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New York Times, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Patrick Blindauer notes:
I made this one while I was writing "Scratch & Solve Word Ladders", and I remember consulting with Acme on the theme and discussing ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This puzzle has been in my files for a long time, because I have a lot of puzzles with word-ladder themes, and I try to space them ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had to stop myself from squealing when I first met superstar constructor Patrick Blindauer at the American Crossword Puzzle ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 23,318 )
Across
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"Aladdin" villain : JAFAR
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Newton, e.g. : UNIT
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Ernie known as "The Big Easy" : ELS
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"That's ___" : AMORE
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Make a point, perhaps : SCORE
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Word before dog or dance : LAP
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Endothermic : WARMBLOODED
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Mike and ___ (candy) : IKE
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Former Brit. Airways vehicle : SST
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Humorist Frazier frequently found in The New Yorker : IAN
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Number of drummers drumming, in song : DOZEN
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Birth place : MATERNITYWARD
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"___ Place" : PEYTON
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Free ticket : PASS
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Rack-it game? : POOL
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It may be attached to a windshield, in brief : GPS
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Life-size likeness of Elvis, maybe : CARDBOARDCUTOUT
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Start to sneeze? : ESS
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Resident of Riga : LETT
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Carol kickoff : ADESTE
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A fan might need one : EXTENSIONCORD
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Former Giant Robb ___ : NEN
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"Independence Day" vehicle : UFO
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Utter : SAY
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Unaffected by emotion : COLDHEARTED
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Feature atop the pyramid on the back of a dollar bill : EYE
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Fontana di ___ : TREVI
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Blade brand : XACTO
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"The Joyous Cosmology" subj. : LSD
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Pit : SEED
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Dr. Larch's drug in "The Cider House Rules" : ETHER
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___ of Life : JAWS
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Part of a Latin exercise : AMAS
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Popular retirement spot : FORTMYERS
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Weaponize : ARM
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One serving under Gen. 60-Down, informally : REB
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The Huskies of the N.C.A.A. : UCONN
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Affirmative action : NOD
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Pique condition? : IRE
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Roosevelt and Kennedy : TEDDYS
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'Enry's fair lady : ELIZA
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Magic, e.g., once : LAKER
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Eschew frugality : SPEND
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Increase dramatically : SOAR
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Legal encumbrance : LIEN
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Punch lines? : OWS
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Just slightly : ATAD
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Final "Romeo and Juliet" setting : TOMB
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Nanos, e.g. : IPODS
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Baby powder ingredient : TALC
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Clip : PACE
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Touchdown data, for short : ETAS
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Series opener : PARTI
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Leftover bit : ORT
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Splits the tab : GOESDUTCH
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When repeated, miniature golf : PUTT
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Ocular malady : STYE
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Part of a stable diet : OATS
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High hairstyle : UPDO
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Level : TIER
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The Eagle that landed, e.g. : LEM
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Puts into law : ENACTS
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Trouble spots? : ACNE
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Sitting stand : EASEL
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They can see right through you : XRAYS
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Played (with) : TOYED
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How many bootlegs are sold : ONDVD
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Fanta alternative : NEHI
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Grandly celebrate : FETE
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Stibnite, for one : ORE
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See 5-Down : LEE
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Swinger in the woods? : AXE
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Cellar dweller : RAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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