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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Home of the U.S.'s largest cities whose names start with X and Z

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Agard.
Erik Agard notes:
This is a textbook quote puzzle. The textbook was Mankiw's "Principles of Microeconomics". It was my freshman year in college (go ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

Erik's a pretty good clue writer. I changed fewer clues in this puzzle (about a third) than I do in most. I look forward to more puzzles from him.

Jeff Chen notes:
I met Erik at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament two years ago and immediately liked him. What a fun guy! I only wish he hadn't ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times8/28/13 ( No. 23,304 )
Across
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With 67-Across, man whose 1930 salary was $80,000 : BABE
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Gives off : EMITS
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Seventh anniversary ruiner? : ITCH
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Treats, as a sprain : ICES
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Like some sprays : NASAL
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One's part? : SOLO
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Nickname for 1-/67-Across : THESULTANOFSWAT
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Peace and quiet : SERENITY
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Injures : WOUNDS
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Bro's sib : SIS
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Whittle : PARE
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Deerstalker, e.g. : HAT
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It's the law : STATUTE
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Eleanor : F.D.R. :: Bess : ___ : HST
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Obama's birthplace : OAHU
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School for James Bond : ETON
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Be really annoying : GRATE
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Man whose 1930 salary was $75,000 : PRESIDENTHOOVER
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Snowy wader : EGRET
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Writer James : AGEE
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Faucet annoyance : DRIP
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Kenny Rogers's "___ Believes in Me" : SHE
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Battlers at sea : ARMADAS
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Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Newcastle Brown and others : ALES
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Pre-barbecuing mixture : RUB
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Deplorable : HORRID
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Repay : MAKEUPTO
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Quote from 1-/67-Across on why he outearned 38-Across : IHADABETTERYEAR
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One of the Jackson 5 : TITO
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It lights up when it's excited : ARGON
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Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Go into the wild blue yonder : SOAR
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Runs rampant : TEEMS
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See 1-Across : RUTH
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Memory units : BITS
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Be sore : ACHE
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"Beauty is in the eye of the ___ holder": Kinky Friedman : BEER
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Bluegrass duo? : ESSES
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Up in arms? : ENLISTED
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QB Stafford : MATT
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"What can ___?" : ISAY
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Treat, as a hide : TAN
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Not adept in : SLOWAT
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Time piece? : ISSUE
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Go to ___ on : TOWN
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Attired : CLAD
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Sexual attraction, with "the" : HOTS
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One-piece garments, informally : UNIS
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Precede : FOREGO
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Gave up by giving up control : PUNTED
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Crosses one's fingers, perhaps : HOPES
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"Good grief!" : AARGH
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Word repeated when consoling someone : THERE
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Units of brilliance? : ATEAMS
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Its capital is Nuku'alofa : TONGA
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Le ___, France : HAVRE
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Rathskeller order : STEIN
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A.C.C. team, informally : TERPS
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Purpose : USE
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Surveyor's unit : ROD
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Vicina della Francia : ITALIA
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Listens up, quaintly : HEARKENS
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Chestnut-colored flying mammal : REDBAT
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Litigant : SUER
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Zeal : ARDOR
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The "emptor" in "caveat emptor" : BUYER
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Best sellers : HITS
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Home of the U.S.'s largest cities whose names start with X and Z : OHIO
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Lender's offering: Abbr. : MTGE
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It's elementary : ATOM
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Big silver exporter : PERU
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Mathematical physicist Peter who pioneered in knot theory : TAIT
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Philharmonic grp. : ORCH
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"Inconstancy falls off ___ it begins": Shak. : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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