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New York Times, Saturday, September 23, 2017

It has "calculator" and "no-calculator" math sects.

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Robyn Weintraub notes:
My previous 5 puzzles have been Fridays, so I'm very excited for today's puzzle, my Saturday debut. Another debut I'm happy to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Robyn hit my SWEET SPOT with this one — a ton of colorful answers right up my alley, with not much crossword glue holding the grid ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/23/17 ( No. 24,791 )
Across
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List on a video game screen : HIGHSCORES
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It has "calculator" and "no-calculator" math sects. : PSAT
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Question after a rant : AREYOUDONE
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Boring things in shops : AWLS
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Cold storage : DEEPFREEZE
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Pay unit, for some : WEEK
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Give the boot : UNSEAT
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"I won!" : YIPPEE
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Appointed member of Parliament : PEER
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Soothe : COMFORT
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Rest limply : DRAPE
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Cirrus clouds, e.g. : WISPS
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Most tear-inducing, say : SPICIEST
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Friend of note? : PENPAL
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Never : NOTONCE
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Start of a series : PARTONE
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Wayne Manor manservant : ALFRED
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Made sense of : DIGESTED
39
One can be driven home : POINT
40
Having had enough : SATED
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Work order? : GETBUSY
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Window component : JAMB
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Buffet table item : TUREEN
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Cheesy fare : BMOVIE
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Miss : GIRL
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A mister may sit next to one : HOUSEPLANT
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It's 29% cream : OREO
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High-flying performance : ACROBATICS
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Endow (with) : VEST
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Redhead of Hogwarts : RONWEASLEY
Down
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Hosted at one's loft, say : HADUP
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___ Neuwirth (designer jewelry brand) : IRENE
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Simpletons : GEESE
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Wired : HYPER
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It has arms, legs and feet, but no hands : SOFA
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Short : CURT
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Elevated lines? : ODE
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Potential perch : ROE
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Brewing agent : ENZYME
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Find out whether : SEEIF
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Dog-walking trail : PAWPRINTS
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Perfect place : SWEETSPOT
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Nautically protected : ALEE
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Sound of condescension : TSK
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Gave some juice : POWERED
23
Bulk purchase : CASE
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Go one way rather than another : OPT
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Part of many a studio apartment : DINETTE
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Office stamp abbr. : RECD
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Window component : PANE
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___ dog : SLED
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Breeze : SNAP
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Summer Olympics event discontinued after 1936 : POLO
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"Why am I not surprised!" : ITFIGURES
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Coveted bit of real estate : CORNERLOT
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Hill runner : PAGE
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Opposite of schadenfreude : PITY
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Some "Murder One" figs. : DAS
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Shell alternative : SUNOCO
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Joy of TV : BEHAR
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Effects of double espressos : JOLTS
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Advantage : AVAIL
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Cut to bits : MINCE
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Old ___, pet name of Davy Crockett's rifle : BETSY
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One getting bald over time : TIRE
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Tony winner Neuwirth : BEBE
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Grp. that takes on pirates : MPAA
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Common URL ending : GOV
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Bit of art pottery : URN
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Disseminate : SOW

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

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