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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 2016

Author:
Joel Elkins and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Elkins. This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
JOEL: Andrea (the "Queen of Mondays") and I know each other from LA Scrabble before she moved to NoCal. At the California Open in SF ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats on the debut, Joel! TSA rebus, with CHECKPOINTS helping to describe the idea. Some really nice phrases hiding TSA: THAT'S ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0707 ( 24,348 )
Across
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"___ Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World" (2012 book) : IKES
5
Prefix with aware or catastrophe : ECO
8
It may be a reflection : IMAGE
13
What the transept transects : NAVE
14
Barrel holder : GUN
15
Whip up : FOMENT
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Dean Martin classic : THATSAMORE
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Twice quinze : TRENTE
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Appliance store department : AUDIO
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Jedi defenses : LIGHTSABERS
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Prepared for dubbing : KNELT
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Mollusks once known as lepus marinus : SEAHARES
25
Q-Tip target : EAR
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___ Amin, Oscar-winning role for Forest Whitaker : IDI
29
N.L. Central team: Abbr. : STL
30
It might give you a lift, briefly : AAA
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A lot of dough can go into them : OVENS
33
Short-order orders : BLTS
34
Border stops ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle : CHECKPOINTS
38
Focus of quantum mechanics : ATOM
40
"I'm With Stupid" shirt feature : ARROW
41
Burgundy of "Anchorman" : RON
42
Venomous viper : ASP
45
Resting place : BED
46
Series finale? : ETC
49
"Pink isn't just a color, it's an ___!": Miley Cyrus : ATTITUDE
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Even more calamitous : DIRER
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Everything, the good with the bad : WARTSANDALL
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___ Gilbert, protagonist of "The Vampire Diaries" : ELENA
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Outs : ALIBIS
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"Really?!" : YOUDONTSAY
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Camphor or fructose : KETONE
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Line in the sand? : SOS
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Go it alone : SOLO
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California's Point ___ National Seashore : REYES
64
Scratch (out) : EKE
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Actor Bremner of "Trainspotting" and "Black Hawk Down" : EWEN
Down
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Kind of valve : INTAKE
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Bigwig : KAHUNA
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Dodger : EVADER
4
Go to sea : SETSAIL
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Swellheadedness : EGO
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Headlock? : CURL
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"___ the loneliest number" (Three Dog Night lyric) : ONEIS
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At most : IFTHAT
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Political comic who once had a one-man show on Broadway : MORTSAHL
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Low life? : AMEBA
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Warheads? : GENERALS
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Implore : ENTREAT
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Characters in "Romola" and "The Gondoliers" : TESSAS
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Issue in a murder trial : MOTIVE
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Some TVs : GES
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Main mo. in so-called "Oscar season" : DEC
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Tats : INK
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Volt per ampere : OHM
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Luxe spot : SPA
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Incidentally, in a txt msg : BTW
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Saying "Sorry," say : CONTRITE
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Spherical symbol of authority : ORB
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Cross state : IRE
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Emulated a bobblehead : NODDED
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Onetime Caribbean native : ARAWAK
39
Summer : TOTALER
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When the morning shift might start : ATNINE
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Lathers up : SUDSES
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Something that may make people go "ick," for short : PDA
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Before this moment, in poetry : ERENOW
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Outside clearance event : TENTSALE
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Colorer : CRAYON
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Delivery room announcement : ITSABOY
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"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
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"How can ___?" : ILOSE
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Gander : LOOK
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Employ, as "the Force" : USE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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