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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 23 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Guizzo.
Mary Lou Guizzo notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times9/24/16 ( No. 24,427 )
Across
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Collection of high lights? : STARMAP
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Something a dog might fetch : SLIPPER
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Capital of the French department of Loiret : ORLEANS
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Smokeless explosive : CORDITE
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Youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient : MALALAYOUSAFZAI
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Pennsylvania county named for an animal : ELK
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Delights : TICKLES
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Cab alternative : ZIN
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Cold shower? : HAIL
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Missouri and Arizona : SHIPS
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Fast-food menu information: Abbr. : CALS
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___ dirt : OLDAS
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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"Love Is Strange" actress : TOMEI
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In a ball : WADDED
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Frickin' : GOSHDARN
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Things discussed at une académie : IDEES
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Like safeties vis-à-vis field goals : RARER
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Missed a lot : PINEDFOR
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Got rid of : PURGED
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Hot : ANGRY
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Science fiction author Stanislaw : LEM
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Indian-born maestro : MEHTA
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Spanish pronoun : ESAS
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Head of an Indian tribe : TOTEM
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Hold : DEEM
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Mil. figures : LTS
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Colloquy : SEMINAR
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Pennsylvania and others: Abbr. : RRS
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Was brutally honest : LAIDITONTHELINE
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Firedog : ANDIRON
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Electron's area around an atom : ORBITAL
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Easy shoes to put on : STEPINS
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Makes secret again, as court documents : RESEALS
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"I wasn't expecting it, but ..." : SOMEHOW
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Skipping sounds : TRALALA
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"Seriously ..." : ALLKIDDINGASIDE
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New Deal power agcy. : REA
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Colt 45, e.g., informally : MALT
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Classic film whose soundtrack is famously composed entirely of strings : PSYCHO
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One going around the block? : SCULPTOR
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Shakes : LOSES
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Portfolio parts, for short : IRAS
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Many an email attachment : PDF
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Italian food named after a queen : PIZZAMARGHERITA
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Amazon, e.g. : ETAILER
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Curbs : REINSIN
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Clearing : OKING
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Things corporations and fire trucks both have : LADDERS
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[Emergency!] : CODERED
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Like kiwi fruits : SEEDY
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Engine sound : THRUM
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Cool, in slang : DEF
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Drain : SAP
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Pacific Island group : SOLOMONS
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Dishes sometimes served with Riojas : PAELLAS
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Blink of an eye : INSTANT
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___-A : RETIN
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Like the Olympic flame : ETERNAL
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Fairy tale figures : DAMSELS
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"Someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself," per Oprah : MENTOR
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Dakota dialect : TETON
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Olympic skier Phil or Steve : MAHRE
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Modern know-it-all : SIRI
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Bull Run victors : REBS
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Double ___ : DIP
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"I already have other plans," often : LIE

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