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New York Times, Friday, July 4, 2014

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 187 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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Will Shortz notes:
Hi Jeff, While I don't award "points" to crossword entries (as in your example), your general way of assessing crossword quality is ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 23,614 )
Across
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Quickly gets good at : TAKESTO
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Summer hat : BOATER
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Restrained : ONALEASH
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"This isn't a good time" : IMBUSY
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First-century governor of Britain, whose name was Latin for "farmer" : AGRICOLA
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Signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act : PIERCE
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Trade fair presentation : DEMO
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It means "council" in Russian : SOVIET
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Apprehend : NAB
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Roofing material : SLATE
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Cut short : END
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Membre de la famille : PERE
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Compact Chevys of old : NOVAS
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G-rated oath : FUDGE
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Poll calculation : MARGINOFERROR
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"While we're on the topic ..." : BEFOREIFORGET
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Marked by hostilities? : BATTLESCARRED
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One of the Kennedys : ETHEL
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Manhattan Project scientist : FERMI
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Emblem on Captain America's shield : STAR
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All you can take with one hand : POT
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"Frida" actress Hayek : SALMA
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Williams nicknamed "The Kid" : TED
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Field strip : FURROW
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Automaker that introduced heated front seats : SAAB
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1950 short-story collection by Asimov : IROBOT
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Cork bar : IRISHPUB
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Dry up : RUNOUT
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Cause for complaint : PETPEEVE
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Phalanx weapons : SPEARS
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"Through the Dark Continent" author, 1878 : STANLEY
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Witches' brew ingredients : TOADS
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Being in heaven : ANGEL
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Cosmic payback : KARMA
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" writer : ELIOT
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Brief wait : SEC
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Stop along the Santa Fe trail : TAOS
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Four-time host of the Nordic World Ski Championships : OSLO
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Upstanding one? : BIPED
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Pass over : OMIT
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Bart and Lisa's grandpa : ABE
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Betrayed embarrassment : TURNEDRED
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Not-so-fast food? : ESCARGOT
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Amber-colored brew : RYEBEER
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Send-off for the dear departed? : HAVEANICETRIP
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To such an extent : INSOFAR
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Register : ENROLL
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Empty : PURGE
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Creature outwitted by Hop-o'-My-Thumb : OGRE
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Tries to win : VIESFOR
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Columbian Exposition engineer : FERRIS
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Addictive analgesic : METHADONE
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Beauty magazine photo caption : AFTER
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Bit of paperwork : FORM
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Call from home : BATTERUP
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Rouses to action : BESTIRS
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Finishing strokes : PUTTS
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Pasty : ASHEN
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Name tag location : LAPEL
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"Never trust a woman who wears ___" (line from "The Picture of Dorian Gray") : MAUVE
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"The Name of the Rose" setting : ABBEY
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Two by two? : FOUR
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Veins' contents : ORES
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Olympic skater Katarina : WITT
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Burlesque accessory : BOA
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Body treatment facility : SPA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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