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New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Don Gagliardo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Burnikel. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gagliardo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
C.C.: I'd like to share the first email exchanges I had with Don regarding this theme: C.C.: "Don, can we put BEE? words on top of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great concept today, a neat a-ha moment upon reaching POLLINATION. After seeing IRIS and ASTER, I had a ho-hum feeling, expecting some ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 23,689 )
Across
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Hatcher who was a Bond girl : TERI
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Medicate again : REDOSE
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Letters at Indy : STP
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Complaint : BEEF
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Words from the agreeable : IMEASY
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Like early morning hours : WEE
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Drink made with Jameson, maybe : IRISHCOFFEE
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"The Lord of the Rings" creature : ENT
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Fix : RIG
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Eric, in Finland : EERO
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Geoffrey of fashion : BEENE
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Dumb as a box of rocks : DENSE
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Genie's reply : YESMASTER
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Original "Veronica Mars" airer : UPN
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Spartan serfs : HELOTS
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"Behold," to Brutus : ECCE
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Tough time : ORDEAL
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Mountain ___ : ASH
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Landlocked land : LAOS
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Cheated, slangily : HOSED
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"S O S!," e.g. : PLEA
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"Yummy!" : MMM
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Supply with goods : SELLTO
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Rubber-stamped : OKED
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Circus clown car, often : BEETLE
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Witty sort : WAG
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Literary hybrid : PROSEPOEM
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Raid : FORAY
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Biathlete's weapon : RIFLE
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Clueless : LOST
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Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Job done by the insects seen above the circled words in 17-, 26- and 50-Across : POLLINATION
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Shape of Mork's spacecraft on "Mork & Mindy" : EGG
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Plaza Hotel girl : ELOISE
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"Freedom ___ free" : ISNT
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Bridal bio word : NEE
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Backspace over : DELETE
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Bare it all : PEEL
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Car in the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" : TBIRD
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Like "Dark Shadows" episodes : EERIE
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Hold the scepter : REIGN
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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Bed of ___ : RICE
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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Friday's creator : DEFOE
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Neanderthal : OAF
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About 5:00, on a compass : SSE
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Look over, informally : EYEBALL
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Cajole : SWEETTALK
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Home of Fort Donelson National Battlefield : TENNESSEE
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One of Hollywood's Farrelly brothers : PETER
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Dickens's scheming clerk : HEEP
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"___ Beso" : ESO
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Seeks damages : SUES
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Word before cake or music : SHEET
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Place for a lark : MEADOW
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Totally useless : NOHELP
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Horror film street : ELM
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Where Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin went to school : CAMBRIDGE
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Reach adulthood : COMEOFAGE
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Loggers' contest : ROLEO
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Internet access option : DSL
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Snookered : HAD
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Okefenokee possum : POGO
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Like hot tea : STEEPED
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Subj. for a future bilingual : ESL
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Mennen shaving product : AFTA
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Congratulate oneself for achievement : PREEN
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"Dallas" matriarch : ELLIE
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Like a well-prepared turkey : MOIST
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Poker ploy : RAISE
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Set things straight, in a way : ATONE
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Gender-bending role for Barbra Streisand : YENTL
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Old dagger : SNEE
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"___ ELO" (1976 album) : OLE
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[That cracks me up] : LOL
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Line on a restaurant bill : TIP

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

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