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New York Times, Saturday, July 5, 2014

"The highest result of education is ___": Helen Keller

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QWXZ} Average word length: 6.35 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle very recently (in early March, to be exact), and Will accepted it just two weeks ago — thus, I was surprised ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This is Mr. Steinberg's third 62-worder in the past year including one in May with a similar shape. On the other hand, he had an 80-word grid in February.

Jeff Chen notes:
Another 62-worder from David! Impressive. These low-count grids are extreme challenges. The huge amount of white space in the two big ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/5/14 ( No. 23,615 )
Across
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Neckwear slider : SCARFRING
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Domed dessert : BOMBE
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"The highest result of education is ___": Helen Keller : TOLERANCE
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Purpose : AVAIL
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Continuing in its course : ROLLINGON
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Hardly smash hits : DINKS
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Part of the Roman Empire in modern-day NE France : ALSATIA
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One forced into service : DRAFTEE
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Bit of illumination : PHOTON
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Tooth coating? : GEAROIL
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1994 Peace Prize sharer : PERES
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Eschews money, say : BARTERS
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Reduces the fare? : EATS
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Big brand from Clermont, Ky. : JIMBEAM
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Drill specialist, for short? : DDS
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Minor documents? : FAKEIDS
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"Poppycock!" : BAH
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Producer of cheap shots? : DIVEBAR
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"The Farm" painter, 1921 : MIRO
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Dances with sharp turns : BOLEROS
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Biblical verb : CANST
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What ruthless people show : NOMERCY
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Apollo, e.g. : SUNGOD
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Greek city where St. Paul preached : CORINTH
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Los Angeles suburb once dubbed "Berryland" : GARDENA
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___ rock : ARENA
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"See!" : ICALLEDIT
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First name in the 1948 presidential race : STROM
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About 90% of cotton fiber : CELLULOSE
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"Magister Ludi" writer : HESSE
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Old-fashioned duds : KNEEPANTS
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Greatly wanting : STRAPPED
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Good thing to keep in an emergency : COOLHEAD
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A little of everything : ALLSORTS
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Connects : RELATES
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Crunchy snack : FRITOS
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Took for booking : RANIN
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"Young Frankenstein" girl : INGA
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Drill specialist, for short? : NCO
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Male issue? : GENDERBIAS
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Slums, e.g. : BADAREAS
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Not quite spherical : OVIFORM
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Winged prayer : MANTIS
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Theodore of "The African Queen" : BIKEL
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Computer programming command : ELSE
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Rather violent, perhaps : RATEDR
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Old Pokémon platform : GAMEBOY
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Woman in a leather jacket, maybe : BIKERCHICK
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Broadway inspector : JAVERT
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Dot preceder : FILENAME
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Consumed in copious amounts : BINGEDON
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Ignition technician? : ARSONIST
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Much-anticipated outings : HOTDATES
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Company with a game piece in its logo : DOMINOS
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1993 Peace Prize sharer : MANDELA
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Orchard menaces : BORERS
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Get comfortable, in a way : CURLUP
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Acapulco-to-Monterrey dirección : NORTE
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Château chamber : SALLE
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___ crop : CASH
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It's a blast : GALE
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800s, e.g.: Abbr. : CEN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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