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CONFLICTING ADVICE

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 2015

Author:
Lee Taylor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Taylor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lee Taylor notes:
I was on a long flight last fall and ran out of reading material. I wished I had a crossword puzzle to do. Then I thought, "I think I'll make one — how hard can it be?" That was the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! And from a fellow Washingtonian. Lee found some nice pairs of common maxims … which give exactly the opposite advice. I've heard "Knowledge is power but IGNORANCE IS BLISS" many ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 24,036 )
Across
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Fake blood, e.g. : GOO
4
Many establishments on Paris's Boulevard Saint-Germain : CAFES
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Enjoy thoroughly : SAVOR
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Ex-Mrs. Trump : IVANA
19
Person behind a strike? : UMP
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Cause of a 2014 epidemic : EBOLA
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Word with light or horse : OPERA
22
Figure in Jewish folklore : GOLEM
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One time around : LAP
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"He who hesitates is lost, but ..." : LOOKBEFOREYOULEAP
27
Beat around the bush? : PROWL
29
Mathematician Fibonacci : LEONARDO
30
N.B.A. team once coached by Larry Bird : PACERS
31
DVR lineup : SHOWS
33
Rich cake : TORTE
34
Brown who wrote "The Diana Chronicles" : TINA
35
Handles : ALIASES
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Silliness : INANITY
41
Half-and-half, maybe : MUTT
42
Park place : BENCH
46
___ game : BLAME
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Kind of arch : OGEE
50
Frequent subject of fibbing : AGE
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___ Soetoro, stepfather of Barack Obama : LOLO
52
Longest river entirely within Switzerland : AARE
53
Group of Coyotes, for short : NHL
54
Name on a toy truck : HESS
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To the point : ADREM
57
Empty stomach sound : GROWL
59
___ limit (sign at the edge of town) : CORP
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Sound : AUDIO
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Crumbly cheeses : FETAS
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Arctic lights : AURORAE
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Regimented resort : FATFARM
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See 73-Across : FIT
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Locale of the 15-Down Eyjafjallajökull : ICELAND
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Decked out : ATTIRED
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Like pop-ups : ARCED
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Check for 68-Across : TRYON
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2006 Pixar film : CARS
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Heavy drinker, in slang : DIPSO
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Out of the barn, say : LOOSE
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ESPNU covers it : NCAA
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Celestial altar : ARA
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Gladly, old-style : FAIN
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Steer closer to the wind : LUFF
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It borders the N. Atl. : EUR
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Prison escape path, maybe : DUCT
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A sharp equivalent : BFLAT
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Sing the praises of : EXTOL
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Unused : MINT
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Give the right : ENTITLE
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Second chances for students : RETESTS
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Head of an inn? : BOAR
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Caliban in "The Tempest," e.g. : SLAVE
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Pooh-bah : NABOB
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Get into : ACCESS
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Part of a dominatrix's outfit : STILETTO
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Babe in the woods : OWLET
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"You can't judge a book by its cover, but ..." : CLOTHESMAKETHEMAN
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"___ no idea" : IVE
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Blazing stars : NOVAE
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Pairs are seen in it : POKER
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Emulate Isocrates : ORATE
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Birth certificate datum : SEX
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Paradises : EDENS
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Chemical ___ : AGENT
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Trig functions : SINES
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Boom source : SST
Down
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[Um, this can't be good] : GULP
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All-Star second baseman Infante : OMAR
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"Birds of a feather flock together, but ..." : OPPOSITESATTRACT
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Solo features of six Bach suites : CELLOS
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Blood type system : ABO
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"Great minds think alike, but ..." : FOOLSSELDOMDIFFER
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Clog : SABOT
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Till now : SOFAR
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Left at sea : APORT
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Like some salsa : VERDE
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Stackable dessert item : OREO
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2004 musical biopic for which the star won Best Actor : RAY
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Pet in the comic strip "FoxTrot" : IGUANA
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See 69-Across : VOLCANO
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"Helm ___!" (captain's cry) : ALEE
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Within view : NEAR
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Ratchets (up) : AMPS
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Ambient music innovator Brian : ENO
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Put forward : OPINE
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"Huh?" : WHAT
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It's a trap : WEB
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"Slow and steady wins the race, but ..." : TIMEWAITSFORNOMAN
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Shanghai nursemaid : AMAH
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Winter Olympics sport : LUGE
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"Knowledge is power, but ..." : IGNORANCEISBLISS
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1943 conference site : TEHRAN
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Checked online reviews of, modern-style : YELPED
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Here/there connector : NOR
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One on staff? : CLEF
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Sphere of civilian activity during war : HOMEFRONT
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Trifle : BAGATELLE
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Cousin of Sven : LARS
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Michael Sheen's character in "Twilight" : ARO
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Mystical Muslims : SUFIS
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Ill-gotten gains : LUCRE
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Port on the Panama Canal : COLON
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D.C.'s ___ Constitution Hall : DAR
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Personal quirk : TIC
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"Born to Die" singer Lana Del ___ : REY
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Pretense : FACADE
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Galloping : ATARUN
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Part of SEATO : ASIA
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Billet-___ : DOUX
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Gal ___ : PAL
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More than once in a while : OFT
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You may have a great one in your family : AUNT
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Part of M.F.A. : ARTS
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Like some mountain guides : TIBETAN
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Oh-so-bored : BLASE
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"Glee" star ___ Michele : LEA
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It may mean "Pet me!" : MEOW
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Comedian Daniel and musician Peter : TOSHES
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Broadsides, informally : TBONES
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Rooting interest : STAKE
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Compare : LIKEN
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Not nodding : ALERT
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Nov. 11 honoree : VET
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Community spirit : ETHOS
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Red in the face? : ACNE
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Lummox : CLOD
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Inlet : COVE
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Beijing problem : SMOG
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Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
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Holiday lead-ins : EVES
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Emoji holder : TEXT
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Place for a "me day" : SPA
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Gorged on : ATE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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