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New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Author:
Jules Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
The idea for this puzzle came when my MacBook word-of-the-day screensaver featured the term ex post facto, which I immediately saw in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
X MARKS THE SPOT sounded out (pseudo-)phonetically at the starts of themers. I had a little laugh when I realized DESPOT was a ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 24,346 )

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Across
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Jazz legend ___ James : ETTA
5
Like the path of a high basketball shot : ARCING
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"One no-trump," e.g. : BID
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Indian bread : NAAN
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Funnyman Carl : REINER
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Hawaiian instrument, for short : UKE
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Retroactively, at law : EXPOSTFACTO
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Animation frame : CEL
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"I ___ every word I said" : MEANT
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Email chuckle : LOL
22
Outspoken : VOCAL
24
Football units: Abbr. : YDS
25
Poetic preposition : ERE
27
Lady in Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" : IRENA
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Red giants : MARXANDLENIN
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Women, impolitely : BROADS
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Drink often served with a lemon wedge : TEA
37
City between Tempe and Apache Junction : MESA
38
"The ___ on you!" (classic gag line) : YOLKS
39
@@@ : ATS
40
Went letter by letter, British-style : SPELT
41
Impolite : RUDE
42
Late boxing great : ALI
43
Long-winged seabird : PETREL
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How Ivan the Terrible ruled : DESPOTICALLY
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___ Court (district in London) : EARLS
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Rank above maj. : COL
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Passenger-screening org. : TSA
52
Maureen of "Miracle on 34th Street" : OHARA
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Bit of apparel with a ring neck : TEE
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Copy changes : EDITS
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Joe : MUD
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Pirate's guide that's hinted at phonetically by the starts of 17-, 29- and 44-Across : TREASUREMAP
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Roman "I" : EGO
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Magic Johnson's real first name : EARVIN
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Stuff of legends : LORE
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Yule beverage : NOG
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Music mixes at a nightclub : DJSETS
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Pirate's interjection : ARRR
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Spartans, to the Athenians : ENEMY
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Imposed a levy on : TAXED
3
___ bar : TAPAS
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Shortly : ANON
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Paintings : ART
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Involuntary action : REFLEX
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"So long, Sofia!" : CIAO
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Leans : INCLINES
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Amount after all is said and done : NET
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Abase oneself : GROVEL
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Pirate : BUCCANEER
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Store with a "Self Serve" furniture warehouse : IKEA
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Big name in PCs : DELL
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Places : STEADS
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Risky way for a car to be running : ONEMPTY
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B&O and Pennsylvania: Abbr. : RRS
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Food label stat : RDA
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Finish a hole between a birdie and a bogey : MAKEPAR
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Room under a roof : ATTIC
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What may be pictured on a 59-Across : ISLE
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The "N" in NASA: Abbr. : NATL
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Robert ___, longest-serving senator in U.S. history (51 years) : BYRD
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Dissolute man : ROUE
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Pirate, informally : OLDSEADOG
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Top celebs : ALISTERS
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One end of an eBay transaction : SELLER
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Home of the Brave?: Abbr. : ATL
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Oslo Accords grp. : PLO
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Spoke on the stump : ORATED
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Does really well on a test : ACESIT
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East ___ (nation since 2002) : TIMOR
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___ Report (political document of 1998) : STARR
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According to : ASPER
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Portent : OMEN
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Science fiction award : HUGO
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Place for an icicle : EAVE
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Hip-hop trio ___ Soul : DELA
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British rule in India : RAJ
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Little ___ : UNS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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