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New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Author:
John E. Bennett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John E. Bennett

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bennett. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John E. Bennett notes:
This puzzle has been waiting to be "born" for quite a while. In fact, this was actually the very first puzzle that I had approved for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Shout out to my Seattle friend, Jeb! (John E. Bennett = JEB) Jeb and his wife had Jill and me over for brunch a while ago. Super fun ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 24,031 )
Across
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Classic name for a man's best friend : FIDO
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___ of the Apostles : ACTS
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Dogie, e.g. : CALF
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Beginning, timewise : ASOF
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___ latte : CHAI
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Granny's "Darn it!" : OHFOO
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Very dry, as Champagne : BRUT
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You would usually buy a round one : TRIP
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Cousin of a croc : GATOR
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Chem class site : LAB
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There's no reason to go on one : FOOLSERRAND
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Tiny garden parasite : EELWORM
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Club ___ : MED
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Foxier : SLYER
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Single-minded : OBSESSIVE
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Place to put a cupped hand : EAR
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More than one, in Madrid : DOS
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Living it up ... or a hint to the six groups of circled letters : JUSTHAVINGABALL
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Letters before a moniker : AKA
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Archaeological site : DIG
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Summer, in St.-√Čtienne : ETE
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Makeshift fly swatter : NEWSPAPER
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
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Not the sharing type : PIG
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Academy Award category : EDITING
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Art of punning : PARONOMASIA
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Lead-in to Columbian : PRE
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Lessen : ABATE
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Black cat crossing one's path, e.g. : OMEN
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Big steps for young companies, for short : IPOS
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Change in Mexico : PESOS
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Doe's partner : STAG
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Rorschach image : BLOT
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Old Mach 2 fliers, for short : SSTS
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Yankees' hometown rivals : METS
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Stories with morals : FABLES
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Ben-Gurion's land : ISRAEL
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To twice the degree : DOUBLY
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Frequent, to a poet : OFT
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Penn or Pitt : ACTOR
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Old color print, informally : CHROMO
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Follow around, as a detective might : TAIL
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Doesn't gulp : SIPS
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Leafy greens : CHARDS
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Mennen shaving product : AFTA
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Bird with a laughlike call : LOON
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First assemblyman? : FORD
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Fairy tale villains : OGRES
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"... and so ___" : FORTH
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Come out : EMERGE
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Traveled : WENT
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Common pantyhose shade : BEIGE
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___ Jose : SAN
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Women's suffragist ___ B. Wells : IDA
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W-X-Y-Z for an encyclopedia, maybe: Abbr. : VOL
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Frequent night school subj. : ESL
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Tried : HADAGO
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Dutch painter Vermeer : JAN
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Hawaiian instrument, informally : UKE
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Tool in a magician's act : SAW
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Kind of access : VIP
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High-ceilinged courtyards : ATRIA
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Salad ingredient that's not green : BEET
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Exact : SPOTON
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Longs (for) : PINES
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Move at a restaurant, say : RESEAT
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Infant bottle topper : NIPPLE
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Implant deeply : ENROOT
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Gets rid of : EGESTS
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Game show sound effects : DINGS
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Dear old dad : PAPA
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Not up : ABED
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Demolish, British-style : RASE
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Cushiony ground cover : MOSS
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Qtys. : AMTS
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Original ThinkPad manufacturer : IBM

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

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