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New York Times, Thursday, August 11, 2016

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Polin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Timothy Polin notes:
Writing notes on this puzzle a month later, Jeff's got a very keen eye for picking out thorny patches. Interestingly, the ENERO / ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm impressed at the range of creative ideas Tim comes up with. There have been a lot of plays on multiple Cs = seize, seas, sees, ... read more
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Across
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Capital south of Lake Volta : ACCRA
6
Qdoba offering : TACO
10
J. K. Rowling, by residence : SCOT
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Show in syndication, say : REAIR
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Without restraint : AMOK
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Something that may crash and break : WAVE
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[See circled letters] : CONFISCATE
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Like Antarctica : ARID
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Passed out : DEALT
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___ Dantès, the Count of Monte Cristo : EDMOND
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No one in particular : ANY
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[See circled letters] : LIFEOFRILEY
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Source of sake : RICE
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Weight lifter : PULLEY
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[See circled letters] : GOODGOLLY
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Excites : WHETS
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Winston's tormenter in "1984" : OBRIEN
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"Lincoln" or "Nixon" : BIOPIC
40
"It is better to give than to receive," e.g. : TENET
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[See circled letters] : FLIRTWITH
44
Irritation reaction : SNEEZE
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Body ___ : SLAM
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[See circled letters] : SCRUTINIZES
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Longtime resident of New York's Dakota apartments : ONO
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Standout : PHENOM
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Missing nothing on : ACING
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Wise guy : YOGI
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[See circled letters] : RUNTHROUGH
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Band of brothers? : FRAT
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Score of a lifetime? : OPUS
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When José Martí was born : ENERO
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One way to stand by : IDLY
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T. rex, e.g. : DINO
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Trunks, of a sort : NOSES
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A shooting star has one : ARC
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Co. leader : CEO
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Halloween handout : CANDYCORN
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Bursting (with) : RIFE
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Font akin to Helvetica : ARIAL
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Possessed of savoir-faire : TACTFUL
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No-holds-barred online Q&A : AMA
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Disaster shelter sight : COT
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Michael of "Caddyshack" : OKEEFE
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Wise guy : SWAMI
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Air when it's cold outside? : CAROL
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Sheepish : OVINE
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Purchase in a bear market? : TEDDY
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Don, as a chemise : SLIPON
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Stephen Colbert forte : DRYWIT
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Cant : ARGOT
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Mythical eponym of element #41 : NIOBE
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Late start? : ELL
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Northwest brew, familiarly : OLY
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Singer Brickell who fronted the New Bohemians : EDIE
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Exasperates : GETSTO
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"___ tricks?" : HOWS
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Storied endings? : EPILOGUES
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Captain of industry : TITAN
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Back of a gun barrel : BREECH
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Reedy area : FEN
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Biodegradable neckwear : LEI
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"Oh, really?!" : IZZATSO
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Jerk : NIMROD
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"Mission: Impossible" genre : SPYFI
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Musical trio, often : CHORD
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Uncommon? : REGAL
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One of the seven principles of Kwanzaa : UNITY
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Blue wail? : SIREN
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Texting in a theater, e.g. : NONO
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Reuters competitor : UPI
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Creature of habit? : NUN
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M.A. seeker's hurdle : GRE
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Parts of a Santa Claus balloon : HOS

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

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