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New York Times, Monday, August 24, 2015

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {B} This is puzzle # 72 for Ms. Lempel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lynn Lempel notes:
Hmm, I can't think of much to say about this one. I have no idea anymore what prompted me to consider the revealer phrase as potential ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I have three criteria I look for in a great Monday puzzle. Let's see how Lynn does: 1.) Theme that doesn't evoke an "Oh, I see that ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0824 ( 24,030 )

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Across
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Home to Iowa State : AMES
5
Drain stopper : PLUG
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Reprimand : CHIDE
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Dress style that covers the leg : MAXI
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Seepage : OOZE
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Wears : HASON
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Suffer from overexercise, maybe : ACHE
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Activity with a mask and flippers : SKINDIVING
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Wrinkly-faced Chinese dog : SHARPEI
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Stereo system component : TWEETER
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Turned bad, as milk : SOURED
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Starting point for a hang-glider : CLIFF
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Exam with a perfect score of 2400 : SAT
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Kentucky Derby month : MAY
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Apple product : JUICE
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Little issue to "pick" : NIT
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Off-white : ECRU
35
Catch some rays : SUNTAN
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"What a good boy ___!": Little Jack Horner : AMI
37
Good potatoes for French fries : RUSSETS
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Devious : SLY
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Accumulate a nest egg : SAVEUP
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Stretched tight : TAUT
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"Pulp Fiction" actress Thurman : UMA
44
Figure skating leaps : AXELS
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Whole ___ and caboodle : KIT
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Rapscallion : IMP
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System of moral values : ETHIC
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Chivas Regal product : SCOTCH
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Slow compositions : ADAGIOS
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Government assistance : THEDOLE
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Architectural style of medieval Europe : ROMANESQUE
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Gave the once-over : EYED
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___ acid : AMINO
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Silent : MUTE
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Amount a washing machine holds : LOAD
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Samsung or LG product, briefly : LEDTV
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Atlantic Coast states, with "the" : EAST
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Halo effect : AURA
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Pile up : AMASS
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Like a manly man : MACHO
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Leaving no stone unturned : EXHAUSTIVE
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___ Nevadas : SIERRA
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Got ready for the camera : POSED
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Shape-shifting Norse trickster : LOKI
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Israeli gun : UZI
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How to handle something fragile : GENTLY
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John Roberts, for one : CHIEFJUSTICE
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"Enjoy yourself!" : HAVEFUN
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"___ soup yet?" : ISIT
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Sufficiently cooked : DONE
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One who pulls a train whistle: Abbr. : ENGR
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Result of a failed Breathalyzer test, for short : DWI
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Actor with Oscars for "Spartacus" and "Topkapi" : PETERUSTINOV
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Acid, as criticism : CAUSTIC
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Preceder of "Brown" and "Robinson" in 1960s #1 hits : MRS
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"I'll defer on this one" ... or a hint for what's found in 3-, 9-, 21- and 24-Down? : ITSUPTOYOU
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Unruffled : CALM
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One-named singer with multiple Grammys : ENYA
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Cape Canaveral org. : NASA
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Big-screen movie format : IMAX
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Trophy shape : CUP
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Nickname that's an alphabet trio : STU
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"Let's ___!" (words after saying grace) : EAT
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Tastefully sophisticated : ELEGANT
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Directive to Kate in a Cole Porter musical : KISSME
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Detroit debut of 1903 : MODELA
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Tilling tool : HOE
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Purchase for a king or queen : SHEET
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Cloudless : CLEAR
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Ibsen's "___ Gabler" : HEDDA
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___ Sea, Kazakh/Uzbek body of water : ARAL
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Rotunda feature : DOME
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Surrounded by : AMID
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King ___ tomb : TUTS
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Sine ___ non : QUA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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