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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Author:
Daniel Mauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Mauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Mauer notes:
Hello all! Dan Mauer here. This is my debut crossword puzzle for the New York Times (or any other publication, for that matter). A ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
THE LITTLE THINGS today, three foreign phrases that translate to "the little lunch," "a little grace," and "a little serenade." ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 24,781 )
Across
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Hairdressers' challenges : MOPS
5
On-screen word in a "Batman" episode : POW
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Cynical rejoinder : IBET
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Shades : HUES
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Figurine on many a wedding cake : BRIDE
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*Breakfast, in Burgundy : LEPETITDEJEUNER
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Davis of "Jungle Fever" : OSSIE
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Fed : GMAN
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One throwing shade? : ELM
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*With 52-Across, 1787 Mozart composition : EINEKLEINE
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Title for Gandhi : SRI
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Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
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Vivacity : BRIO
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Start of a selecting rhyme : EENIE
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*Repeated lyric in "La Bamba" : UNAPOCADEGRACIA
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Less feral : TAMER
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Like cat videos, typically : CUTE
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Golda of Israel : MEIR
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Side dish at a barbecue : SLAW
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Dada pioneer : ARP
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Affordable Care Act option, briefly : HMO
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See 23-Across : NACHTMUSIK
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21,728-pg. work that is constantly updated : OED
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Sticker component : GLUE
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Boating hazard : SHOAL
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They're what really count, so it's said ... or a hint to the multilingual answers to the starred clues : THELITTLETHINGS
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Wine may leave one : STAIN
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Org. certifying albums as gold or platinum : RIAA
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When said three times, blah blah blah : YADDA
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Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
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Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
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Otis's feline pal : MILO
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Portly plus : OBESE
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Drink with a Wild Cherry variety : PEPSI
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"The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" author : STEIN
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Golden ratio symbol : PHI
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Unconscious : OUT
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It provides more loft than a 9-iron : WEDGE
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Name in "A Christmas Carol" : EBENEZER
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French vineyard : CRU
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The Cha Cha Slide, for one : LINEDANCE
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"Skyfall" singer, 2012 : ADELE
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Robert Byrd served nearly nine of these in the Senate : TERMS
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Prefix with final or formal : SEMI
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Pro shop purchases : TEES
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TV's "___ the Virgin" : JANE
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McDonald's founder Ray : KROC
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State flower of New Hampshire : LILAC
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Paper purchase : REAM
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Good-news-to-bad-news transition : BUT
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Genetic stuff : RNA
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"OMG, my parents are gonna ground me forever!" : IAMSODEAD
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Volkswagen competitor : OPEL
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End of a freshman's new email address : EDU
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Assail : SETAT
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XXX divided by X : III
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Listen here! : EAR
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Fizzy citrus beverage : ORANGINA
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___ warfare : GERM
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Poet Whitman : WALT
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Encourage : PUSH
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___-totsy : HOTSY
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Zubin formerly of the New York Philharmonic : MEHTA
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Shares of profits : CUTS
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Very, in slang : HELLA
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Avoid, as work : SHIRK
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Ancient region where the style of an architectural column originated : IONIA
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Justice who joined the bench in 2010 : KAGAN
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Aspiring D.A.'s exam : LSAT
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Hat, informally : LID
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Time it takes for paint to dry, seemingly : EON
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X : TEN

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

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