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New York Times, Thursday, August 27, 2015

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joon Pahk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Pahk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Seven Across answers in this puzzle have a highly unusual property for which we can't think of a single other common example. What is the property? (For answer, see 8/28 Notepad)
Joon Pahk notes:
it's been a while since my last puzzle in the times—so long, in fact, that i don't remember doing constructor notes for it. anyway, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 24,033 )
Across
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Ruling party? : ARBITER
8
Box with handles? : CBRADIO
15
Mariner's measure : SEAMILE
16
Attire : RAIMENT
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"The Invisible Man" author : HGWELLS
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Settles in, say : UNPACKS
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First in line, in a way : ELDEST
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Game with Wild Draw 4 cards : UNO
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Washington M.L.S. team : DCUNITED
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Set location : STUDIO
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Vast stretches of time : EONS
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G.I.-entertaining grp. : USO
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To the rear : ASTERN
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"___: Cyber" : CSI
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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"The A-Team" character played by Mr. T : BABARACUS
38
"Fancy ___!" : THAT
41
Possible answer to "What's brewing?" : ALE
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Land bordering Francia : ESPANA
46
Dad on "Malcolm in the Middle" : HAL
47
Page, e.g. : AIDE
48
Aromatic seasoning : FENNEL
49
Educational institution near Plano, informally : UTDALLAS
51
"Straight Outta Compton" rappers : NWA
52
Birthplace of Paddington Bear : PERU
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Let up : ABATED
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Least : MINIMAL
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Some return addresses : POBOXES
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Bug detector? : ANTENNA
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Legalese adverb : THEREAT
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"Four Quartets" poet : TSELIOT
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By a wide margin : SOLIDLY
Down
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Blond shade : ASH
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New York State's ___ Examinations : REGENTS
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Give a tongue-lashing : BAWLOUT
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Contacted via Google Talk, say : IMED
5
Outdoor fountain piece : TILE
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Duckbill's tail? : ELLS
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Note's counterpart : REST
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Grand ___ (wine designation) : CRU
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Permanently exclude : BAN
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Gets juicier, say : RIPENS
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Fine fiddle : AMATI
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Stephen ___, War of 1812 naval hero : DECATUR
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Empty, as a fountain pen : INKLESS
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Extra N.B.A. periods : OTS
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2015 Women's World Cup champs : USA
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Lays down the law : DECREES
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___ Nostra : COSA
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International humanitarian grp. : UNICEF
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Period : DOT
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College student's accumulation : DEBT
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Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
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Out of jail, conditionally : ONBAIL
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National Spelling Bee airer : ESPN
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Pierce portrayer : ALDA
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Avail oneself of : USE
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Election Day in the U.K. : THU
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Milliners' accessories : HATPINS
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Somewhat firm : ALDENTE
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Appropriated : ANNEXED
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Noted recovery program : NEWDEAL
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"Selma" setting: Abbr. : ALA
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Donors, often : ALUMNI
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Prince Eric's love : ARIEL
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Flats: Abbr. : APTS
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___-chic (fashion style) : BOHO
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Genesis son : ABEL
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Singer Amos : TORI
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One may be laid at your doorstep : MAT
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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GPS fig. : LAT
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Swineherd's workplace : STY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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