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New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVWYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
The original version of this one had BALTO TO TOTO TOME at 17-Across. That would've led to the tighter clue "One volume of the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nicely consistent theme; a pair of letters repeated exactly four times (total of five instances) within a kooky sentence. I AM A MAMA ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 24,061 )
Across
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Not much, but better than none : SLIM
5
Cookout fare : RIBS
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Head dog : ALPHA
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One of the Nereids in Greek myth : IONE
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Garden party? : ADAM
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TV host who said "It's all been satirized for your protection" : MAHER
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One volume in the Encyclopedia of Movie Pets and Sidekicks? : TONTOTOTOTOTOME
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Outcome : UPSHOT
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Goldfish relative : KOI
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Instant ___ : TEA
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Tournament favorite : ONESEED
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Forever : EONS
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Let someone's father borrow this Arp or that Duchamp? : LENDADADADADA
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God with a shield : ARES
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Scott Turow title : ONEL
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Some spring plantings : BULBS
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This and that : MIX
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Social worker? : ANT
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"You are so busted!" : AHA
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Bucolic sound : BAA
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Sellers of many films : PETER
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Farming prefix : AGRI
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Engine sound : PURR
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Statement from the proud snake as its eggs were hatching? : IAMAMAMAMAMBA
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Remote button : MENU
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Sirius : DOGSTAR
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Hawks' home: Abbr. : ATL
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Bog : FEN
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Lake Victoria locale : UGANDA
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Recounting of the time you introduced the Egyptian goddess of fertility? : THISISISISISAID
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German article : EINEN
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Staple at a wedding reception : CAKE
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Piece that can go left or right : OPED
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Much of a world map : OCEAN
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Forever : AGES
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"Sure, I'm game" : LETS
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In ___ (as found) : SITU
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Aerial stunt : LOOP
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Comfort spots? : INNS
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Section of a science paper : METHODS
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Sold down the river, in a way : RATTEDON
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Ringing endorsement? : IDO
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Stick in a dugout : BAT
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Signals to leave? : SMOKEALARMS
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Back muscle, to weightlifters : LAT
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Where to get in your best shots? : PHOTOALBUM
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Weightlifter types : HEMEN
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Places : AREAS
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Chaplin of "Game of Thrones" : OONA
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Chuck of NBC News : TODD
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"Three's Company" setting : SANTAMONICA
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Palindromic Dutch city : EDE
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End of a commencement speaker's address? : EDU
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Part of the Pixar logo : LAMP
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Sandusky's lake : ERIE
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Like Charles vis-à-vis Elizabeth : NEXTINLINE
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Org. with red, white and blue balls, once : ABA
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Sharp remark : BARB
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F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
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Branch : ARM
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Breaks : HIATUSES
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Toilette water? : EAU
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Shtick bit : GAG
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Object seen in Seurat's "La Grande Jatte" : PARASOL
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Citrus drinks : ADES
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Figures in a crèche : MAGI
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Start of the Nuevo Testamento : MATEO
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Work ___ : ETHIC
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Fictional boy who claimed "All kings is mostly rapscallions" : FINN
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Scruff : NAPE
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"Breakthrough" detailed in many a best seller : DIET
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Tots : ADDS
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Locale for Wynken, Blynken and Nod : SEA
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Annual awards org. : SAG
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Old White House nickname : IKE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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