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New York Times, Saturday, July 26, 2014

18-Across : "Home Alone" actor

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice construction from Julian today, one that features the "stair step" pattern of black squares that we've seen more of these days. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/26/14 ( No. 23,636 )

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Across
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Faces facts : GETSREAL
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Cruise vehicle : MOVIE
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Airline relaunched in 2009 : ALITALIA
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A Ryder : WINONA
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Resort town near Piz Bernina : STMORITZ
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Like some migraines : OCULAR
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"Home Alone" actor : JOEPESCI
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Hot stuff : WASABI
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Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
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Place for a shoe : HOOF
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Star material, maybe : TIN
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Highlander, e.g. : TOYOTA
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Taking five : PAUSING
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Public face : POSTERCHILD
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Scylla in Homer's "Odyssey," e.g. : SEACREATURE
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Former hit TV show with the theme song "Get Crazy" : JERSEYSHORE
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Eliza in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," e.g. : MULATTO
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"Raising Hell" rappers : RUNDMC
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___ de la Réunion : ILE
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Phila.'s Franklin ___ : INST
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Queenside castle indicator, in chess : OOO
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Zigzag ribbon : RICRAC
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Change for a C-note, maybe : TENSPOTS
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Tops : RATEDA
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Smashes to smithereens : ATOMIZES
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Narrow soccer victory : ONENIL
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Mark of affection : LOVEBITE
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Undesirable element in the home : RADON
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Deserve to be listened to, say : KNOWBEST
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Fixture in a chemistry lab : GASJET
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Las Ventas combatant : ELTORO
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Opportune : TIMELY
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Cry to a tickler : STOP
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___ bird : RARE
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Whiffenpoofs, e.g. : ELIS
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Common aspiration? : AITCH
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Region of Italy that includes Rome : LAZIO
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Material also known as cat-gold or glimmer : MICA
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___ probandi (legal term) : ONUS
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Set off easily : VOLATILE
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Caught : INABIND
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Bringing forth fruit, as corn : EARING
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Provider of "!!!" : WOWFACTOR
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Voice actress in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" : OPRAH
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Horse ___ : OPERA
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Feature of breakfast ... or dinner? : TOAST
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Like the lifestyle of many a monk : ASCETICAL
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African political movement : UHURU
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Fire sign? : SIREN
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Check for size, say : TRYON
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Some semiconductor experts: Abbr. : EES
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Set apart : SELECTED
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Dutch queen until 1980 : JULIANA
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Reflect : MIRROR
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Beaut : DOOZIE
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Some Renaissance music : MOTETS
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Baby : COSSET
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Follow too closely : STALK
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Siouan tongue : TETON
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Subject of a Will Ferrell "S.N.L." impersonation : RENO
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Court edge : ADIN
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Porto-___, Benin : NOVO
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Cousin of a goldeneye : SMEW
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Mr. ___ : PIBB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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