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New York Times, Saturday, September 13, 2014

Classic storyteller who wrote under the pseudonym Knickerbocker

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
One tricky answer to clue here was BAD GIRL (34A), as almost any clue could be seen as sexist. BAD GIRL has a negative connotation ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun to see some of what makes Josh Josh in this puzzle. I loved the clue for COLOR TV — a neat piece of trivia — and it's a fun ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/13/14 ( No. 23,685 )
Across
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Pro : ADEPT
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Paper job : COLUMNIST
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Words repeated after "I shall no more," in "The Tempest" : TOSEA
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Say : PRONOUNCE
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When bars close in Boston : TWOAM
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TV screen format : LETTERBOX
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Subject of a standing order? : ANTHEM
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___ COIN : INSERT
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Super-corny : CHEESEBALL
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Pair : ITEM
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Font menu choice : KERN
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It's between -1 and +1 : SINE
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Bag : SNARE
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Source of conflict, in antiquity : ERIS
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Film, e.g. : COATING
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12/ : DEC
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Biker chick, perhaps : BADGIRL
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Dude : CAT
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Invention that prompted NBC to adopt the peacock logo : COLORTV
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___ seeds, ingredients in some health drinks : CHIA
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"Gotcha," in old lingo : IMHIP
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Star followers : MAGI
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Something that's fallen off a shelf? : BERG
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What an article may refer to : NOUN
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Herb used in Thai food : LEMONGRASS
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Fair : COMELY
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Italian after-dinner drink : GRAPPA
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Party to a tryst : INAMORATA
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Toy company that introduced Rubik's Cube : IDEAL
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Like bulldogs : TENACIOUS
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Finely prepare : MINCE
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Something on either side of a bridge : EYESOCKET
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One advised to take two tablets : MOSES
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Beset : ATTACKED
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Call from the cellar : DOWNHERE
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Like most philosophy dissertations : ESOTERIC
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Ones involved in an elaborate courtship : PEAHENS
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Breaks : TAMES
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Radar's rank on "M*A*S*H": Abbr. : CPL
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Bank deposit? : ORE
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Universal area : LOT
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Through : UNTIL
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Kitchen brand : MOEN
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Like many new mothers : NURSING
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Still being tested : INBETA
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One running home, maybe : SCORER
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Modern-day "Let's stay in touch" : TEXTME
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Agave product : MESCAL
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Montreal eco-tourist attraction : BIODOME
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Anemone, to name one : ANAGRAM
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"Just relax, will you?!" : LETITGO
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Chase scene producer, for short : SNL
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Classic storyteller who wrote under the pseudonym Knickerbocker : IRVING
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Punch : BOP
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Depreciates : CHEAPENS
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Valuable commodity in New York City : AIRSPACE
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What some homemade signs announce : TAGSALES
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Anchors of some malls : CINEMAS
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Box in a cab : CBRADIO
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Spark : INCITE
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Comedian Paul : MOONEY
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Kind : HUMANE
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Words that are rarely spoken : LYRIC
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Teller of many tales : GRIMM
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Unscrewed : LOCO
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[Thumbs up] : AOK
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End of many a long race: Abbr. : TUE
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P.E.I. setting : AST

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

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