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New York Times, Friday, September 27, 2013

61-Across : End

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {BJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Collins.
Will Shortz notes:
I think Pete intended this puzzle as a Thursday, but as much as I liked the theme, I didn't think it was powerful enough to devote an ... read more
Peter A. Collins notes:
Well, this is a surprise. The puzzle I submitted was a 74-worder. Because of the theme, I thought it would be used on a Thursday — or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool idea to have the first across answer = GERMINATE and the last one = TERMINATE! Themeless puzzles are usually, well, ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/27/13 ( No. 23,334 )
Across
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Begin : GERMINATE
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Donizetti heroine : LUCIA
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Catches up to : OVERTAKES
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Magnetron component : ANODE
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Relative of a spouse : DOMESTICPARTNER
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"Just playin'" : IKID
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Things often dropped in Harvard Yard? : ARS
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Big name in winter vehicles : SKIDOO
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Fixer, perhaps : VET
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In the way of : ALA
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Phony blazers : GASLOGS
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Birthplace of the Franciscan order : ASSISI
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"Before My Birth" collagist, 1914 : ARP
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___-yo (cold treat, briefly) : FRO
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With 36- and 39-Across, go from 1- to 61-Across : CHANGE
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10-year-old Best Supporting Actress : ONEAL
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Robert W. Service's "The Cremation of Sam ___" : MCGEE
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See 29-Across : ONE
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Robert W. Service output : POEMS
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Soothing flora : ALOES
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See 29-Across : LETTER
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Bumped into : MET
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Bumped into : SAW
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Razor target, maybe : ARMPIT
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Pack into a thick mass : MATDOWN
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Ottoman bigwig : AGA
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Tan in a library : AMY
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Anatomical ring : AREOLA
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Direction de Paris à Nancy : EST
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Vegan gelatin substitute : AGAR
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Stopgap supervisor's duty : MINDINGTHESTORE
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___ Montoya, swordsman in "The Princess Bride" : INIGO
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Prefixes featured on some maps : AREACODES
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Baden-Powell of the Girl Guides : AGNES
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End : TERMINATE
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One known for riding out of gear? : GODIVA
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Brings out : EVOKES
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Sends in : REMITS
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He'll "talk 'til his voice is hoarse" : MRED
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The Who's "___ Hard" : ITS
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___ Romanova, alter ego of Marvel's Black Widow : NATALIA
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Landmark anime film of 1988 : AKIRA
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Many pulp heroes, in slang : TECS
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Picking up skill? : ESP
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Cheerful early risers : LARKS
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Preposition on a business-hours sign : UNTIL
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Unit charge : CONDOFEE
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"&" or "@," but not "and" or "at" : IDEOGRAM
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Restricted flight items : AEROSOLS
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By yesterday, so to speak : ASAP
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Indication of some oxidation : ASHES
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Hug or kiss, maybe : GREET
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Drink brand symbolized by a polar bear : ICEE
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39th vice president : AGNEW
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"The Dark Knight Rises" director, 2012 : NOLAN
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Grammy category : OPERA
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What's typical : NORM
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"Lordy!" in Lodi : MAMMAMIA
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Snow job? : CLEARING
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Been chosen, as for office : GOTTENIN
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One-two in the ring? : TAGTEAM
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Pavlova portrayed one over 4,000 times : SWAN
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Storied place of worship : PAGODA
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Eastern lodging : IMARET
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"2 Fast 2 Furious" co-star Gibson : TYRESE
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Grand Caravan maker : DODGE
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Jumbles : OLIOS
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One of Jacob's sons : ASHER
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Ser, across the Pyrenees : ETRE
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Loads : ATON
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Piece of the street : GAT
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___-fi : SCI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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