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New York Times, Friday, September 22, 2017

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
Going to keep this short, because I honestly don't remember much about this puzzle. I see from my files that it dates back to May ... read more
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Fourteen-letter entries are rare in themelesses, and for good reason — they're so annoying to work around. Each one forces a black ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0922 ( 24,790 )
Across
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Welcoming words : MICASAESSUCASA
15
"You're misquoting me" : INEVERSAIDTHAT
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Roomy storage space : THREECARGARAGE
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Gross : EARN
18
Like some finishes : DULL
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Man's name meaning "my God" : ELI
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One side of a classic college football rivalry : ARMY
22
Cinnabon feature : SWIRL
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Attenuated : THIN
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Gift often given with a kiss : LEI
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It's taken in court : STAND
27
Impudence : CHEEK
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Wild adventure : ESCAPADE
30
"The Ransom of Red Chief" writer, 1910 : OHENRY
31
Concern : CARE
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Show disrespect, in a way : SPIT
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Routine : SHTICK
36
What Pérez Prado was "King of" : THEMAMBO
40
One really aiming to please : TOADY
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Current director : DIODE
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Actor Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" : IAN
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Units in Ohm's law : AMPS
44
Humiliating defeats : ROMPS
45
Setting for a rat race? : MAZE
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It might have a tent sale : REI
47
Old ball and chain? : MACE
48
Model on display : DEMO
49
Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron wrote in it : ROMANTICPERIOD
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An additional plus : ICINGONTHECAKE
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One who can't turn right? : CAREERCRIMINAL
Down
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Home of many Physics Nobelists, for short : MIT
2
Exists naturally : INHERES
3
Kind of tile : CERAMIC
4
Label producer : AVERY
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Not overlooked : SEEN
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Part of a cardioid figure : ARC
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Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Fish typically preserved in olive oil : SARDINE
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Brynhild's beloved, in Norse legend : SIGURD
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Mo ___, longtime Arizona politician : UDALL
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PC key : CTRL
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"Got it!" : AHA
13
Western grouse : SAGEHEN
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Workshop : ATELIER
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Extremely dark : INKY
21
Yard contents : ALE
22
Like some contrasts : STARK
23
Go in just a little way, say : WADE
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Symbol for a plane angle, in geometry : THETA
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Unfocused : SPACY
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Add a comment, with "in" : CHIME
29
One end of the pH scale : ACIDS
30
View pieces : OPEDS
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Chamber of commerce? : SHOP
33
Critic's assignment : STAR
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Grand : HOMERIC
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Thickening agent : TAPIOCA
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Life preserver? : TIMEINC
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Resident of the so-called "Capital of Latin America" : MIAMIAN
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Big gun : BAZOOKA
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Small square : ONE
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One who's gotten the third degree? : DOCTOR
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Span : RANGE
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Nice thanks : MERCI
47
Thick locks : MANE
48
Adjudge : DEEM
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It went around for 15 years : MIR
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N.F.L. position: Abbr. : CTR
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Beta preceder : PHI
53
PC key : DEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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