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New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 2015

___ Tavern, Manhattan pub that's over 150 years old

Author:
Kevin Adamick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Adamick

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 29 Missing: {GJQWX} Minimum word length: 4 Average word length: 6.76 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Adamick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times9/19/15 ( No. 24,056 )

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Across
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Dream acquisitions for huge fans : VIPPASSES
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Central Honshu volcano : ASAMA
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Words from the weary : INEEDANAP
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Student with the motto "Fiat Lux," informally : UCLAN
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Tongue with six phonetic tones : CANTONESE
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3-Down minus one : TETRA
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Wine and dine, say : ENTERTAIN
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Roger of NBC News : ONEIL
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Reef swimmers with no gills : SEASNAKES
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Midway attention-getter : CARNY
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Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
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Ball go-with? : ARNAZ
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Lightweight boxing option : CARTON
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Spread from the center : RADIATE
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Breaking specialists : TAMERS
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Jon ___, 2006-14 Red Sox pitcher : LESTER
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Like dromedaries and carob trees : ARABIAN
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Like some geese and turkeys : BASTED
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"The Last Tycoon" was the last film he directed : KAZAN
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Baby step? : ATOB
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It has some bad strains : ECOLI
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Like silent partners : NONACTIVE
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___-arms : MANAT
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Power nap wear : EYESHADES
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Hormuz habitant : IRANI
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Those who have given legacies : TESTATORS
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Jack of "Twin Peaks" : NANCE
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Like some questions : TRUEFALSE
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Longtime maker of model rockets : ESTES
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Stimulating shots : ESPRESSOS
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Subjects of many New Year's resolutions : VICES
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Like folderol : INANE
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18-Across plus one : PENTA
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___ Tavern, Manhattan pub that's over 150 years old : PETES
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Opposite of uglify : ADORN
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Home of the West Coast's Empire College : SANTAROSA
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Beat the security system, say : SNEAKIN
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Like addition vis-à-vis division : EASIER
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Private eye in dozens of novels : SPENSER
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They're often escorted by police : AUTOCADES
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Movie plotter : SCENARIST
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Stand-in : ALTERNATE
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Like satay and sauerbraten : MARINATED
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One doing a dissection : ANALYZER
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Vulture lookalikes of the falcon family : CARACARAS
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It raids and enslaves other colony members : AMAZONANT
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Fix some ledger errors in : REBALANCE
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Some holy alliances? : TRINITIES
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Smooth and white : ALABASTER
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Offer of self-sacrifice : TAKEMINE
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Lepore of women's fashion : NANETTE
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Studies hard : BONESUP
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Flirty types : TOYERS
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Vex : CHAFE
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Byes at Wimbledon : TATAS
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What a heathen might collect : IDOLS
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It's left in a manuscript : VERSO
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Business end? : ESSES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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