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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 2015

Poe poem that begins "Gaily bedight, / A gallant knight"

Author:
Brandon Hensley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hensley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brandon Hensley notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Impressive debut themeless today. I was leery of those upper right and lower left corners, as a 4x8 space is so tough to fill with ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/3/15 ( No. 23,978 )

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Across
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Shore sights on a windy day : WHITECAPS
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Letter accompanying sin? : THETA
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Ice cream flavor with chewy bits : RUMRAISIN
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Van ___ : HALEN
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Clean up, as text : EXPURGATE
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Piled on : ADDED
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Is in energy-saving mode : SLEEPS
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"Slippery when wet" and others : CAUTIONS
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Be disposed (to) : TEND
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Goals of some candidates : PHDS
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Gillette's ___ II : TRAC
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Actor Chaplin, Charlie's older brother : SYD
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Density symbol : RHO
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Make a dent in, say : DAMAGE
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"Stop!" : QUITIT
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Weighed down : LADEN
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School head in a best-selling series of novels : ALBUSDUMBLEDORE
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Aloe ___ (some succulents) : VERAS
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What grows in the winter : SEAICE
40
Summoner : EVOKER
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Abbr. in a birth announcement, often : LBS
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Hosp. units : CCS
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Many a Facebook repost : MEME
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False god : BAAL
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___ sci : POLI
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Frightful : ALARMING
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Rot : DRIVEL
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Rock star's nickname derived from his jewelry : RINGO
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Cheat at hide-and-go-seek, say : TAKEAPEEK
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Ear bone also known as the anvil : INCUS
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Genre of the "Odyssey" : EPICVERSE
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Word after free or press : AGENT
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Coquettish sort : SEXKITTEN
Down
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Extracts : WRESTS
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"Eyeless in Gaza" novelist, 1936 : HUXLEY
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Loom : IMPEND
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Set straight : TRUED
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Kurt Russell's role in "Tombstone" : EARP
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Purchases that are puffed, slangily : CIGS
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Big house connection? : ASA
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Spiel : PITCH
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Three-time P.G.A. Championship winner : SNEAD
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All ___ : THAT
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Was set for life : HADITMADE
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Poe poem that begins "Gaily bedight, / A gallant knight" : ELDORADO
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Joan of Arc, at the time of her death : TEENAGER
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Director's cry with a pause in the middle : ANDSCENE
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Alternative to EUR : USD
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Follower of "@" in a White House Twitter account : POTUS
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Charlotte ___ (cream-filled dessert) : RUSSE
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Secreted : HID
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Guinness and others : ALECS
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Wood painted to look like a cannon : QUAKERGUN
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The Beatles' "___ Mine" : IME
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Minor league game? : TBALL
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Solo at many a wedding : AVEMARIA
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Demolition job : LEVELING
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Love of one's fellow man? : BROMANCE
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Lefty : LIB
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Column in a box score : RBI
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Surreptitious : COVERT
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Sir Lancelot portrayer of 1975 : CLEESE
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Soft and smooth : SILKEN
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Chips in chips : ANTES
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Love of one's fellow man, to Greeks : AGAPE
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Lab tube : PIPET
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Guinness superlative : MOST
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It's divided at the start of war : DECK
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Purchase that's puffed : KIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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