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New York Times, Friday, August 21, 2015

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0821 ( 24,027 )
Across
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Place to lead a private life? : BASE
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Armstrong contemporary : ALDRIN
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Daisy's husband in "The Great Gatsby" : TOM
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Call girl employer? : AVON
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Sea menace : PIRATE
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Letters that delight angels : SRO
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One may be put in the corner of a classroom : LOUDSPEAKER
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Where to find "Girls" : HBO
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Backing for some U.S. currency? : LINCOLNMEMORIAL
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Cite as evidence : ADDUCE
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Sea menace : ORCA
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Upper body muscle, for short : DELT
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New England stock : CLAMBROTH
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Eponym in the frozen food aisle : EDY
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Supreme leader? : DIANAROSS
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Underground, perhaps : HIDINGOUT
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English monarch after whom a brickwork building style is named : QUEENANNE
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Y course : CPR
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"Take a chill pill!" : JUSTRELAX
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Stab : GORE
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Car radio button : SEEK
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Ate, with "down" : CHOWED
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Paid purchaser, perhaps : PERSONALSHOPPER
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N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
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Cell : MOBILEPHONE
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Singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
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States in Monopoly, e.g. : AVENUE
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Stretches, with "out" : EKES
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What boarding precedes, for short : ETD
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Talk on and on : NATTER
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Cabs and such : REDS
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Verse with an envoi : BALLADE
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Wanted nothing to do with : AVOIDED
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Good way to sleep : SOUNDLY
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Most-cooked part of a prime rib roast : ENDCUT
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Drink sometimes served hot : APPLECIDER
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Security measure : LIEN
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Perfumery measure : DRAM
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Playboy : RAKE
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Two people in People, maybe : ITEM
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Emperor who committed matricide : NERO
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Some cannon projectiles : TSHIRTS
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Jerry of "Dirty Dancing" : ORBACH
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Kale : MOOLA
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Part of Ascap: Abbr. : SOC
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Settle down for the night : ROOST
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Frankie whose song "That Lucky Old Sun" topped the charts for eight weeks : LAINE
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Record book record : ANNAL
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Vena cerebri ___ (brain vein) : MAGNA
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Show of disrespect : BRONXCHEER
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Playboy : ROUE
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Not down very much? : DIET
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Ear coverings : HUSKS
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Asked : QUERIED
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Range figure : COWPOKE
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Combed, coxcomb-style : PREENED
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Square, in a way : REDRESS
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Show disrespect for, say : JEERAT
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University of Minnesota mascot : GOPHER
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Let off : SPARE
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Triple jump jump : HOP
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Home to Sultan Qaboos University : OMAN
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Deli item that's 14-Across backward : NOVA
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Assist with a job : ABET
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Screen buildup : LINT
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Swing around : SLUE

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

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