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New York Times, Monday, July 10, 2017

Ancient dream of humanity that's hinted at by the starts of 17-, 24-, 37- and 53-Across (in Hawaiian, Hebrew, Latin and Russian, respectively)

Author:
Timothy Polin
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Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
WORLD PEACE interpreted as "words across the globe meaning PEACE" — neat idea! The concept was well disguised; I didn't see the ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/10/17 ( No. 24,716 )
Across
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Emancipation Proclamation prez : ABE
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One of the senses : TOUCH
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Sound from a would-be test cheater : PSST
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Apple computers : MACS
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Ancient land in Asia Minor : IONIA
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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Colorful top often worn with a lei : ALOHASHIRT
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___ and cons : PROS
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"Attack, Bowser!" : SICEM
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Part of a grove : TREE
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Night of anticipation : EVE
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Tel Aviv skyscraper that was the first to be built in the Mideast : SHALOMMEIRTOWER
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___-splitting (really loud) : EAR
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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Holy sanctuary : SHRINE
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"Absolutely, amigo!" : SISI
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Yep's opposite : NOPE
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Played a part : ACTED
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Long, tranquil period ushered in by the emperor Augustus : PAXROMANA
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"That's a shame" : SOSAD
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Roasting rod : SPIT
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Fire, as from a job : SACK
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Kit that may include colored pencils and a stencil : ARTSET
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___-tac-toe : TIC
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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Orbiter from 1986 to 2001 : MIRSPACESTATION
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Links org. : PGA
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Grow weary : TIRE
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Sticky secretion : RESIN
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Paying close attention : RAPT
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Ancient dream of humanity that's hinted at by the starts of 17-, 24-, 37- and 53-Across (in Hawaiian, Hebrew, Latin and Russian, respectively) : WORLDPEACE
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"Lucky Jim" author Kingsley : AMIS
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California's Santa ___ Derby : ANITA
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Went kaput : DIED
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Where dirty dishes pile up : SINK
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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Help with the dishwashing, say : DRY
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Accumulates : AMASSES
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"South Pacific" show tune : BALIHAI
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Fuel-efficient vehicles : ECOCARS
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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"___-la-la!" : OOH
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Bring together : UNITE
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High, wispy clouds : CIRRI
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Critics who can't be pleased : HATERS
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Kitten : cat :: ___ : dog : PUP
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"Oh darn, I give up!" : SCREWIT
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Ljubljana resident : SLOVENE
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Used a stun gun on : TASERED
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Poet/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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God of love : AMOR
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Joel Coen's filmmaking brother : ETHAN
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Coquette : MINX
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British wastelands : MOORS
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Bridge declaration when not bidding : IPASS
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Partner of Snap and Crackle : POP
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Gives off, as light : EMITS
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
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Pete with seven Wimbledon championships : SAMPRAS
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Paper-folding craft : ORIGAMI
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Put on one's seat belt : STRAPIN
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"Let me reiterate ..." : ASISAID
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Finer in quality : CHOICER
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Defeater of Nixon in 1960 : KENNEDY
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Disputed island in the China Sea : TAIWAN
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Incessantly complain : CARP
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Witch : CRONE
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Shiver-inducing : EERIE
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Inc., in England : LTD
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Period on Venus that's longer than a year on Venus (!) : DAY

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