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New York Times, Friday, September 2, 2016

"Where Is the Life That Late ___?" ("Kiss Me, Kate" number)

Author:
David Liben-Nowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Liben-Nowell.
David Liben-Nowell notes:
This puzzle's origin story is a little twisted, and it's probably mostly invisible in the published version. But here's the story ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Big corners like the NW and SE are so daunting! As a constructor, they remind me of my many (many many) failed attempts to fill such ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times9/2/16 ( No. 24,405 )
Across
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Ultimate necessity : FRISBEE
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Needs grease, maybe : STICKS
14
Cup holder : BRASTRAP
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School whose mascot is Riptide the Pelican : TULANE
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Became untied : GOTLOOSE
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Intro to Comp Sci, for Data Structures, e.g. : PREREQ
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Push away : ALIENATE
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Giant in sports entertainment : ANDRE
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Made new? : MINTED
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Something you might take a pass on : BUS
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Valuable diamond : ACE
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Hosp. readout : ECG
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Bigwig : WHEEL
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One ___ (multivitamin) : ADAY
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Highly sought-after things : GRAILS
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Foucault's "This Is Not ___" : APIPE
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Certain powerful engines, briefly : HEMIS
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Warrants : MERITS
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Newswoman Burnett : ERIN
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Guiding light? : LASER
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Writes to briefly? : IMS
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Replies of understanding : OHS
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Month with two natl. holidays : JAN
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Auto name discontinued in 1986 : DATSUN
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One is a prize for scoring : OSCAR
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Endowed with from the start, as money : BORNINTO
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Nobody special : ANYONE
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Mace and shield, e.g. : RIOTGEAR
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Took for a ride : ROOKED
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Hopeful : ASPIRANT
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Closely following : TRUETO
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Order that's rarely followed? : DESSERT
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Play : FROLIC
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Fair, e.g. : RATING
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Key : ISLET
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Gem : STONE
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Place for a long run, maybe : BROADWAY
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Big ___ Conference : EAST
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Summer Olympics event : EPEE
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"A Prairie Home Companion" broadcast site : STPAUL
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Becomes a traitor : TURNS
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"Where Is the Life That Late ___?" ("Kiss Me, Kate" number) : ILED
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One with connections to traveling speakers? : CARRADIO
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Largest sesamoid bones : KNEECAPS
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Et ___ (footnote abbr.) : SEQ
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Not one's best effort, in coachspeak : BGAME
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Ache : BESORE
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They can turn red in a flash : EYES
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Contract employee? : HITMAN
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Actor with the title role in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" : ELWES
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Loan figs. : APRS
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Beam : GRIN
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Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Just do it : ACT
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Baseball exec Epstein : THEO
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What to call Judge Judy : HERHONOR
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Words of longing : IMISSYOU
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Some help from above : AIRDROPS
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Southernmost city on I-35 : LAREDO
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Looms : ISNEAR
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Wolverine of Marvel Comics, e.g. : MUTANT
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Derisive reaction : SNORT
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Reno, for one : JANET
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They're not pros : ANTIS
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Animal in un parc zoologique : TIGRE
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Old "Red, White & You" sloganeer : COKE
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Small nail : BRAD
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River to the Seine : OISE
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"What you can get away with," according to Andy Warhol : ART

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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