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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2011

Author:
Caleb Rasmussen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Rasmussen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rasmussen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Each time an answer goes through one of the six U's in the grid, it takes a right-angle turn. (That's a turn at the U, not a literal 180° U-turn.) So, for example, 18-Across, "Disagreeably direct" is BRUTAL, and 10 Down, "Transmitter, of sorts" is NEURON.

It's a nice companion to this puzzle from a couple of months earlier. See all the nonlinear puzzles here.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0707 ( 22,521 )
Across
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What some prices and spirits do : SOAR
5
Delay : LAG
8
Cause of weather extremes : ELNINO
14
Certify : ATTESTTO
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"Ta-ta" : BYENOW
17
Piece for orchestra and soloist : CONCERTO
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Disagreeably direct : BRUTAL
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Carry, as a burden : SHOULDER
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___.com (Google competitor) : ASK
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Anatomical passageways : ITERS
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Hunter's need: Abbr. : LIC
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Author Jong : ERICA
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Use for sustenance : FEEDON
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Sight from St. Peter's Square : BASILICA
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"This one's ___" : ONME
35
Traffic sign literally violated 12 times in this puzzle : NOUTURN
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Mugger? : HAM
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Give lots of love : ADORE
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Strip alternative : TBONE
43
Nephew of Abraham : LOT
44
It's a blessing : GESUNDHEIT
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Christian denom. : EPIS
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Gives the oath : SWEARSIN
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Sea spots : ISLETS
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Add some cushioning to, perhaps : REPAD
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Entirely : ALL
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"Art is the triumph over ___": John Cheever : CHAOS
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Grp. of Ducks and Panthers : NHL
59
One's pawns on a chessboard, e.g. : OCTAD
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Birthplace of many stars : NEBULA
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Winter item sold in pairs : EARMUFF
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Skilled hoops player, in slang : BALLER
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Jiminy Cricket declaration : IMNOFOOL
69
Origami feature : CREASE
70
___ Party : TEA
71
Something received with a ticket : FINE
Down
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Pouches : SACS
2
Internet shortening to introduce a different view : OTOH
3
6, for C : ATNO
4
Happen again : RECUR
5
Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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Result of being left out in the cold : GOOSEBUMPS
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Flow back : EBB
9
One who has a way with words : LYRICIST
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Transmitter, of sorts : NEURON
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About, on a memo : INRE
12
Koh-i-___, once the world's largest known diamond : NOOR
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Doesn't rent : OWNS
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Prefix with comic : SERIO
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1990s TV neighbor : KRAMER
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"American Morning" airer : CNN
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Juno, e.g.: Abbr. : ISP
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Newborns in stable condition? : FOALS
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Bestow : ENDOW
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Hardly suppress one's feelings : EMOTE
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"If all goes well ..." : IHOPE
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Restraining order? : CANIT
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Make ___ of things : AMESS
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Legendary Gaelic bard : OSSIAN
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Exits : EGRESSES
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Statistical shape : BELLCURVE
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Medium power? : ESP
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Awaken : AROUSE
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A sports highlight may be seen in it : SLOMO
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"Mad Money" airer : CNBC
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When doubled, a cry of approval : HEAR
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Qualified : ABLE
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Unconvincing : LAME
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor Deanna : TROI
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"Thou soft-flowing" stream of literature : AVON
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Strike out : DELE
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Genetic material : RNA

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

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