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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Author:
Kary Haddad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kary Haddad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQY} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Haddad. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kary Haddad notes:
I'm excited to be making my Times debut today. I hope you enjoyed solving what I know was a bit of a quirky puzzle. A little about ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Right up my alley, as my cooking skills are just a touch above [stick food in microwave]. Fun to get a sense for the old days ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Humor is such a personal thing. I was amused by the punchline and thought it tied the theme together perfectly.

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0907 ( 24,410 )
Across
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Hip-hop's Kendrick ___ : LAMAR
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Fly catcher : WEB
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Like a visit from the Bishop of Rome : PAPAL
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"Look before you leap," e.g. : ADAGE
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It's not returned on the court : ACE
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Way to stream "Game of Thrones" : HBOGO
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Uber competitors : TAXIS
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[Place in crisping sleeve; microwave for 2 minutes] : HOTPOCKET
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One of the Estevezes : EMILIO
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Charged particle : ION
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Slate slate, for short : EDS
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[Boil contents for 3 minutes; stir in seasoning packet] : RAMENNOODLES
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Piercing spot : LOBE
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Setting for "Friday the 13th" : CAMP
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Large or jumbo : SIZE
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"It is better to ___ well than to arrive" : TRAVEL
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[Put yesterday's General Tso's in microwave; heat for 2 minutes] : LEFTOVERCHINESE
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Placid : SERENE
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Hog fat : LARD
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Gen. Beauregard's side: Abbr. : CSA
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Scent : ODOR
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iPhone assistant : SIRI
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[Boil contents for 8-10 minutes; drain; add butter; stir in bright orange powder] : MACANDCHEESE
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Open ___ night : MIC
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Genre for much Top 40 radio, for short : EDM
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Made : EARNED
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Explanation one might give for following the directions of 18-, 24-, 39- and 47-Across? : ICANTCOOK
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Circle lines : RADII
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Imbecile : MORON
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Singer of the 2016 #1 hit "Cheap Thrills" : SIA
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Tom Cruise hanging onto an airplane during takeoff, for example : STUNT
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Commercial prefix with -gram or -matic : INSTA
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___-right (modern conservative movement) : ALT
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Partners of dreams : HOPES
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"Not now" : LATER
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"Battlestar Galactica" commander : ADAMA
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"He who hesitates is lost," e.g. : MAXIM
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Twinkle-toed : AGILE
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Pine product : RESIN
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Baby's cry : WAH
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Prefix with chic : ECO
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"Woe ___ him, and her too": Jane Austen : BETIDE
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Cell, e.g. : PHONE
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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Nudge : POKE
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Like good Scotch : AGED
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A ton : LOTS
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Inside-the-Beltway sort : POL
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Not taped : ONLIVE
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Seepage : OOZE
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Ohio school that pioneered coeducation : OBERLIN
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Create a digital image of : SCAN
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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"Don't ___ with Texas" : MESS
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"No contest," for one : PLEA
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As well : ALSO
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Requirement : NEED
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___-Cuban (music genre) : AFRO
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John Quincy Adams, to John Adams : SON
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How often Daniel Day-Lewis has won Best Actor : THRICE
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Purge (of) : RID
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Five years, for the U.N. secretary general : TERM
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"We ___" (convenience store sign) : CARD
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Indian appetizer : SAMOSA
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Insurance giant : AETNA
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Govt. health agency : CDC
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Stringent : HARSH
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Turn out : ENDUP
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River into which Joan of Arc's ashes were ordered to be thrown : SEINE
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Revises : EDITS
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"La Bohème" soprano : MIMI
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Safari's is a compass : ICON
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Some ferry cargo : CARS
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"Just kidding!" : NOT
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Painting medium : OIL
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Krazy ___ : KAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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