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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 2016

Author:
Joanne Sullivan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joanne Sullivan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 82, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Sullivan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joanne Sullivan notes:
Here's a brain-teaser: How did Will Shortz and Joel Fagliano increase this puzzle's total word count (i.e., the number of across and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Black squares get a literal interpretation today, five of them used as the word BLACK (see illustration below). I had some great a-ha ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 24,411 )
Across
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Given to eavesdropping : NOSY
5
Cry made repeatedly while slapping the forehead : DUMB
9
C in shop class? : CLAMP
14
Gets to : IRKS
15
Big brother's victim, once : ABEL
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Like perfect games vis-à-vis no-hitters : RARER
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Jet : COALBLACK
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Montana Indians : BLACKFEET
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Post with many rules : EMILY
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One rushing to work, for short? : EMT
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Manner : SORT
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Google ___ : MAPS
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What babies do in their first two years : TEETHE
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"Nacho Libre" star, 2006 : JACKBLACK
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Driveway covering : BLACKTOP
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Nintendo dinosaur : YOSHI
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Elf's foe : ORC
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"___ la Vida," #1 Coldplay album : VIVA
33
Lead-in to long : ERE
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Where waves come in? : EAR
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First place : EDEN
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1966 #1 Rolling Stones hit : PAINTITBLACK
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People holding on to secrets : BLACKMAILERS
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Second : AIDE
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Many a metrosexual : FOP
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It might have a street name: Abbr. : ENV
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J. follower : CREW
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___ diavolo (sauce) : FRA
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Assays : TESTS
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Football player's application : EYEBLACK
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Ingredient in some chili and burritos : BLACKBEAN
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Words sometimes followed by "It's nothing" : OHTHAT
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When leaves 56-Across : FALL
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Info for a dating site : TYPE
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Napoleonic ___ : ERA
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Person whose work shines : SHOEBLACK
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Ban : BLACKLIST
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Comments from ones who are all thumbs? : TEXTS
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Bygone Broadway critic Walter : KERR
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Like Cookie Monster and Grover : BLUE
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Cast out : EGEST
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Flooring calculation : AREA
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Cheek : SASS
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Fine point : NICETY
2
Cry from a Veronese lover : OROMEO
3
Carefully avoids, with "around" : SKATES
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Haute couture inits. : YSL
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Actor Willem : DAFOE
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There's an app for that : UBER
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1998 Brad Pitt film : MEETJOEBLACK
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Crispy lunch : BLT
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What old knees may do : CREAK
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Product from soot : LAMPBLACK
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Former Haitian president : ARISTIDE
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Man's name that's Latin for "honey" : MEL
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Wrest open : PRY
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Italian Fascist : BLACKSHIRT
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"In Flanders Fields" poet John : MCCRAE
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What orange is said to be : THENEWBLACK
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Biblical region from which the name of a language is derived : ARAM
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High, as a guess : OVER
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Frittata equipment : PANS
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1990 #1 hit for Alannah Myles : BLACKVELVET
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Gustave with a tower named after him : EIFFEL
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Tempo : PACE
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Like an atrium : AIRY
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Obsession : IDEEFIXE
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Part of a battle cry : TORA
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Solvent : INTHEBLACK
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1960s-'70s radical : BLACKPANTHER
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E. preceder : SHEILA
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Set of ankle bones : TARSUS
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California and Baja California : STATES
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Really good time : BLAST
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Grammy category : OPERA
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Witchcraft : BLACKARTS
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Bygone days : YORE
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Took in : ATE
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Gunpowder holder : KEG
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Some music of the Wailers : SKA
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Reduced weight? : LBS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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