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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 2015

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hilger. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, four squares will remain empty. Which ones and why are for you to determine. (Across Lite solvers should put the letter B in these blank squares.)
Jim Hilger notes:
This crossword was submitted earlier this year, so it is fairly fresh in my mind. My biggest concern had been whether it could be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love seeing a new trick. Plenty of puzzles have utilized blank squares, but I can't remember any quite like this, where SERVICE ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0813 ( 24,019 )
Across
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Israeli city on the slopes of Mount Carmel : HAIFA
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Gossiped : JAWED
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"___ La La" (1964 hit) : SHA
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Visibly terrified : ASHEN
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Redolence : AROMA
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Beldam : HAG
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12:05 to 12:20 p.m., maybe : SHORTLUNCHBREAK
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Jazz (up) : PEP
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Bit of letter-shaped hardware on a door : HHINGE
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Nordic name meaning "young warrior" : SVEN
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Approval indication : SEAL
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Diner : EATERY
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Electrician's tool : PLIERS
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Biddy : OLDBAT
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Caleb who wrote "The Italian Secretary" : CARR
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European river whose tributaries include the Wigger and the Emme : AARE
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Bit of misfortune : BADBREAK
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A couple weeks off partying in Florida, say : SPRINGBREAKVACATION
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Any singer in the lead role of 41-Across : DIVA
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Its final scene is set in a tomb : AIDA
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Real go-getters : TIGERS
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Haunting presences : GHOSTS
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The Bat-Signal, e.g. : BEACON
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"Très ___" : BIEN
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Start to fill a pot : ANTE
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Where Bethesda, Md., and Alexandria, Va., are : DCAREA
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One of the Bushes : JEB
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Prefix with code or color : UNI
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Series of ads on TV or radio : COMMERCIALBREAK
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The Black Keys of rock, e.g. : DUO
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Nestful : BROOD
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Mouthwash instruction : RINSE
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"Some rise by ___, and some by virtue fall": Shak. : SIN
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Decaf option : SANKA
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Under stress : TAXED
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Padlock holder : HASP
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Queens stadium eponym : ASHE
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Chain with links : IHOP
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Sword: Fr. : FER
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Flower part : ANTHER
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Daring escape : JAILBREAK
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Give ___ for one's money : ARUN
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"The World of Suzie ___" (1957 novel) : WONG
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Like an awards ceremony : EMCEED
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Morse T : DAH
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Rookie officers, in slang : SHAVETAILS
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One being rough on plebes : HAZER
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Hell : AGONY
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Like the Potala Palace of Tibet : LHASAN
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It might include the line "You're listening to WABC" : STATIONBREAK
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Turning point in a tennis match, maybe : SERVICEBREAK
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Group whose first U.S. hit was "Waterloo" : ABBA
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Windows can be found on them : PCS
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Pacific force, for short : LAPD
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The pea, in "The Princess and the Pea" : IRRITATION
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Big purveyor of fishing gear : ORVIS
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Heavy metal : LEAD
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Chef's thickening agent : AGAR
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What cometh after thou, maybe : DOST
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Plotter with Roderigo : IAGO
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Displaying more craft : CAGIER
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"If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
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Witch on "Bewitched" : ENDORA
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Lover's hurt : HEARTBREAK
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Transmission-related units : BAUDS
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Yawns might suggest this : ENNUI
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Dutch city where Charles II lived in exile : BREDA
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"Hurry up!" : CMON
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Uncontrollably : AMOK
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Saying "There's no way we can lose now," say : JINX
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No trouble : EASE
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Drained : BLED
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___ Sports : CBS
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World Factbook publisher, for short : CIA

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

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