIN
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Shamelessly promoted, with "for" : SHILLED
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Zaftig : PLUMP
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Popular author most of whose work is written in anapestic tetrameter : SEUSS
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Put mileage on : USE
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ABC or Fox, in Variety-speak : NET
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Be roommates : COHABIT
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Middle of a field of vision : EYELINE
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Gets accustomed to a transplant : REROOTS
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Suspiciously : ASKANCE
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Come back : REOCCUR
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Plate armor designed to protect the thighs : TASSETS
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Pianist Jorge : BOLET
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Exercise in economy of language : TWEET
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Unalloyed : PURE
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Court proceedings : ACTA
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Doc's recommendation : MED
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Final finish? : IST
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Utmost : NTH
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Now or long lead-in : ERE
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Prop for a classic magician's trick : SAW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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