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New York Times, Thursday, August 18, 2016

Author:
Parker Lewis and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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48/11/20118/18/20161
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Parker Lewis
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1137/5/20106/23/202071
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1.638272
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lewis. This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
I'd had TEMPE/RAMEN/TALLY kicking around my brain for a while but hadn't come across any other similarly patterned wordplay. Jeff and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's a lot of fun living near puzzle people. The ideas Parker and I pass back and forth don't always go anywhere, but when he showed ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0818 ( 24,390 )

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Across
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One of the Coen brothers : JOEL
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Actor ___ Elba : IDRIS
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Corp. recruiters' targets : MBAS
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Kind of flute : ALTO
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Rights org. co-founded by Mary White Ovington : NAACP
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Fitzgerald of old "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" ads : ELLA
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Not the main food allotment for one on an intel mission? : RECONSIDERATION
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Smokes once touted by Willie the penguin : KOOLS
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Flared dress : ALINE
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Like the cinnamon in babka : SWIRLY
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Beat the drum for : HYPED
25
Ingredient in Christmas pudding : SUET
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Universe of Energy locale : EPCOT
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Word after prime or cut : RATE
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Pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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Hang back : LAG
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Noodle count in one of Arizona's largest cities? : TEMPERAMENTALLY
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Mount in Greek myth : IDA
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Pounds, for example : MONEY
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Energy-saving mode : SLEEP
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It's so typical : NORM
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March locale of note : SELMA
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Popular game with the sequel Riven : MYST
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Like best buds : TIGHT
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In scoring position, say : ONBASE
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Noted trans-Atlantic voyager : PINTA
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"___ You" (1975 #1 Minnie Riperton hit) : LOVIN
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Sarge's "Sell my city bonds!" telegram? : NONCOMMUNICABLE
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"The Grapes of Wrath" itinerant : OKIE
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Zero, in sports slang : BAGEL
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Invent : COIN
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Word after hot or before kit : MESS
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New York Times pieces since 1970 : OPEDS
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Tore : SPED
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Bump : JAR
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Two-syllable cheer : OLE
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Abbr. that usually follows a comma : ETC
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"There's this thing called Google ..." : LOOKITUP
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Odor-Eaters product : INSOLE
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Newspaper with the headline "Mystery Hero Saves Falling Space Plane" : DAILYPLANET
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Dosimeter reading : RADS
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Hail, e.g. : ICE
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Faux bronze : SPRAYTAN
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Forte : METIER
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Many investigators' leads : BLINDALLEYS
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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___ Gabriel : SAN
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Here/there connector : NOR
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One of the Dolomites : ALP
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"You betcha!" : SUREDO
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Drinks with plenty of vermouth : WETMARTINIS
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Did a tour after joining up? : HONEYMOONED
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Upholsterer's stock : SATIN
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Biblical mount : CAMEL
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Gay who wrote "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" : TALESE
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Delegation at the Oslo Accords : EGYPT
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Dream time, for short : REM
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"___ on me" : ITS
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Rock-paper-scissors, by another name : ROSHAMBO
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Yearbooks? : ALMANACS
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Chops up : MINCES
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Ear parts : ANVILS
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Car modified into the Monkeemobile : GTO
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Pen name : BIC
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Gentle reminder : POKE
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Olympic racing event : LUGE
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Listing in un annuaire : NOM
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Subway station feature : MAP
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Bonk : BOP
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Be on the level? : LIE
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This, appropriately : END

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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