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New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 2016

Author:
Lily Silverstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lily Silverstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Silverstein. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lily Silverstein notes:
I'm delighted to make my crossword debut today! I'm 28 and originally from the Boston area, though I now live in California where I am ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Neat to see a newbie constructor pooh-pooh the usual "four sets of triple-stacked 8s or 9s, one in each corner" pattern and use ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 24,371 )
Across
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Ridiculous imitation : MOCKERY
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Basis of a patent : NEWIDEA
15
Traffic report source, often : AMRADIO
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Something John Adams and John Quincy Adams each had : ONETERM
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Change, as allegiances : REALIGN
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"Mean Girls" screenwriter : TINAFEY
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Close to, colloquially : INWITH
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Sell : PEDDLE
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Means of communication since 1817, in brief : ASL
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Some receptions : TEAS
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Wonder : AWE
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Surgeon's tool : CLAMP
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Charles who created murals for Harlem Hospital and the American Museum of Natural History : ALSTON
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Start of many a romantic comedy : CHANCEMEETING
34
1922 Kafka short story : AHUNGERARTIST
35
Hematologist's measure : PLATELETCOUNT
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Pioneer in New Journalism in the 1960s-'70s : TALESE
37
Author who shares his name with a German state : HESSE
38
Fire away : ASK
39
Pet name meaning "faithful" : FIDO
40
Michael Moore offering, for short : DOC
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Sea ___ : URCHIN
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Part of a hit 1940s-'50s film trio : LAMOUR
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Has dreams : ASPIRES
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Completely surpass : ECLIPSE
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It doesn't have much to say : BITPART
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Armful for Moses : TABLETS
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Slide presentations? : AMOEBAS
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Hedge fund employee : ANALYST
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Santa ___ : MARIA
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They might be ill : OMENS
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Feature of CNN or Fox News : CRAWL
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Hindu goddess often portrayed with her husband Shiva : KALI
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Work on a lead, maybe : EDIT
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Part of a square : RIGHTANGLE
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That there : YON
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F and G, but not H : NOTES
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Wife in Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" : ENID
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Meander : WEND
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It adds stress: Abbr. : ITAL
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"Glass half empty" sort : DEFEATIST
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Emily Dickinson's "Ended, ___ it begun" : ERE
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Writer Sedaris : AMY
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Like motel walls, it often seems : PAPERTHIN
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Host : EMCEE
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Refuses to : WONT
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Grade sch. class : ENG
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Ladder's counterpart : CHUTE
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Track things : LANES
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Sprayer : AEROSOLCAN
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"___ pray" : LETUS
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Author of the "Mostly Ghostly" book series : STINE
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Attribute as the cause of : CHALKUPTO
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Sprayed, in a way : MACED
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Start of a Hamlet monologue : ALAS
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Child support, for short? : PTA
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Sparring partners? : FISTS
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Dull-witted : DOPEY
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Boots : OUSTS
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Peak : CREST
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Ready : RIPE
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Zodiac symbol : CRAB
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One sitting on a celestial throne : HERA
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Goya's "Duchess of ___" : ALBA
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Grind down : MILL
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Legal org. : ABA
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Kind of card : SIM
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Itinerary abbr. : ETA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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