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New York Times, Thursday, July 24, 2014

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JMQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Phillips. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Phillips notes:
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0724 ( 23,634 )
Across
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Bunch : SLEW
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Game similar to euchre : ECARTE
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"Arsenal of democracy" prez : FDR
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Auto datum : YEAR
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Credit card lure : NOFEES
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___ Highway, classic New York-to-San Francisco route : LEE
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Area in front of a chancel : NAVE
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Linoleum alternative : CARPET
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Place of rest : INN
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"Looky here!" : CHECKITOUT
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Nabokov novel after "Lolita" : PNIN
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Mario ___ (Nintendo racing series) : KART
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A series of "insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster," per Tom Stoppard : THEATRE
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Flight setting : STAIRCASE
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Helmet part : VISOR
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Greater part of Turkey : ANATOLIA
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Sound a hot dog makes? : PANT
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End of a fairy's wand : STAR
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Outwit, in a way : ELUDE
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Goose : gaggle :: ___ : knot : TOAD
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Wedding feature, in two different senses : BAND
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Interrupts, as a broadcast : CUTSINTO
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South Australian exports : OPALS
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Chosen people : SELECTEES
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Overlook, as someone's flaws : GETPAST
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___ notes : CRIB
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Writer Philip : ROTH
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Not worry about something annoying : LETITSLIDE
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Choler : IRE
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California county between San Francisco and Sacramento : SOLANO
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Similar : AKIN
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"No ___!" : SIR
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Digs deeply : DELVES
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Small price to pay : CENT
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Kind of fever : HAY
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Prophet on the Sistine Chapel ceiling : ISAIAH
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Evil "Get Smart" organization : KAOS
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In ___ with : SYNC
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Genesis matriarch : LEAH
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Place for a wasp's nest : EAVE
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Hit 2012 Disney film : WRECKITRALPH
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Went around : ENCIRCLED
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Men's formalwear feature : COATTAIL
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Picked locks? : AFRO
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Good or bad name : REPUTE
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Means of enforcement, metaphorically : TEETH
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It's just a guess: Abbr. : EST
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Pebbles, e.g. : FLINTSTONE
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"GoodFellas" co-star : DENIRO
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Jeremy of "The Avengers" : RENNER
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Corn syrup brand : KARO
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1966 Rolling Stones hit ... or an instruction to be followed four times in this puzzle : PAINTITBLACK
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"Casino Royale" Bond girl ___ Green : EVA
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KLM competitor : SAS
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Big bang maker : TNT
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Remote power source, maybe : AAABATTERY
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Booze : SAUCE
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One of the Wailers of Bob Marley and the Wailers : PETERTOSH
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Don Quixote's love : DULCINEA
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Took in : ATE
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Tango twosome? : DOS
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Org. for which Edward Snowden once worked : NSA
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"Hard" or "soft" subjects: Abbr. : SCIS
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Beastly : OGRISH
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Bradley University site : PEORIA
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Stanley Kowalski's woman : STELLA
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Dark-skinned fruit : SLOES
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Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
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Furniture megastore : IKEA
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11-Down pet : DINO
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Middle-earth creatures : ENTS
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Reagan's Star Wars program: Abbr. : SDI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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