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New York Times, Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Best-selling author who was a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year

Author:
Roland Huget
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Huget.
Roland Huget notes:
This puzzle is a milestone for me, in that it is my first themed puzzle in The New York Times. It was constructed in August of 2015 ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, two-word themers with a chemical element as the first word, and the second word starting with the appropriate CHEMICAL ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/30/16 ( No. 24,402 )
Across
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Android purchases : APPS
5
Campfire treat : SMORE
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Ones coming out : DEBS
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Lady of the Haus : FRAU
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Forty ___ and a mule (post-Civil War allotment) : ACRES
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Like only one prime number : EVEN
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Flowering plants from Australia : COPPERCUPS
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End of a movement : CODA
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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FICA tax payer : EARNER
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Sounds from a happy kitty : PURRS
26
What hath the gardener wrought? : IRONFENCE
29
Fake : SHAM
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Reason for school cancellation : SNOW
31
Makes a big stink : REEKS
32
Region affected by Brexit : EUROPE
34
Sun and Sky org. : WNBA
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This puzzle's circled letters, for the words that precede them : CHEMICALSYMBOLS
42
Bell town in a Longfellow poem : ATRI
43
Bring under control : REININ
44
Buddy who played Jed Clampett in 1960s TV : EBSEN
48
How M.L.B. games are often broadcast : INHD
50
Part of a family inheritance : GENE
51
Second-greatest period in something's history : SILVERAGE
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Subside : ABATE
54
Invent : CREATE
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Contact lens care brand : RENU
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Had too much, briefly : ODED
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Antiquated office duplicate : CARBONCOPY
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Tear apart : RIVE
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___ sprawl : URBAN
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Toy with a tail : KITE
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Ticked (off) : TEED
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Train track parts : RAILS
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Barbecue side dish : SLAW
Down
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Patriots' org. : AFC
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Old hand : PRO
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Soft food for babies : PAP
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Family multitasker : SUPERMOM
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Bollywood costume : SARI
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Palin was his running mate : MCCAIN
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Tulsa sch. named for an evangelist : ORU
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Gym unit : REP
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Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
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Court order : DECREE
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Goolagong of tennis : EVONNE
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Festoon : BEDECK
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Some drums : SNARES
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Old Third Ave. trains in New York City : ELS
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Ski lodge, often : AFRAME
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Tiny fraction of a min. : PSEC
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"No way!" : UHUH
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Steak specification : RARE
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Best-selling author who was a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year : ROWLING
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Completely dominates : OWNS
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Splinter group : SECT
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Electric keyboard heard on "I Am the Walrus" : PIANET
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Admiral who explored the Antarctic : BYRD
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Vegas resort with a musical name : ARIA
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Considerable salary to pull down : BIGBUCKS
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Fit for service : ONEA
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Dryer screen buildup : LINT
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Old blade : SNEE
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Go along with : ESCORT
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One over an eagle : BIRDIE
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Something a tank top lacks : SLEEVE
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Got around : EVADED
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Kind of supplement : HERBAL
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Come around again : RECUR
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
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Stars exist over them : EONS
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Notre Dame's Parseghian : ARA
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Ballpark fig. : RBI
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Tin Man's need : OIL
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Sch. group : PTA
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Tree used in bow-making : YEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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