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New York Times, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

With 67-Down, tool for getting out of a window, in brief

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BFJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. McCoy. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Tom McCoy notes:
This puzzle has a somewhat circuitous history. The idea came from a text conversation with my little sister (presented with her ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I greatly admire constructors who can come up with novel ideas. So many crosswords have been made over the years that just about ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times7/13/16 ( No. 24,354 )
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What might be used with a "Giddy-up!" : SPUR
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Unexpected problem : SNAG
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King Julien in "Madagascar," for one : LEMUR
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Words of dawning realization : OHNO
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Go bad, as milk : SOUR
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Bakery output : AROMA
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Stat shared by many pitchers? : COMMONERA
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Order for a "D, E, A, N, S" list? : SEDAN
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Bent : KNACK
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Wash : LAVE
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Bird with large green eggs : EMU
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Lady of La Mancha : SENORA
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"Leave that lady's tomb alone!"? : LETERRIP
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"Welcome" sights : MATS
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Politico who said "Buck up or stay in the truck" : PALIN
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Gardner who played the Barefoot Contessa : AVA
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Boo-boo : OWIE
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Another order for a "D, E, A, N, S" list? : ANDES
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Exam that's losing popularity in high schools? : DISAPPEARINGACT
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Be a greeter : SAYHI
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Release, as gas : EMIT
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"That's so ___!" (compliment, sort of) : YOU
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Rendezvoused near : METAT
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Not so much : LESS
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Example of bad parenting? : MAMMAMIA
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Grouchypants : MEANIE
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"It's no ___" : USE
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Favored ones : PETS
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Partner of odds : EVENS
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Limber : LITHE
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Cry from an eager applicant for a delivery job? : PICKMEUPS
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Units of 70-Across : ACRES
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"Would ___?" : ILIE
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Geometric calculation : AREA
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"Bye Bye Bye" boy band : NSYNC
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Crafts website : ETSY
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PlayStation maker : SONY
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Some puppets : SOCKS
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Give a buzz : PHONE
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Deprive of courage : UNMAN
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"Sleepless in Seattle," for one : ROMCOM
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Nine-digit ID : SSN
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Rhyme for "Israel," in a carol : NOEL
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Serious danger : GRAVEPERIL
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___ Palmas (province of Spain) : LAS
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Before, to a poet : ERE
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Characteristic of the present : MODERNDAY
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Savory sensation : UMAMI
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Accumulated, as debt : RANUP
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Vegetable that's a good source of protein : OKRA
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GPS calculation : ETA
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On : ATOP
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Flair : ELAN
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Band at a wedding : RING
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Honeybunch : SWEETIEPIE
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Spots before your eyes? : ADS
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Through : VIA
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Difference between two sides : ASYMMETRY
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Affirmative response : IAM
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Author Umberto : ECO
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Good name for a guy who's seething? : STU
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"I'd like to make a point ..." : AHEM
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Bread with a pocket : PITA
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Couple : ITEM
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Turn (up), as intensity : AMP
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Look : SEEM
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File menu option : SAVEAS
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1998 movie with the song "I'll Make a Man Out of You" : MULAN
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Shoe brand that sounds like a letter and a number : ASICS
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With lance in hand : ATILT
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Prefix with transmitter : NEURO
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How the confident may solve : INPEN
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Op-ed, e.g. : ESSAY
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Geol. and phys. : SCIS
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Nest builder : HEN
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With 67-Down, tool for getting out of a window, in brief : ESC
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See 65-Down : KEY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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