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New York Times, Saturday, July 25, 2015

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {DJKQ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Der. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kevin G. Der notes:
This grid pattern has potential for liveliness due to the extra-long entry in the 4-stacks (COURT VISION and BOUNCE HOUSE) and overall ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0725 ( 24,000 )

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Across
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One waiting to go off : TIMEBOMB
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Items in a robotics kit : SERVOS
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Citizen Kane's affliction : EGOMANIA
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"Begone," to Shakespeare : AROINT
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Losers : ALSORANS
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Sunday hangover remedy : MIMOSA
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Hoopster's playmaking ability : COURTVISION
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Synchronization problem : LAG
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With 30-Down, object of a hunt : HOLY
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1978 Olivier Award winner : EVITA
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Minstrel's offering : TALE
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Majors, e.g. : BRASS
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Loaded things? : BASES
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Glaring : FLAGRANT
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Sloppy kiss : WETONE
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Spots for roughnecks : OILRIGS
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Trinket : BIBELOT
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Shaped like Skittles : OBLATE
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Modern composer's constructions : TONEROWS
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"Les ___ Cloches" (Edith Piaf hit) : TROIS
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Contacts, modern-style : TEXTS
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Experience catharsis, in a way : BAWL
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Impudent : FRESH
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San ___ : FRAN
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Neighbor of Norma : ARA
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It's blown up at a carnival : BOUNCEHOUSE
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They're over two feet : TIBIAS
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Stopgap for an energy shortage : POWERNAP
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Match parts : HALVES
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Beverage in a pear-shaped bottle, ironically : ORANGINA
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Something you close your eyes for : SNEEZE
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Notation on an envelope : PERSONAL
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Lecture, say : TEACH
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Northern hemisphere? : IGLOO
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Capital of Iraq's Nineveh province : MOSUL
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The Eagles of the N.C.A.A. : EMORY
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TV character whose middle name is JoJo : BART
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As a rule : ONAVERAGE
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Sliding door locales : MINIVANS
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Sting, e.g. : BASSIST
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Home to the so-called "happy people" : SAMOA
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___ Andrews, co-host of "Dancing With the Stars" : ERIN
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DVD-___ : ROM
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Feature of Berlioz's symphony "Harold en Italie" : VIOLASOLO
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Available for purchase : ONSALENOW
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Theater designs : STAGESETS
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"___ Magic," Doris Day hit : ITS
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Four-bagger : TATER
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Derby folks : BRITS
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Members of la famille : BEBES
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Dog washers? : FOOTBATHS
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Marian's occupation in "The Music Man" : LIBRARIAN
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Kosher : ALLOWABLE
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See 22-Across : GRAIL
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Ultimately prevail : WINTHEWAR
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Some sports figures : BOXSCORE
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Music on Radio Disney : TEENPOP
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1989 Broadway monodrama : TRU
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Subject of the biography "All His Jazz" : FOSSE
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Give up : FORGO
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Altercation : RUNIN
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Lotus position, for one : ASANA
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Traditional birthplace of Buddhism : NEPAL
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Performer at 1963's March on Washington : BAEZ
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___ teeth : HENS
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"___ had it!" : IVE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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