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New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 2015

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
I think it would be ironic if somebody put in GAFFE for 1-Down. I actually start all my algorithms at step zero, not STEPONE. (I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Man, what a bizarre (and cool!) spelling of BLAXPLOITATION. I'm sure there will be many others who started with BLACK and then ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 24,049 )

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Across
1
Emperor after Nero : GALBA
6
One celebrating the holiday Hogmanay : SCOT
10
Nickname for many a 6-Across : MAC
13
Step above the rookie leagues, informally : ABALL
14
Ottoman pooh-bah : AGHA
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___ Bunny (Bugs Bunny's girlfriend) : LOLA
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Unbroken : FERAL
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Willing to experiment, in a way : BICURIOUS
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Vegan wrap? : FAUXFUR
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Ear malady : OTALGIA
22
Start of an algorithm : STEPONE
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Be in continuous agitation : MOIL
24
___ Suárez, player suspended during the 2014 World Cup for biting another player : LUIS
25
Bad things to give away : ENDINGS
29
One in a trailer : ACTOR
32
Man's name that means "king" : ROY
33
Juillet follower : AOUT
34
Forum for seekers of faithful partners? : CHRISTIANMINGLE
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Satisfy : MEET
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Columbia ___ (D.C. neighborhood: Abbr.) : HTS
40
Expertise, informally : CHOPS
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Wipes out : EFFACES
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Thought about France : IDEE
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Beginning to flop? : TERA
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It rises out of a depression : JOBLOSS
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Natural Instincts maker : CLAIROL
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Whup but good : SHELLAC
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1961 invasion locale : BAYOFPIGS
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One of three in a 1986 comedy : AMIGO
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Starting point of a long race? : EDEN
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Singer/songwriter Sands : EVIE
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One going clubbing, maybe : RAVER
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House measure: Abbr. : RES
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Persuade : SELL
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It's got game, often : SNARE
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Fishing hooks : GAFFS
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One moment : ABEAT
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Lash in old westerns : LARUE
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Genre of the 1970s movies "Foxy Brown" and "Three the Hard Way" : BLAXPLOITATION
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What you find crawlers on : ALLFOURS
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Pro team from New York : SABRES
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Part of many a sci-fi film : CGI
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"Surely you're joking!" : OHCOMEON
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Taxonomic designation like Rattus rattus : TAUTONYM
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Instrument in "Switched-On Bach" : MOOG
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Writing on a French gift tag : ALUI
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One may be found on una calle : CASA
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"Toys in the Attic" playwright, 1960 : LILLIANHELLMAN
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Bust : RAID
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College abroad : UNI
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Aborted : NOGO
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7-Eleven's Big ___ : GULP
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Some Fr. honorees : STES
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Ultimate point : ACME
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One with a lot of coursework? : CHEF
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Not kosher : TREF
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Hall monitors, for short : RAS
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How things work : THEROPES
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Horror movie cry : ITSALIVE
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Knoxville hockey squad : ICEBEARS
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Vint ___, one of the so-called "fathers of the Internet" : CERF
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Dutch branch of the Rhine : IJSSEL
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"Silly me!" : DOH
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Twins great Tony : OLIVA
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Relatively prudent : SAGER
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50-50, maybe : SCORE
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One navigating breakers? : CBER
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Put weight on : LADE
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Side for passage : AYES
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Scott-Heron who wrote "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" : GIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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