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New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Spanish city that's home to the country's oldest university

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 47 Missing: {FJQWXZ} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) Grid is asymmetric. Average word length: 6.36 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Krozel.
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© 2015, The New York Times7/18/15 ( No. 23,993 )
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Defendant in court: Abbr. : RESP
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Monte Palatino locale : ROMA
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Vacation home, abroad : DACHA
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Dictionary usage advisory : AVOID
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Sends back to Congress, say : VETOES
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Tiki carvers : MAORIS
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Transfers, in a way : DECANTS
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Biddies : OLDBATS
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Asian Turks : ANATOLIANS
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___ Hassan, "Arabian Nights" figure : ABOU
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Spanish city that's home to the country's oldest university : SALAMANCA
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Run-D.M.C.'s "You Be ___" : ILLIN
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Experimental efforts : TESTINGS
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End of time : OCLOCK
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401, in the year 401 : CDI
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Tokyo-based carrier : ANA
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Animated film made into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical : ALADDIN
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Forwards : SENDSON
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Followed doctors' orders, maybe : GOTREST
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Stanza of a poem : STROPHE
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Projecting part of the ear : AURICLE
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Star followers : THEMAGI
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Out of this world : STELLAR
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Wing feature : AILERON
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Solution for an ophthalmological problem? : SALINE
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Like some drawings and telephone numbers : TRACED
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Things tossed in a compost pile : RINDS
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James and Jones : ETTAS
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Something studied by a caliologist : NEST
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Worker in a textile factory : DYER
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Snare drum sound : RATATAT
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Possible result of loss of trade : ECONOMICDECLINE
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Northernmost part of Great Britain : SHETLANDISLANDS
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Attention holder for a time : PASSINGINTEREST
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Title heroine of an 1884 Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
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Ford and Kia logos : OVALS
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Sullen state of mind : MOOD
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Court embarrassment : AIRBALL
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Some exterior decoration : DECALS
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Dios's archenemy : DIABLO
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___ cavae : VENAE
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Unmovable : STOIC
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Dare, colloquially : DAST
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X'd out completely, in the game battleships : SUNK
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Coolers : ACS
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"Same thing happened to me" : ICANRELATE
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Setting depicted by this puzzle's grid : ONETHIRTY
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Per a previous stipulation : ASSTATED
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Bygone military titles : AGAS
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Roughnecks : LOUTS
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In back : ATREAR
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Teach by repetition : DRILLIN
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Optimal scenery-viewing spot on a train : DOMECAR
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What "/ / /" may represent : SPARES
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"What a disaster!" : OHGOD
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Hamburger refusal? : NEIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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