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New York Times, Monday, August 3, 2015

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I was surprised to see that I had the Monday crossword this week, as I couldn't recall any Monday-level puzzles of mine that were in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
As a big fan of Poirot and his eccentricities, I enjoyed seeing the apt LITTLE GREY CELLS in the center of the puzzle. If you haven't ... read more
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Across
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Sir's counterpart : MADAM
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Cumberland ___ : GAP
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Talkative bird : MACAW
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Having the mouth wide open : AGAPE
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Down with something : ILL
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Great-grandfather of Noah : ENOCH
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Seizes : TAKES
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Notable 23-Across feature : MOUSTACHE
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Bygone Russian autocrats : CZARS
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Mr. ___ (Marquand sleuth) : MOTO
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Item on a custodian's ring : KEY
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Fictional character who "died" in 1975 : HERCULEPOIROT
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News service inits. : UPI
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President born Aug. 4, 1961 : OBAMA
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Sidebars of many web pages : ADS
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___ tide : NEAP
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Works hard : TOILS
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What 23-Across thinks with : LITTLEGREYCELLS
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Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
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Southern-fried vegetable : OKRA
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Movie filming spot : SET
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Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
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Movie filming spot : LOT
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Notable 23-Across feature : EGGSHAPEDHEAD
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Toward the back of a ship : AFT
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Hereditary unit : GENE
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"House," but not "Full House" : DRAMA
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23-Across's occupation : DETECTIVE
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Consumed : EATEN
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Make up (for) : ATONE
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Foundation leader: Abbr. : DIR
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Biscuit with tea : SCONE
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En ___ (together) : MASSE
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They: Fr. : ILS
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Cares for, as a garden : TENDS
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___.com (dating site) : MATCH
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Staring intently : AGAZE
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Cursory glance : APERCU
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Err : MESSUP
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No-sweat shot : GIMME
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Knock for ___ : ALOOP
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Former planet : PLUTO
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Was introduced to : MET
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Tennis star Ivanovic : ANA
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Drinks before dinner, maybe : COCKTAILS
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Pine (for) : ACHE
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Curds' partner in a nursery rhyme : WHEY
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Words before "gather" or "see" : SOI
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Queue : LINE
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College military org. : ROTC
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Double-reed instrument : OBOE
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French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
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No. 2 : ASST
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In addition : ALSO
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Salsa and guacamole, for two : DIPS
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Pointy heels : STILETTOS
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Big feature for Donald Trump or Kanye West : EGO
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Vessel landing on Mount Ararat : ARK
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___ capita : PER
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Pre-calc course : TRIG
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Pine (for) : LONG
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Alma mater for five U.S. presidents : YALE
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Least normal : ODDEST
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Ancient land on the Aegean : THRACE
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The Beatles' ___ Pepper : SGT
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Supermodel Klum : HEIDI
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Ironworker's block : ANVIL
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Jury of one's ___ : PEERS
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Stationery brand : EATON
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Change, as the Constitution : AMEND
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Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
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Eve's man : ADAM
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Salad cheese : FETA
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Letter in a copyright symbol : CEE

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