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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fish that's never served raw because its blood is poisonous

Author:
Kevin Christian and Bradley Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
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© 2015, The New York Times9/2/15 ( No. 24,039 )
Across
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Platform for a drum set : RISER
6
Army E-3 : PFC
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Rheumatic ills : ACHES
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Japanese genre with voice actors : ANIME
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Portfolio part, for short : IRA
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Arles's river : RHONE
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College prank popular in the '50s : PANTYRAID
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Do the honors on Thanksgiving : CARVE
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"Ooky" cousin on TV : ITT
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Emailed, say : SENT
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Surname on a financial weekly : BARRON
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Cameron of "Charlie's Angels" : DIAZ
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Classic Duke Ellington tune : MOODINDIGO
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They may be determined by sonograms : SEXES
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Hand-wringer's word : WOE
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On the contrary : BUT
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Head honcho : BOSSMAN
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How a ship's sails may be positioned : ALEE
36
Slumber party game : TRUTHORDARE
38
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
40
Place where people practice : LAWFIRM
41
Fish that's never served raw because its blood is poisonous : EEL
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Parochial school teacher, maybe : NUN
43
Lollipop-loving character of 1970s TV : KOJAK
47
Japanese toon with a red bow : HELLOKITTY
52
Oblong tomato : ROMA
53
Leonard who wrote "Get Shorty" : ELMORE
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Abound (with) : TEEM
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Dark half of a Chinese circle : YIN
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Game console pioneer : ATARI
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They're hidden in 17-, 25-, 36- and 47-Across : NORSEGODS
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Breaks, as a stallion : TAMES
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Eliot's "cruellest" mo. : APR
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Composer with a horn named for him : SOUSA
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Hit bottom? : SPANK
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"Don't text and drive" spot, for short : PSA
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Invitation senders : HOSTS
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Rafter's challenge : RAPIDS
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Headed for overtime : INATIE
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Cigarette levy, e.g. : SINTAX
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CPR expert : EMT
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Margret and Hans, who created Curious George : REYS
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Alicia Keys's instrument, aptly : PIANO
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Crunchy corn chip : FRITO
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No Mr. Right : CAD
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Understood by few : ARCANE
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Certain salad green : CHARD
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Really, really bad : HORRIBLE
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All-female group with the hit "Free Your Mind" : ENVOGUE
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Cross-reference words : SEENOTE
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"Losing My Religion" group : REM
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Matt with 11 Olympic swimming medals : BIONDI
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N.F.L. ref, slangily : ZEBRA
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Tower over : DWARF
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Nearly worthless old French coin : SOU
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Acts of the Apostles writer, by tradition : STLUKE
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Olympic speed skater Davis : SHANI
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Do a golf course job : MOW
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Cover of knight? : ARMOR
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1968 Etta James album : TELLMAMA
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Craft for couples : ARK
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Readies, as leftovers : REHEATS
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Shoe lift : HEELTAP
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Without a downside : NORISK
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Happy, and then some : JOYOUS
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In the heart of : AMIDST
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Setting for Capote's "In Cold Blood" : KANSAS
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Best Actress for "Two Women" : LOREN
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Some 'Vette roofs : TTOPS
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Earth, in sci-fi tales : TERRA
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"What is it?" : YES
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Fit together, as gears : MESH
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Spend time in a hammock, say : NAP
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Icky stuff : GOO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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