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New York Times, Monday, September 28, 2015

Author:
Dan Bischof and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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19/28/20151
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Dan Bischof
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1.638262
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bischof. This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
DAN: I am thrilled to be debuting in The New York Times today, and I am grateful to Joel and Will who encouraged me, and to Jeff, who ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I pondered the question of single words (GRANDILOQUENTLY) vs. multi-word phrases (SOCIAL BUTTERFLY) for a long time. On one hand, it's ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 24,065 )
Across
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Meows : cats :: ___ : dogs : ARFS
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Locale : AREA
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"Me too" : SOAMI
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"F" on a gas gauge : FULL
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Downright nasty : MEAN
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Dark, as a room : UNLIT
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Where ships go : ASEA
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Ship's pole : MAST
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Bright night lights : NEONS
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Gershwin composition in United Airlines ads : RHAPSODYINBLUE
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Fort Collins sch. : CSU
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City south of Utah's Arches National Park : MOAB
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"That's overly personal about yourself, don't you think?!" : TMI
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Lively, as colors : VIBRANT
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Person who regularly cleans his plate? : UMP
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Pillage : LOOT
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Perfects, as one's skills : HONES
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Person about town : SOCIALBUTTERFLY
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"___ words were never spoken" : TRUER
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Fret (over) : STEW
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Classic clown name : BOBO
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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"Naked" rodent : MOLERAT
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Genre of 50 Cent and André 3000 : RAP
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Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred ___ Wood : ACRE
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Not share : HOG
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Ascending in economic class : UPWARDLYMOBILE
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Put in a row : ALIGN
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"Mon ___!" (French cry) : DIEU
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Walked like an expectant father, say : PACED
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Slippery fish : EELS
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Griffin who created "Wheel of Fortune" : MERV
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How singers should sing : ONKEY
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"Collect $200 after passing Go," e.g. : RULE
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"Toy Story" boy ... or, with the circled letters, a hint to 20-, 39- and 53-Across : ANDY
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Way off : AFAR
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Surge of adrenaline : RUSH
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Sideshow act that features "the smallest performers in the world" : FLEACIRCUS
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Three Stooges' hits? : SLAPS
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Bullets, informally : AMMO
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Enjoy literature : READ
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Simple : EASY
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"Star Trek" warp drive fuel : ANTIMATTER
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Lie on the beach : SUNBATHE
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16 oz. : ONELB
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Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
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See 13-Down : MINE
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With 12-Down, "Gimme that!" : ITS
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Hyundai's Santa Fe or Tucson : SUV
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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Exams : TESTS
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Like about 15% of New Zealanders : MAORI
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Bedridden, say : ILL
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Winter Olympian who may go 90 m.p.h. : BOBSLEDDER
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Mail deliverer's assignment : ROUTE
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1992 Clint Eastwood western that won Best Picture : UNFORGIVEN
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___ toast : MELBA
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Military initiative that seeks to influence the enemy's mind, informally : PSYOP
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Falsehood : LIE
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Planet, to Shakespeare : ORB
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Attractive companion on the red carpet : ARMCANDY
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Old "Up, up and away" carrier : TWA
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Bobby who won three straight N.H.L. M.V.P. awards : ORR
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Howe'er : THO
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Words before "You shouldn't have" : AWGEE
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Only U.S. president whose surname is more than 50% vowels : OBAMA
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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What may help break the ice : PICK
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Stead : LIEU
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Raise one's voice : YELL
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Ponder, with "on" : MUSE
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Word before "have mercy!" : LORD
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One of the seven deadly sins : ENVY
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Abbr. in a military address : APO

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

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