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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 2015

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
Thanks to my husband for using the idiom "spill the beans" in a story he was relating to me and for planting a fun theme idea into my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Turning puzzle, various types of beans "falling," cued by SPILLED THE BEANS. We've seen many puzzles which bend themers, so these days ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 24,047 )
Across
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Chophouse orders : STEAKS
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Some band practice : JAM
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Subsidiary of Gap Inc. : OLDNAVY
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Effort to resolve a dispute : PARLEY
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Fishing lure : FLY
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Cow, in Colombia : VACA
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On one's feet : ARISEN
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1996-97 Deep Blue opponent : KASPAROV
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Not starter-level : SECONDSTRING
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-___, French resort on the Mediterranean : MER
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Even one : ANY
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Group of investments : PORTFOLIO
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Worker for Deloitte, for short : CPA
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Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
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Butt of many 1970s automotive jokes : FORDPINTO
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Stinging reply? : OUCH
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Muck : MIRE
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___ to go : RARIN
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University of Delaware mascot : BLUEHEN
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Bleep-worthy : OBSCENE
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Mall sweepstakes prize, maybe : SPREE
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Major blow : GALE
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Receptacles for street performers : HATS
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Provider of green energy? : SALAD
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Seeing : WITH
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First of two columns in a fashion magazine : DOS
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Blab ... or a literal hint to completing five answers in this puzzle : SPILLTHEBEANS
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Playful response to a good dig : OHSNAP
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Institution founded by Thos. Jefferson : UVA
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Galileo, for one : HERETIC
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Game whose name is derived from its sound : PINGPONG
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Know-it-all : SMARTY
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Banned plant growth regulator : ALAR
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Barroom fixture : TAP
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Holds from : DENIES
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What may be good for the long run? : LOPE
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What Khloé might call Kim : SIS
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Put into groups : ASSORT
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Some cruise ship amenities : SPAS
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Weigh station factor : TARE
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___ Church, country singer with the #1 hits "Drink in My Hand" and "Springsteen" : ERIC
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Old newspaper columnist Joseph : ALSOP
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Partial to : KEENON
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Doctor's diagnosis : SYNDROME
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Historical 1991 Oliver Stone film : JFK
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Enterprise alternative : ALAMO
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Yours truly : MYSELF
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Female gametes : OVA
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Actress ___ Flynn Boyle : LARA
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Big name in rodent control : DCON
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Shade of blue : NAVY
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Rap sheet entries : PRIORS
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A or B in music class? : STRING
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A ways away : FAR
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Leafy plant also called mountain spinach : ORACH
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Ones that are all ears? : COBS
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Reduces to mush : PULPS
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TSX automaker : ACURA
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Sinking feeling : DREAD
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Tonto rode one : PINTO
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They may be high at a party : HEELS
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Chipped-flint tool : EOLITH
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Pile high : HEAPUP
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Neighbor of Chevy Chase : BETHESDA
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Cobbler's punch : AWL
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Fairway gouges : DIVOTS
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High-end bag maker : HERMES
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Veranda in 57-Down : LANAI
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Nothin' : BEANS
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Stone that shimmers : OPAL
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Biggest city on the Big Island : HILO
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Football play starter : SNAP
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The Marx Brothers, often : TRIO
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Old Roman road : ITER
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
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Princeton Review subj. : GRE
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Conversation interrupter in a car, maybe : GPS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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