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New York Times, Friday, August 30, 2013

First female candidate to win the Ames Straw Poll

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Steinberg.
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PEER ASSESSMENTS running across the bottom row is a little cheap, and I didn't care much for ATTS and EGERIA. Still, overall this is a ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times8/30/13 ( No. 23,306 )
Across
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First female candidate to win the Ames Straw Poll : MICHELEBACHMANN
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War paths : STRATEGICROUTES
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It airs in the morning, ironically : THELATELATESHOW
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Case builders: Abbr. : ATTS
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Copy from a CD : RIP
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Understood : SEEN
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Show featuring special agents : NCIS
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Red Cloud, e.g. : SIOUX
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Player of the bad teacher in "Bad Teacher" : DIAZ
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Rear : CAN
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Possible rank indicator : EPAULET
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Overseas relig. title : STE
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Big name in car monitors : ONSTAR
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Beat it : SCRAMMED
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"Keep dreaming!" : ASIF
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Word after a splat : OOPS
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Like some lovers' hearts : AFLUTTER
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Strikes : XESOUT
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She may be fawning : DOE
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Colorful cover-ups : SERAPES
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Brandy letters : VSO
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Grilling test : ORAL
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Misses abroad: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Newborn abroad : BEBE
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___ Hedin, discoverer of the Trans-Himalaya : SVEN
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Folman who directed the 2013 film "The Congress" : ARI
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Comcast Center hoopster : TERP
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Alternative to a breakfast burrito : HUEVOSRANCHEROS
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Big source for modern slang : URBANDICTIONARY
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Some critical comments from co-workers : PEERASSESSMENTS
Down
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Yellowstone setting: Abbr. : MST
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Odysseus, e.g. : ITHACAN
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Dopes : CRETINS
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Knocks off : HALTS
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Control tower info : ETAS
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Re-serve judgment? : LET
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Female adviser : EGERIA
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Ill-humored : BILIOUS
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Norwegian Star port of call : ACAPULCO
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Old oscilloscope part, briefly : CRT
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Turns over in one's plot? : HOES
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Was reflective : MUSED
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Its adherents are in disbelief : ATHEISM
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Formula one? : NEONATE
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Neighbor of Victoria: Abbr. : NSW
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Top kick, for one: Abbr. : NCO
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Puck and others : SPRITES
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Some exact likenesses : XEROXES
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Part of Queen Elizabeth's makeup? : ZED
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Certain league divisions : EASTS
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Forerunners of discs : TAPES
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Kind of cross : TAU
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They may be returned with regrets: Abbr. : MSS
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458 Spider and F12 Berlinetta : FERRARIS
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Production : ADO
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Definitely : FORSURE
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Give some space, say : LEAVEBE
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Grind : RATRACE
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Stormed : OVERRAN
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Modern mouse hole? : USBPORT
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Ring bearer, maybe : TOE
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Emulates Homer : PAINTS
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Actor Burton : LEVAR
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Competitor of Lauren and Klein : BEENE
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Numerical prefix : NONA
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First name in footwear : THOM
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"Two, three, four" lead-in : HUP
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Org. with a clenched fist logo : SDS
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Org. created right after the cold war : CIS
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MS-DOS component: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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