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New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 2015

3-Down : Word after in and of

Author:
Jason Mueller and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 82 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mueller. This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Jason Mueller: Hi, solvers, I'm proud to make my New York Times debut! About myself: I'm a University of Missouri alum (BS Physics and Mathematics; MA Economics) and former captain of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It usually takes 20+ ideas to come up with a good one. To Jason's credit, he kept at it, never giving up as we bounced around concepts. Finally, his idea of famous people "wearing" their ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/20/15 ( No. 24,057 )
Across
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Just : FAIR
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Many lines of code : IFS
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Legitimate : VALID
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Demolish : RAZE
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You can learn something by this : ROTE
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Portrait overlooking Tiananmen Square : MAO
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23-Across topper : FEDORA
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One getting a tax write-off, maybe : DONOR
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Filer's concern : IRSAUDIT
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Fictional archaeologist : INDIANAJONES
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28-Across topper : STETSON
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Indigo plants : ANILS
27
Kramer's first name on "Seinfeld" : COSMO
28
Famed frontierswoman : CALAMITYJANE
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Hip-hop name modifier : LIL
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Publishing mogul, for short : HEF
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Toughens, as metal : ANNEALS
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Gain : WIN
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40-Across topper : BERET
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Post-boomer group : GENX
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Subject of "Guerrillero Heroico" : CHEGUEVARA
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Three-time Nobel Prize-winning organization : REDCROSS
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Al Bundy or Phil Dunphy : TVDAD
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Nixing phrase on movie night : SEENIT
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Arctic jackets : ANORAKS
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Shoplift, in slang : BOOST
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Site of a miracle in Daniel 3 : FURNACE
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They pop up in the morning : EGGOS
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58-Across topper : KEPI
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___ breve : ALLA
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Shipmate : TAR
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Leader of the Free French : CHARLESDEGAULLE
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Quick shot? : PIC
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Jack who ran for vice president in 1996 : KEMP
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Chits : IOUS
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Modern-day hieroglyph : EMOJI
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South American rodents : AGOUTIS
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Bugs, e.g. : BUNNY
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Contents of a spreadsheet : DATASET
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83-Across topper : BOWLER
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Arctic masses : BERGS
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Starts of some one-twos : LEFTJABS
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He helped move a piano in "The Music Box" : STANLAUREL
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Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Like Mandarin or Cantonese : TONAL
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Pinch : NIP
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95-Across topper : PORKPIE
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Loan source for a mom-and-pop store: Abbr. : SBA
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Finish on a canvas? : TKO
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Star of "Sherlock Jr." and "Steamboat Bill Jr." : BUSTERKEATON
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102-Across topper : TOQUE
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Giving goose bumps, say : EERIE
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City about which Gertrude Stein said "There is no there there" : OAKLAND
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Italian pitchman of note : CHEFBOYARDEE
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Something cooks put stock in : CONSOMME
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Catches a wave : SURFS
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More indie, say : EDGIER
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Absorbed : ATE
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Queen of Jordan : NOOR
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Ancient hieroglyph : IBIS
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Sends to oblivion : DOOMS
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Co. that originated Dungeons & Dragons : TSR
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Ballpark amts. : ESTS
Down
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Otto who worked on the Manhattan Project : FRISCH
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Powerful bloodlines? : AORTAE
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Word after in and of : ITSELF
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Bit of cowboy gear : REATA
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"Been better, been worse" : IMDOINGOK
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Quality of voices in the distance : FAINTNESS
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Swillbelly : SOT
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Poison compounds produced by snakes : VENINS
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Mom on "Family Guy" : LOIS
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Journalist Flatow : IRA
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Getting down, so to speak : DANCING
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Leeway : ROOM
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___ Christi : ANNO
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Actress Kravitz of "Mad Max: Fury Road" : ZOE
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Triage locales, for short : ERS
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Like answers on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" : FINAL
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Some club hires : DJS
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West Point inits. : USMA
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Verizon purchase of 2015 : AOL
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Title character in a Sophocles play : AJAX
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Desires : YENS
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Perjured oneself : LIED
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"Isn't he great!" : WHATAGUY
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Drink that's the subject of several rules in the Code of Hammurabi : BEER
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Still : EVEN
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Approached quickly : RANAT
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Author Jong : ERICA
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"Long ball" : TATER
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Investment instruments, for short : CDS
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Routine : USUAL
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Pioneering Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Like the 13 Colonies: Abbr. : ENG
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Barker : DOG
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Pursuer of Capt. Hook : CROC
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Spate : RASH
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Twirlers : TOPS
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Invalidating : VOIDING
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"Out of my way!" : BEEPBEEP
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___ bug : FLU
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Continental carrier : KLM
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Velázquez's "___ Meninas" : LAS
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Like some tel. nos. : RES
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Eternities : EONS
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Baltic native : LETT
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Key with four sharps: Abbr. : EMAJ
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Coors competitor : PABST
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Billy Joel's "___ Extremes" : IGOTO
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Wes of PBS's "History Detectives" : COWAN
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Spanish she-bear : OSA
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One of the Bushes : JEB
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Post-___ : ITS
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It parallels a radius : ULNA
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Opposite of a poker face : TELL
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Website necessity : URL
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A long-established history : DEEPROOTS
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Literature Nobelist J. M. Coetzee, by birth : AFRIKANER
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Gusto : BRIO
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Bo's cousin on "The Dukes of Hazzard" : LUKE
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Discordant, to some : UNKEYED
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Museo contents : ARTE
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Mashes into a pulp : PUREES
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Basketry material : OSIER
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Cartoon cries : EEKS
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Actor John of "Full House" : STAMOS
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Bit of wit : BONMOT
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Angström or Celsius : ANDERS
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Your, in Siena : TUO
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Darken : BEDIM
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Solo : ALONE
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Hatcher who was a Bond girl : TERI
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Slays, informally : OFFS
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Ones going for hikes, for short? : QBS
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As a result : ERGO
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CBS show with a 15-year run ending in 2015 : CSI
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Nucleus : HUB
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Cool dude : CAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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