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New York Times, Friday, August 12, 2016

Author:
Kelly Clark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Clark. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Porcine paramour : PETUNIAPIG
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Yesterday, so to speak : ASAP
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Product with a Crispy Buffalo variety : SHAKENBAKE
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Underwater breather : GILL
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Tremendous : SUPERDUPER
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Beginning to morph? : ECTO
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Brady bunch, briefly : TDS
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Some zoo employees : VETS
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Harmonious : INKEY
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Blubbers : SOBS
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Some red giants : SSTARS
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Little 'un : SPROUT
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They had rolls to play, once : PIANOS
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Disappearing exclamations : POOFS
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Foe of Big Boy and Little Face : DICKTRACY
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Tremendously : ALOT
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Bothers : VEXES
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Bothers : ADOS
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Good news for business : NETPROFIT
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Combined : INONE
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Turn on : AROUSE
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Shot measure : JIGGER
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Meshes : AGREES
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One for whom "hello" is "hej" : DANE
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Geezers : COOTS
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Tough spots : JAMS
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What "it" is found in : TAG
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Symbol del cristianismo : CRUZ
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Haughty : ABOVEITALL
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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It takes turns making dinner : ROTISSERIE
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Extra, in ads : ADDL
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Reminder that sticks? : POSTITNOTE
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Sound from a cheater : PSST
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Israel's Olmert : EHUD
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Staple of Memorial Day services : TAPS
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Instrument that's cradled, for short : UKE
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Full of butterflies : NERVOUS
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Under water : INDEBT
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Touches : ABUTS
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Mushy foods : PAPS
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'50s campaign nickname : IKE
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2014 World Cup winner: Abbr. : GER
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Weapon used in the Vietnam War : AGENTORANGE
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Seriously under the weather : SICKASADOG
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Fix as 20-Across might do : ALTER
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Schemes : PLOYS
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"And who ___?" : ISNT
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Hot, salty snack : SOFTPRETZEL
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Lord & Taylor rival, informally : SAKS
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Go over : SPAN
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John Paul II, e.g. : POLE
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Do some ferreting : ROOTAROUND
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Magical duster : PIXIE
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Founder of Rhyme $yndicate Records : ICET
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Webster wrote many of them: Abbr. : DEFS
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Traffic director : CONE
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Nieuwpoort's river : YSER
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Counterpart of moi : VOUS
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Some antlered animals : ROES
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"No, no, really ..." : IINSIST
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He succeeded two queens : JAMESI
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Capital up the coast from Cape Coast : ACCRA
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Hurt with a horn : GORED
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Hoist on a ship : DAVIT
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Dashes off : JOTS
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Pacific dietary staple : TARO
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Settled : ALIT
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Jubilation : GLEE
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"Leaves and Navels" artist : ARP
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Comic's nightmare? : BOO
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Eli Manning, on the field : TEN

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

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