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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 2014

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 189 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
One of my rules for crosswords is that I want the solver to understand every clue after its answer is filled in. The clue can be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm really digging Patrick's recent experimentation with the "stairstep" triple-13's (in the middle of the grid). This arrangement has ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0926 ( 23,698 )
Across
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"Ninotchka" setting : PARIS
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Fad dance of the 1930s : SHAG
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Swedish Air Force supplier : SAAB
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Hollywood job : AGENT
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Water bearer : PIPE
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Lady Antebellum, e.g. : TRIO
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Someone might call your number this evening : BINGONIGHT
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Asian tourist magnet : AGRA
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Delayed sensation? : SLEEPERHIT
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1920s-'30s debate opponent of Einstein : BOHR
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15-Across shape : TEE
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"The road of excess leads to the palace of ___": William Blake : WISDOM
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Succumb to drowsiness : NOD
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Exceed 21 in twenty-one : BUST
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Orchard Field, today : OHARE
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Spending time unprofitably : BUMMINGAROUND
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Little homewreckers? : CARPENTERANTS
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Some carved Victorian toys : ROCKINGHORSES
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Strong and durable, in a way : OAKEN
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Maid : LASS
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Deli offering : BLT
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Gin cocktail : GIBSON
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They're on during the wee hours, briefly : PJS
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Arab League member : OMAN
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Lengthened unnecessarily : DRAGGEDOUT
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Roofing material : TILE
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1963 song investigated by the F.B.I. for supposedly obscene lyrics : LOUIELOUIE
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Cartridge fillers : INKS
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Forever, basically : EONS
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In the intervening time : SINCE
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Cole Porter's "___ Magnifique" : CEST
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Three-player card game : SKAT
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Wound up : ENDED
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Brewer of Schlitz, nowadays : PABST
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Catlike, in a way : AGILE
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Soprano Fleming : RENEE
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"Splendor in the Grass" screenwriter : INGE
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Telegraphy word : STOP
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Secretly carrying (off) : SPIRITING
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Weathercast numbers : HIGHS
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Fruit grower's bane : APHID
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Reach : GETTO
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Uninformed guess : STAB
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Ancient mariners : ARGONAUTS
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Banned items at Wimbledon : AIRHORNS
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Left the gate, say : BOARDED
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Post office workers? : NEWSMEN
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Hard-to-escape situation : MORASS
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Philosopher who wrote "Superstition is the religion of feeble minds" : BURKE
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Working while others play? : UMPING
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Improves : HONES
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Answers wrongly? : BACKTALKS
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Fault finder? : GEOLOGIST
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Systematize : ARRANGE
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Where firedamp can form : COALMINE
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Like Tik-Tok in the Land of Oz : ROBOTIC
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Runs without moving : IDLES
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Small tributary : BROOK
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Ritzy gym feature : SAUNA
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Egyptian monetary unit : POUND
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Power, slangily : JUICE
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Jousting need : STEED
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First flight locale : NEST
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"Somethin' ___" (Eddie Cochran song) : ELSE
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Dispatch : DOIN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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