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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 2014

Author:
Eric Sydney Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Sydney Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Eric Sydney Phillips notes:
I work on and sometimes appear in the television show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC. I have the stop-start nature of TV production to thank for ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I made two small grid changes in Eric's fine puzzle today. He had CREEL, a fishing basket, at 34A. It's a hardish word. I wouldn't have minded ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It seems only appropriate that a debut constructor would debut a theme that's novel to me. A slice of Americana today, the HOMETOWN HERO MAKES ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0929 ( 23,701 )
Across
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Hwy. speed : MPH
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Shocked ... SHOCKED! : AGHAST
10
Brothers and sisters, for short : SIBS
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Sun. talk : SER
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Hang around a public place : LOITER
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Actor/stand-up comic Foxx : JAMIE
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Opposite of yeah : NAH
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Words to a local success story : IKNEWYOUWHEN
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Unexciting : BLAH
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Org. on a toothpaste tube : ADA
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After everything's been said and done : ALLTOLD
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What a local success story achieves : CELEBRITY
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Italian "god" : DIO
28
"Darn it!" : DRAT
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Salinger girl : ESME
31
Catch in the act : NAB
34
Longtime Pittsburgh product : STEEL
36
Dispute : ARGUE
38
Mud : MIRE
39
What a local success story comes from : HUMBLEBEGINNINGS
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Website with a "Buy It Now" button : EBAY
43
Not in the ___ : LEAST
44
Cookies that can be twisted apart : OREOS
45
Zero-star review : PAN
46
"___ have to wait" : ITLL
47
Pacific island "where America's day begins" : GUAM
48
Sign of a sellout : SRO
49
What a local success story does : MAKESGOOD
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Copy-and-paste illustrations : CLIPART
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Year, in Mexico : ANO
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Automaker Ferrari : ENZO
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Local success story : HOMETOWNHERO
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Dance often done with top hat and cane : TAP
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With speed : APACE
65
Hit 2002 film with talking sloths : ICEAGE
66
Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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1/4 bushel : PECK
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O.K.'d silently : NODDED
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Wild blue yonder : SKY
Down
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Rachel Maddow's channel : MSNBC
2
Norman Vincent ___, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking" : PEALE
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Nixon White House chief of staff : HRHALDEMAN
4
Foreman opponent : ALI
5
Racing vehicle on a small track : GOKART
6
Delhi language : HINDI
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Greatly bothered : ATEAT
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Use needle and thread : SEW
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"___ Little Tenderness" (1960s hit) : TRYA
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Dealt with : SAWTO
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Start of a web address? : IMHO
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Actress Jessica : BIEL
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Bad thing to hit if one didn't mean to "reply all" : SEND
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Andrews of "Mary Poppins" : JULIE
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Geezers : OLDMEN
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As a result, in formal language : HEREBY
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Event attended by Cinderella : BALL
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Safecrackers : YEGGS
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Hearts or clubs : SUIT
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Pregnant pause? : NINEMONTHS
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2012 Best Picture with Ben Affleck : ARGO
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Mrs. Truman : BESS
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Herding dog, informally : SHEP
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Big instrument in a marching band : TUBA
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Brother of Cain : ABEL
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Kingdom : REALM
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Vision of a distant oasis, maybe : MIRAGE
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Six Flags coaster whose name is Spanish for "The Bull" : ELTORO
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Livid : IRATE
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First name of three U.S. presidents : GEORGE
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Bit of dust : SPECK
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Oohed and ___ : AAHED
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Work, as dough : KNEAD
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Arkansas's ___ Mountains : OZARK
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Idiotic : DOPEY
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Fellow : CHAP
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Horse's run : LOPE
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Computer whose second letter is capitalized : IMAC
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Romulus or Remus : TWIN
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Sgt., for one : NCO
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Word ref. started in 1857 : OED

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

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