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New York Times, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Title for Horatio Magellan Crunch, on cereal boxes

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Lempel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Lynn Lempel notes:
The initial idea for this theme hit me with the phrase "peters out." But finding some teammates for Peter, along with their baseball ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

Lynn Lempel is always a joy to edit because a) her grids are so clean and b) her clues are so good. I rewrote only eight clues in her entire puzzle.

Jeff Chen notes:
Wonderful puzzle today. How Lynn found five normal phrases to fit this theme is beyond me. JACKS UP, for example, is such a great base ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/5/14 ( No. 23,646 )
Across
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Corn throwaways : COBS
5
Emcee : HOST
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Swampy tract : MARSH
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Common sunscreen additive : ALOE
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Sufficiently skilled : ABLE
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___ State (Hawaii) : ALOHA
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"That makes three strikes for O'Toole!" : PETERSOUT
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Japanese model : CAMRY
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"That's plain wrong!" : NOTSO
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Miscalculates : ERRS
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Monopoly acquisition : DEED
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Shish kebab meat : LAMB
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"Uh-oh, Sajak has fallen in the field!" : PATSDOWN
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Spot for some local suds : BREWPUB
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Ring king, once : ALI
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Lummoxes : OAFS
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Basic training grads : GIS
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Christmas glitter : TINSEL
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Cincinnati-to-Detroit dir. : NNE
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"Now we have Nicklaus at bat" : JACKSUP
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Good Grips kitchen brand : OXO
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Handyman's assignment : ODDJOB
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Thus far : YET
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Chocolaty nibble : OREO
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In the past : AGO
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Shakespearean storm : TEMPEST
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"There goes Zuckerberg, trying for a steal!" : MARKSOFF
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Bellow in a bookstore : SAUL
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Inkling : IDEA
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Margarita option : SALT
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Luster for the lips : GLOSS
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Dishonest types : LIARS
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"Fisher made it to first base!" : CARRIESON
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Word with Sea or Star : NORTH
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Lake in an old railroad name : ERIE
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Classic soda brand : NEHI
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College applicant's composition : ESSAY
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Office sub, perhaps : TEMP
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Non-Derby pace : TROT
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Title for Horatio Magellan Crunch, on cereal boxes : CAPN
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Promise product : OLEO
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Like some motherless calves and foals : BOTTLEFED
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Vacillates : SEESAWS
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Contains : HAS
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Double-reed woodwind : OBOE
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Eat noisily : SLURP
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Neon ___ : TETRA
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Bub : MAC
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Magic lamp rubber of lore : ALADDIN
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The "thou" in "Wherefore art thou?" : ROMEO
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Headstrong woman, as in Shakespeare : SHREW
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Joseph who wrote the "Surprise" Symphony : HAYDN
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Cavort : ROMP
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Things passed on the way to the White House? : STATUTES
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Persistent problems : BUGABOOS
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Freudian mistake : SLIP
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Knighted U2 singer : BONO
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Name on many a road map : RAND
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Pen name? : BIC
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Wild blue yonder : SKY
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One moaning and groaning after a defeat : SORELOSER
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Custody sharers, often : EXES
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Plunder : LOOT
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Goes once or twice around the track, maybe : JOGS
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Encyclopedia from A to Z, e.g. : SET
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Indonesia's capital : JAKARTA
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Splendidly luxurious : OPULENT
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New Testament gift bearers : MAGI
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"Now We Are Six" writer : MILNE
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"Hasta mañana" : ADIOS
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Brings up : REARS
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Aspect : FACET
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Signal light : FLARE
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Cut back a bit : TRIM
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Gallery-filled Manhattan neighborhood : SOHO
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State of vexation : SNIT
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Like a shrinking violet : SHY
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One of 435 in D.C. : REP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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