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New York Times, Monday, August 29, 2011

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

Michael Blake and I are frequent lunch companions and I wonder if this idea came up over a bagel one day! the best part of this puzzle for me is getting the word SHMEAR literally over the reveal BAGEL. We had to decide if we wanted the types of bagels to be the first or last word. Some concern that the PURPLEONION might not be well enough known. But it is the icon of comedy and jazz clubs here in SF and where the Smothers Brothers and Woody Allen and Mort Sahl all cut their teeth. As a former standup, I couldn't resist and was happy it slipped through.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0829 ( 22,574 )

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Across
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You can stick them in your ear : QTIPS
6
"Planet of the ___" : APES
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Soft, thick lump : GLOB
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Sum : TOTAL
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Leap : JUMP
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Learning by memorization : ROTE
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Bolivian capital : SUCRE
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Mideast leader: Var. : AMIR
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The "a" in a.m. : ANTE
20
Legendary San Francisco music/comedy club where Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen have performed : THEPURPLEONION
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To the ___ degree : NTH
24
Extremity : END
25
Got rid of some tobacco juices, say : SPAT
28
Ali Baba's magic words : OPENSESAME
35
Counterpart of hers : HIS
36
Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
37
High-end watchmaker : ROLEX
38
Bonus : EXTRA
40
Quarry, e.g. : PIT
41
Amalgamate : UNITE
42
Poet/playwright Jones : LEROI
43
___ self-defense : ACTIN
45
Tavern : BAR
46
Bad place to live when the river rises : FLOODPLAIN
48
Deposit around a river's mouth : SILT
49
Road surfacing material : TAR
50
Cartoon frame : CEL
52
Everything ... or what might cover an everything 62-Across? : THEWHOLESHMEAR
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The "A" in U.A.W. : AUTO
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Group of birds : BEVY
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Item whose varieties include the endings of 20-, 28- and 46-Across : BAGEL
64
Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
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50-50 : EVEN
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Online-only publication : EZINE
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Sized up visually : EYED
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45 or 78 : DISC
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Results of bumps to a bumper : DENTS
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Ice cream amts. : QTS
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Brazenly promote : TOUT
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"The Seven Year ___" : ITCH
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Mother or father : PARENT
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Caught some Z's : SLEPT
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Not fully shut : AJAR
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The heart, essentially : PUMP
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Actor Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
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Wild shopping sessions : SPREES
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Junior's junior : GRANDSON
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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"Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
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"___ there, done that" : BEEN
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"This isn't looking good" : UHOH
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Minimal lead in baseball : ONERUN
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Bookcase part : SHELF
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Dot on a computer screen : PIXEL
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Houston baseballer : ASTRO
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Vatican-related : PAPAL
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"Fear of Fifty" writer Jong : ERICA
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Capone henchman : NITTI
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What a murder suspect needs : ALIBI
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Zinc or zirconium : METAL
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Apply, as pressure : EXERT
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Got ready for a tongue depressor, say : SAIDAH
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The Greek "khalix" (pebble) for the English "calculus," e.g. : ROOTWORD
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Ruler part : INCH
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Examined deeply : PROBED
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Schlock : SLEAZE
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Fix deeply and tightly : EMBED
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Seize : TAKE
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___ Lewis and the News : HUEY
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To live, to Lévy : ETRE
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___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
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After-work times, in classifieds : EVES
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Harmony : SYNC
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Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
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Check for a landlady : RENT
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"___ Misérables" : LES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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