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New York Times, Friday, August 14, 2015

Author:
Natan Last and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 24,020 )
Across
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Woe that's the result of extreme materialism : AFFLUENZA
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Pie hole : TRAP
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"Be there shortly" : SEEYASOON
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Know-it-all? : SWAMI
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Expo : TRADESHOW
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Spread : WIDEN
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King of Israel who founded Samaria : OMRI
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Hearst publication since 2000 : OMAGAZINE
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Singer of stories : ISAAC
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Hoffman's role in "Midnight Cowboy" : RIZZO
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European refusal : NYET
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Peri of "Frasier" : GILPIN
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Finished with precision, say : DOTTEDTHEI
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"What ___?" : ELSE
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"What ___!" : ADRAG
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Balderdash : ROT
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Corleone's enforcer in "The Godfather" : BRASI
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Diluted : WEAK
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Cut some slack : WENTEASYON
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Hindu god with the head of an elephant : GANESH
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Take in : GULL
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Full : SATED
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Randall ___, recurring character in Stephen King novels : FLAGG
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What might make you a big fan? : JUMBOTRON
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Harsh punishments : BANS
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For the birds? : AVIAN
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"The jig is up!" : IMONTOYOU
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Brown ___ : BETTY
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"It's true!" : BELIEVEME
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Door part : SASH
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Stinko : SNOCKERED
Down
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Regarding : ASTO
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Physicist who coined the word "neutrino" : FERMI
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Confessions to a therapist : FEARS
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Girl's name derived from the name of an ancient Anatolian kingdom : LYDIA
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It's served by Gulf Air: Abbr. : UAE
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Story's opening? : ESS
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Big Apple neighborhood : NOHO
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Zip : ZOOM
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___ al-Awlaki, terrorist targeted in a 2011 American drone strike : ANWAR
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Sticks in a Halloween bag? : TWIZZLERS
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1938's "The War of the Worlds," e.g. : RADIOPLAY
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"It's true!" : AMEN
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Ache : PINE
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Neighbor of a Mozambican : SWAZI
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Movie with the song "I Remember It Well" : GIGI
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Rare blood type, for short : ANEG
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Charisse of "Brigadoon" : CYD
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Sein : German :: ___ : French : ETRE
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Little cover at the beach : THONG
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"That ___ true" : ISSO
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European refusal : NEIN
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Homey : DAWG
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Some ancient halls : ODEA
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Sends out : TRANSMITS
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Lose one's shirt : TAKEABATH
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Response to an attack by a group of senators : ETTU
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Blast : BALL
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Sharpen : WHET
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One working hard before the holidays : ELF
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Poker-faced : STONY
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Bits : DRIBS
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___ it all : ABOVE
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More like Paree : GAYER
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Legendary guard of treasure : GNOME
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Ring exchange : JABS
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Place for an iris : UVEA
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It's a sign : OMEN
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Certain plea, briefly : NOLO
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Went after, in a way : SUED
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Actor Cage, informally : NIC
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Sci-fi drug : TEK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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