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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Christian

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Christian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kevin Christian notes:
I had a lot of theme entries I wanted to use for this puzzle, so intersecting and stacking them seemed like a good way to fit as many ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I'm astonished by the amount of theme material Kevin managed to wedge into this puzzle, some of it even stacked and/or crossing other ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Enjoyable to hear the interplay between constructor and editor. Nice puzzle today, made nicer with Will's touch of adding the circled ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 23,331 )
Across
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Deposed leader of 1979 : SHAH
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Suffix meaning "city" in some European place names : STAD
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Shih ___ (diminutive dogs) : TZUS
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With 59-Across, where [circled letters] came from : OUTER
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Like a drive-thru order : TOGO
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"For ___ jolly good fellow" : HESA
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When repeated, consoling words : THERE
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Charge for currency exchange : AGIO
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Once, old-style : ERST
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Child actress who appeared with [circled letters] : DREWBARRYMORE
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Biol., e.g. : SCI
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Creator of [circled letters] : SPIELBERG
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Palm, as a playing card : CONCEAL
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Golf's Ernie : ELS
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Dodge models until 1990 : OMNIS
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Possible answer to "How'd you hurt yourself?" : IFELL
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Site of four sold-out 1972 Elvis Presley concerts, for short : MSG
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Swamp growth : REED
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Base runner's attempt : STEAL
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Wool lover : MOTH
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Go astray : ERR
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Not so outgoing : SHYER
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Painter Picasso : PABLO
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"... or ___ gather" : SOI
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Some Wisconsin farms : DAIRIES
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What [circled letters] wanted to do : PHONEHOME
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Bunch : LOT
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Means of escape for [circled letters] : FLYINGBICYCLE
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It's cast : ROLE
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Time to give up? : LENT
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Jazz's Blake : EUBIE
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Wayward G.I. : AWOL
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Therefore : ERGO
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See 13-Across : SPACE
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Be inclined (to) : TEND
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Suffix with prank : STER
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Observer : EYER
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Lush : SOT
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"Come again?" : HUH
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Had an evening meal : ATEDINNER
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Frau's mate : HERR
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What a gyroscope may provide : STABILITY
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Forum robes : TOGAE
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"It's ___!" (birth announcement) : AGIRL
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Avon commercial sound : DOORBELL
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One's wife, informally : THEMRS
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Free-fall effect, briefly : ZEROG
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"Back in the ___" : USSR
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Suffice, foodwise : SATE
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With 41-Down, composition of a trail followed by [circled letters] : REESES
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New Deal inits. : WPA
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Cheerleader's cheer : YELL
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Best Original ___ (award for the film with [circled letters]) : SCORE
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Rising star : COMER
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Spanish hero El ___ : CID
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Checking charge : FEE
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One using an otoscope : EARDOCTOR
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Locale of an 1864 Civil War blockade : MOBILEBAY
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Fifth-century pope with the epithet "the Great" : STLEO
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Costume for [circled letters] on Halloween : GHOST
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They're "hung out" by professionals : SHINGLES
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Scratch : MAR
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Anon : SOON
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See 14-Down : PIECES
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Warrior's aid : SHIELD
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Adams of "The Fighter" : AMY
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Traffic cone : PYLON
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Late thumb-turning critic : EBERT
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Stamp collector's fastener : HINGE
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"Animal House" house : FRAT
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Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
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"Little Latin ___ Lu" (1966 hit) : LUPE
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Freezer stock : ICE
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Suffix with slogan : EER

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

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