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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 2013

Author:
Mangesh Ghogre and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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39/20/201310/2/20192
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Mangesh Ghogre
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 25 Missing: {CQX} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ghogre. This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Mangesh: Frankly, I have grown up solving Doug's puzzles. So it was a privilege when he accepted to collaborate. This is my first ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Mangesh Ghogre, of Mumbai, India, is making his debut with today's puzzle. How he and Doug divided up the construction job I don't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut for Mangesh! If you haven't read his 2012 ACPT letter you're missing out. Great story about the power of crosswords not only to ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 23,327 )
Across
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Offer to host : ASKOVER
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W.W. II vessels : PTBOATS
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Expressed slight surprise : RAISEDANEYEBROW
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"But really ..." : ALLKIDDINGASIDE
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___ Empire : ROMAN
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Deep-seated : INNER
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What you might be overseas? : SIE
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Part of A.M.A.: Abbr. : AMER
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Principal : MAJOR
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Leave in : STET
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Rx specification : TER
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Industry leader : TITAN
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Part of a place setting : KNIFE
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Swelters : BAKES
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Absolutely correct : DEADON
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Relatives of spoonbills : IBISES
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Voyeur : PEEPER
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Staggered : AMAZED
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Many chains are found in them : MALLS
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Ticked off : RILED
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Works at a museum, say : BUSTS
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One of the girls : SHE
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Going ___ : ATIT
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Gnats and mosquitoes : PESTS
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Powerful engine : VTEN
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Pipe holder? : PAN
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Watch brand once worn by 007 : SEIKO
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One of 24 : KARAT
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1959 #5 hit with the B-side "I've Cried Before" : ATEENAGERINLOVE
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What a board may be against : HOSTILETAKEOVER
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Euripides tragedy : ORESTES
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Satyrs, say : LEERERS
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Mountains of ___ (Genesis locale) : ARARAT
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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"Trees" poet : KILMER
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Werner of "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" : OSKAR
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"In that ___ ..." : VEIN
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Hall-of-Fame outfielder Roush : EDD
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Throws off : RADIATES
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Flag carried on a knight's lance : PENNON
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Blake's "burning bright" cat : TYGER
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Pessimist : BEAR
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Outmoded: Abbr. : OBS
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Three-time Haitian president : ARISTIDE
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Super-wonderful : TODIEFOR
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Make more attractive : SWEETEN
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Warriors with supposed powers of invisibility and shapeshifting : NINJAS
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Ready for an on-air interview : MIKED
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"Your mama wears army boots" and such : SNAPS
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Put a charge into? : TASED
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Leans precariously : KEELS
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"L'Arlésienne" composer : BIZET
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Workout targets, informally : DELTS
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Copycat : IMITATOR
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Long-haired cat breed : BALINESE
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Simple and serene : PASTORAL
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Fox relative : ARAPAHO
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Old arm : MUSKET
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Pale shades : BEIGES
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Fought : STROVE
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Shot-putter, e.g. : HEAVER
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Puts in : ENTERS
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"Positive thinking" pioneer : PEALE
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Grounds for a medal : VALOR
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Pet : SNIT
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Place for a jerk? : KNEE
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"Captain Video" figures, for short : ETS
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'50s politico : IKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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