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New York Times, Friday, September 19, 2014

Christie novel title that, without spaces, is a man's name

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vigeland. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Finn Vigeland notes:
I'm excited to have my first freestyle puzzle published, especially since over the last year, I've found them to be my favorite type ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another one from the young guns today. Finn, a recent graduate of Columbia, features a nice 1-Across with HUMBLEBRAG. Sometimes I ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/19/14 ( No. 23,691 )
Across
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Self-praise couched in self-deprecation, in modern lingo : HUMBLEBRAG
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Story lines : ARCS
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Wanting : INADEQUATE
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What marketers might follow : TELE
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2013 Golden Globe winner for "Girls" : LENADUNHAM
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Colony in ancient Magna Graecia : ELEA
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"Downton Abbey" title : LADY
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Four-star figs. : ADMS
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Risotto relative : PILAF
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Going green? : ILL
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South American cowboy : LLANERO
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Animal that may swim on its back : OTTER
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It's often checked on a cell : EMAIL
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___-soul (style of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill) : NEO
31
Talent scout's find, informally : PHENOM
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Public : ONRECORD
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Beginning of a process of elimination : ONEPOTATO
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One who gets numbers by calling numbers : POLLSTER
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Bathes : STEEPS
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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44-Across's "Fighting" team : IRISH
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Between, to Balzac : ENTRE
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One living in urban poverty, pejoratively : SLUMDOG
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Baby docs : OBS
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___ pop : VOX
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Contemporary and compatriot of Debussy : SATIE
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You may drop a big one : NAME
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Toon toned down for the 1930s Hays Code : BOOP
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Resort options : INNS
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A nerd may not have one : SOCIALLIFE
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Some tributes : ODES
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Alcopop relative : WINECOOLER
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Christie novel title that, without spaces, is a man's name : NORM
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New lease on life : FRESHSTART
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There's no place to go but down from here : HILLTOP
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Make public : UNEARTH
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Obamacare obligation : MANDATE
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Fourth of July, for Calvin Coolidge, informally : BDAY
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Was up : LED
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Level : EQUAL
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Unit of energy? : BUNDLE
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First name in Chicago politics : RAHM
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Not level : ATASLANT
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Peach : GEM
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Eschewed takeout, say : ATEIN
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Stuffed chili pepper : RELLENO
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How you may feel after taking allergy medication : CLEARER
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Shore dinner : SEAFOOD
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Spots where artists mix? : PALETTES
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Nickname for Oliver Cromwell : IRONSIDE
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Turkish dough : LIRAS
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Unstable compound : ENOL
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Ties up in a slip : MOORS
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___ desk (newsroom assignment) : METRO
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Either director of "True Grit" : COEN
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Negligee : PEIGNOIR
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Fire : PASSION
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Sentinel's place : ORLANDO
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Taylor of "Twilight" : LAUTNER
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Chef de cuisine's shout : ETVOILA
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Publishing house employee : PROOFER
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Dr. Ruth, for one : SEXPERT
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Bros : HOMIES
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"Divine" showbiz persona : MISSM
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Bad place for a whale : BEACH
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Spots annoying teens : ACNE
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Stain : BLOT
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Match.com abbr. : SWF
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___ Lonely Boys (2004 Grammy winners) : LOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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