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New York Times, Thursday, August 28, 2014

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ned White
Bra sale

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ned White notes:
This theme seemed fairly straightforward to me, and it gave me my chance at last to allude to Ward Cleaver, perhaps frustrating ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Is BRA SALE (63A) a legitimate crossword entry? Is it a "thing"? I debated a long time about this, ultimately deciding it sneaked by. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This one's bound to be divisive, some people loving these definitional puzzles, some people hating them. I appreciate Ned's extra ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0828 ( 23,669 )
Across
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Much of Brides magazine : ADPAGES
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Wall St. operator : ARB
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[as per the original] : SIC
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In the general vicinity : NEARISH
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Toscanini, for one : MAESTRO
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Kitschy quality : NOTASTE
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Cornered : INATRAP
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Bust ___ (laugh hard) : ARIB
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Retailer owned by Gap : OLDNAVY
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"We Three Kings of Orient Are," e.g. : NOEL
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Part of a spiral galaxy farthest from the center : OUTERARM
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Ones who cry uncle? : NEPHEWS
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Feed a line to again : RECUE
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1960s TV's Cousin ___ : ITT
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Stable color : ROAN
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Query for clarification : ISNTIT
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Adolf Hitler, e.g., according to a 1983 hoax : DIARIST
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Depression Era architectural movement : MODERNE
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Exit : EGRESS
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H2O, to a tot : WAWA
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What makes a top stop? : ESS
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Manage : SEETO
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Pretenses : FACADES
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Diner or sleeper : TRAINCAR
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Party request : RSVP
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Rot : TWADDLE
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Where most of Russia is : ASIA
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Something not seen on a nudist, maybe : TANLINE
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Compensates for : OFFSETS
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Approval for un hombre : SISENOR
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1920s-'30s Ford output : MODELAS
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Parabola, for one : ARC
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Some washers : GES
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Event at Victoria's Secret or Nordstrom : BRASALE
Down
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Boutros-Ghali's successor as U.N. chief : ANNAN
2
Golden, in Guadalajara : DEORO
3
21-/40-Down to a doctor : PATIENTAREA
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Good for planting : ARABLE
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Yanks : GIS
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This, in Tijuana : ESTO
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Writer/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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Nearly perfect : AMINUS
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Attacked : RANAT
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21-/40-Down on 1950s-'60s TV : BEAVERSDAD
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Orchestra section: Abbr. : STR
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Something a fund manager may manage, for short : IRA
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Lift : COP
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Disposable cup material : STYRENE
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With 40-Down, how rain falls ... or a literal description of the answers to the four theme clues : DOWN
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21-/40-Down in Hollywood : ACTRESSSELA
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Trashes : RUINS
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Rations (out) : METES
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21-/40-Down to a penologist : PRISONWING
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Carriage puller, in rural dialect : HOSS
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Not fast : EAT
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Clarification lead-in : IDEST
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"Easy there, ___" : TIGER
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Los Angeles's U.S.S. ___ Museum : IOWA
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Give an alias : RETITLE
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Bud : MAC
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See 21-Down : WARD
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Certain soundboard knobs : FADERS
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Wipes out : ERASES
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Dugout, for one : CANOE
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Key : VITAL
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Out : PASSE
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Bausch & ___ (eye-care brand) : LOMB
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___ effort : EFOR
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Screening org. : TSA
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It's mostly nitrogen : AIR
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Presidential advisory grp. : NSC
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Rx overseer : FDA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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