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New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Paul Hunsberger notes:
Personally, I love rebus puzzles, although I realize that not everyone feels the same. I also feel that a key part of the enjoyment is ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I don't usually run rebus themes on Wednesday, but every once in a while I make an exception. It keeps solvers from getting ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice change of pace to see a rebus puzzle on a Wed. Paul did something unusual, using the rebus to incorporate not just one but two ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0918 ( 23,325 )
Across
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Highly intelligent invertebrates : OCTOPI
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1970s-'80s sketch comedy show : SCTV
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Josh : KID
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Brazen promoter : TOUTER
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Hound's quarry : HARE
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Veiled words? : IDO
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Kingship : THRONE
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Shop door sign : OPEN
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Second-highest pinochle card : TEN
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Get an ___ (ace) : AON
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Not showing much life : INERT
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German greeting : GUTENTAG
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Transcription, e.g. : WRITTENTEXT
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___ Millions (multistate lottery) : MEGA
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47, for Ag : ATNO
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Pick up on the innuendo : TAKEAHINT
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Yoga surface : MAT
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Arctic ___ (migrating bird) : TERN
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Vientiane native : LAO
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Adage regarding skittishness : ONCEBITTENTWICESHY
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Prefix with cortex : NEO
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Luxury hotel name : OMNI
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Private investigator, in old slang : TEC
46
"Charlotte's Web" rat : TEMPLETON
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Pre-K song start : ABCD
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___ fixe : PRIX
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A little less than 100% : NOTENTIRELY
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Toes the line : OBEYS
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Egyptian dam site : ASWAN
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Discouraging words : NOS
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Inventor's award : PATENT
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Fiber-yielding plant : HEMP
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Croupier's workplace : CASINO
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E-tailer's address : URL
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Watson who played Hermione Granger : EMMA
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"Hey" : LISTEN
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"That inverted Bowl," per Edward FitzGerald : SKY
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The "cetera" of "et cetera" : SOON
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Heading on a baseball scoreboard : ERRORS
Down
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Home of the Senators : OTTAWA
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Associate : COHORT
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Retire for the evening : TURNIN
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Ear: Prefix : OTO
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Atoner : PENITENT
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Memorable hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
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What a constant channel-surfer may have : SHORTATTENTIONSPAN
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Lt.'s superior : CAPT
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One less than quattro : TRE
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"Ben-Hur" theme : VENGEANCE
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Plant with fluffy flower spikes : KITTENTAILS
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Writer's block buster : IDEA
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End of a doorbell sound : DONG
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Business card abbr. : EXT
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"That's awful!" : UGH
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Heavy reading? : TOME
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___ badge : MERIT
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London's ___ Gardens : KEW
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Slangy turndown : NAH
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Buzz Lightyear, for one : TOY
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Does away with : ABOLISHES
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"Takes a licking ..." brand : TIMEX
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Prov. on Hudson Bay : ONT
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Bridal bio word : NEE
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With skill : COMPETENTLY
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Block buster? : TNT
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Green vehicle, briefly : ECAR
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Be inquisitive : PRY
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Not the past or the future : NOW
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Mexican hero Juárez : BENITO
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Worker with DNA, perhaps : CLONER
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Some vacuum cleaners : DYSONS
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Arm of the sea? : TENTACLE
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Where to see "bombs bursting" : INAIR
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Great work : OPUS
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Dog's warning : BARK
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Magazine filler : AMMO
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Punk rock subgenre : EMO
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Belarus, until 1991: Abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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