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New York Times, Saturday, July 21, 2018

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jason Flinn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 65, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 9, (2 quad stacks) Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Flinn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jason Flinn notes:
When I was making this puzzle, I tried a couple of new things. First, I emphasized freshness and quality for the grid-spanners in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, quad stacks. By now, we expect serious trade-offs in such a crazily difficult construction. The question is, does the pizzazz in ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0721 ( 25,092 )
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Performers taking bows onstage? : STRINGORCHESTRA
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Saw around a locker room? : THERESNOIINTEAM
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Picked individually : ORDEREDALACARTE
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Does another walk-through of something : GOESOVERITAGAIN
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Informal agreement : YEP
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Start of the name of many a French band : LES
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Time to buy back-to-school supplies: Abbr. : AUG
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Something tanned at a tanning salon, informally : BOD
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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"Ooh-la-la!" : SEXY
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Plus : ALSO
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Cherry or raspberry : RED
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Pioneering infomercial company : KTEL
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Fit the bill : SUITEDONESNEEDS
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Good name for a model? : KIT
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Big name in casualwear : LACOSTE
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It can cover a lot of ground : SOD
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Road divider : FORK
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They may be bummed : CIGS
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Sports org. since 1916 : PGA
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Come to know : LEARN
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Bamboozled : HAD
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Speaks honestly and forthrightly : TELLSITLIKEITIS
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What keeps you going when everything seems lost : REASONTOBELIEVE
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AARP base : OLDERGENERATION
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Factors in some work reviews : PEERASSESSMENTS
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Low-end smoke : STOGY
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Spasm : THROE
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Try again, with a bounced check : REDEPOSIT
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Inflames : IRES
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Common perfume oil : NEROLI
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International group whose leaders meet once a year : GSEVEN
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French waves : ONDES
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Not just laugh : ROAR
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20 lashes, maybe? : CILIA
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Break : HIATUS
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Put behind bars : ENCAGE
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Unaccompanied : STAG
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Large storage units : TERABYTES
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What gears in a gear assembly have : RATIO
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Add to the bill, perhaps : AMEND
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Sign of the times? : DOT
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Classic Jaguar : XKE
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Pose : ASK
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Parisian pronoun : LUI
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Line for a show in New York? : ROCKETTES
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Characterizes : DESCRIBES
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Shogunate capital : EDO
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Cause of some flashbacks, for short : LSD
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___ rating system (chess standard) : ELO
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Angels : DARLINGS
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No-goodniks : STINKERS
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Blood-typing abbr. : NEG
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Meriting more Pinocchios : FALSER
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Like most Iranians : SHIITE
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Noted Obama portrayer : PEELE
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Big name in air fresheners : GLADE
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Enjoyed a traditional family dinner : ATEIN
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Rough piece of land? : DIVOT
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De ___ (excessive) : TROP
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Marsh bird : SORA
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Ancient land located in what is now southwest Iran : ELAM
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State couple: Abbr. : SENS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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