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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 2014

Abbr. found at the 56-Down of this puzzle's four longest answers

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Agard.
Erik Agard notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times9/20/14 ( No. 23,692 )
Across
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Goes quickly after takeoff? : STREAKS
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Series of antecedents : LEADUP
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Professor who tries to kill Harry Potter : QUIRRELL
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___ pectoris : ANGINA
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One not favored : UNDERDOG
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Randomly distributed : STREWN
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PBJ filling? : AND
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16:9, say : ASPECTRATIO
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Muscles for some fraternity guys? : DELTS
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Shake : LOSE
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Mo. of National Grandparents' Day : SEP
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Raft : SLEW
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Height : APEX
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Viewfinder? : POLL
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Some nerve! : OPTIC
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Nobelist Frederick ___, pioneer in radiochemistry : SODDY
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Fashion series since 2004 : PROJECTRUNWAY
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Asner's "Elf" role : CLAUS
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Browning, for one : RIFLE
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It might be found in a café : LAIT
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Spanish interrogative : COMO
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All-nighter, maybe : RAVE
45
Writer Rand : AYN
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Cold-shoulder : SHUN
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Mackenzie of "The Facts of Life" : ASTIN
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Legerdemain : MAGICTRICKS
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Cooperstown inst. : HOF
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Words before and after "Am too!" : ARENOT
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Longest continuous corporate partner of the Olympic Games : COCACOLA
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Get misty : TEARUP
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Fall guy? : STUNTMAN
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Galley slaves, e.g. : OARERS
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Least abundant : SPAREST
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Teams : SQUADS
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Smuggling aid : TUNNEL
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Judges 14:14 has the only one in the Bible : RIDDLE
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"Maid of Athens, ___ we part": Byron : ERE
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Hamlet takes a stab at it : ARRAS
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Some gym shoes : KEDS
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Spill : SLOP
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Holds up : LASTS
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Word with deux or nous : ENTRE
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Home of the Unesco World Heritage Site Fatehpur Sikri : AGRA
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Light refreshment : DIETSODA
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Hard to handle : UNWIELDY
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Splendid array : PANOPLY
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"Life's Good" sloganeer : LGELECTRONICS
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Sportsperson who may take a bow? : COX
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Situation that makes a double play impossible : TWOOUT
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Tucked away : ATE
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Snap : PIC
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Dungeons & Dragons attributes : POWERS
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Wear for the weary : PJS
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TV inits. since 10/11/75 : SNL
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Feature of many a McDonald's : PLAYAREA
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Macs and such : RAINGEAR
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Part of a crater : RIM
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Saucer, perhaps : UFO
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Red juice hybrid : CLAMATO
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Contemptible sort : CUR
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In : ATHOME
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They take bows : VIOLAS
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Terrible one? : ENFANT
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Comb : SCOUR
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Certain address starter : HTTPS
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Yoga pose : ASANA
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About : INRE
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Some Red Cross supplies : COTS
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Single-serving coffee holder : KCUP
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Abbr. found at the 56-Down of this puzzle's four longest answers : CTR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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