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New York Times, Monday, September 2, 2013

So-called "mansiere," essentially, in a "Seinfeld" episode

Author:
Jim Peredo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Peredo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Peredo notes:
This is my second published puzzle in the NYT and represents a return to basics. My cutesy theme ideas had been falling flat, so I ... read more
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Excellent Monday puzzle from Jim, who amazingly has only been constructing for about a year. Incredible progress from when he started ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/2/13 ( No. 23,309 )
Across
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"What ___ in the 5-Down!" : APAIN
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Poetic black : EBON
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Head of an office : BOSS
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Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
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Record for later viewing : TAPE
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Leaf gatherer : RAKE
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"Theme From Shaft" composer, 1971 : ISAACHAYES
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Comparable (to) : AKIN
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One of three for an out : STRIKE
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"For here ___ go?" : ORTO
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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"Toodles!" : TATA
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Part of a project just before the end : FINALPHASE
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Therefore : HENCE
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Feeder school for Oxford and Cambridge : ETON
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"Blech!" : UGH
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Intersects : MEETS
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Cheese in a red wheel : EDAM
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Degree of importance : STATURE
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Throb : PULSATE
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10th grader, informally : SOPH
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Hogs : SWINE
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6-3, e.g., in tennis : SET
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Cancún coin : PESO
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Blacksmith's block : ANVIL
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Condiment that can remove crayon marks : MAYONNAISE
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Women's magazine with a palindromic name : ELLE
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Aged : OLD
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Goner's declaration : IMDEAD
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Intense look : STEELYGAZE
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New Age singer from Ireland : ENYA
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Makes a misstep : ERRS
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Complement of Disney dwarfs : SEVEN
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Midterm, for one : TEST
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Price to pay : COST
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Group of preferred party attendees : ALIST
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Spaghetti or ziti : PASTA
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In pieces : APART
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Old Testament prophet : ISAIAH
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Locale for an Adam's apple : NECK
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When a plane is due, for short : ETA
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Rifle attachment : BAYONET
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"Der Rosenkavalier," for one : OPERA
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Crunch maker : NESTLE
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So-called "mansiere," essentially, in a "Seinfeld" episode : BRA
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Team in "Moneyball" : OAKLANDAS
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"Nothin' but blue ___" : SKIES
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Have a feeling : SENSE
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Playboy founder Hugh : HEFNER
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Choose : OPT
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Alternatives to Slurpees : ICEES
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Tilling tools : HOES
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Down Under bird : EMU
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Letters at the start of a destroyer's name : USS
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Old Pontiac muscle car : GTO
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The Fonz's sitcom : HAPPYDAYS
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Whirls : SPINS
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Had supper : ATE
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N.Y.C. presenter of 8-Down, with "the" : MET
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"The Cosby Show" son : THEO
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Reveal : UNVEIL
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Wreath in Waikiki : LEI
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They're good at taking orders : WAITERS
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NBC weekend fixture, for short : SNL
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"Hang on ..." : ONESEC
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Accountant's book : LEDGER
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Impressionist Claude : MONET
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Solo : ALONE
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Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
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Depart : LEAVE
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Lolls (around) : LAZES
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Idyllic places : EDENS
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Classic computer game set on an island : MYST
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Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
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Ballpark fig. : EST

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