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New York Times, Thursday, August 21, 2014

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
This puzzle was originally submitted in February of this year, and it received a rejection with a proviso. Will liked the theme but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Rebuses have come a long way. Browse the huge list to get a sense for this genre's evolution (mouse over the dates to get a thumbnail ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

For me, AMERE is saved by an outstanding clue. Bravo!

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 23,662 )
Across
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Pace : TEMPO
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Serfs, e.g. : CLASS
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Is ___ unto oneself : ALAW
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American ___ : SAMOA
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26-Across of a North Carolina "-ville" : ASHE
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Clump up : CAKE
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First place : POLEPOSITION
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Roman road : ITER
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Besmirched : TARRED
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Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
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Cozy thing? : TEAPOT
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One that's HI-strung? : LEI
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See 16-Across : EPONYM
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Biota part : FLORA
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To-do : FLAP
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Ayatollah Khomeini, e.g. : SHIITE
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Super Mario Galaxy platform : WII
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Mickey Mouse pics, e.g. : CELS
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Mail conveniences ... or a hint to eight squares in this puzzle : POSTOFFICEBOXES
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Cryptozoological beast : YETI
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Many, many moons : EON
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Hose attachment : GARTER
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Friend of Homer on "The Simpsons" : CARL
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Intermediate, in law : MESNE
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Mark Twain's belief : DEISM
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John of Liverpool : LOO
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Freeloader : SPONGE
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Legal borders? : ELS
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Wagnerian heroine : ISOLDE
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H.S. exam : PSAT
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Means of murder in some Agatha Christie novels : POISONPOWDER
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Core : PITH
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Cocktail order : SOUR
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Knightley of "Pirates of the Caribbean" : KEIRA
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Like Olympic years : EVEN
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Seasons in Lyon : ETES
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Utopian settings : EDENS
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Edit menu command : REDO
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Left unsaid : TACIT
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Send : ELATE
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Prepare to give blood, perhaps : MAKEAFIST
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Throwing one's weight around, in international relations : POWERPOLITICS
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Benjamin : CSPOT
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[I'm not listening ... I can't he-e-ear you!] : LALALA
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"___ bag of shells" (Ralph Kramden malapropism) : AMERE
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Sleep-inducing : SOPORIFIC
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Return mailer, for short : SASE
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Mobster's "canary" : RAT
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___-American : ASIAN
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Impostor : PHONY
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Common break time : TENAM
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Bean product? : IDEA
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Film pooch : TOTO
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Feature of many a movie house : POPCORNPOPPER
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Direct : REFER
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Plant, maybe : SPY
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Aid in weed control : HOE
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___ big : WIN
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Large-scale : EXTENSIVE
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Spike in movie sales? : LEE
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Byelorussian ___: Abbr. : SSR
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Succeeded : FOLLOWED
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Stereo control : BASS
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Last name in despotism : AMIN
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Hip : MODERN
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Testify : DEPOSE
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1948 Literature Nobelist : ELIOT
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Almost any hit by Prince or Queen : OLDIE
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Like some retirement communities : GATED
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Prefix with botany : ETHNO
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Umbrella part : SPOKE
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Pitching stats : ERAS
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Choice connections : ORS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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