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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 2015

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQY} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 24,058 )
Across
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1969 and 1986 World Series champs : METS
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Web address starter : HTTP
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Overhead tennis shot : SMASH
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Troop group : UNIT
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Little injury, to a toddler : OWIE
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Phi Beta ___ : KAPPA
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Touchy subjects : SORESPOTS
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Homeric epic : ILIAD
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4-0 World Series win, e.g. : SWEEP
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Beginning that doesn't go smoothly : SLOWSTART
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%: Abbr. : PCT
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Twin of Jacob and in-law of 30-Down : ESAU
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Prefix with realism : NEO
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Leave port : SETSAIL
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PX patrons : GIS
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Like classic hospital thermometers : ORAL
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Lighten one's portfolio, say : SELLSTOCKS
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Texas home of Baylor University : WACO
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Towing co. name near the start of the Yellow Pages : AAA
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"Here comes trouble!" : UHOH
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Comes to rest too soon : STOPSSHORT
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The "she" in the lyric "I'm not the world's most physical guy, / But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine" : LOLA
48
"Yikes!" : EEK
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Something to take and "make it better," in the Beatles' "Hey Jude" : SADSONG
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Boob tubes : TVS
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Is under the weather : AILS
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12 on a grandfather clock : XII
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Quits fidgeting : SITSSTILL
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"Hardball" airer : MSNBC
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Nasal stimulus : AROMA
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Reels from a haymaker : SEESSTARS
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Get tangled up : RAVEL
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Greek philosopher known for paradoxes : ZENO
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Icy precipitation : SLEET
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Some boxing results, for short : TKOS
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"Darn it!" : RATS
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"No ___, no fuss" : MUSS
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Sufficient, to a bard : ENOW
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Uniroyal product : TIRE
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What a nearly vertical hill has : STEEPSLOPE
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Bunny's movement : HOP
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Noah's Ark groupings : TWOS
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Her Royal Highness, e.g. : TITLE
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Mexican moolah : PESOS
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Winter attire in Vail : SKISUIT
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Ice cream drink : MALT
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Beelike : APIAN
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Knockdown of all the pins in two bowls : SPARE
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Couldn't say no : HADTO
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Protector of stray cats and dogs, for short : SPCA
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Goes back and forth, as a tail : WAGS
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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Scatters, as seeds : SOWS
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The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Tex-Mex serving : TACO
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Wife of Jacob and in-law of 25-Across : LEAH
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Best black female friend : SOULSISTER
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Philosopher ___-tzu : LAO
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Swedish version of Lawrence : LARS
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When doubled, a child's train : CHOO
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City on the Rhine, to locals : KOLN
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Layered hairdo : SHAG
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It's left when ocean water evaporates : SEASALT
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Variety show segment : SKIT
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I.R.S. money : TAX
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Loses brightness : DIMS
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Old Russian autocrats : TSARS
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Go ___ (spread online) : VIRAL
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Kitchen range : STOVE
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"Hungarian Rhapsodies" composer : LISZT
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Streamlined : SLEEK
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"Peter Pan" buccaneer : SMEE
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Jay formerly of late-night : LENO
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Apollo org. : NASA
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Young miscreant : BRAT
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Some CBS forensic spinoffs : CSIS
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Signal from a marooned sailor : SOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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