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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 2015

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Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 50 for Ms. Michaels.
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
I'm pleased to see I've reached a milestone with this being my 50th puzzle in the NY Times. It was fun in retrospect to see how ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HARDY HAR HAR! Amusing (pun intended) phrase hidden at the beginning of themers. I was more a "The Three Investigators" kind of kid, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times8/17/15 ( No. 24,023 )
Across
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Smile broadly : BEAM
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Fashion designer Christian : DIOR
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Outlaw ___ James : JESSE
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___ Romeo (Italian car) : ALFA
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Sicilian peak : ETNA
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Seiji ___, former Boston Symphony director : OZAWA
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Mysteries starting with "The Tower Treasure" and "The House on the Cliff" : HARDYBOYSSERIES
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Ski resort vehicle : SNOCAT
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91, to Nero : XCI
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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Soothing stuff : ALOE
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Furry TV extraterrestrial : ALF
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1968 hit song that spawned a 1978 movie and a 1981 TV show : HARPERVALLEYPTA
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"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" boxer : ALI
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"Répondez ___ vous plaît" : SIL
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Become enraged : SEERED
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Comedian/TV host once called the "Queen of Nice" : ROSIE
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The "L" of U.C.L.A. : LOS
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Liquid-Plumr rival : DRANO
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"The View" co-host ___ Shepherd : SHERRI
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Forty winks : NAP
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Belle of the ball, for short : DEB
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Crimson alumnus : HARVARDGRADUATE
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Driveway topper : TAR
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"Help ___ the way!" : ISON
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Accusation to Brutus : ETTU
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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Acme : TIPTOP
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Bit of textspeak, unshortened ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 27- and 49-Across : LAUGHINGOUTLOUD
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Coleridge's "___ Khan" : KUBLA
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Deborah who was nominated for a record six Best Actress Oscars without ever winning : KERR
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Bear in constellation names : URSA
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Death row reprieves : STAYS
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Very dry : SERE
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Comprehends : GETS
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Exclamations from Scrooge : BAHS
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Retro hairstyle : AFRO
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Wild and crazy : MADCAP
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Ones owing money : DEBTORS
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"Who am ___ judge?" : ITO
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Jet-black gem : ONYX
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Little troublemaker : RASCAL
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Baseball's DiMaggio : JOE
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Biblical prophet : EZRA
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Go wherever the wind blows? : SAIL
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___'Pea (Popeye's kid) : SWEE
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Military order, after "at" : EASE
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Where Bill and Hillary Clinton met : YALE
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Window ledges : SILLS
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Wicked : EVIL
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Oats, for a horse : FEED
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Like Siberian winters : HARSH
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2015 rom-com set in Hawaii : ALOHA
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Staircase part : RISER
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"I knew it all ___!" : ALONG
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"So's ___ old man!" : YER
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Gucci alternative : PRADA
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Founding principle : TENET
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Pueblo brick : ADOBE
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___ Cross, first African-American full-time sports analyst on national TV : IRV
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The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Hindu dress : SARI
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Baghdad native : IRAQI
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Grazing land : PASTURE
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Sots : DRUNKS
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"Just ___" (Nike slogan) : DOIT
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Go acoustic, informally : UNPLUG
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Antlered animals : ELKS
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Like a rope during a tug-of-war match : TAUT
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Marching band instrument : TUBA
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Hideous : UGLY
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"A Death in the Family" writer James : AGEE
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Shredded : TORE
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Remove, as in a coup : OUST
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Multipurpose hand-held devices, for short : PDAS
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"Elvis ___ left the building" : HAS
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Bobby of the N.H.L. : ORR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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