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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 2015

Author:
James Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Mulhern
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1.62000
Ashton Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Mulhern. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ASHTON: This puzzle started off as a collaboration between me and David Quarfoot, but started to gather dust when we both got too busy ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
AUTOTUNE! If you haven't already seen "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," it's well worth watching if only for the autotuned opening ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0731 ( 24,006 )

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Across
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It often features diva impersonators : DRAGSHOW
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Some IHOP orders : STACKS
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Musical tool on Time's list of "50 Worst Inventions" : AUTOTUNE
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"Reading room" : TOILET
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Sister brand of Twinkies : SNOBALLS
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Psychiatrist played by Mia Farrow in "Zelig" : EUDORA
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"Just like THAT!" : BAM
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Help in catching an auto thief : BAITCAR
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Authority on bugs? : SPY
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Sudanese president ___ al-Bashir : OMAR
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Slippery sort : SNEAK
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Join : MELD
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Donald Duck cartoon princess : OONA
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A tyre may rub against one : KERB
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Swamp thing : GATOR
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Times Sq. bargain booth : TKTS
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Ziering of "Sharknado" : IAN
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Cartoon character often pictured on his back : SNOOPY
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Pip's place : CARD
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Gendarme's topper : KEPI
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Cry after a holdup : ATLAST
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Role in an 8-Down, maybe : TEX
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What many designers work on : SPEC
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Is turbulent : ROILS
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"___ Bell" (Stephen Foster song) : KATY
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___ Bell : TACO
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Max : TOPS
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One on whom tabs keep tabs : CELEB
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Lowest of the low : SCUM
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Fingers : IDS
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Lower leg woe, slangily : CANKLES
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Country ___ : HAM
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Cunning sort : SLYDOG
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Outing on a river or lake : BOATRIDE
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Academic award : TENURE
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Like strawberries during the summer and apples during the fall : INSEASON
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Drawer of paradoxes : ESCHER
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Turn awkward, as a relationship : GETWEIRD
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Oversize Oktoberfest vessel named after a classic film : DASBOOT
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Go nuts : RUNAMOK
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Slight '60s superhero : ATOMANT
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Hunk : GOB
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Whack : STAB
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Hipster's dance wear? : HULASKIRT
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Plug in a browser : ONLINEAD
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One may be shot on a range : WESTERN
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Restaurateur's turf? : STEAK
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Many a vacation package : TOUR
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Support : AID
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All but : CLOSETO
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Sound heard before ripples are seen : KERPLOP
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Rainy day pleasantry : STAYDRY
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Rainy day rarity : CAB
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Cheeky children : RASCALS
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20th-century revolutionaries : MAOISTS
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Country stat : GNP
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Hunk : SEXYBEAST
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One of Aesop's animals : ASS
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Vodka with an "Oranje" variety : KETELONE
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Chanteuse, e.g. : ARTISTE
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"Cheerio!" : TOODLES
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Mouth : LIPSYNC
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Crow : TALKBIG
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Game named after the Hindi word for "twenty-five" : PACHISI
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Land at 0 degrees latitude : ECUADOR
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Kudize : COMMEND
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Grasp : KEN
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Hawk or Pelican : CAGER
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Heart : CORE
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Tizzy : STEW
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"Obviously!" : DUH
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2011 Grammy winner Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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